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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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 2016 A Monster Calls
Grandma
 2016 Ghostbusters
Rebecca Gorin
 2012 Vamps
Cisserus
 2011 Paul
The Big Guy
 2010 You Again
Ramona
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Narrator (voice)
 2008 WALL·E
Ship's Computer (voice)
 2007 The Girl in the Park
Julia
 2006 Happily N'Ever After
Frieda (voice)
 2006 The TV Set
Lenny
 2003 Holes
The Warden
 2002 The Guys
Joan
 2001 Big Bad Love
Betti DeLoreo (voice)
 2001 Heartbreakers
Angela Nardino / Max Conners / Ulga Yevanova
 2000 Company Man
Daisy Quimp
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Claudia Hoffman
 1992 Alien³
Ripley
 1986 Half Moon Street
Lauren Slaughter
 1986 Aliens
Ripley
 1983 Deal of the Century
Catherine DeVoto
 1981 Eyewitness
Tony Sokolow
 1979 Alien
Ripley
 1978 Madman
 1977 Annie Hall
Alvy's Date Outside Theatre
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Other Works:

Guest on "Live on Five" promoting "Ghostbusters II". See more »

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've lost a lot of roles because of my height. I'm 6 feet 3 inches in heels. Producers are short and I was never their sexual fantasy. As for actors, if I enter a room and an actor stands up then immediately gets self-conscious and sits back down, I hear myself saying, "This job isn't for me." I once offered to paint my shoes on my bare feet to get one part because it made me appear shorter. See more »

Trivia:

Received her Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama (1974). See more »

Trademark:

Delicate high cheekbones See more »

Nickname:

The Sci-Fi Queen See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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