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Sigourney Weaver

Born: 1949

Biography

Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. Weaver is considered to be a pioneer of action heroines in science fiction films. She is known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise, which earned her an Academy Award nomination in 1986 and is often regarded as one of the most significant female protagonists in cinema history. A seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Weaver won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress in 1988 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. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her work in the 1984 Broadway play Hurlyburly. Weaver's other film roles include Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Dave (1993), Galaxy Quest (1999), Holes (2003), WALL-E (2008), Avatar (2009), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Paul (2011), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and A Monster Calls (2016); and the television miniseries Political Animals (2012) and The Defenders (2017). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sigourney Weaver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Resources

Movies

Alien

Ripley in Alien

Aliens

Lt. Ellen Louise Ripley in Aliens

Copycat

Helen Hudson in Copycat

Gorillas in the Mist

Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist

Death and the Maiden

Paulina Escobar in Death and the Maiden

Heartbreakers

Max Conners in Heartbreakers

Alien³

Ripley in Alien³

Alien Resurrection

Ripley 8 in Alien Resurrection

Imaginary Heroes

Sandy Travis in Imaginary Heroes

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Lady Claudia Hoffman in Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Half Moon Street

Dr. Lauren Slaughter in Half Moon Street

The Girl in the Park

Julia Sandburg in The Girl in the Park

The Guys

Joan in The Guys

A Map of the World

Alice Goodwin in A Map of the World

Red Lights

Margaret Matheson in Red Lights

The Snow Queen

Narrator (voice) in The Snow Queen

The Wild Swans

Narrator in The Wild Swans

Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

Self in Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

Rabbit Ears - Peachboy

Narrator in Rabbit Ears - Peachboy

My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)

Elizabeth Swados (voice) in My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

Narrator (voice) in Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

The Sorrows of Gin

Marcia Lawton in The Sorrows of Gin

The Roman Empire in the First Century

Narrator in The Roman Empire in the First Century

Rakka

Jasper in Rakka

Oats Studios: Volume 1

Jasper in Oats Studios: Volume 1

The Good House

Hildy Good in The Good House

Off in the Far Away Somewhere: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii

Georgia O’Keeffe in Off in the Far Away Somewhere: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii

Tipping Point: the End of Oil

Narrator in Tipping Point: the End of Oil

National Geographic : Search for the Afghan Girl

Narrator in National Geographic : Search for the Afghan Girl

Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry

Narrator in Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry

Protecting the Amazon Demands Radical Change

Narrator in Protecting the Amazon Demands Radical Change

Annul Victory

Self in Annul Victory

All You Need Is Love

Narrator in All You Need Is Love

Fragile Planet

Narrator in Fragile Planet

Gorillas Revisited with Sigourney Weaver

Self in Gorillas Revisited with Sigourney Weaver

Through These Eyes

Narrator in Through These Eyes

Wilderness: A Country in the Mind

in Wilderness: A Country in the Mind

Snow Cake

Linda in Snow Cake

Galaxy Quest

Gwen DeMarco in Galaxy Quest

Deal of the Century

Catherine DeVoto in Deal of the Century

Prayers for Bobby

Mary Griffith in Prayers for Bobby

The Year of Living Dangerously

Jill Bryant in The Year of Living Dangerously

Dave

Ellen Mitchell in Dave

Eyewitness

Tony Sokolow in Eyewitness

Crazy on the Outside

Viki in Crazy on the Outside

Tadpole

Eve Grubman in Tadpole

The TV Set

Lenny in The TV Set

The Beast Within: Making Alien

Self in The Beast Within: Making Alien

One Step Beyond: Making 'Alien: Resurrection'

Self in One Step Beyond: Making 'Alien: Resurrection'

One Woman or Two

Jessica Fitzgerald in One Woman or Two

The Assignment

Dr. Rachel Kay in The Assignment

My Salinger Year

Margaret in My Salinger Year

Call Jane

Virginia in Call Jane

Master Gardener

Norma Haverhill in Master Gardener

Dust Bunny

in Dust Bunny

Ghostbusters

Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Queen Isabella in 1492: Conquest of Paradise

Ghostbusters II

Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters II

Working Girl

Katharine Parker in Working Girl

Holes

Louise Walker the Warden in Holes

You Again

Ramona in You Again

The Ice Storm

Janey Carver in The Ice Storm

Avatar

Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar

Vamps

Cisserus in Vamps

Avatar: The Way of Water

Kiri in Avatar: The Way of Water

The Cold Light of Day

Jean Carrack in The Cold Light of Day

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Self in Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Ghostheads

Self in Ghostheads

A Monster Calls

Grandma in A Monster Calls

Avatar 3

Kiri in Avatar 3

Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Self in Keepers of the Covenant: Making 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'

Avatar 5

Kiri in Avatar 5

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

The Gorge

in The Gorge

Ghostbusters 1999

Self in Ghostbusters 1999

Vantage Point

Rex Brooks in Vantage Point

Baby Mama

Chaffee Bicknell in Baby Mama

Company Man

Daisy Quimp in Company Man

Jeffrey

Debra Moorhouse in Jeffrey

Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

Self in Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

Madman

Gale in Madman

Avatar 4

Kiri in Avatar 4

Abduction

Dr. Geraldine 'Geri' Bennett in Abduction

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

Narrator in Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Self in Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

Self in Avatar: The Deep Dive - A Special Edition of 20/20

Inside Pandora's Box

Self in Inside Pandora's Box

The Village

Alice Hunt in The Village

Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge

Self in Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'

Self in Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'

Chappie

Michelle Bradley in Chappie

The Tale of Despereaux

The Narrator (voice) in The Tale of Despereaux

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Self in Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Capturing Avatar

Self in Capturing Avatar

WALL·E

Ship's Computer (voice) in WALL·E

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Self in Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Helmut by June

Self in Helmut by June

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Tuja in Exodus: Gods and Kings

Big Bad Love

Betti DeLoreo (voice) in Big Bad Love

His Highness Hollywood

Self in His Highness Hollywood

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Self in The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Happily N'Ever After

Frieda (voice) in Happily N'Ever After

The Cabin in the Woods

The Director in The Cabin in the Woods

Infamous

Babe Paley in Infamous

Alien Evolution

Self in Alien Evolution

Cedar Rapids

Macy Vanderhei in Cedar Rapids

O Youth and Beauty!

Marcia Lawton in O Youth and Beauty!

Saturday Night Live Backstage

in Saturday Night Live Backstage

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

Self (archive footage) in John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

Be Kind Rewind

Ms. Lawson in Be Kind Rewind

Paul

The Big Guy in Paul

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Sigourney Weaver in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Self in Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

50 Films to See Before You Die

Self in 50 Films to See Before You Die

Bonnie

Self in Bonnie

Rampart

Joan Confrey in Rampart

Deconstructing 'The Village'

Self in Deconstructing 'The Village'

Ghostbusters

Rebecca Gorin in Ghostbusters

Finding Dory

Sigourney Weaver (voice) in Finding Dory

Get Bruce!

Self in Get Bruce!

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Annie Hall

Alvy's Date Outside Theatre in Annie Hall

TV Shows