8 Things You Didn’t Know About Geena Davis

Geena Davis is an American actress and producer who was born on January 21, 1956. She has received numerous honours, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

You may be familiar with Geena Davis from his acting career, but there is more to her life as you will discover from the following facts.

Geena Davis
Geena Davis

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Geena Davis

1. Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

She earned the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2020 at the prestigious Governors Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her efforts in supporting gender equality in media through her charity Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. [1]

Humanitarian Award Winner
Humanitarian Award Winner

2. She Has Played The Role Of Store Mannequin

Davis took a position at an Ann Taylor store after finishing college, where she worked as a salesperson and later as a living mannequin due to her extraordinary ability to stay still. [2]

3. She Owns A Film Festival

Davis founded her nonprofit organization in 2004 as an outspoken advocate for gender equality in the media. However, few people are aware that in 2014, she co-founded the Bentonville Film Foundation, which conducts a yearly film festival. [3]

4. Works For Gender Equality In Hollywood

Geena Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to raise awareness about the lack of female representation in the film business in comparison to how many men obtain prominent roles and recognition. [4]

5. Played The Role oF Dr. Nicole Herman In Grey’s Anatomy

Davis is one of the rare people who has been chosen to make a guest appearance on the hit show Grey’s Anatomy not once, but twice. Dr. Nicole Herman, a surgeon, was the character she played in season 11, and she returned to the role in season 14. [5]

Dr Nicole Herman
Dr. Nicole Herman

6. She Has Four Marriages

Davis, despite her enormously successful career, has not been as fortunate in finding her happily ever after, having been married four times. Her first marriage, to New York restaurateur Richard Emmolo, ended after three years. [6]

7. A Mensa Member

Mensa International was created in 1946 for the world’s most brilliant people. Davis is one of the fortunate few to be a Mensa member, with an estimated IQ of 140. She has, however, stated that she has never attended a Mensa meeting. [7]

8. Her Role Tootsie

She was working as Victoria’s Secret lingerie model at the time when she was approached on behalf of the casting director for the film Tootsie, who was looking for a model who could act. Davis gave her everything to the job, and this thrilled the casting director, who was instantly interested in hiring her after her audition. [8]