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Born January 21, 1956, Warham, Massachusetts - American actress, producer, screenwriter and former fashion model.
She graduated from Boston University in 1979, after which she moved to New York. In New York, Davis signed with modeling agency Zoli and worked as a fashion model before making her television debut in 1982.
Davis was spotted by director Sidney Pollack, who offered her a small role in Tootsie (1982). Then in 1983 she landed a regular supporting role in the short-lived sitcom Buffalo Bill, starring Dabney Coleman and Joanna Cassidy. In 1985, she landed her first starring role in the sitcom Sarah, an attempt to replicate the success of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but the series was canceled after one season.
Following her roles in The Fly (1986) and Beetlejuice (1988), Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Reluctant Tourist, to the surprise of many critics. In 1991, she starred in Thelma & Louise opposite Susan Sarandon, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. In the following years, she starred in several commercially successful films, but in 1995 her career was effectively killed by her role in the film "Island of Thugs", which was expected to a huge box office failure. With a budget of more than 100 million, he raised only 10 million and was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most disastrous film of all time.
In 2000-2001, Davis starred in ABC's disastrous sitcom The Geena Davis Show, which was closed after one season. She also had a supporting role in Stuart Little (1999), and its sequel, Stuart Little 2 (2002). She appeared on an episode of Will and Grace in 2004, and in 2005 played the lead role of US President Mackenzie Allen on the television series Woman President, for which she received a Golden Globe (2006) and was nominated for an Emmy. The series was again unsuccessful and was canceled after an incomplete first season of 19 episodes. In 2009, Davis made an attempt to return to television, starring in the pilot of the series "Protector" for CBS, but the producers subsequently replaced the actress with Ellie Walker. In 2013, she starred in another television pilot, but he was unsuccessful.