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  • Geena Davis

    Born on January 21, 1956 in Wareham, Massachusetts

awards & nominations

Commander In Chief (2005)

Geena Davis as "President Mackenzie Allen"

Mackenzie Allen has a lot on her plate -- she has twin teenagers and a 6-year-old at home and an ambitious husband at the office, and she is about to become the first female president of the United States. Before that happens, however, Mackenzie, who serves as vice president, has to decide whether or not to go against the dying wishes of the current president, who has asked her to step down and let someone "more appropriate" fill his shoes in the Oval Office. Not only does the president want her to resign, so does the entire party that elected her in the first place. But when the moment of truth arrives, Mackenzie isn't willing to be a mere footnote in history. Instead of allowing her detractors to keep her down, she decides to trust her instincts and accept the most powerful job in the world.

Emmy (Primetime) (2006) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2006) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

A League of Their Own (1992)

Geena Davis as "Dottie Hinson"

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.

Golden Globe (1992) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Geena Davis as "Thelma"

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Louise decides to flee to Mexico, and Thelma joins her. On the way, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt) and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender before their fates are sealed.

Academy Award (1991) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Geena Davis as "Muriel Pritchett"

After the murder of their young son, the marriage between Macon (William Hurt) and his wife Sarah (Kathleen Turner) disintegrates, and she moves out. After a freak accident puts him on crutches, Macon goes to stay with his quirky siblings at the family home, where he meets the spirited Muriel (Geena Davis), a dog trainer with a young son of her own, with whom he begins a friendship. When Sarah learns about this, she attempts a reconciliation and Macon is forced to make a decision.

Academy Award (1988) Won Best Supporting Actress

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