Geena Davis

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American actress

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According to Wikipedia, Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis is an American actor and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. After studying drama at Boston University, Davis made her acting debut in the film Tootsie and eventually starred in the thriller The Fly , which proved to be one of her first box office hits. While the fantasy comedy Beetlejuice brought her to prominence, the drama The Accidental Tourist earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She established herself as a leading lady with the road film Thelma & Louise , for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the sports film A League of Their Own , garnering a Golden Globe Award nomination. However, Davis's roles in the box office failures Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight , both directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, were followed by a lengthy break and downturn in her career.

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