Trust the unique and incomparable Geena Davis to be involved in one of the most unusual sports in the world. The actress who is truly in a league of her own was and still is an avid archer. According to HuffPost, Davis was ranked the 13th overall best archer in the U.S and in 1999 came in 24th in the Olympic Trials.
What’s more, the Thelma and Louise star took up the game on a whim at the age of 41 and trained like crazy for 2 1/2 years. We would have loved to see her take home a gold medal.
Friends icon, the late Matthew Perry, was a huge sports fan. His favorite teams were the Toronto Blue Jays, the Ottawa Senators, and the New England Patriots. As a kid in Ottawa, he grew up playing tennis, becoming a top-ranked national Canadian player. That all changed when he moved to California to live with his dad. Perry told Men’s Health magazine, “I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles. I realized I wouldn’t be playing tennis for a living, so I went for acting.”
Like Chandler, he hit the Hollywood jackpot, earning one million dollars per episode! The insanely popular show ran for ten seasons. Perry starred in several other television shows and movies, but nothing compared with the massive success of Friends. In his spare time, he supported sober living by running the Perry House, a rehab he converted out of his former Malibu mansion. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Perry spent some time in rehab struggling with addiction. Sadly, he passed away in 2023.
From watching Mickey Rourke's career, it might look like he has been reincarnated multiple times since he shot to fame in the 80s. Starting off as a serious teen heartthrob, Mickey soon felt the pressures of fame and left Hollywood relatively early in his career and returned to the passion he had in his formative years- boxing. In 1991 Rourke won six out of eight games (including four knockouts to boot!)
After his few ring victories, the actor was ready for another knockout round, this time on camera. In the 2000s made his big come-back role in his Oscar-nominated performance in the 2008 film, The Wrestler. How fitting!
John Goodman is a big guy and actually tried to take his talents in the direction of a football career. This was at a time where he was even dabbling in the world of theater, so you know it must have been a true passion. By the year 1970, Goodman had already achieved a sports scholarship at Southwest Missouri State University.
He was on his way, but unfortunately, a bad injury put things on hold. It was at that point where Goodman decides to perhaps reinvestigate that other thing that he was doing in high school...Acting. in 1975, the actor survived on odd jobs and commercial work in New York City. Finally, in 1988, he landed his iconic role in Roseanne.
Hailey Baldwin, or as she is known as more recently, Hailey Bieber, has been getting increasingly famous. While she is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin, her current celeb status may have something to do with her recent marriage to the mega-star Justin Beiber.
Before she was splashed all over our gossip mag cover pages, she was a trained ballerina, performing for top ballet companies like the Miami City Ballet. She also trained at the prestigious American Ballet Theater.