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As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston University where she majored in drama. In 1979, she graduated and moved to New York to start her career. Her career consisted of sales clerk and waitress. She worked at Ann Taylor, where she eventually rose to Saturday window mannequin while trying to get a job with a modeling agency. Eventually signed by the Zoli Agency at the advanced age of 23, she wound up as a model in the Victoria Secret's Catalogue. Ever vigilant, Sydney Pollack was looking for new talent in the catalogue when he spotted Geena and cast her in Tootsie (1982). With good reviews, Geena moved to Los Angeles where she was cast as Wendy in the short-lived, but critically acclaimed Television Series "Buffalo Bill" (1983). Her next appearance on Television was in her own show "Sara" (1985) which was also good, but soon canceled. She then returned to the big screen in the below average Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) followed by the successful Chevy Chase movie Fletch (1985). From there on, she was on a roll with future husband Jeff Goldblum in the horror remake of The Fly (1986). More successful were Tim Burton's dark comedy Beetle Juice (1988) and The Accidental Tourist (1988). For the last film, she was the surprise winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. More fun movies followed with the flying saucer in the pool Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) and everyone loves a clown Quick Change (1990) with Bill Murray. The very successful Thelma & Louise (1991), directed by Ridley Scott, again garnered nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe. A League of Their Own (1992) with Tom Hanks and directed by Penny Marshall, was the turning point as her next film _Hero (1992)_ was only average. Then she married director Renny Harlin and they set up a production and development company called "The Forge". Their first film was Speechless (1994) which flopped at the box office. Undeterred, Renny decided to film the big budget Cutthroat Island (1995) starring pirate Geena, which also flopped. Geena has since starred in the thriller, The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) and played Eleanor Little in Stuart Little (1999) and Stuart Little 2 (2002).


Placed 24th out of 28 semi-finalists for Olympic Archery team. [21 August 1999]

Ranked #61 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]

Is a member of Mensa (as are James Woods, Alan Rachins, Ben Rollins and Chino XL) with an IQ of 140.

She speaks Swedish, and attended school in Sweden as an exchange student.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#31). [1995]

Was considered for the lead in Runaway Bride (1999).

Was considered for the lead role of Kate McQueen in Fair Game (1995). The part eventually went to Cindy Crawford.

In 1996, was the top contender for the role of the evil Queen Beryl in a proposed Sailor Moon live action movie. The project was later scrapped.

Gave birth to baby daughter, Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy, in Los Angeles, April 10, 2002.

was assistant organist in her church in her hometown in Massachusetts.

Measurements: 34-25-35 (on her Zoli modeling card; ideal for her start as an underwear model) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Her current husband, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, a neurosurgeon, is Iranian. His last name, Jarrahy, means "surgery" in Farsi.

Born at 12:06 am-EST

Appeared alongside ex-husband Jeff Goldblum in three films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).

Wears a size 12 shoe.

Her publicist announced in December 2003 that at 47 years old, she is pregnant with twins which are due to be born in the spring of 2004.

Graduate of Wareham High School (Wareham, Massachusetts) Class of 1974 who voted her "Most Talented."

Her publicist, Paul Bloch, announced that the actress's sons, Kian William and Kaiis Steven, were born in Los Angeles on May 6, 2004. The 48- year-old actress and her plastic surgeon husband, Reza Jarrahy, who married in September 2001, are already parents of a daughter, two-year-old Alizeh Keshvar

Her second husband, actor Jeff Goldblum, says that he and Geena have remained good friends in the years since their divorce.

Auditioned for a regular cast member spot on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ in 1984.

After graduating from Boston U. she worked as a window mannequin.

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Actress - filmography

Commander in Chief (2007) (TV) (announced) .... MacKenzie Allen

"Commander in Chief" .... President Mackenzie Allen / Mackenzie Alle (19 episodes, 2005-2006)

- Unfinished Business (2006) TV Episode .... President Mackenzie Allen

- Happy Birthday, Madam President (2006) TV Episode .... President Mackenzie Allen

- The Elephant in the Room (2006) TV Episode .... President Mackenzie Allen

- Ties That Bind (2006) TV Episode .... President Mackenzie Allen

- The Price You Pay (2006) TV Episode .... President Mackenzie Allen

(14 more)

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005) (V) (voice) .... Mrs. Eleanor Little

"Will & Grace" .... Janet Adler (1 episode, 2004)

- The Accidental Tsuris (2004) TV Episode .... Janet Adler

Stuart Little 2 (2002) .... Mrs. Eleanor Little

"The Geena Davis Show" .... Teddie Cochran (6 episodes, 2000-2001)

- White Moms Can't Jump (2001) TV Episode .... Teddie Cochran

- There's Something About Max (2000) TV Episode .... Teddie Cochran

- Motherly Advice (2000) TV Episode .... Teddie Cochran

- Piece of Cake (2000) TV Episode .... Teddie Cochran

- What I Like About You (2000) TV Episode .... Teddie Cochran

(1 more)

Stuart Little (1999) .... Mrs. Eleanor Little

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) .... Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore

Cutthroat Island (1995) .... Morgan Adams

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I barely recognized her, her face is too weird :blink:

Yeah, I know, and it's a damn shame! Like breast implants...who wants a couple of basketballs full of silicone with two inches between them? Not me, it's unnatural, and disgusting! All these women who used to be so naturally beautiful making themselves into monsters with facial surgery. As a man, I don't mind a few lines in a woman's face as she ages...it's NATURAL! The beauty is still there, just softened by time. Unfortunately, these celebs go under the knife and end up looking SUPERNATURAL...like a freakin alien, or something! Why they think it looks good, and continues to do it is a mystery to me. Geena had one of the sweetest, cutest faces I'd ever hope to see...why would she transform herself into that just because of a few age lines? It's a real shame, and I think there should be some sort of regulation on an industry where women are being needlessly butchered just for the sake of profit. As doctors, don't they have any ethics? They should have the honesty to advise a client not to have surgery unless it was really necessary. You would think that a doctor would have enough moral terpritude to act accordingly, instead of going for the easy money. But no, not in America! It's a disgrace!

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