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Sigourney Weaver
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Sigourney Weaver in September 2011
BornSusan Alexandra Weaver
(1949-10-08) October 8, 1949 (age 64)
Manhattan, New York City
New York, U.S.
Alma materStanford University (B.A., 1972)
Yale University (M.F.A., 1974)
OccupationActress
Years active1976–present
Height5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Spouse(s)Jim Simpson (m. 1984)
Children1 (Charlotte Simpson)
ParentsSylvester Weaver (deceased)
Elizabeth Inglis (deceased)
RelativesDoodles Weaver
(uncle, deceased)
 
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Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver2.jpg
Sigourney Weaver in September 2011
BornSusan Alexandra Weaver
(1949-10-08) October 8, 1949 (age 64)
Manhattan, New York City
New York, U.S.
Alma materStanford University (B.A., 1972)
Yale University (M.F.A., 1974)
OccupationActress
Years active1976–present
Height5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Spouse(s)Jim Simpson (m. 1984)
Children1 (Charlotte Simpson)
ParentsSylvester Weaver (deceased)
Elizabeth Inglis (deceased)
RelativesDoodles Weaver
(uncle, deceased)

Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949) is an American actress. She is known especially for the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the four Alien films: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. She is also well known for her roles in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, and Avatar.

Her 1986 Academy Award nomination for Aliens is considered as a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror genres, as well as a major step in challenging the gender role in cinema. Weaver progressively received fame for her numerous contributions to the science fiction film history (including minor roles in successful works such as Futurama, WALL-E, Paul and The Cabin in the Woods) and gained the nickname of "The Sci-Fi Queen".[1][2][3][4] She also played the lead role as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish on USA Network's Political Animals miniseries.

Weaver has been nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress for Aliens and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl. She also won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Ice Storm, and Saturn Awards for Aliens and Avatar. She also earned Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations. She has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress in 1988 for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person ever to have won two acting Golden Globe Awards in the same year.[5]

Early life[edit]

Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Manhattan, New York City, the daughter of Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins; 1913–2007), an English actress, and the NBC television executive and television pioneer Sylvester "Pat" Weaver (1908–2002).[6][7][8] Her uncle, Doodles Weaver (1911–1983), was a comedian and actor. She has English, Scottish, and Ulster-Scots ancestry, including roots in New England.[9][10] Weaver began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963 after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.[11]

Weaver attended the Ethel Walker School, a girls' preparatory school in Simsbury, Connecticut. She also attended The Chapin School. Sigourney was reportedly 5′ 10½″ (179 cm) tall by the age of 14, although she only grew another inch during her teens to her adult height of 5′ 11½″ (182 cm). In 1967, at the age of 18, Weaver visited Israel and volunteered on a kibbutz for several months.[12]

Weaver attended Sarah Lawrence College as well as Stanford University[13] where she first began her involvement in acting, by living in Stanford's co-ed Beta Chi Community for the Performing Arts.[14] Weaver earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Yale University School of Drama in 1974,[15] where one of her appearances was in the chorus in a production of Stephen Sondheim's musical version of The Frogs, and another was as one of a mob of Roman soldiers alongside Meryl Streep in another production.[16] Weaver later acted in original plays by her friend and classmate Christopher Durang. She later appeared in an "Off-Broadway" production of Durang's comedy Beyond Therapy in 1981, which was directed by the up-and-coming director Jerry Zaks.

Film career[edit]

Weaver with her father Pat Weaver in 1989

Weaver's first role is often said to be in Woody Allen's 1977 comedy Annie Hall playing a minor role opposite Allen, whereas she appeared at least in Sidney Lumet's Serpico three years before (she meets Al Pacino at a party). Weaver appeared two years later as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's blockbuster 1979 film Alien, in a role initially designated to co-star Veronica Cartwright, until a late change in casting. She reprised the role in the three sequels of the Alien movie franchise, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe states, "One of the real pleasures of "Alien" is to watch the emergence of both Ellen Ripley as a character and Sigourney Weaver as a star."[17] In the sequel Aliens directed by James Cameron, critic Roger Ebert writes, "Weaver, who is onscreen almost all the time, comes through with a very strong, sympathetic performance: She's the thread that holds everything together."[18] Weaver followed the success of Alien appearing opposite Mel Gibson in The Year of Living Dangerously released to critical acclaim and as Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Sigourney Weaver at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Baby Mama; she played a role in the film.

By the end of the decade, Weaver appeared in two of her most memorable and critically acclaimed performances in 1988 as Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist. The same year she appeared opposite Harrison Ford in a supporting role as Katharine Parker in the film Working Girl. Weaver won Golden Globe awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for her two roles that year. She received two Academy Award nominations in 1988, for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Working Girl and Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist, making her one of the few actors nominated for two acting awards in the same year. By the early 1990s, Weaver appeared in several films including Ang Lee's The Ice Storm, earning her another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress and winning a BAFTA Award, followed by Dave opposite Kevin Kline and Frank Langella. She played the role of agoraphobic criminal psychologist Helen Hudson in the 1995 movie Copycat. Weaver also concentrated on smaller and supporting roles throughout the decade such as Jeffrey (1994), Galaxy Quest (1999), and A Map of the World (1999) earning her another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

In 2001, she appeared in the comedy Heartbreakers playing the lead role of a con artist alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman and Anne Bancroft. She appeared in several films throughout the decade including Holes (2003), the M. Night Shyamalan horror film The Village (2004), Vantage Point (2008), and Baby Mama (2008). Weaver also returned to Rwanda for the BBC special Gorillas Revisited. She was voted 20th in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time, being one of only two women in the Top 20 (the other was Audrey Hepburn).

In 2009, Weaver starred as Mary Griffith in her first made-for-TV movie, Prayers for Bobby, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award,[19] Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. She also guest starred in the TV show Eli Stone in the fall of 2008.[20] She reunited with Aliens director James Cameron for his 2009 film Avatar, with Weaver playing a major part as Dr. Grace Augustine, leader of the AVTR (avatar) program on the film's fictional moon Pandora.

Weaver in December 2009

Weaver has done voice work in television and film. She had a guest role in the Futurama episode "Love and Rocket" in February 2002, playing the female Planet Express Ship. In 2006, she was the narrator for the American version of the Emmy Award-winning series Planet Earth. Also in 2006, Weaver narrated "A Matter of Degrees", a short film that plays daily at The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks (The Wild Center) in Tupper Lake, New York. In 2008, Weaver was featured as the voice of the ship's computer in the Pixar and Disney release, WALL•E. She also voiced a narrating role in another computer-animated film, 2008's The Tale of Despereaux, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo.

Weaver has hosted two episodes of the long-running NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live: once on the 12th season premiere in 1986, and again, on a season 35 episode in January 2010. In March 2010, she was cast for the lead role as Queen of the Vampires in Amy Heckerling's Vamps.[21] She was honored at the 2010 Scream Awards earning The Heroine Award which honored her work in science fiction, horror and fantasy films. In May 2010, there were reports that Weaver had been cast for the lead role Margaret Matheson in the Spanish thriller film Red Lights.[22]

In September 2011, it was confirmed that Weaver will be returning to Avatar 2, with James Cameron stating that "no one ever dies in science fiction."[23]

In 2014 Weaver reprised the role of Ripley for the first time in 17 years by voicing the character in the video game Alien: Isolation. Her character will appear in two DLCs set during the events of Alien, with most of the original cast voicing their respective characters.[24][25]

Personal life[edit]

Weaver was engaged to reporter Aaron Latham in 1967.[26] She has been married to the filmmaker Jim Simpson since October 1, 1984.[27] They have one daughter, Charlotte Simpson, who was born on April 13, 1990.[28]

After making Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, she became a supporter of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and is now the DFGFI's honorary chairwoman.[29]She was honored by the Explorers Club for this work. Weaver is considered to be an environmentalist.[30] In October 2006, she drew international attention through a news conference at the start of a United Nations General Assembly policy deliberation. She outlined the widespread threat to ocean habitats posed by deep-sea trawling, an industrial method for harvesting fish. On April 8, 2008, she hosted the annual gala of the Trickle Up Program, a non-profit organization focusing on those in extreme poverty, mainly women and the disabled, in the Rainbow Room.[31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Weaver has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, three BAFTAs (one win) and seven Golden Globes (two wins). She has also earned Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her work on the stage.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1977Annie HallAlvy's Date Outside Theatre
1978MadmanNot Specified
1979AlienRipleyDVDX Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) (2003 re-issue in Alien Quadrilogy, shared with Ridley Scott, Ronald Shusett, Terry Rawlings, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt)
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Leading Newcomer
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
1981EyewitnessTony SokolowCrew Members & TV equipment from WNYW (then known as WNEW) appeared in the film. Weaver actually co-hosted the news on WNYW for the film.
1982The Year of Living DangerouslyJilly Bryant
1983Deal of the CenturyCatherine DeVoto
1984GhostbustersDana Barrett
Terror in the AislesRipleyarchival footage
1985Femme ou Deux, UneUne Femme ou DeuxJessica FitzgeraldEnglish translation: One Woman or Two; almost entirely French-language production
1986Half Moon StreetDr. Lauren SlaughterMystfest Award for Best Actress
AliensEllen RipleySaturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1988Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian FosseyDian FosseyGolden Apple Award for Female Star of the Year
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (tied with Jodie Foster and Shirley MacLaine)
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Working GirlKatharine ParkerGolden Apple Award for Female Star of the Year
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
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
1989Ghostbusters IIDana Barrett
1992The Snow QueenThe NarratorShort film
Voice only
Alien 3Ellen RipleyAlso co-producer
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
1492: Conquest of ParadiseQueen Isabella
1993Rabbit Ears: PeachboyThe NarratorShort film
Voice only
DaveEllen Mitchell
1994The Wild SwansThe NarratorShort film
Voice only
Death and the MaidenPaulina EscobarGotham Award for Best Actress
1995CopycatHelen HudsonSpecial Mention Award at the Festival du Film Policier de Cognac (Shared with Holly Hunter)
JeffreyDebra Moorhouse
1997Ice Storm, TheThe Ice StormJaney CarverBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Alien Resurrection(a clone of) Ellen RipleyAlso co-producer
Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Sci-Fi
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
1999Map of the World, AA Map of the WorldAlice GoodwinNominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Galaxy QuestGwen DeMarco/Lieutenant Tawny MadisonNominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actress – Comedy
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2000Company ManDaisy Quimp
2001HeartbreakersAngela Nardino/Max Conners/Ulga YevanovaNominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Big Bad LoveBetti DeLoreoVoice only
2002TadpoleEve Grubman
Guys, TheThe GuysJoanDirected by husband Jim Simpson, starring daughter Charlotte Simpson
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
2003HolesWarden Walker
2004Imaginary HeroesSandy TravisNominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Village, TheThe VillageAlice Hunt
2006Snow CakeLinda FreemanNominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
TV Set, TheThe TV SetLenny
InfamousBabe Paley
2007Happily N'Ever AfterFriedaVoice only
Girl in the Park, TheThe Girl in the ParkJulia Sandburg
2008Vantage PointRex Brooks
Be Kind RewindMs. Lawson
Baby MamaChaffee Bicknell
WALL•EComputerVoice only
Tale of Despereaux, TheThe Tale of DespereauxThe Narrator
2009AvatarDr. Grace AugustineSaturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Supporting Actress
2010Crazy on the OutsideVicky Zelda
You AgainRamona Clark
2011Cedar RapidsMarcy Vanderhei
Paul"The Big Guy"
AbductionDr. Geraldine "Geri" Bennett
RampartJoan Confrey
2012The Cabin in the WoodsThe Director
Red LightsMargaret Matheson
The Cold Light of DayJean Carrack
VampsCisserus
2014Exodus: Gods and KingsTuyaPost-production
2015ChappiePost-production
2016Avatar 2Dr. Grace AugustineAnnounced

Television[edit]

YearProgrammeRoleNotes
1976SomersetAvis Ryan
1977The Best of FamiliesLaura Wheeler
19793 by Cheever: The Sorrows of GinMarcia Lawton
3 by Cheever: O Youth and Beauty!
1997Snow White: A Tale of TerrorLady Claudia HoffmanHasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2002FuturamaThe Female Planet Express ShipEpisode: "Love and Rocket" (voice only)
2008Eli StoneTherapistEpisode: "The Path"
2009Prayers for BobbyMary GriffithTrevor Life Award
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Prism Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
2011Spring/Fall
2012Political AnimalsElaine BarrishNominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Lead Actress - Miniseries or Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Documentaries[edit]

YearProgrammeRoleNotes
1999Why Dogs Smile & Chimpanzees CryThe Narrator - HerselfVoice only
2001The Roman Empire In The First CenturyThe NarratorVoice Only
2006Planet EarthThe NarratorVoice only
Gorillas RevisitedHerselfBBC Production
2009ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean AcidificationThe NarratorVoice and image

Video games[edit]

YearGameRoleNotes
2009James Cameron's Avatar: The GameDr. Grace AugustineXbox 360/PS3/Wii version
2014Alien: IsolationEllen Ripley"Crew Expendable" and "Last Survivor" DLCs

Other accolades[edit]

Lifetime Achievement[edit]

YearCeremonyAward
1999Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2001Chicago International Film FestivalLifetime Achievement Award
2004Empire AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
2006Edinburgh International Film FestivalDiamond Award
2008Marrakech International Film FestivalHonorary Award of the Festival
2010Scream AwardsThe Heroine Award
2013Goldene KameraBest International Actress

Other[edit]

YearAccoladeNotes
2008Trevor Life AwardFor being an inspiration to LGBT youth
(for her involvement in Prayers for Bobby)
2011Rachel Carson AwardFor environmental activism

Stage credits[edit]

Soundtrack discography[edit]

YearSoundtrackSong(s) performed
1993Dave"Tomorrow"
2001Heartbreakers"Back in the U.S.S.R."
2006Snow Cake"Deep in the Heart of Texas"
2007The Girl in the Park"Ooh Shoo Be Doo Be"

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