Afterwards, appearing on television, she won a Golden Globe for the show Commander and Leader.
There, she experienced some discomfort in her high school years due to her remarkable height—she stands 6 feet tall. But her statuesque framework after helped her career. After graduating from Boston University in 1979, Davis moved to Nyc and found work as a model.
Davis made her movie debut in a modest part in the 1982 comedy Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman. Her performing career, yet, truly first began to take off having a recurring character on the most popular sitcom Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox. Davis got her very own situation comedy Sara in 1985, but the show proved to be short lived.
Davis went to be a tremendous success as a movie actress. Davis shortly became known for playing quirky characters, such as one of phantoms in Beetlejuice (1988). She played a girl who befriended a distressed travel guide writer (William Hurt).
In 1991, Davis and Susan Sarandon played the title characters in the hit movie Thelma & Louise. This road trip film about female friendship proved to be a profound impact on many who saw it. Davis afterwards told Oprah magazine, “Girls would show up to me and say, ‘That film changed my life. My buddy and I call each other Thelma and Louise now.’ It was eye-opening for me personally to understand the visceral impact a film may have on individuals.”
She costarred with Rosie O’Donnell, Madonna and Tom Hanks in this popular sports film. From the end of the decade, her movie career had disappeared together with the remarkable exception of the children’s film Stuart Little (1999).
In 2004, Davis founded what’s now called the Geena Davis Institute on Sex in Media. The institute has done extensive research to the portrayal of women in family films, finding that there’s, typically, just one female character for each three male characters. Davis as well as the remainder of organization work to determine individuals who create content for kids to correcting that imbalance.
Davis herself took on an important leading character in the television series Commander in Chief in 2005. She starred as President Mackenzie Allen to the show, establishing her own example of a positive, powerful female character. Davis won a Golden Globe for her work on the show, that was cancelled in 2006.
Since that time, Davis has handled some playing roles, such as the 2009 spectacular comedy Injuries Occur and the 2012 television miniseries Coma.In 2014, it had been declared that Davis would be joining the cast of Grey’s Anatomy as a surgeon. Davisalso continues to focus on behalf of her institute, speaking out to enhance the characterization of women in media.
They’ve three kids together, daughter Alizeh and double sons Kian and Kaiis.
Brad Pitt – Thelma and Louise (TV14; 2:24) Brad Pitt’s character in Thelma and Louise opposite Geena Davis gave him the opportunity he needed to succeed in Hollywood