Geena Davis

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Academy Award winner Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, appearing in several roles that became cultural landmarks, like Thelma & Louise and A League of Their Own. Davis is not only an Oscar and Golden Globe winner, but a world-class athlete (at one time the nation’s 13th-ranked archer), a member of the genius society Mensa and is becoming recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls.  

She is the founder of the non-profit the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to reduce gender stereotyping.

In 2019 Davis was honored with a second Oscar, this time the academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in recognition of the work Davis has done over the decades to fight gender bias.