In my mind, Geena Davis reached her peak when she appeared in A League of Our Own with Tom Hanks and Madonna. She was awfully good – in fact, I would say that she pretty much made that movie. So where is she now? What happened to Geena Davis?
You might think that Geena Davis’s real peak as an actress was her starring role in 1991’s Thelma and Louis, and I guess most people would agree with you. Throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, she had a successful movie career. In the early 2000’s she switched to television, experimenting with her own series (The Geena Davis Show), and then winning awards for her role as President in the TV show “Commander in Chief.” [Source: Geena Davis – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geena_Davis]
In the past five or six years, though, we haven’t really seen Geena Davis (either on TV or in the movies). So what has she been up to? Has she been chaining herself to trees like Daryl Hannah? (see: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5925172/what_ever_happened_to_daryl_hannah.html?cat=2). Or working as an EMT like Bobby Sherman? (see: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5919948/what_ever_happened_to_bobby_sherman.html?cat=2). Nope.
In 2001, Geena Davis married Reza Jarrahy who, according to UCLA’s website, is a plastic surgeon and assistant professor affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. [Source: “Dr. Reza Jarrahy, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon | California | UCLA Plastic Surgeon,” http://plasticsurgery.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=113.]
Besides the obvious convenience of being a Hollywood star and being married to a plastic surgeon, it appears that Geena Davis and Reza Jarrahy have a functional, successful marriage. Raising their three children has also had an effect on Davis. She has become an active proponent for increasing the number of female characters in children’s programming. In 2007 she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to address this issue. [Source: Geena Davis – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geena_Davis]
I’m always kind of happy when I see that a former Hollywood star has ended up in a stable family situation like this. Geena Davis has always struck me as a very decent person, and I’m glad to see that she is doing well.
“Dr. Reza Jarrahy, Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon | California | UCLA Plastic Surgeon.” Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic Breast Reconstruction – UCLA. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2010. .
Geena Davis – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geena_Davis.