1. Ever since she was a little girl, Geena Davis knew in her heart that she wanted to be an actress And nothing was gonna stop this little dynamite! 2. She studied theatre at Boston University And when she graduated, she took life into her hands. You're lookin' at a girl with a plan! 3. She moved to Soho, NYC and started a career as model among other things Â© Jacques M. Chenet/CORBIS Jacques M. Chenet 4. Eventually, she landed her first gig as April Page in Tootsie! Her first gig and she has a speaking part!! 5. And that led to cameos in well-known television series Some cameos include tv shows like:Family TiesKnight RiderRemmington SteeleFantasy Island 6. Geena's also been on a number of her own television shows! Television shows which include:Buffalo BillSaraThe Geena Davis ShowCommander in Chief 7. She's acted in a few small roles early on in her career Like in Fletch, alongside Chevy Chase! And in Transylvania 6-5000 along side Ed Begely Jr., and then-husband Jeff Goldblum <3 8. Which led leading roles in more well-known films Like tragic love/horror story, The Fly with Jeff Goldblum And hilarious Halloween staple, Beetlejuice! 9. Geena went on to receive an Oscar for her work in The Accidental Tourist as quirky Muriel Pritchett Based on the brilliant novel by Anne Tyler. Look at that Oscar. So deserved. 10. And as her acting career progressed, she decided it was time to take on more challenging roles. Roles that went through emotional changes. She was tired of playing the damsel in distress, the housewife, and girlfriend who watches from the sidelines as her boyfriend got to do all the exciting stuff. She wanted to play roles that would make a woman feel empowered as they left the movie theater…Like:Thelma & LouiseA League of Their OwnCutthroat IslandThe Long Kiss Goodnight 11. Let's be real, this woman has played it all. Geena's roles range from a gun-sliging outlaw... Thelma Dickinson, Thelma & Louise 12. …To a baseball player for the worlds first All American Girls Pro-Baseball League... Dottie Hinson, A League of Their Own 13. …To a ruthless news reporter, who will do anything to get her story... Gale Gayley, Hero 14. …To a Pirate Captain... Captain Morgan, Cutthroat Island (which is a fabulous movie, despite some of the reviews. It's honestly worth watching at least once!) 15. …To a mother with amnesia who turns out to be an ingenious member of the CIA... Samantha Caine, The Long Kiss Goodnight Charly Baltimore, The Long Kiss Goodnight 16. …To the first female president of the United freakin' States... SUNRGIA Blue Cheese President Mackenzie Allen, Commander In Chief 17. ...To a pediatric surgeon as one of the newest members of the Grey’s Anatomy cast! ABC Adam Taylor Dr. Herman, Grey's Anatomy 18. And not only has her acting career skyrocketed to incredible heights, she’s also done some other fabulous things with her time: AP Amber Waterman She's a member of MENSA! Yeah, this lady's incredibly smart. 19. She's an accomplished archer She made it to the semi-finals of the 2000 Olympics! 20. And she also somehow found the time to be a loving mother of three children Two twin sons and one daughter. 21. But ya know, even with all of the success she's had throughout her life, Geena Davis says that she never really had a healthy self image until she was 36! At 6 feet, she's always felt too tall and lanky. She hasn't ever felt coordinated, that is until she received praise about her athletic skills on the set of A League of Their Own.She's living proof that even the most successful stars have issues with their bodies, but Geena Davis has found a way to conquer her self doubt! 22. She's come to love sports more than she ever thought she would, and she's even contributed to the Women's Sports Foundation She thought that if she felt that self conscious about sports, so many other girls must too! 23. And she's a HUGE advocate for women's rights Huge. 24. So huge, that she started The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media An organization that focuses on the gender imbalances in the media, especially media geared toward children. That's so important. 25. The institute also has a program called See Jane Go to www.seejane.org to learn about this awesome project!If she can see it, she can be it!That motto implies that if young girls see a plethora of opportunities for women on television and in movies, then they are more likely to grow up thinking that it's possible for them to do amazing things too! 26. Not only does Geena present her data to adults who can fix the problems... 27. …But she also works with children to teach them about the gender gaps in the media 28. She's getting Hollywood script writers to change their process hollywoodreporter.com In TWO EASY STEPS! 29. She's trying to get people to change the way they think of the word "Feminist" makers.com It's not some magic word that squashes men and raises women up to the skies! It's a word that promotes equality for crying out loud! 30. All in all, Geena Davis is just a fabulous human being and an amazing role model for young women Â© Steve Starr/CORBIS Steve Starr She used to be shy and scared, like us young girls... ...But now, since she's SO over that… …She's free to be anything she wants to be! And that's what she's trying to help us achieve! And ya know what? That's pretty damn cool. Just like her.