Sigourney Weaver

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Susan Alexandra Weaver
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/08/1949, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; writer; producer
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Sigourney Weaver Fast Facts:
  • At age 14, she took the name Sigourney from a character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
  • While a student at Stanford University, she joined a theater group, lived in a treehouse with a friend and spent two months in Israel on a kibbutz.
  • Breakthrough role was as Ellen Ripley in the 1979 horror flick Alien, a part originally written for a man.
  • Earned an Oscar nod for her portrayal of real-life primatologist Dian Fossey in 1988's Gorillas in the Mist and is an honorary chair of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
  • Has a fear of elevators.
  • Starred in both the 2009 film Avatar and the video-game version of the film.
  • Sigourney Weaver Relationships:
  • Elizabeth Inglis - Mother
  • Trajan Weaver - Brother
  • Sylvester L. Weaver - Father
  • Charlotte Simpson - Daughter
  • Jim Simpson - Husband
  • Sigourney Weaver Awards:
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1979 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Nominee
  • 1989 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2006 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1986 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1985 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1997 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (BA in English, 1971); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (MFA in Drama, 1974)

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