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Sigourney Weaver


Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins), was an English... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Aliens
Aliens Ripley
(1986)
Avatar
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine
(2009)
Alien
Alien Ripley
(1979)
Alien³
Alien³ Ripley
(1992)

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 2025 Avatar 5 (filming)
Grace Augustine
 2024 Avatar 4 (filming)
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2021 Avatar 3 (filming)
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2020 Avatar 2 (filming)
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2016/I The Assignment
Doctor Rachel Jane
 2016 A Monster Calls
Grandma
 2016 Ghostbusters
Rebecca Gorin
 2016 Finding Dory
Sigourney Weaver (voice)
 2015 Chappie
Michelle Bradley
 2012 Vamps
Cisserus
 2012 The Cold Light of Day
Carrack
 2012 The Cabin in the Woods
The Director
 2012 Red Lights
Margaret Matheson
 2011 Rampart
Joan Confrey
 2011/I Abduction
Dr. Bennett
 2011 Paul
The Big Guy
 2011 Cedar Rapids
Macy Vanderhei
 2010 You Again
Ramona
 2010 Crazy on the Outside
Viki
 2009 Avatar
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Narrator (voice)
 2008 WALL·E
Ship's Computer (voice)
 2008 Baby Mama
Chaffee Bicknell
 2008 Vantage Point
Rex Brooks
 2008 Be Kind Rewind
Ms. Lawson
 2007 The Girl in the Park
Julia
 2006 Happily N'Ever After
Frieda (voice)
 2006 Infamous
Babe Paley
 2006 The TV Set
Lenny
 2006 Snow Cake
Linda Freeman
 2004 Imaginary Heroes
Sandy Travis
 2004 The Village
Alice Hunt
 2003 Holes
The Warden
 2002 The Guys
Joan
 2001 Big Bad Love
Betti DeLoreo (voice)
 2001 Heartbreakers
Angela Nardino / Max Conners / Ulga Yevanova
 2000 Tadpole
Eve Grubman
 2000 Company Man
Daisy Quimp
 1999 Galaxy Quest
Gwen DeMarco
 1999 A Map of the World
Alice Goodwin
 1997 Alien: Resurrection
Ripley
 1997 The Ice Storm
Janey Carver
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Claudia Hoffman
 1995 Copycat
Helen Hudson
 1995 Jeffrey
Debra Moorhouse
 1994 Death and the Maiden
Paulina Escobar
 1993 Dave
Ellen Mitchell
 1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Queen Isabel of Castille
 1992 Alien³
Ripley
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Dana Barrett
 1988 Working Girl
Katharine Parker
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist
Dian Fossey
 1986 Half Moon Street
Lauren Slaughter
 1986 Aliens
Ripley
 1985 One Woman or Two
Jessica Fitzgerald
 1984 Ghostbusters
Dana Barrett
 1983 Deal of the Century
Catherine DeVoto
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously
Jill Bryant
 1981 Eyewitness
Tony Sokolow
 1979 Alien
Ripley
 1978 Madman
 1977 Annie Hall
Alvy's Date Outside Theatre
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Other Works:

Her credits at New York's Playwright's Horizon's theater include: Lydia in "Crazy Mary" by A.R. Gurney (June 2007), "Gemini" (1976). See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Interviews | 14 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about. See more »

Trivia:

Has worked with three Bagginses. In Alien (1979), she works with Ian Holm, who played Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation and Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In The Ice Storm (1997), she worked with Elijah Wood, who played the role in the film. In Aliens (1986), the stunt double for Newt was Kiran Shah, who ... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women of enormous strength and stature See more »

Nickname:

The Sci-Fi Queen See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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