Geena Davis

by follers on April 17, 2014

57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Virginia Elizabeth Davis

Place of Birth: Wareham, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 21, 1956

Ethnicity: English, along with some distant Scottish and Welsh

Geena Davis is an American actress, fashion model, writer, film producer, and archer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Accidental Tourist (1988).

Geena is the daughter of Lucille (Cook) and William F. Davis. She is married to Iranian-American plastic surgeon Reza Jarrahy, with whom she has three children.

She is of English descent, and also has some fairly distant Scottish and Welsh roots. Most or all of her family lines have resided in the United States, specifically in New England, and more specifically in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, since the 1600s.

It is possible, though uncertain, that Geena has no American-born ancestors who were born outside of New England.

Geena’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Ichabod Davis, who was born, c. 1571, in Bennefield, Northampton, England.

Geena’s paternal grandfather was Isaac Danforth Davis (the son of William Farnham Davis and Nancy May Green). William was the son of Isaac Danforth Davis and Mary Ann Farnham or Howe. Nancy was the daughter of Paschal Lafayette Green and Edna R. Chamberlain.

Geena’s paternal grandmother was Edna Frances Green (the daughter of Frank Paschal Green and Hattie Elizabeth Livermore). Frank was the son of Paschal Lafayette Green and Edna R. Chamberlain. Hattie was the daughter of Sherlock Denny Livermore and Harriet Frances Wood.

Geena’s maternal grandfather was William Henry Cook (the son of James B. Cook and Ada Fisher).

Geena’s maternal grandmother was Florence Martha Hall (the daughter of Elbert L. Hall and Lucy J. Price). Elbert was the son of Lysander Richards Hall and Rachel Bassett. Lucy was the daughter of George G. Price and Martha Ann Bridges.

Sources: Genealogy of Geena Davis –

Genealogy of Geena’s paternal grandmother, Edna Frances Green (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

MettaWorkPlease November 27, 2016 at 11:39 pm

Still looks amazing at 60!

andrew August 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

genealogy of Geena’s paternal grandmother Edna Frances Greene:

andrew August 4, 2016 at 1:23 pm
Holly12 August 3, 2014 at 7:45 am

I love both her & Susan Sarandon in ‘Thelma & Louise’. Geena is such an attractive lady.

Check7t July 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

Okay Geena!

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