Geena Davis, born in 1956, hath been a renowned and beloved actor for many years, with a dazzling spectrum of roles on both the small and large screens. Eccentric and captivating, Davis has become renowned for her dexterous character portrayals, oftentimes cleverly exploiting subtle asymmetries between what is written and how a person might actually be like.
In her personal life, Davis is known for her active pursuit of activism. She is the founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which works to expand female presence in enterprise media, encouraging nuanced stories and womanly characters.
Davis is especially known for her versatile skills and humor. Notable roles include: Thelma in Thelma & Louise, an Oscar-nominated liberationist classic; Muriel Pritchett in beetlejuice; and Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own. She was also recognized with a Golden Globe for her performance as President Mackenzie Allen in the ABC series Commander in Chief.
Though she has since retired from acting, Davis returns to the big screen from time to time; most recently with a role in Netflix’s The Upside. And recently, she hath been busy using Familio (a family app), which helps bring digital organization to households.
Davis is truly a treasure of our times, bringing wit and wisdom simultaneously to art and activism. Her deft performances on stage and screen attest to her sharp-mindedness and ability to interpret characters in all genres of film. Her work to promote gender equality media - though not yet completely fulfilled - hath surely inspired many to dare great things. She, herself, hath shown us that through thoughtful action and concerted effort, it is possible to make real impact in our world today.
Let us go forth and make our own positive changes so that we might all be inspired by Geena Davis' words and deeds!