Geena Davis : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband and Children

Geena Davis is an American actress, advocate for gender equality, executive producer, and former model know all about her in this article as like Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband and Children

Name Geena Davis
Birthdate ( Age) 21 January 1956
Place of Birth Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
Marital Status  Married
Husband/Partner Reza Jarrahy (m. 2001–2017)
Children  Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy, Kaiis Steven Jarrahy, Kian William Jarrahy
Parents Lucille Davis
Profession American actress, advocate for gender equality, executive producer, and former model
Net Worth $ 30 Million
Last Update July 2021

Virginia Elizabeth Davis is an American actress, advocate for gender equality, executive producer, and former model.She is the recipient of an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for a British Academy Film Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

In 2019, she was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for the work she has done over the decades to fight gender bias on and off the screen in Hollywood.

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Early Life and Family

Davis was born on January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts. Her mother, Lucille (née Cook; June 19, 1919 – November 15, 2001), was a teacher’s assistant, and her father, William F. Davis was a civil engineer and church deacon; her parents were both from small towns in Vermont.She has an older brother named Danforth (“Dan”).

At an early age, she became interested in music. She learned piano and flute and played organ well enough as a teenager to serve as an organist at her Congregationalist church in Wareham. Davis attended Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sandviken, Sweden, becoming fluent in Swedish.She studied at the New England College, before earning a bachelor’s degree in drama from Boston University in 1979.Following her education, Davis served as a window mannequin for Ann Taylor until signing with New York’s Zoli modeling agency.She is said to have adopted the nickname Geena after seeing shows with the characters Cheburashka and Gena the Crocodile (Swedish Druttem och Gena), which aired as a children’s segment in a national television show in Sweden in the late 1970s.

Geena Davis Husband

Davis began dating restaurateur Richard Emmolo in December 1977 and moved in with him a month later.The two married on March 25, 1981, but separated in February 1983 and divorced on June 27, 1984.In 1985, she met her second husband, actor Jeff Goldblum, on the set of Transylvania 6-5000.

The couple married on November 1, 1987 and appeared together in two more films: The Fly and Earth Girls Are Easy. Davis filed for divorce in October 1990,and it was finalized the following year.After a five-month courtship, Davis married filmmaker Renny Harlin on September 18, 1993. He directed her in Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Davis filed for divorce on August 26, 1997, a day after her personal assistant gave birth to a child fathered by Harlin.The divorce became final in June 1998.

In 1998, Davis started dating Iranian-American craniofacial plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy (born 1971), and allegedly married him on September 1, 2001. They have three children: a daughter, Alizeh (born April 2002), and fraternal twin sons, Kaiis and Kian (born May 2004). In May 2018, Jarrahy filed for divorce from Davis, listing their date of separation as November 15, 2017.Davis responded by filing a petition in which she claimed that she and Jarrahy were never legally married.

Geena Davis Net Worth

Davis is an American actress, advocate for gender equality, executive producer, and former model who has an estimated Net Worth of $30 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

Davis was working as a model when she was cast by director Sydney Pollack in his film Tootsie (1982) as a soap opera actress whom she described as “someone who’s going to be in their underwear a lot of time”.The film was the second most profitable screen production of 1982, received ten Academy Awards nominations and is considered a cult classic.She next obtained the regular part of Wendy Killian in the television series Buffalo Bill,which aired from June 1983 to March 1984; she also had a writing credit in one episode.Despite the series’ eleven Emmy Awards nominations, the lukewarm ratings led to its cancellation after two seasons.

At the time, Davis guest-starred in Knight Rider, Riptide, Family Ties and Remington Steele, and followed with a series of her own, Sara, which lasted 13 episodes. During this period, she landed an audition for the 1984 science fiction/action film The Terminator, reading for the lead role of Sarah Connor, a part which eventually went to Linda Hamilton.

In Fletch (1985), an action comedy, Davis appeared as the colleague of a Los Angeles Times undercover reporter trying to expose drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles, opposite Chevy Chase.In 1985, she also starred in the horror comedy Transylvania 6-5000, as a nymphomaniac vampire alongside future husband Jeff Goldblum.

They would reunite professionally in the sci-fi thriller The Fly (1986), loosely based on George Langelaan’s 1957 short story of the same name and in which Davis portrayed a science journalist and the love interest of an eccentric scientist. Caryn James, of The New York Times, found her to be “stiff” in The Fly, a film she considered “intense, all right, but not scary or sad, or even intentionally funny”.Nevertheless, it was a commercial success and helped to establish her as an actress.In 1987 she appeared with Goldblum again in the offbeat comedy Earth Girls Are Easy.

Director Tim Burton cast Davis in his film Beetlejuice (1988),as one half of a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former house, alongside Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder. The film made $73.7 million from a budget of $15 million, and Davis’s performance and the overall film received mostly positive reviews from critics.

By the mid and late 1990s, Davis’s film career had become less noteworthy and critical acclaim had waned. In a 2016 interview with Vulture, she recalled: “Film roles really did start to dry up when I got into my 40s. If you look at IMDb, up until that age, I made roughly one film a year. In my entire 40s, I made one movie, Stuart Little. I was getting offers, but for nothing meaty or interesting like in my 30s. I’d been completely ruined and spoiled. I mean, I got to play a pirate captain! I got to do every type of role, even if the movie failed.”

Following a long period of intermittent workload, Davis often ventured into television acting, and through her organization, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, saw her career expanded during the 2010s. In 2012, Davis starred as a psychiatrist in the miniseries Coma, based on the 1977 novel Coma by Robin Cook and the subsequent 1978 film. She played a powerful female movie executive in the critically acclaimed comedy In a World… (2013), the directorial debut of Lake Bell

In 2018, Davis returned to Grey’s Anatomy, reprising the role of Dr. Nicole Herman in the show’s 14th season and executive produced the documentary This Changes Everything, in which she was also interviewed about her experiences in the industry.

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was named first runner-up for the People’s Choice Award: Documentaries.In 2019, she joined the voice cast of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power as Huntara.Also in Netflix in 2019, she joined the cast of Glow as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair, a former showgirl turned entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.

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