Sigourney Weaver

Birth Day October 8th, 1949
Birth Place New York City, U.S.
Age 71 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

An American actress, Susan Alexandra Weaver is excellently known as Sigourney Weaver. She is famous for her role as Ellen Ripley in the "Alien franchise", which helps to earn her an Academy Award nomination in 1986. She is often regarded as one of the most significant female protagonists in cinema history. She is a seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, whereas she 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.

American Actress, Sigourney Weaver

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Sigourney made her first theatrical film appearance in "Annie Hall" in the year 1977 opposite Woody Allen whereas she made her first TV show appearance in "Somerset" in the year 1976 as Avis Ryan. She started using the name "Sigourney", taking it from a minor character in "The Great Gatsby" at the age of 14. Variety reported on 23rd September 2019 that Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are set to reunite once more (after Dave and The Ice Storm) for "The Good House". Weaver previously had primarily worked in theater and only did commercials, a few television roles. She was voted Number 20 in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time, being one of only two women in the Top 20 in 2003. Moreover, she will be starring in "Avatar 2" in 2022 and in "Avatar 3" in 2024.

Early Life

Born with the real name of Susan Alexandra Weaver on 8th October 1949. Sigourney grabs American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity as she has English ancestry on her mother's side and English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, and Dutch ancestry on her father's side. She was conceived in New York City, U.S. which is her birthplace as well as hometown. Likewise, Christian is her religion and white is her race. As per her birth date, her star sign is Libra. Sigourney celebrated her 71st birthday on last October of 2020 which is her present age.

Talking about Weaver's parents, her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins), was an English actress and a native of Colchester, England whereas her father, Sylvester "Pat" Weaver, was an American television executive born in Los Angeles, who served as president of NBC between 1953 and 1955 and created NBC's Today Show in 1952. He has also one sibling a brother named, Trajan Weaver.

Sigourneyattended the Brearley School and Chapin School in New York before arriving at the Ethel Walker School (Walker's) in Simsbury, Connecticut, where she developed an early interest in performance art. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and later she was transferred to Stanford University as an English major. As well, she applied to Yale University's School of Drama.

Career

  • Sigourney Weaver starred in two of her most memorable and critically acclaimed performances, "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988) and "Working Girl" (1988).

Sigourney Weaver with her Golden Globe Award

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  • She appeared in the comedy "Heartbreakers" playing the lead role of a con artist in 2001 and returned to Rwanda for the BBC special "Gorillas Revisited" in 2007.
  • As well, she voiced a narrating role in the computer-animated film, "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008).
  • She was seen as Mary Griffith in her first made-for-TV movie, "Prayers for Bobby" in 2009.
  • Weaver confirmed on 7th June 2019 that she would be reprising her role as Dana Barrett in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" which is due for release in November 2021.

Personal Life

Sigourney Weaver is a married woman as she was married to the stage director, Jim Simpson since 1st October 1984 and they live in Manhattan. The pair is blessed with one daughter Charlotte, born in 1990. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Sigourney Weaver And Husband Jim Simpson

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Furthermore, Weaver hosted the annual gala of the Trickle Up Program, a non-profit organization focusing on those in extreme poverty, mainly women and disabled people, in the Rainbow Room on 8th April 2008. She also revealed that the reason behind her appearance in "Doc Martin" was her 40-year friendship with Doc Martin star Selina Cadell.

Net Worth

Talented actress, Sigourney Weaver has a net worth of $60 million as of 2021 whereas she was paid just $35,000 for the original "Alien". Her salary for "Aliens" was then bumped up to $1 million and a share of the profits, thanks largely to James Cameron's insistence that she would star in the film. Her major source of income is from her acting career. She has also done endorsement work for numerous brands such as John Hancock Insurance Company (1998), Pepsi (1978), The Nature Conservancy (2007), DirecTV (2007).

Filmography

  • 1977 - "Annie Hall"
  • 1978 - "Madman"
  • 1979 - "Alien"
  • 1981 - "Eyewitness"
  • 1982 - "The Year of Living Dangerously"
  • 1983 - "Deal of the Century"
  • 1984 - "Ghostbusters"
  • 1985 - "One Woman or Two"
  • 1986 - "Half Moon Street"
  • 1988 - "Gorillas in the Mist"
  • 1989 - "Ghostbusters II"
  • 1992 - "Alien 3"
  • 1992 - "1492: Conquest of Paradise"
  • 1994 - "Death and the Maiden"
  • 1995 - "Copycat"
  • 1997 - "The Ice Storm"
  • 1999 - "A Map of the World"
  • 2000 - "Company Man"
  • 2001 - "Heartbreakers"
  • 2002 - "Tadpole"
  • 2003 - "Holes"
  • 2004 - "Imaginary Heroes"
  • 2006 - "Snow Cake"
  • 2007 - "Happily N'Ever After"
  • 2008 - "Vantage Point"
  • 2009 - "Avatar"
  • 2010 - "Crazy on the Outside"
  • 2011 - "Cedar Rapids"
  • 2012 - "The Cabin in the Woods"
  • 2014 - "My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)"
  • 2015 - "Chappie"
  • 2016 - "Finding Dory"
  • 2017 - "Rakka"
  • 2020 - "My Salinger Year"
  • 2021  "Ghostbusters: Afterlife"
  • 2022 - "Avatar 2
  • 2024 - "Avatar 3"
  • TBA - "The Good House"
  • TBA - "Call Jane"

Television Series / Shows

  • 1976 - "Somerset"
  • 1986, 2010 - "Saturday Night Live"
  • 1997 - "Snow White: A Tale of Terror"
  • 2002 - "Futurama"
  • 2008 - "Eli Stone"
  • 2009 - "Prayers for Bobby"
  • 2012 - "Political Animals"
  • 2015 - "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero"
  • 2015, 2017 - "Doc Martin"
  • 2017 - "The Defenders"
  • 2019 - "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
  • 2019 - "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"
  • 2020 - "Call My Agent!"

Theatre

  • 1971 - "Better Dead Than Sorry"
  • 1972 - "Story Theatre"
  • 1972 - "Sarah B. Divine!"
  • 1973 to 1974 - "Watergate Classics"
  • 1974 - "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny"
  • 1975 - "The Constant Wife"
  • 1976 - "Titanic"
  • 1978 - "Marco Polo Sings a Solo"
  • 1979 - "New Jerusalem"
  • 1980 - "Das Lusitania Songspiel"
  • 1981 - "Beyond Therapy"
  • 1982 - "Animal Kingdom"
  • 1983 - "Old Times"
  • 1986 - "A Streetcar Named Desire"
  • 1996 - "Sex and Longing"
  • 2002 - "The Mercy Seat"
  • 2004 - "Mrs. Farnsworth"
  • 2007 - "Crazy Mary"
  • 2008 - "Love Letters"
  • 2019 - "The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts"

Documentaries

  • 1988 - "Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge"
  • 1999 - "Why Dogs Smile & Chimpanzees Cry"
  • 2001 - "The Roman Empire in the First Century"
  • 2003 - "Search for the Afghan Girl"
  • 2006 - "Planet Earth"
  • 2009 - "ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification"
  • 2015 - "Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words"
  • 2016 - "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week"
  • 2017 - "Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies"
  • 2018 - "Dream the Future"
  • 2019 - "Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters"

Video games

  • 2009 - "James Cameron's Avatar: The Game"
  • 2014 - "Alien: Isolation"

Audiobooks

  • 1992 - "The Snow Queen"
  • 1994 - "Peachboy"
  • 2007 - "Little Bear"

Soundtrack discography

  • 1993 - "Dave"
  • 2001 - "Heartbreakers"
  • 2006 - "Snow Cake"
  • 2007 - "The Girl in the Park" 

Awards and Achievements

  • BAFTA Awards for her work in "The Ice Storm"
  • Golden Globe Awards for her work in "Gorillas in the Mist"
  • Saturn Awards for her work in "Aliens"

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