Geena Davis might not be on the top list of celebrities who have been in quite a number of failed marriages but the much-celebrated actress has had her fair share of marriages which have so far all ended up in a divorce. Asides from her controversial love life, she is super talented, she was an athlete, a former model, and an instrumentalist. She was a member of the Team USA Archery team that was a semifinalist in a berth for the 2000 Sydney Olympic. Among her many talents is her ability to play piano and flute. Beyond all these are many more interesting things you will learn about her here, so satiate yourself with the paragraphs below.
Geena Davis Early Life and Career
Geena was born as Virginia Elizabeth Davis to William Davis and Lucille Davis on January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts. She has an older brother named Dan Davis. Their dad used to be a Civil engineer and a church minister until he passed away on April 2, 2009, at the age of 96 while their mother also died at the age of 82, on November 15, 2001. She learned to play flute and piano when she was a teenager and also served as an organist in her local Church.
Geena studied at Wareham High School. During her high school days, her tall height made her feel intimidated among her peers, but it helped earn her a spot in her high school female basketball team. After high school, Davis applied to New England College located in Henniker, New Hampshire. After a year in New Hampshire, she then transferred to Boston University where she graduated with a degree in drama in 1979.
Following her graduation from college, she moved to New York, where she started to work as a waitress and later worked for Ann Taylor as a mannequin. At last, Geena secured a modeling job with Zoli Modeling Agency.
In 1982, she took up her first role as an actress when she featured in a comedy movie titled Tootsie as April Page. Next in her acting career were a number of TV series, between 1983 and 1984. She featured in several TV series some of which include Buffalo Bill as Wendy Killian, Fantasy Island as Patricia Grayson, Riptide as Dr. Melba Bozinsky and as Karen Nicholson in Family Ties. In 1995, she starred along with her former spouse Jeff Goldblum in Transylvania 6-5000. A year later, they both starred in The Fly.
In 1988, Geena Davis won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the role she played in Accidental Tourist. By this time, her name was already making waves in Hollywood. Being a year old in her second marriage with Jeff Goldblum, she starred with him for the third time, in the film Earth Girls Are Easy. In 1990, she took up a leading role which she will always be remembered for when she played the role of Thelma Dickinson in Thelma & Louise. Her role in the film earned her multiple awards and award nominations. In 1999, she played the role of Mrs. Eleanor in the award-winning family comedy film Stuart Little. She maintained her role as Mrs. Eleanor in the sequential series of the film.
Between the year 2000 and 2001, Davis starred in 22 episodes of The Geena Davis Show. She then starred as President Mackenzie Allen in Commander in Chief between 2005 and 2006. Her role in the TV series portrayed her as the first American female president. The role earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in Television Series in 2006.
How Tall Is Geena Davis?
Geena Davis is quite a tall woman, she stands at 6ft 0in (1.83m). More reason why she could play basketball in high school. Her amazing height also made her eligible to work as a model, she did this after she finished college.
Her Spouse, Children
Davis hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to marriages. Her last marriage appeared like it would be her last bus stop, bearing three kids in a marriage that lasted for 17 years, but like her other 3 marriages, it failed. She has been in four different marriages and has equally been divorced on each of these occasions.
Her first husband was Richard Emmolo, a restaurant owner. The pair’s marriage merely lasted a year. They got married in 1982 and divorced the following year.
Her second husband was American actor Jeff Goldblum, whom she starred with in three different films. Their marriage lasted for three years between 1987 and 1990.
The next on her list of the former spouse is Renny Harlin. She and the film director were married between 1993 and 1998.
The latest on her list of failed marriages is Reza Jarrahy, an American-Iranian surgeon. The American born Iranian is the father of her three kids and he is 15 years younger than the actress. They got married in 2001 and the marriage was legally terminated in the early months of 2018 after which Davis released a statement which claimed the pair were never legally married.
Davis has three kids, all three of her kids came as a product of her fourth marriage. Her first child, a girl was born on the 10th of April 2002, named Alizel Keshar Davis Jarrahy. Her second and third kids are twins and are both boys, they were born in 2014 and named Kaiis Steven Jarrahy and Kian William Jarrahy.
Her Net Worth
Majority of her earnings come from her being a full-time actress. The net worth of the actress stands at $30million. Certainly, she has done well in her career over the years and will most likely add to her net worth in the coming years.