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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

Snow Cake

Linda in Snow Cake

Alien

Ripley in Alien

Ghostbusters

Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters

Aliens

Ripley in Aliens

Annie Hall

Alvy's Date Outside Theatre in Annie Hall

Galaxy Quest

Gwen DeMarco in Galaxy Quest

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Queen Isabella in 1492: Conquest of Paradise

Copycat

Helen Hudson in Copycat

Gorillas in the Mist

Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist

Ghostbusters II

Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters II

Death and the Maiden

Paulina Escobar in Death and the Maiden

Working Girl

Katharine Parker in Working Girl

Heartbreakers

Max Conners in Heartbreakers

Be Kind Rewind

Ms. Lawson in Be Kind Rewind

Deal of the Century

Mrs. DeVoto in Deal of the Century

Happily N'Ever After

Frieda (voice) in Happily N'Ever After

Prayers for Bobby

Mary Griffith in Prayers for Bobby

The Year of Living Dangerously

Jill Bryant in The Year of Living Dangerously

The Cabin in the Woods

The Director in The Cabin in the Woods

Dave

Ellen Mitchell in Dave

The Village

Alice Hunt in The Village

Vantage Point

Rex Brooks in Vantage Point

Alien³

Ripley in Alien³

Alien Resurrection

Ripley in Alien Resurrection

Eyewitness

Tony Sokolow in Eyewitness

Holes

Louise Walker the Warden in Holes

Baby Mama

Chaffee Bicknell in Baby Mama

Imaginary Heroes

Sandy Travis in Imaginary Heroes

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Lady Claudia Hoffman in Snow White: A Tale of Terror

Infamous

Babe Paley in Infamous

Crazy on the Outside

Viki in Crazy on the Outside

Half Moon Street

Dr. Lauren Slaughter in Half Moon Street

Company Man

Daisy Quimp in Company Man

You Again

Ramona in You Again

The Girl in the Park

Julia Sandburg in The Girl in the Park

Tadpole

Eve Grubman in Tadpole

The Guys

Joan in The Guys

The TV Set

Lenny in The TV Set

Paul

The Big Guy in Paul

Jeffrey

Debra Moorhouse in Jeffrey

Get Bruce!

Self in Get Bruce!

The Ice Storm

Janey Carver in The Ice Storm

Avatar

Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar

Cedar Rapids

Macy Vanderhei in Cedar Rapids

The Beast Within: Making Alien

Self in The Beast Within: Making Alien

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'

Self in Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'

Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

Self in Superior Firepower: Making 'Aliens'

One Step Beyond: The Making  of Alien: Resurrection

Self in One Step Beyond: The Making of Alien: Resurrection

Vamps

Cisserus in Vamps

A Map of the World

Alice Goodwin in A Map of the World

Rampart

Joan Confrey in Rampart

Red Lights

Margaret Matheson in Red Lights

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

The Snow Queen

Narrator (voice) in The Snow Queen

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Tuja in Exodus: Gods and Kings

The Wild Swans

Narrator in The Wild Swans

One Woman or Two

Jessica Fitzgerald in One Woman or Two

Madman

Gale in Madman

Capturing Avatar

Self in Capturing Avatar

Alien Evolution

Self in Alien Evolution

Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

Self in Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

Big Bad Love

Betti DeLoreo (voice) in Big Bad Love

WALL·E

Ship's Computer (voice) in WALL·E

Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Self in Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies

Rabbit Ears - Peachboy

Narrator in Rabbit Ears - Peachboy

Chappie

Michelle Bradley in Chappie

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

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

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Self in Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

His Highness Hollywood

Self in His Highness Hollywood

Ghostheads

Self in Ghostheads

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

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

The Assignment

Dr. Rachel Kay in The Assignment

A Monster Calls

Grandma in A Monster Calls

Ghostbusters

Rebecca Gorin in Ghostbusters

Helmut by June

Self in Helmut by June

The Sorrows of Gin

Marcia Lawton in The Sorrows of Gin

O Youth and Beauty!

Marcia Lawton in O Youth and Beauty!

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

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

Avatar 4

Kiri in Avatar 4

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'

The Tale of Despereaux

The Narrator (voice) in The Tale of Despereaux

Finding Dory

Sigourney Weaver (voice) in Finding Dory

The Roman Empire in the First Century

Narrator in The Roman Empire in the First Century

Rakka

Jasper in Rakka

Abduction

Dr. Geraldine 'Geri' Bennett in Abduction

Avatar 5

Kiri in Avatar 5

The Meyerowitz Stories

Sigourney Weaver in The Meyerowitz Stories

Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge

Self in Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge

Oats Studios: Volume 1

Jasper in Oats Studios: Volume 1

Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

Narrator in Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

My Salinger Year

Margaret in My Salinger Year

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

Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Self in Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

Tipping Point: The End of Oil

Narrator (voice) in Tipping Point: The End of Oil

Deconstructing 'The Village'

Self in Deconstructing 'The Village'

Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

Self in Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora

John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

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

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

Call Jane

Virginia in Call Jane

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Master Gardener

Norma Haverhill in Master Gardener

Bonnie

Self in Bonnie

Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Self in Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Through These Eyes

Narrator in Through These Eyes

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

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

Saturday Night Live Backstage

in Saturday Night Live Backstage

The Gorge

in The Gorge

Inside Pandora's Box

Self in Inside Pandora's Box

50 Films to See Before You Die

Self in 50 Films to See Before You Die

Wilderness: A Country in the Mind

in Wilderness: A Country in the Mind

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Dust Bunny

in Dust Bunny

Ghostbusters 1999

Self in Ghostbusters 1999

Sigourney Weaver - Actionheldin und Stil-Ikone

Herself in Sigourney Weaver - Actionheldin und Stil-Ikone

TV Shows

Futurama

Planet Express Ship (voice) in Futurama

The One Show

Self - Guest in The One Show

LIVE with Kelly and Mark

in LIVE with Kelly and Mark

The View

Self in The View

The Early Show

Self in The Early Show

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

GMTV

Self in GMTV

Inside the Actors Studio

Self in Inside the Actors Studio

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Self - Guest in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Richard & Judy

Self in Richard & Judy

Somerset

Avis Ryan in Somerset

Political Animals

Elaine Barrish in Political Animals

NOVA

Narrator in NOVA

Doc Martin

American Tourist in Doc Martin

Marvel's The Defenders

Alexandra Reid in Marvel's The Defenders

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

Dian Fossey (voice) in Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

Dream the Future

Narrator in Dream the Future

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Goldene Kamera Verleihung

Self in Goldene Kamera Verleihung

James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

Self in James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

Saturday Night Live

Ellen Ripley in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Self / Various (archive footage) in Saturday Night Live

La semaine des 4 Julie

Self in La semaine des 4 Julie

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Sigourney Weaver in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Call My Agent!

Self in Call My Agent!

Secrets of the Whales

Narrator (voice) in Secrets of the Whales

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Finding Your Roots

Self in Finding Your Roots

The Jay Leno Show

Self in The Jay Leno Show

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

June Hart in The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mark Twain Prize

Self in Mark Twain Prize

Nulle part ailleurs

Self in Nulle part ailleurs

The Movies That Made Us

Self in The Movies That Made Us

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

Lady Starblaster (voice) in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self - Guest in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The View

Self - Guest in The View

Eli Stone

Therapist in Eli Stone

Reunited Apart

Self in Reunited Apart

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Self - Guest in The Late Late Show with James Corden

Honest Trailers

Dr. Grace Augustine (archive footage) in Honest Trailers

The Movies That Made Us

Dana Bennett (archive footage) in The Movies That Made Us