Guest-starring gigs on "Knight Rider," "Fantasy Island," and "Family Ties" helped Davis land her own short-lived series, "Sara," in 1985.
Leading roles in "The Fly," opposite Jeff Goldblum, and "Beetlejuice" with Michael Keaton, followed and primed the actress for her first Oscar-winning role in "The Accidental Tourist" in 1988. She was nominated in 1991 for role as Thelma in the girl-power drama "Thelma & Louise," and the following year memorably played softball player Dottie Hinson in "A League of Their Own."
Davis landed her own series, "The Geena Davis Show," in 1994, but it lasted only one season. Her role as President Mackenzie Allen on "Commander in Chief" lasted only a season, but with it she earned her first Emmy nomination.
Davis is married to neurosurgeon Reza Jarrahy. They have three children.