Sigourney Weaver

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Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver in 2010
Born Susan Alexandra Weaver
October 8, 1949 (1949-10-08) (age 65)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education Bachelor of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Alma mater Stanford University
Yale School of Drama
Spouse Jim Simpson (1984–present)
Children Daughter
Parents Sylvester Weaver (deceased)
Elizabeth Inglis (deceased)
Relatives Doodles Weaver
(uncle, deceased)
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
1997 The Ice Storm
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
1989 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
1989 Working Girl
Saturn Award for Best Actress (film)
1986 Aliens

Sigourney Weaver (born as Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949, in New York City) is an American actress.

Weaver played the role of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the movie series Alien, in the four movies Alien, Aliens, Alien³, and Alien: Resurrection. She is also well known for playing Dana Barrett in the movies Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II or for the role Dian Fossey in the movie Gorillas in the Mist.

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Film Role Notes
1977 Annie Hall Alvy's Date Outside Theater
1978 Madman Not Specified
1979 Alien Ellen Ripley Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1981 Eyewitness Tony Sokolow Crew members & TV equipment From WNYW (then known as WNEW) appeared in the film. Weaver also co-hosted the news on WNYW for the film
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously Jilly Bryant
1983 Deal of the Century Catherine DeVoto
1984 Ghostbusters Dana Barrett
Terror in the Aisles archival footage
1985 Une Femme ou Deux Jessica Fitzgerald
1986 Half Moon Street Dr. Lauren Slaughter
Aliens Ellen Ripley Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1988 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Working Girl Katharine Parker Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1989 Ghostbusters II Dana Barrett
1992 Alien 3 Ellen Ripley Co-Producer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1492: Conquest of Paradise Queen Isabella
1993 Dave Ellen Mitchell
1994 Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar
1995 Copycat Helen Hudson
Jeffrey Debra Moorhouse
1997 The Ice Storm Janey Carver BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lady Claudia Hoffman Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
Alien Resurrection Ellen Ripley Clone Co-Producer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1999 A Map of the World Alice Goodwin Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Galaxy Quest Gwen DeMarco/Lieutenant Tawny Madison Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
2000 Company Man Daisy Quimp
2001 Heartbreakers Max Conners/Angela Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2002 Tadpole Eve Grubman
The Guys Joan Directed by husband Jim Simpson, starring daughter Charlotte Simpson
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2003 Holes Warden Walker
2004 Imaginary Heroes Sandy Travis Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
The Village Alice Hunt
2006 Snow Cake Linda Freeman Nominated – Genie Award for Best Actress
The TV Set Lenny
Infamous Babe Paley
2007 Happily N'Ever After Frieda voice only
The Girl in the Park Julia Sandburg
2008 Vantage Point Rex Brooks
Be Kind Rewind Ms. Lawson
Baby Mama Chaffee Bicknell
WALL•E Computer voice only
The Tale of Despereaux The Narrator voice only
2009 Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith Nominated – Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine
ACID TEST The Narrator voice and image
2010 Paul Tara
Crazy on the Outside Vicky in post-production
You Again Aunt Ramona filming

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