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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 25 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2017 The Meyerowitz Stories
Sigourney Weaver
 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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Personal Details

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' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd rather work with a first-time director who's passionate about the material. I've done enough movies with old and jaded people who are just like "Let's get this over with.". See more »

Trivia:

Along with Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Emma Thompson, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett, she is one of only eleven actors to receive Academy Award nominations in two acting categories in the same year. She was nominated for Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl (1988) at the ... See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky yet smooth voice See more »

Nickname:

The Sci-Fi Queen See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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