An accomplished archer (she has ranked as high as 13th in the U.S.) and a trustee for the Women's Sports Foundation, the 46-year-old Academy Award winner had her first child, Alizeh, in April.
SI: What is your role with the Women's Sports Foundation?
GD: I have a website [GeenaTakesAim.com] that parents and girls can use to learn about Title IX and take action if they find their school is not in compliance. Thirty years after Title IX passed, 80 percent of schools are not in compliance.
SI: Were you much of an athlete growing up Wareham, Massachusetts?
GD: I competed in the high jump in high school, but I wasn't very good. My technique was to stand around looking intimidating because I was so tall.
SI: Would Thelma from Thelma and Louise have been a supporter of Title IX?
GD: For sure. You know, she might not have had to go on that rampage if she had played sports in school.
SI: Your character in Stuart Little 2, Mrs. Little, doesn't want Stuart to play soccer, fearing for his safety. Will you have similar concerns for Alizeh?
GD: Only if she plays with people hundreds of times her size, as Stuart did.
SI: What was the toughest thing about playing Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own?