Last Updated: May 8, 2024
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Net Worth:
$30 Million
Jan 21, 1956 (68 years old)
6 ft (1.829 m)
Model, Actor, Writer, Athlete, Television producer, Film Producer
United States of America
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What Is Geena Davis' Net Worth?

Geena Davis is an American actress, writer, producer, and model who has a net worth of $30 million. Geena Davis was one of the film world's biggest leading ladies of the 1990s and 2000s. She is probably best known for roles in films like "Thelma & Louise," "A League of Their Own," and "The Long Kiss Goodnight."

Early Life

Geena Davis was born Virginia Elizabeth Davis on January 21, 1956, in Wareham, Massachusetts. Her mother, Lucille, was a teacher's assistant, and her father, William, was a civil engineer. Geena became interested in music at an early age, playing piano, flute, and organ as a teenager and serving as an organist at her Congregationalist church. She went to Wareham High School and was an exchange student in Sweden, where she became fluent in the language. Davis earned her drama degree from Boston University and worked as a window mannequin for Ann Taylor until she landed her modeling deal with Zoli modeling agency.


During her modeling career, Davis scored a role in the 1982 film "Tootsie" and went on to act in several other productions, including "Buffalo Bill," "Knight Rider," "Riptide," and "Family Ties." "Tootsie" was the second most profitable screen production of 1982 and received ten Oscar nods. The film is now considered a cult classic. In 1984, Geena landed her own series, "Sara," but it was short-lived, lasting only 13 episodes. She read for the role of Sarah Connor in 1984's "Terminator," but the role ultimately went to Linda Hamilton. Davis appeared with Chevy Chase in 1985's "Fletch" as the colleague of a "Los Angeles Times" undercover reporter trying to expose drug trafficking on the beaches of Los Angeles. In 1985, Davis starred in the horror comedy "Transylvania 6-5000" alongside Jeff Goldblum. The two, who were married in real life at this point, reunited professionally in the sci-fi thriller "The Fly" in 1986, which was a commercial success and helped further establish Davis in the Hollywood acting scene. She worked with Goldblum yet again in 1987's "Earth Girls Are Easy."

Breakthrough and Success

Tim Burton cast Davis in his film "Beetlejuice" in 1988 as one-half of a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former house. The film was extremely successful and made $73.7 million from a budget of $15 million. Geena earned her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1988 film "The Accidental Tourist." Her next big role was opposite Susan Sarandon in "Thelma & Louise" in 1991, for which she was nominated for another Oscar. In 1992, Davis starred alongside Tom Hanks and Madonna in "A League of Their Own" about an all-female baseball team. The film reached #1 at the box office and became the tenth highest-grossing film in North America. For her role, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Her next film, the comedy "Hero" in 1992, was a box office flop, although her performance was praised by Roger Ebert and other critics.

Geena Davis Net Worth

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Davis starred in 1994's "Angie," playing an office worker in Brooklyn who dreams of a better life. It was a commercial failure and received mixed reviews from critics. In her other 1994 release, "Speechless," she starred with Michael Keaton as an insomniac writer. The film opened to negative reviews and modest box office returns, but she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work. Up next, she teamed up with her then-husband, director Renny Harlin, for the films "Cutthroat Island" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight." She appeared as Eleanor Little in the popular family comedy film "Stuart Little" in 1999, and she reprised her role in "Stuart Little 2" and again in "Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild." Davis starred on the sitcom "The Geena Davis Show" for one season on ABC during the 2000-2001 season. Geena then went on to star in the ABC series "Commander in Chief," on which she portrayed the first female president of the United States. She earned a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2006, but the series was canceled after just one season. She was also nominated for an Emmy and a SAG award for her work. In 2009, she portrayed a foul-mouthed strict mother in the Australian film "Accidents Happen." She was the only American actor to be cast.

Davis later played the grown-up Regan MacNeil in the 2016 series "The Exorcist," based on the 1973 film of the same name. She also had a long stint on "Grey's Anatomy" in the recurring role of Dr. Nicole Herman, appearing in 13 episodes between 2014 and 2018. She executive produced the documentary "This Changes Everything" in 2018. In 2019, Davis joined the cast of Netflix's "Glow" as Sandy Devereaux St. Clair.

Personal Life

Geena has been married four times. She was married to Richard Emmolo from 1982 to 1983. She was married to actor Jeff Goldblum from 1987 to 1990. They met in 1985 on the set of "Transylvania 6-5000."

Davis married director Renny Harlin in 1993 after five months of dating. Geena filed for divorce in August 1997 from Harlin one day after her personal assistant gave birth to a child fathered by Harlin. Their divorce became final in June 1998. Davis then began dating neurosurgeon Reza Jarrahy and allegedly married him in September 2001. They have three children together. In May 2018, Jarrahy filed for divorce from Davis and listed their separation date as November 15, 2017. In a surprise twist, Davis responded by filing a petition in which she claimed she and Jarrahy were never legally married.

Davis is an active supporter of Title IX, which prevents gender discrimination in sports, and started The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in order to increase the number of female characters in media targeted toward children.

Real Estate

In 2007, Geena paid $4.2 million for a home in LA's Pacific Palisades neighborhood. She listed the home for sale in August 2020 for just under $6 million.

Geena Davis Career Earnings

  • The Geena Davis Show
    $200 Thousand/episode
  • Cutthroat Island
    $7 Million
  • A League of Their Own
    $2.5 Million
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