What is the net worth of Geena Davis ?
Geena Davis is an American actress, writer, producer, and model who has a net worth of $30 million. Geena was one of the leading ladies of the film world in the 1990s and 2000s. She is probably best known for her roles in films such as ‘Thelma & Louise’, ‘A League of Their Own’ and ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’.
She was born Virginia Elizabeth Davis in Wareham, Massachusetts on January 21, 1956. Her mother Lucille was a teacher’s assistant and her father William was a civil engineer. She became interested in music at an early age, playing the piano, flute and organ as a teenager and serving as organist at her Congregationalist church. She attended Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sweden, where she became fluent in the language. Geena Davis earned her theater degree from Boston University and worked as a window mannequin for Ann Taylor until she landed a modeling contract with the Zoli modeling agency.
During her modeling career, Davis had a role in the 1982 film “Tootsie” and went on to act in several other productions, including “Buffalo Bill,” “Knight Rider,” “Riptide,” and “Family Ties.” “Tootsie” was the second highest-grossing motion picture of 1982 and received ten Academy Awards. The film is now considered a cult classic. In 1984, Geena launched her own series, “Sara”, but it was short-lived, lasting only 13 episodes. She read for the role of Sarah Connor in 1984’s Terminator, but the role eventually went to Linda Hamilton. Davis co-starred with Chevy Chase in 1985’s Fletch as the colleague of an undercover Los Angeles Times reporter trying to expose drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles. In 1985, Davis starred in the horror comedy “Transylvania 6-5000” alongside Jeff Goldblum. The two, who were married in real life at this point, reunited professionally in the sci-fi thriller “The Fly” in 1986, which was a commercial success and helped establish Davis on the Hollywood acting scene. She worked with Goldblum again in 1987’s Earth Girls Are Easy.
Discovery and success
Tim Burton cast Davis in his 1988 film “Beetlejuice” as one half of a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home. The film was extremely successful and earned $73.7 million from a $15 million budget. Davis won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the 1988 film “The Accidental Tourist.” Her next major role was opposite Susan Sarandon in “Thelma & Louise” in 1991, for which she was nominated for another Oscar. In 1992, Davis co-starred with Tom Hanks and Madonna in A League of Their Own about an all-female baseball team. The film reached number 1 at the box office and became the tenth highest-grossing film in North America. For her role, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Her next film, the 1992 comedy The Hero,
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Davis starred in 1994’s “Angie,” playing a Brooklyn office worker who dreams of a better life. It was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews from critics. In her other 1994 release, Speechless, she starred opposite Michael Keaton as an insomniac writer. The film received negative reviews and modest box office returns, but she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work. She next teamed up with her then-husband director Renny Harlin for Cutthroat Island and The Long Kiss Goodnight. She appeared as Eleanor Little in the popular family comedy film ‘Stuart Little’ in 1999 and reprized the role in ‘Stuart Little 2’ and again in ‘Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild’. Davis starred in the sitcom ” but the show was canceled after just one season. She has also been nominated for an Emmy and a SAG Award for her work. In 2009, she portrayed a strict, foul-mouthed mother in the Australian film Accidents Happen. She was the only American actor to be cast. but the series was canceled after only one season. She has also been nominated for an Emmy and a SAG Award for her work. In 2009, she portrayed a strict, foul-mouthed mother in the Australian film Accidents Happen. She was the only American actor to be cast. but the series was canceled after only one season. She has also been nominated for an Emmy and a SAG Award for her work. In 2009, she portrayed a strict, foul-mouthed mother in the Australian film Accidents Happen. She was the only American actor to be cast. but the series was canceled after only one season. She has also been nominated for an Emmy and a SAG Award for her work. In 2009, she portrayed a strict, foul-mouthed mother in the Australian film Accidents Happen. She was the only American actor to be cast.
Davis later ventured into TV roles, including as the adult Regan MacNeil in the 2016 series The Exorcist based on the 1973 film of the same name. She also had a long run on “Grey’s Anatomy” in the recurring role of Dr. Nicole Herman, appearing in 13 episodes from 2014-2018. She produced the documentary This Changes Everything in 2018. In 2019, Davis joined the cast of Netflix’s Glow as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair.
Geena was married four times. She was married to Richard Emmolo from 1982 to 1983. She was married to actor Jeff Goldblum from 1987 to 1990. They met in 1985 on the set of the movie “Transylvania 6-5000”.
Davis married director Renny Harlin in 1993 after five months of dating. Gina filed for divorce in August 1997 from Harlin, one day after her personal assistant gave birth to a child fathered by Harlin. Their divorce became final in June 1998. Davis then began dating neurosurgeon Reza Jarrahy and reportedly married in September 2001. They have three children together. In May 2018, Jarrahy filed for divorce from Davis and listed the date of their separation as November 15, 2017. In a surprising twist, Davis responded by filing a petition claiming that she and Jarrahy were never legally married.
Davis is an active supporter of Title IX, which prevents gender discrimination in sports, and founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to do its male-to-female ratio of media characters targeting children.
In 2007, Geena paid $4.2 million for a home in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood. She listed the home for sale in August 2020 for just under $6 million.