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"When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we'd play the guys' roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films."
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Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956 in Wareham, Massachusetts) is an American actress, film producer, writer, and former fashion model. She is known for her roles in The Fly (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Thelma & Louise (1991), A League of Their Own (1992), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), and Stuart Little (1999). She won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Accidental Tourist, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress along with her co-star Susan Sarandon for Thelma & Louise.

At the turn of the millennium, out of frustration with the ongoing lack of quality, high-profile roles for women in film and television, she established the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to advocate for change; her ongoing work in this regard won her an honorary Academy Award (the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, to be specific) in 2019.

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Oh, and she placed 24th out of 300 in the qualifying trials for the U.S. womens archery team for the 2000 Olympics, not quite making the team.


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