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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 16: Actress Geena Davis attends FOX 2016 Upfront Arrivals at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Geena Davis

Geena Davis is known for being an actress, but her most important work centers around gender and minority equality in sports and entertainment. She’s careful about the roles she chooses, like President Mackenzie Allen in the series Commander in Chief, because she has integrity and wants to set a good example, not just for her daughter, but for all women.

Full Name: Virginia Elizabeth Davis

Date of Birth: January 21, 1956

Place of Birth: Wareham, MA

Height: 6’0”

Education and Experience:

  • Attended New England College and Boston University
  • Face of Women’s Sports Foundation, in support of Title IX
  • Sponsored the most extensive research paper ever published on gender roles in children’s entertainment for the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
  • Founder of The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (@GDIGM on twitter), for which she was granted an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Bates College
  • Founded the Bentonville Film Festival to promote projects starring and produced by women and minorities


"So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made."

"I realized that in all the sectors of society where there’s a huge gender disparity, the one place that can be fixed overnight is onscreen. You think about getting half of Congress, or the presidency … It’s going to take a while no matter how hard we work on it. But half of the board members and half of the CEOs can be women in the next movie somebody makes; it can be absolutely half."

"I mean, it’s freaky when you start examining it. For decades it’s been the same ratio – we’ve all grown up on that ratio. Could it be that women’s presence stalls at about the rate of female participation in the fiction that we watch? Could it be you get to that level and you feel done? That that looks normal? It’s just a completely unconscious image that we have in our heads that women only need to take up a certain amount of space and then we’ve done right by them."