Sigourney Weaver Biography
Sigourney Weaver born Susan Alexandra is an American actress. She became famous with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien (1979)and her film debut with a nonspeaking role in Annie Hall (1977). Weaver repeated the role in three sequels: Aliens (1986).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress; Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997). She is also best known for her starring roles in the box-office hits Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), and Avatar (2009).
Sigourney was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the 1980 Off-Broadway play Das Lusitania Songspiel and received a Tony Award nomination for the 1984 Broadway play Hurlyburly. A seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, in 1988 she won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her work in the films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person to win two acting Golden Globes in the same year. She also received Academy Award nominations for both films.
For her role in the film The Ice Storm (1997), she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Additionally, she has received three Emmy Award nominations and won two Saturn Awards.
Weaver acquired the nickname of “the Sci-Fi Queen” for her numerous contributions to science-fiction film history. Other popular works she has appeared in include Galaxy Quest (1999), Futurama (2002), WALL-E (2008), Paul (2011), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Finding Dory, and A Monster Calls (both in 2016). She returned to Broadway in 2013 to star in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Weaver played Alexandra Reid, the main antagonist, in The Defenders which premiered on August 18, 2017.
Sigourney Weaver Age
Sigourney was born on October 8, 1949, in Manhattan, New York City. She is 71 years old.
Sigourney Weaver Height
Sigourney stands at a height of 1.82 m. Her body measurements are a wonderful example of a banana body shape.
Sigourney Weaver Family
Sigourney was born in Manhattan, New York City. She is the only daughter of Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins; 1913–2007), an actress, and NBC television executive and television pioneer Sylvester “Pat” Weaver (1908–2002). She had an uncle known as Doodles Weaver (1911–1983) who was a comedian and actor.
Sogourney’s mother was English, from Colchester, Essex, and her father, who was American, had English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, and Dutch ancestry, including roots in New England. She started using the name “Sigourney Weaver” in 1963 after a minor character (Mrs. Sigourney Howard, Jordan Baker’s aunt) in Chapter 3 of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby.
Sigourney Weaver Education
Sigourney went to the Ethel Walker School, a girls’ preparatory school in Simsbury, Connecticut. She also went to The Chapin School and The Brearley School. At the age of 14, Sigourney was reportedly 5 ft 10 1⁄2 in (179 cm) tall, although she only grew another inch during her teens to her adult height of 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in (182 cm). Weaver visited Israel in 1967, at the age of 18, and volunteered on a kibbutz for several months.
Sigourney went to Sarah Lawrence College. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Stanford University in 1972, where she first started her involvement in acting by living in Stanford’s co-ed Beta Chi Community for the Performing Arts. In 1974 she earned herself a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Yale University School of Drama.
One of her appearances was in the chorus in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical version of The Frogs, and another was as one of a mob of Roman soldiers alongside Meryl Streep in another production. Later she acted in original plays by her friend and classmate Christopher Durang. She later appeared in an “Off-Broadway” production of Durang’s comedy Beyond Therapy in 1981, which was directed by the up-and-coming director Jerry Zaks.
Sigourney Weaver Husband | Sigourney Weaver Children
Since October 1, 1984, Sigourney has been married to stage director Jim Simpson. The couple has one daughter, Charlotte Simpson who was born on April 13, 1990.
Sigourney Weaver Gay
Sigourney is not a gay she just happens to be a longtime friend of Jamie Lee Curtis, with whom she starred in the romantic comedy You Again (2010).
Sigourney Weaver Movies
Films From Year 2010 to 2021
- 2021 – Avatar 3 as TBA
- 2020 – Avatar 2 as TBA
- 2017 – The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Herself
- 2017 – Rakka as Jasper
- 2016 – Finding Dory – Herself
- 2016 – Ghostbusters as Dr. Rebecca Gorin
- 2016 – A Monster Calls as Grandma
- 2016 – The Assignment as Dr. Rachel Jane
- 2015 – Chappie as Michelle Bradley
- 2014 – My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)
- 2014 – Exodus: Gods and Kings as Tuya
- 2012 – The Cabin in the Woods as The Director
- 2012 – Red Lights as Margaret Matheson
- 2012 – The Cold Light of Day as Jean Carrack
- 2012 – Vamps as Cisserus
- 2011 – Cedar Rapids as Marcy Vanderhei
- 2011 – Paul as The Big Guy
- 2011 – Abduction as Dr. Geraldine “Geri” Bennett
- 2011 – Rampart as Joan Confrey
- 2010 – Crazy on the Outside as Vicky Zelda
- 2010 – You Again as Ramona Clark
Films From Year 2000 to 2009
- 2009 – Avatar as Dr. Grace Augustine
- 2008 – Vantage Point as Rex Brooks
- 2008 – Be Kind Rewind as Ms. Lawson
- 2008 – Baby Mama as Chaffee Bicknell
- 2008 – WALL•E as Axiom Computer
- 2008 – The Tale of Despereaux as Narrator
- 2007 – Happily N’Ever After as Frieda
- 2007 – The Girl in the Park as Julia Sandburg
- 2006 – Snow Cake as Linda Freeman
- 2006 – The TV Set as Lenny
- 2006 – Infamous as Babe Paley
- 2004 – Imaginary Heroes as Sandy Travis
- 2004 – The Village as Alice Hunt
- 2003 – Holes as Lou Walker The Warden
- 2002 – Tadpole as Eve Grubman
- 2002 – The Guys as Joan
- 2001 – Heartbreakers as Angela Nardino / Max Conners / Olga Ivanova
- 2001 – Big Bad Love as Betti DeLoreo
- 2000 – Company Man as Daisy Quimp
Films From Year 1992 to 1999
- 1999 – A Map of the World as Alice Goodwin
- 1999 – Galaxy Quest as Gwen DeMarco / Lieutenant Tawny Madison
- 1997 – The Ice Storm as Janey Carver
- 1997 – Alien Resurrection as Ellen Ripley
- 1995 – Copycat as Helen Hudson
- 1995 – Jeffrey as Debra Moorhouse
- 1994 – The Wild Swans as Narrator
- 1994 – Death and the Maiden as Paulina Escobar
- 1993 – Rabbit Ears: Peachboy as Narrator
- 1993 – Dave as Ellen Mitchell
- 1992 – The Snow Queen as Narrator
- 1992 – Alien 3 as Ellen Ripley
- 1992 – 1492: Conquest of Paradise as Queen Isabella
Films From Year 1977 to 1989
- 1989 – Ghostbusters II as Dana Barrett
- 1988 – Gorillas in the Mist as Dian Fossey
- 1988 – Working Girl as Katharine Parker
- 1986 – Half Moon Street as Dr. Lauren Slaughter
- 1986 – Aliens as Ellen Ripley
- 1985 – One Woman or Two as Jessica Fitzgerald
- 1984 – Ghostbusters as Dana Barrett
- 1983 – Deal of the Century as Catherine DeVoto
- 1982 – The Year of Living Dangerously as Jilly Bryant
- 1981 – Eyewitness as Tony Sokolow
- 1979 – Alien as Ripley
- 1978 – Madman
- 1977 – Annie Hall as Alvy’s date outside theater
Sigourney Weaver Tv Shows
- 2017 – The Defenders as Alexandra
- 2015, 2017 – Doc Martin as Beth Traywick
- 2015 – Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero as Lady Starblaster
- 2012 – Political Animals as Elaine Barrish
- 2009 – Prayers for Bobby as Mary Griffith
- 2008 – Eli Stone as Therapist
- 2002 – Futurama as The Female Planet Express Ship
- 1997 – Snow White: A Tale of Terror as Lady Claudia Hoffman
- 1986, 2010 – Saturday Night Live – Herself (host)
- 1979 – 3 by Cheever: The Sorrows of Gin as Marcia Lawton
- 1977 – The Best of Families as Laura Wheeler
- 1976 – Somerset as Avis Ryan
Sigourney Weaver Oscar
Sigourney has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards (one win), and seven Golden Globe Awards (two wins). She has also earned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for her work on the stage.
Sigourney Weaver Ghostbusters
She followed the success of Alien appearing opposite Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously released to critical acclaim and as Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
It stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, and Egon Spengler—eccentric parapsychologists who start a ghost-catching business in New York City. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as the client Dana Barrett and her neighbor Louis Tully.
Sigourney Weaver Avatar
She reunited with Aliens director James Cameron for his film Avatar (2009), with Weaver playing a major role as Dr. Grace Augustine, leader of the AVTR (avatar) program on the film’s fictional moon Pandora.
It was confirmed in September 2011 that Weaver will be returning to Avatar 2, with James Cameron stating that “no one ever dies in science fiction.” He revealed in 2014 that she would be featured in all three sequels.
Principal photography for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 started on September 25, 2017, with Weaver returning; however, she stated that she would portray a different, currently unknown character. She had to learn both free-diving and scuba diving for the film.
Sigourney Weaver Alien
Sigourney repeated the role in the three sequels of the Alien movie franchise, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe states, “One of the real pleasures of Alien is to watch the emergence of both Ellen Ripley as a character and Sigourney Weaver as a star.”
In the sequel Aliens directed by James Cameron, critic Roger Ebert wrote, “Weaver, who is onscreen almost all the time, comes through with a very strong, sympathetic performance: She’s the thread that holds everything together.” She followed the success of Alien appearing opposite Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously released to critical acclaim and as Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
Sigourney Weaver Annie Hall
Annie Hall is a romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. It was produced by Allen’s manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars the director as Alvy Singer, who tries to figure out the reasons for the failure of his relationship with the film’s eponymous female lead, played by Diane Keaton in a role written specifically for her.
Sigourney Weaver Heartbreakers
In 2001, Weaver appeared in the comedy Heartbreakers playing the lead role of a con artist alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman, and Anne Bancroft.
Sigourney was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for her performance in the film. The story revolves around an elaborate con set up by a mother-daughter team to swindle wealthy men out of their money, and what happens during their “last” con together.
Sigourney Weaver Holes
Holes is an adventure comedy-drama film directed by Andrew Davis. It is based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Louis Sachar (who also wrote the screenplay).
It stars Sigourney alongside Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Tim Blake Nelson, and Shia LaBeouf. It was co-produced by Walden Media and Walt Disney Pictures and distributed in many markets by Disney’s distribution company Buena Vista.
Holes was released on April 18, 2003, in the United States and earned $71.4 million worldwide. Later it released on DVD and VHS on September 23, 2003, by Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Walt Disney Home Entertainment. It is dedicated to Scott Plank, who died in a car accident six months before the film’s release.
Sigourney Weaver Pumpkin
These were candid snapshots of Sigourney and a large pumpkin. They were circulating around on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Reddit in 2016.
Sigourney Weaver Gorilla
Gorillas in the Mist is a drama film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey. It is based on the true story of her work in Rwanda with mountain gorillas and was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Sigourney Weaver Paul
Paul is a science-fiction road-comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and written. It stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It is about two science-fiction geeks who meet an extraterrestrial being, voiced by Seth Rogen, with a sarcastic manner and an appetite for alcohol and cigarettes.
They help the alien escape the FBI agents pursuing him, so he is able to return to his home planet. The film contains numerous references to other science-fiction films, especially those of Steven Spielberg, as well as to general science-fiction fandom.