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Trivia (27)

Placed 24th out of 28 semi-finalists for Olympic Archery team. [August 1999]

Ranked #61 in Empire (UK) magazine's Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time list. [October 1997]

Is a member of MENSA (as are James Woods, Alan Rachins, Cy Frost, Ben Rollins and Derek Barbosa) with an IQ of 140.

She speaks Swedish, and attended school in Sweden as an exchange student.

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#31). [1995]

In 1996, was the top contender for the role of the evil Queen Beryl in a proposed Sailor Moon live action movie. The project was later scrapped.

Was the assistant organist in her church in her hometown in Massachusetts.

Her husband, Dr. Reza Jarrahy, a neurosurgeon, is Iranian. His last name, Jarrahy, means "surgery" in Farsi.

Born at 12:06 am-EST.

Appeared alongside ex-husband Jeff Goldblum in three films: Transylvania 6-5000 (1985), The Fly (1986) and Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).

Graduate of Wareham High School (Wareham, Massachusetts) Class of 1974 who voted her "Most Talented."

Wears a size 12 shoe.

Auditioned for a regular cast member spot on NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975) in 1984.

Her second husband, actor Jeff Goldblum says that he and Geena have remained good friends in the years since their divorce.

After graduating from Boston U. she worked as a window mannequin.

Said that Accidents Happen (2009) was the most fun she had ever had on a movie, and that her co-stars and on-screen sons Harry Cook and Harrison Gilbertson looked very much like her two twin boys in real life and felt a great friendship and connection to the both of them.

Auditioned for the role of Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) but lost out to Linda Hamilton.

Turned down a role in The Grifters (1990) (per DVD audio commentary) though it's unclear whether she was offered the part that went to Anjelica Huston or Annette Bening.

Turned down the role that went to Kelly McGillis in The Accused (1988).

Friend of Susan Sarandon.

Two of her ex-husbands have also been romantically involved with Laura Dern: Renny Harlin and Jeff Goldblum.

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 46, a daughter Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy on April 10, 2002. Child's father is her 4th husband, Reza Jarrahy.

Gave birth to her 2nd and 3rd children at age 48, twin sons Kian William and Kaiis Steven Jarrahy on May 6, 2004. Children's father is her 4th husband, Reza Jarrahy.

Delivered her twin sons Kian and Kaiis 26 days early via Caesarean section due to breathing difficulties.

Was the 97th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Accidental Tourist (1988) at The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) on March 29, 1989.

Replaced Debra Winger who pulled out of A League of Their Own (1992) after learning Madonna was going to be in the film.

Daughter of Lucille Cook (1919-2001) and William F. Davis (1913-2009). Geena's father was a civil engineer and church deacon; her mother worked as a teacher's aide. Her brother Danforth (b. 1953) is a Las Vegas geotechnical engineer. They had a younger brother named Joel Henry Davis who died at birth in 1958.