Geena Davis

Geena Davis

  • Highest Rated: 100% CinemAbility (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Speechless (1994)
  • Birthday: Jan 21, 1956
  • Birthplace: Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
  • Both a former Victoria's Secret model and card-carrying member of MENSA, Geena Davis established herself in Hollywood by playing the quirky protagonist in a wide variety of dramas and romantic comedies, though she has also tested the waters in action films and sci-fi horror. Davis showed an interest in show-business from childhood on, and transferred from New England College to Boston University in order to participate within the university's drama program. After receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in 1979, she moved to New York City in hopes of being discovered. Once there, Davis took on several odd jobs; the oddest, perhaps, being her stint as a department store mannequin. A then struggling actress turned in a job performance impressive enough to attract the attention of Zoli Agents, a prominent modeling company. No longer mere window dressing, the six-foot Davis worked as a lingerie model until making her acting debut in the television sitcom Buffalo Bill (1982); she would later write an episode for the same program. Her resume grew slowly but surely, and it wasn't long before she won a recurring role on the long-running Family Ties (1982-1989) as budding entrepreneur Alex P. Keaton's (Michael J. Fox) maid. Davis made her first feature-film appearance playing a small role in Tootsie (1982). In 1985, she played the title role in Sara, a short-lived NBC sit-com revolving around a single and fiercely independent lawyer trying to make ends meet in San Francisco. That same year, Davis co-starred with Jeff Goldblum in the vampire spoof Transylvania 6-5000. Goldblum, with whom she would later marry, once again was paired with Davis in director David Cronenberg's cult favorite The Fly (1986). The Fly's success officially put Davis on the map, and she would gain further critical notice for her role as a recently deceased housewife in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice. The following year she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The Accidental Tourist (1988), in which she played an eccentric dog-walker, and reteamed with Jeff Goldblum in 1989's sci-fi musical Earth Girls Are Easy. Davis received a second Oscar nomination for her part in Ridley Scott's groundbreaking Thelma and Louise (1991), which cast her as an oppressed housewife opposite Hollywood veteran Susan Sarandon. With her film career steadily growing, Davis starred alongside Tom Hanks in the role of a whip-smart baseball ingenue in Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own (1992). She broke away from supporting roles and ensemble films to play the lead role in Martha Coolidge's Angie (1994), which featured Davis in the role of a single mother trying to keep her head above water. She went on to marry director Renny Harlin in 1993, who cast her in 1995's Cutthroat Island as well as the 1996 action-thriller The Long Kiss Good Night. Though playing herself in 2000's The Geena Davis Show proved unfruitful, Davis' role in Rob Minkoff's Stuart Little franchise fared much better. Even still, her most impressive comeback would arrive in the form a role as the President of the United States on the ABC Whitehouse drama Commander in Chief. Davis won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress after the series' first season in 2005 and the show proved to be a major critical success, though it was tragically cancelled the next year, despite vocal protestations by fans. Davis would continue to act in the following years, most notably in projects like the comedy Accidents Happen.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

86% This Changes Everything Actor Executive Producer 2019
75% Don't Talk to Irene Herself 2018
100% CinemAbility Actor 2018
No Score Yet Bitelchus Barbara Maitland 2018
90% Marjorie Prime Tess $0.2M 2017
50% Me Him Her Mrs. Ehrlick 2016
91% When Marnie Was There Yoriko Sasaki $0.5M 2015
60% Accidents Happen Gloria Conway 2010
No Score Yet Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Mrs. Eleanor Little 2006
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London Actor 2004
81% Stuart Little 2 Mrs. Eleanor 'Mom' Little $64.8M 2002
67% Stuart Little Mrs. Little 1999
No Score Yet Mistrial Executive Producer 1996
69% The Long Kiss Goodnight Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore 1996
38% Cutthroat Island Morgan Adams 1995
11% Speechless Producer 1994
44% Angie Angie 1994
65% Hero Gale Gayley 1992
78% A League of Their Own Dottie Hinson 1992
84% Thelma & Louise Thelma Dickinson 1991
82% Quick Change Phyllis 1990
67% Earth Girls Are Easy Valerie 1989
81% The Accidental Tourist Muriel Pritchett 1988
84% Beetlejuice Barbara 1988
92% The Fly Veronica Quaife 1986
20% Transylvania 6-5000 Odette 1985
No Score Yet Secret Weapons Tamara Reshevsky 1985
77% Fletch Larry 1985
90% Tootsie April 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% GLOW
2017
Sandy Devereaux St. Clair
  • 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet Women, War and Peace
2011
Narrator
  • 2019
  • 2011
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
89% The Exorcist
2016-2017
Angela Rance
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Annedroids
2013-2017
Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Nicole Herman Dr. Nicole Herman
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
48% Coma
2012
  • 2012
82% Commander in Chief
2005-2006
Mackenzie Allen
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Janet Adler
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001
11% The Geena Davis Show
2000-2001
Executive Producer Teddie Cochran
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1989
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Sandy
  • 1985
  • 1983
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Guest Karen
  • 1984
No Score Yet Buffalo Bill
1983-1984
Wendy Killian
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Grace Fallan
  • 1983

QUOTES FROM Geena Davis CHARACTERS

Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore
Are you always this stupid or did you take lessons?
Mitch Hennessey
No!! I took lessons
Delia Deetz
If you don't let me gut out this house and make it my own, I will go insane, and I will take you with me!
Charles Deetz
Yeah, well you know, maybe the house could use a little remodeling. Uh... But, why don't you just leave this room alone, okay?
Delia Deetz
Okay.
Barbara Maitland
I'm gonna get her.
Barbara Maitland
We're very unhappy.
Juno
What did you expect, you're dead.
Thelma Dickinson
I've had it up to my ass with sedate.
Samantha Caine (Charly)
You're gonna die screaming.
Thelma Dickinson
Come on, Louise, don't blow it.
Thelma Dickinson
You're a real live outlaw, aren't ya?
J.D.
Well, I may be an outlaw, darlin', but, you're the one stealin' my heart.
Thelma Dickinson
You said that you and me were gonna get out of town and for once just really let our hair down. Well darlin', look out 'cause my hair is comin' down!
Louise Sawyer
Tell Darryl you'll be home tomorrow night.
Thelma Dickinson
Will I be?
Louise Sawyer
I don't know. I won't be.
Thelma Dickinson
I don't ever remember feelin' this awake.
Thelma Dickinson
Listen, let's not get caught
Louise Sawyer
What do you mean?
Thelma Dickinson
Go!
Thelma Dickinson
Listen, let's not get caught
Louise Sawyer
What do you mean?
Thelma Dickinson
Go
Samantha Caine (Charly)
Hello, Raymond. Now what have we learned about the dangers of smoking?
Jimmy Dugan
Shit, Dottie, if you want to go back to Oregon and make a hundred babies, great, I'm in no position to tell anyone how to live. But sneaking out like this, quitting, you'll regret it for the rest of your life. Baseball is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that.
Dottie Hinson
It just got too hard.
Jimmy Dugan
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.
Jimmy Dugan
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.
Samantha Caine (Charly)
I'm saving myself until I get raped.
Loomis
My mom used to do this. Just like this. You should have a kid Phyliss.
Phyllis
Funny you should say that.
Loomis
Really?
Phyllis
Sit back.
Loomis
Grimm didn't tell me.
Phyllis
Grimm doesn't know. I didn't want to tell him until after the job.
Samantha Caine (Charly)
Chefs do that.
Veronica Quaife
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife
What does the disease want?
Seth Brundle
It wants to turn me into something else. I think I'm becoming...Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
Snowbell
[Screeches and catches Stuart in his mouth]
Mrs. Little
Ohh! Snowbell! Drop him right now!
Mr. Little
You spit Stuart out this instant, Snowbell! Spit him right out!
Mrs. Little
[Nods]
Snowbell
[Spits Stuart out]
April
We're all so grateful to you.
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
For?
April
For your help and advice.
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Well, I really think of you, ahem, you all as my daughters and what kind of mother would I be, if I didn't give my girls tits. Tips. It's tips.
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Oh my goodness!!
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
Oh my goodness!
April
What's wrong?
Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels
I have to kiss Dr Brewster.
April
Oh yeah. He kisses all the women on the show. We call him 'the Tongue'.
Barbara Maitland
No. Lydia. We're dead.
Lydia Deetz
I wanna be dead too.
Morgan Adams
Stop your chatter and say something Latin-ish.
Morgan Adams
They're backwards.
William Shaw
I assure you ma'am, they're normal in every respect.
Dawg Brown
You plannin' to fight me with that little stick?
Morgan Adams
No, Uncle. With this! [Morgan reveals a loaded cannon and lights it, aiming it at Dawg]
Morgan Adams
Bad Dawg!
Thelma Dickinson
I don't ever remember feelin' this awake.
Thelma Dickinson
I don' t ever remember feeling this awake.
Veronica Quaife
Designer phone booths...Very cute. I bet you have a really neat jukebox in here too.
Veronica Quaife
Designer phone booths. Very cute. I bet you have a really neat jukebox in here too.
Veronica Quaife
Five sets of exactly the same clothes?
Seth Brundle
Learned it from Einstein. This way I don't have to expend any thought on what to wear. I grab the next set on the rack.
Veronica Quaife
(to Stathis) - You're a petty schmuck!
Veronica Quaife
No I can't...no I can't!
Veronica Quaife
No I can't. No I can't!
Veronica Quaife
If you SAW him, Stathis, if you saw how scared and angry and desperate he is...
Stathis Borans
I'm sure Typhoid Mary was a very nice person too when you saw her socially.
Veronica Quaife
(to Seth after her stocking disintegrates in the telepod) - Great; the world's largest microwave oven! I'm glad I didn't give you my Rolex, if I had a Rolex.
Seth Brundle
We'll be the perfect couple; the dynamic duo. Come on...Right now.
Seth Brundle
We'll be the perfect couple; the dynamic duo. Come on. Right now.
Veronica Quaife
Hey, wait. Don't give me that born-again teleportation. I'm scared. What do I have to say? I'm not gonna do it!
Seth Brundle
(pissed off) - You're a fu*king drag, you know that?!
Veronica Quaife
Are you sick?
Seth Brundle
Huh? Oh...sure.
Seth Brundle
Huh? Oh, sure.
Veronica Quaife
You're not a very accomplished drunk.
Seth Brundle
No, no I'm always like this it's um...motion sickness. When I was a kid, I uh...puked on my tricycle...I hate vehicles.
Seth Brundle
No, no I'm always like this it's um, motion sickness. When I was a kid, I uh, puked on my tricycle. I hate vehicles.
Veronica Quaife
(to Seth) - Something went wrong, Seth. When you went through, something went wrong.
Seth Brundle
I've come here to say one magic word to you.
Veronica Quaife
Yeah?
Seth Brundle
Cheeseburger.
Veronica Quaife
I'm pregnant.
Stathis Borans
Oh, no...Oh, no!
Veronica Quaife
I'm pregnant with Seth's baby.
Veronica Quaife
Don't you get it? I am finally onto something that's big. Huge!
Stathis Borans
What? ...His co*k?
Stathis Borans
What? His co*k?
Tawny
I'm afraid.
Seth Brundle
Don't be afraid.
Veronica Quaife
No. Be afraid...Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife
No. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Seth Brundle
I was not pure. The teleporter insists on inner pure. I was not pure.
Veronica Quaife
I don't know what you mean.
Seth Brundle
A fly...got into the...transmitter pod with me that first time, when I was alone. The computer...got confused - there weren't supposed to be two separate genetic patterns - and it decided to...uhh...splice us together. It mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced.
Seth Brundle
A fly got into the transmitter pod with me that first time, when I was alone. The computer got confused - there weren't supposed to be two separate genetic patterns - and it decided to, uhh, splice us together. It mated us, me and the fly. We hadn't even been properly introduced.
Seth Brundle
I think you're making a mistake. I think you really want to talk to me.
Veronica Quaife
Sorry, I have three other interviews to do before this party's over.
Seth Brundle
Yeah, but they're not working on something that'll change the world as we know it.
Veronica Quaife
They say they are.
Seth Brundle
Yeah, but they're lying. I'm not.
Veronica Quaife
(to Seth after he fills his coffee with sugar) - Do you normally take coffee with your sugar?
Veronica Quaife
You need help. You must be sick.
Seth Brundle
YOU'RE JEALOUS! I've become free and you can't stand it. You'll do anything to bring me down. Does this look like a sick man to you? [starts punching the wall apart]
Veronica Quaife
No, stop it!
Seth Brundle
(cuts some steak) - Now, I want you to try this...teleported half.
Seth Brundle
(cuts some steak) - Now, I want you to try this teleported half.
Veronica Quaife
Oh, are you serious? A monkey just came apart in there.
Seth Brundle
Baboon...Eat.
Seth Brundle
Baboon. Eat.
Veronica Quaife
Oh...Oh, oh, tastes funny.
Veronica Quaife
Oh. Oh, oh, tastes funny.
Seth Brundle
Funny? How?
Veronica Quaife
It tastes um...synthetic.
Veronica Quaife
It tastes um, synthetic.
Seth Brundle
Mmm-hmm.
Veronica Quaife
So, what have we proved?
Seth Brundle
The computer is giving us its interpretation...of a steak. It's, uh translating it for us; it's rethinking it, rather than reproducing it, and something is getting lost in the translation.
Veronica Quaife
Me...I'm lost.
Veronica Quaife
Me. I'm lost.
Seth Brundle
The flesh. It should make the computer, uh crazy. Like those old ladies pinching babies. But it doesn't; not yet because I haven't taught the computer to be made crazy by the...flesh; the poetry of the steak. So, I'm gonna start teaching it now.
Seth Brundle
I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, "Build me a laser", this. "Design me a molecular analyzer", that. They do, and I just stick 'em together. But, none of them know what the project really is. So...
Seth Brundle
I farm bits and pieces out to the guys who are much more brilliant than I am. I say, 'Build me a laser', this. 'Design me a molecular analyzer', that. They do, and I just stick 'em together. But, none of them know what the project really is. So...
Veronica Quaife
Wow! ...And, uh, the money? ...Bartok Science Industries Financed this?
Veronica Quaife
Wow! And, uh, the money? Bartok Science Industries financed this?
Seth Brundle
Hmm-mmm...But they leave me alone, 'cause I'm not expensive. And they know they'll end up owning it, whatever it is.
Seth Brundle
Hmm-mmm. But they leave me alone, 'cause I'm not expensive. And they know they'll end up owning it, whatever it is.
Seth Brundle
It's not ready yet.
Veronica Quaife
It seems to work okay...
Veronica Quaife
It seems to work okay.
Seth Brundle
No, something important is missing.
Veronica Quaife
Yeah?
Seth Brundle
Yeah.
Veronica Quaife
Which is?
Seth Brundle
I can only teleport inanimate objects.
Veronica Quaife
Well, what happens when you try to teleport living things?
Seth Brundle
Not while we're eating.
Veronica Quaife
(pointing on her cheeseburger) - It can't be worse than this.
Seth Brundle
You have to leave now and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects...don't have politics. They're very...brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first...insect politician. You see, I'd like to, but...I'm afraid, uh...
Seth Brundle
You have to leave now and never come back here. Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neither have I. Insects...don't have politics. They're very brutal. No compassion, no compromise. We can't trust the insect. I'd like to become the first insect politician. You see, I'd like to, but I'm afraid, uh...
Veronica Quaife
I don't know what you're trying to say.
Seth Brundle
I'm saying...I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over...and the insect is awake.
Seth Brundle
I'm saying. I'm saying I - I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over, and the insect is awake.
Veronica Quaife
No. no, Seth...
Veronica Quaife
No. no, Seth.
Seth Brundle
I'm saying...I'll hurt you if you stay.
Seth Brundle
I'm saying, I'll hurt you if you stay.
Veronica Quaife
We've gotta do this, Seth. Talk to the tape. Get in the habit. The world will want to know what you're thinking.
Seth Brundle
FU*K is what I'm thinking!!!
Seth Brundle
FU*K is what I'm thinking!
Veronica Quaife
Good...The world will want to know that...What else? Why didn't it work?
Veronica Quaife
Good. The world will want to know that. What else? Why didn't it work?
Seth Brundle
I think it turned the baboon inside-out.
Veronica Quaife
Why?
Seth Brundle
It can't cope with the flesh. It only seems to work on inanimate objects; nothing that's living.
Seth Brundle
Computers are dumb. They only know what you tell them...I must not know enough about the flesh myself. I'm gonna have to learn...I don't wanna talk now.
Seth Brundle
Computers are dumb. They only know what you tell them. I must not know enough about the flesh myself. I'm gonna have to learn. I don't wanna talk now.
Veronica Quaife
You're changing Seth. Everything about you is changing. You look bad. You smell bad.
Seth Brundle
I've never been much of a bather.
Veronica Quaife
Those...weird hairs that were growing out of your back. I took them to a lab. I had them analyzed.
Veronica Quaife
Those weird hairs that were growing out of your back. I took them to a lab. I had them analyzed.
Seth Brundle
The hairs? ...The hairs? Oh...Yeah, that's a strange thing to do.
Seth Brundle
The hairs? The hairs? Oh. Yeah, that's a strange thing to do.
Veronica Quaife
Not as strange as the results. The guy at the lab had trouble identifying them. He finally came to the conclusion, that they were definitely not human.
Seth Brundle
Oh...very good.
Seth Brundle
Oh, very good.
Veronica Quaife
Not human, Seth...In fact...very insect-like hairs.
Veronica Quaife
Not human, Seth. In fact, very insect-like hairs.
Seth Brundle
What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore...I know what the disease wants.
Seth Brundle
What's there to take? The disease has just revealed its purpose. We don't have to worry about contagion anymore. I know what the disease wants.
Veronica Quaife
What does the disease want?
Seth Brundle
It wants to...turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else.
Seth Brundle
It wants to, turn me into something else. That's not too terrible is it? Most people would give anything to be turned into something else.
Veronica Quaife
Turned into what?
Seth Brundle
What do you think? ...A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming...Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
Seth Brundle
What do you think? A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming, brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
Seth Brundle
What do you think? A fly? Am I becoming a hundred-and-eighty-five-pound fly? No, I'm becoming something that never existed before. I'm becoming, Brundlefly. Don't you think that's worth a Nobel Prize or two?
Dr. Cheevers
Listen, I don't mean to interfere, but I detect a certain uncertainty here. You know, there are tests we can do to determine whether or not...
Veronica Quaife
I don't want tests. Tests can't guarantee anything. The baby could start off normal and then become...I want an abortion. I'll do it myself if I have to.
Veronica Quaife
I don't want tests. Tests can't guarantee anything. The baby could start off normal and then become... I want an abortion. I'll do it myself if I have to.
Veronica Quaife
Be afraid. Be very afraid.