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Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Susan Alexandra Weaver
October 8, 1949 (1949-10-08) (age 60)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Jim Simpson (1984–present)
.Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an American actress.^ Sigourney was born on October 8, 1949, in New York.
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^ Veteran actor Sigourney weaver was born Susan Alexander Weaver on Oct.
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^ Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver.
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She is best known for her roles as Warrant Officer (later Lieutenant) Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's Alien (1979), James Cameron's Aliens (1986) and in the rest of the Alien film series, as Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films, as Jill Bryant in The Year of Living Dangerously (1983), as Helen Hudson in Copycat (1995), as Max Conners in Heartbreakers (2001), as Warden Walker in Holes (2003), and as Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009).
.Weaver is also a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens (1986), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), and Working Girl (1988).^ Weaver is also a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens, Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl .
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^ Working Girl (1988) 39.
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^ Gorillas in the Mist (1988) 20.
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Early life

.Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York City, the daughter of Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins; 1913–2007), an English actress, and the NBC television executive Sylvester "Pat" Laflin Weaver (1908–2002), an American of Scottish, Ulster Irish, and early New England ancestry.^ Weaver is the daughter of former NBC President Sylvester "Pat" Weaver...
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^ Weaver is the daughter of the late NBC television executive Pat Weaver and Desirée Hawkins Ingles, a British actress.
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^ Weaver with her father Pat Weaver in 1989 Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York City , the daughter of Elizabeth Inglis ( née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins; 1913-2007), an English former actress, and the NBC television executive Sylvester "Pat" Laflin Weaver (1908-2002), an American of Scottish , Ulster Irish, and early New England ancestry.

[1][2][3][4] .Her uncle, Doodles Weaver, was a comedian and actor.^ Niece of actor Doodles Weaver.
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^ Her uncle was comedian and actor Doodles Weaver.
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^ Uncle, actor Doodles Weaver.
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.She began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963, aged fourteen, after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.^ Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver; she changed her name after reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
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^ Sigourney in the early 1960's, after a character mentioned in The Great Gatsby .
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^ What is sigourney weaver real name?
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[5][6]
Weaver with her father Pat Weaver in 1989
.Weaver attended the Ethel Walker School, a prep school in Simsbury, Connecticut, where she was made fun of all the time for being a nerd and for her height.^ Weaver attended Yale School of Drama.
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^ Weaver attended the Ethel Walker School , a prep school in Simsbury, Connecticut , where she was made fun of all the time for being a nerd and for her height.

^ After being schooled in her native New York City, Weaver attended Stanford University and then obtained her master's at the Yale School of Drama where, along with classmate Meryl Streep , she appeared in classical Greek plays.
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.She also attended The Chapin School.^ She also attended The Chapin School .

^ In 1961 Sigourney began attending the Brearly Girls Academy, but her mother moved her to another New York private school, Chapin.

^ In 1961, Sigourney began attending the Brearley Girls Academy, but her mother moved her to another New York private school, Chapin.
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.Sigourney was reportedly 5′ 10½″ tall by the age of 14, but she only grew another inch during her teens to her adult height of 5′ 11½″.^ Sigourney Weaver Height - how tall .
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^ Sigourney was reportedly 5′ 10″ tall by the age of 13, but she only grew another inch during her teens to her adult height of 5′ 11″.

^ At the age of 14 Susan changed her name to Sigourney, which she took F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby.
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.Weaver graduated from Stanford University, with a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1972, but she had already begun her involvement in acting, by living in Stanford's co-ed Beta Chi Community for the Performing Arts.^ Weaver graduated from Stanford University , with a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1972, but she had already begun her involvement in acting living in Stanford's co-ed Beta Chi Community for the Performing Arts, 7 the former Sigma Nu fraternity house.

^ Education : Graduated from Stanford University in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in English.
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^ Graduated from Stanford University in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in English.
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[7] .Weaver earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Yale University School of Drama in 1974,[8] where one of her appearances was in the chorus in a production of Stephen Sondheim's play, The Frogs, and another was as one of a mob of Roman soldiers in another production.^ Weaver attended Yale School of Drama.
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^ After Yale drama school, Weaver struggled to find her niche.
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^ She also takes the training of drama from Yale drama school.
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[9] .Weaver later acted in original plays by her friend and classmate Christopher Durang.^ Weaver later acted in original plays by her friend and classmate Christopher Durang .

^ She attended high school in New York City and later studied English at Stanford University, then drama at Yale School of Drama where she appeared in original plays by friend and classmate Christopher Durang.
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^ Weaver received a Tony(R) Award nomination for her role in “Hurlyburly” and was featured in “The Merchant of Venice.” She later was seen in “Sex and Longing” which re-teamed her with Christopher Durang.
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.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.^ 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 .

^ She was appearing in tiny off-Broadway theatre productions when director Ridley Scott spotted her in 1979, plucked her out, and cast her as Ellen Ripley in the first Alien movie, a role for which she was so inexperienced that Scott had to spend the first week of filming telling her not to look into the camera.
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^ She spent some time living in Israel on a kibbutz before she appeared in stage productions off Broadway.
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Film career

.Although Weaver has played a number of critically acclaimed roles in movies such as Annie Hall, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm, Dave, and The Year of Living Dangerously, she is best known for her appearances as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the blockbuster Alien movie franchise.^ Sigourney Weaver was Ellen Mitchell in Dave What role did Sigourney Weaver portray in Alien ?
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^ Sigourney Weaver : I love playing an alien.
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^ Weaver played Ellen Ripley in the movie and its sequel Alien and Alien II .
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.She first appeared as Ripley in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien.^ 'I think Ridley Scott [the director of the first Alien film] is wonderful.
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^ Her first appearance as Ripley was in Ridley Scott's 1979 film Alien.
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^ I had flashbacks to the first "Alien" film.
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.She reprised the role in three sequels, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection.^ She reprised the role in three sequels, Aliens , Alien 3 , and Alien Resurrection .

^ Sigourney Weaver, on her role in Alien: Resurrection.
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^ She then reprised the role in all three sequels: Aliens, Alien³, and Alien: Resurrection.
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.She was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for portraying Ripley in Aliens, one of the very few actresses so honored for a role in a science fiction movie.^ Sigourney is probably best known for her role as Ripley in The Alien movies.
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^ She later reprised the role of Warrant Officer Ripley in James Cameron’s Aliens , which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress.
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^ Nominated for best actress in Gorillas in the Mist .
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.She also starred in two films in 1988, receiving Academy Award nominations for her roles as Katherine Parker in Working Girl and as naturalist Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist.^ She became a supporter of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund after her involvement in Gorillas in the Mist .
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^ Actress played zoologist Dian Fossey in ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ .
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^ Weaver is also a three-time Academy Award nominee for her performances in Aliens, Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl.
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.She lost out to Geena Davis and Jodie Foster respectively, although she received Golden Globes for both roles.^ She lost out to Geena Davis and Jodie Foster respectively, although she received Golden Globes for both roles.

^ She lost to Geena Davis and Jodie Foster, respectively.
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^ (She lost to Jodie Foster and Geena Davis, respectively.
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.Weaver also appeared in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II as Dana Barrett.^ Sigourney Weaver has appeared in both Ghostbuster moves, all the Alien/s movies, and Holes, just to name a few.
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^ In 1989's Ghostbusters II , Weaver's character, Dana, has a baby son named Oscar, who figures prominently in the story (he's stolen by the bad guy).
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^ Ghostbusters II (1989) (movie) [Dana Barrett] .

.She played the role of agoraphobic criminal psychologist Helen Hudson in the 1995 movie Copycat, and went on to become one of the most highly paid actresses of the 1990s.^ In the movie Copycat , Weaver played Helen Hudson.
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^ She played the role of the agoraphobic criminal psychologist Helen Hudson in the 1995 movie Copycat, and went on to become the most highly paid actress of the 1990's.
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^ She played the role of agoraphobic criminal psychologist Helen Hudson in the 1995 movie Copycat , and went on to become one of the most highly paid actresses of the 1990s.

.In addition to her trademark role as Ripley, Weaver has recently concentrated on smaller roles such as 1999's A Map of the World and 2006's Snow Cake.^ In addition to her trademark role as Ripley, Weaver has recently concentrated on smaller, more challenging roles such as 1999's A Map of the World.
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^ That certainly applied to her Snow Cake role.
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^ In addition to her trademark role as Ripley, Weaver has recently concentrated on smaller, more challenging roles such as 1999's A Map of the World and 2006's Snowcake.
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.She has also appeared in comedic roles, such as Jeffrey (1994), Galaxy Quest (1999), and Heartbreakers (2001), in which she starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt.^ Critics have also noted her consistent performances in comedic roles, such as in Jeffrey (1994) and Heartbreakers (2001), in which she starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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^ She has also appeared in comedic roles, such as Jeffrey (1994), Galaxy Quest (1999), and Heartbreakers (2001), in which she starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt .

^ Critics have also noted her consistent performances in comedic roles, such as in Jeffrey (1994), Galaxy Quest (1999), and Heartbreakers (2001), in which she starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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.In 1997, Weaver won the BAFTA Award for her supporting role in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm.^ Sigourney Alexandra Weaver has won the BAFTA Award for her supporting role in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm.
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^ As a bored, adulterous wife, she was a striking presence in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm (1997).
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^ The Ice Storm 1997 dir.

.In 2003, she was voted 20th in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 greatest movie stars of all time.^ Her exquisite charm to attract audience leads her to the 20 th position in Channel 4’s countdown of the 100 greatest movie stars of all time.
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^ In 2003, Weaver was voted 20th in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 greatest movie stars of all time.
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^ In 2003, she was voted 20th in Channel 4 's countdown of the 100 greatest movie stars of all time.

.She was one of only two women in the top 20 (the other was Audrey Hepburn).^ She was one of only two women in the top 20 (the other was Audrey Hepburn).
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^ She was 1 of only 2 women in top 20 (with Audrey Hepburn).
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^ She was one of only two women in the top 20 (the other was Audrey Hepburn ).

.That year, she also played The Warden in the movie Holes.^ Question: Are you playing the warden in Holes?
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^ That year, she also played The Warden in the movie Holes .

^ That year, she also played The Warden in the movie Holes.
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.In 2006, Weaver returned to Rwanda for the BBC special Gorillas Revisited.^ In 2006, Weaver returned to Rwanda for the BBC special Gorillas Revisited.
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^ In the year 2006 she again played the role of Rwanda for the BBC special Gorillas Revisited.
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^ In 2006, Weaver returned to Rwanda for the BBC special Gorillas Revisited .

.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.^ Sigourney Weaver is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her portrayal of “Mary Griffith” in Prayers for Bobby , which is nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
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^ The film has also received an Emmy nomination for Best TV Movie.
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^ 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.

She also guest starred in the TV show Eli Stone in the fall of 2008.[10]
2009 was also the year in which James Cameron's Avatar premiered with Sigourney playing a major part as Dr. Grace Augustine, leader of the Avatar program on the films fictional moon Pandora.
.Weaver also has done voice work in television and film.^ Weaver also has done voice work in television and film.

^ There's another reason why Weaver didn't dwell on any higher meaning, and that was because she wasn't really that interested in working in film in the first place.
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^ Cameron has said that he was concerned that Weaver wouldn't enjoy the process of making the film, but it didn't work out that way.
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.She had a guest role in the Futurama episode "Love and Rocket" in February 2002, playing the female Planet Express Ship.^ She had a guest role in the Futurama episode " Love and Rocket " in February 2002, playing the female Planet Express Ship .

^ Weaver was the voice of Planet Express Ship in the TV series Futurama .
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^ Free   |   Animal Planet Length: 01:07 Posted: 12/11/2009 play video info share FULL EPISODE The View .
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.In 2006, she was the narrator for the American version of the Emmy Award-winning series Planet Earth.^ So with a narrator I'd done this series of nature programs called Planet Earth, which was fascinating.
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^ She also narrated the American version of the BBC/ Discovery Channel show Planet Earth .

^ 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.^ Sigourney Weaver - Amfar New York City Gala Honoring John Demsey, Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Roedy - Arrivals .

^ Susan Alexandra Weaver October 8, 1949 ( 1949-10-08 ) (age 60) Manhattan, New York , U.S. .

^ For Weaver, the power of the film is enhanced because it addresses one of her great off-camera passions – protection of the natural world.
  • Sigourney Weaver: 'Avatar will change what people want in the cinema' | Film | The Guardian 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.In 2008, Weaver was featured as the voice of the ship's computer in the Pixar and Disney release, WALL•E.^ In 2008, Weaver was featured as the voice of the ship's computer in the Pixar and Disney release, WALL•E .

^ In the Disney Pixar film WALL-E , Weaver lends her voice talent to the role of the computer on the starship Axiom.
  • Sigourney Weaver Talks WALL-E : 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC comicnews.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Future Pixar Releases (feature films) .
  • The Pixar Blog: Sigourney Weaver talks WALL-E 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC pixarblog.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She also voiced a narrating role in another computer-animated film, 2008's The Tale of Despereaux, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo.^ Actress Sigourney Weaver sits down with TODAY's Meredith Vieira to discuss her role in the ground-breaking computer-animated movie by director James Cameron.
  • MyProps.org - Tony Nominee Sigourney Weaver Hosts SNL Jan. 16 2009/12/31 - Bing Hottest Topics on Twitter 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC myprops.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Actress Sigourney Weaver, one of the voice talents featured in the animated film 'Wall-E', poses at the film's world premiere in Los Angeles, California June 21, 2008.
  • Sigourney Weaver Pictures - Asylum.com 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.asylum.com [Source type: General]

^ Actress Sigourney Weaver, one of the voice talents featured in the animated film 'Wall-E', poses with her husband Jim Simpson as they arrive for the film's world premiere in Los Angeles, California June 21, 2008.
  • Sigourney Weaver Pictures - Asylum.com 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.asylum.com [Source type: General]

.Weaver has also expressed interest in starring in a fifth Alien film.^ Weaver has also expressed interest in starring in a fifth Alien film.

^ After graduating with a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama, she became a star with the success of films like Alien, Gorillas in the Mist, Ghostbusters, and Working Girl.
  • Paris | Sigourney Weaver | Food | France | Left Bank :: American Way Magazine 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.americanwaymag.com [Source type: General]

^ Print Story LONDON ( Reuters ) - More than 20 years after the first "Alien" film shocked audiences around the world, actress Sigourney Weaver has agreed a 15 million pound deal to play Ripley for a fifth time, the Sunday Express reported.
  • Sigourney Weaver Signs for Alien 5 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.dtheatre.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pre-production details for the film are expected to start soon.^ Pre-production details for the film are expected to start soon.

Ivan Reitman has confirmed that Weaver will reprise her role as Dana Barrett[11] in the rumored third Ghostbusters movie due for release in 2012.[12]
.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. Weaver has now broken Madeline Kahn's record for longest gap between hosting appearances on SNL.^ SNL Announces First Hosts of 2010 .
  • Sigourney Weaver: News & Coverage on New York Magazine 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC nymag.com [Source type: General]

^ Charles Barkley and Sigourney Weaver will host the first two new episodes of Saturday Night Live in 2010.
  • Sigourney Weaver News - Topix 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sigourney Weaver News - Topix 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Saturday Night Live 15 (USA: fifteenth season title) ...
  • Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Kahn had an 18-year gap between her second appearance in 1977 and her third and final appearance in 1995; Weaver, on the other hand, has a 24-year gap between her first appearance in 1986 and her second and most recent appearance in 2010. In March 2010 was casted for the lead role as Queen of the Vampire in Amy Heckerling's Vamps.^ Weaver’s first film role in 1977 was a fleeting one — in “Annie Hall,” she played Woody Allen’s date in a sidewalk scene — but two years later she became a star with “Alien,” and stepped into a franchise role that would earn her one of the very few Oscar acting nominations given for a pure sci-fi movie ( “Aliens” in 1986).
  • Knoxville.com | 'Avatar' star Sigourney Weaver is at home out of this world : Movies : Knoxville.com 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.knoxville.com [Source type: General]

^ The role won Weaver her second Best Actress Oscar nomination, and that same year, she received yet another Oscar nomination -- this time for Best Supporting Actress -- for her deliciously poisonous portrayal of Melanie Griffith 's boss in Working Girl .
  • Sigourney Weaver Movies 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]
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^ There have been dramas: in that same year, Weaver was nominated for a second Oscar for her role as scientist Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist.
  • Interview: Sigourney Weaver, actress - Scotsman.com 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.scotsman.com [Source type: General]

[13]
Weaver in December 2009

Awards

.In addition to her Academy Award nomination for Aliens, Weaver has received two other nominations in her career, both in 1988. This makes Weaver one of only eleven actors and actresses to have received two Academy Award nominations in the same year.^ She is one of the elite eleven thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year for their achievements in two different movies.
  • Sigourney Weaver - Biography 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Empire is one of the elite eight thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year.
  • Sigourney Weaver - Biography, pictures, photos, photo, images, latest news, horoscope, lyrics, photo gallery, links 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.biggeststars.com [Source type: General]

^ Sigourney Weaver is an Academy Award nominated American actress best known for her role in the Alien Films .
  • Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Weaver received a Best Actress nomination for her role as gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Katharine Parker in Working Girl, opposite Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffith.^ Working Girl star Melanie Griffith checks into rehab again .

^ Sigourney Weaver played Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist What role did Sigourney Weaver play in Aliens ?
  • Sigourney Weaver - Blockbuster Online 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]

^ There have been dramas: in that same year, Weaver was nominated for a second Oscar for her role as scientist Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist.
  • Interview: Sigourney Weaver, actress - Scotsman.com 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.scotsman.com [Source type: General]

.She won neither award but was awarded a Golden Globe for each role.^ She did not win either one; however, she won a Golden Globe award for each role.
  • Sigourney Weaver Biography - Star Of Avatar - Filmography Movies Films - Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC avatarmovie.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Sigourney Weaver the biography 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.lonympics.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Sigourney Weaver, an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, played the role of Mary Griffith, a devoutly religious mother who struggles to accept her son, Bobby, when he comes out as a young gay man.
  • PFLAG National Blog: Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC blog.pflag.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1997, Weaver won the BAFTA Award for her supporting role in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm.
  • Sigourney Weaver - SideReel 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Personal life

Weaver was previously engaged to reporter Aaron Latham in 1967.[14] She has been married to the filmmaker Jim Simpson since October 1, 1984. They are the parents of one daughter, Charlotte Simpson, who was born on April 13, 1990.
.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 chairperson.^ After making the movie Gorillas in the Mist, she became a supporter of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and is now the DFGFI's honorary chairperson.
  • Sigourney Weaver Biography - Star Of Avatar - Filmography Movies Films - Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC avatarmovie.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Sigourney Weaver the biography 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.lonympics.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Weaver played Fossey in the 1988 movie "Gorillas in the Mist" and is honorary chair of the fund.
  • Entertainment | Sigourney Weaver still committed to gorilla rescue | Seattle Times Newspaper 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]
  • Entertainment | Sigourney Weaver still committed to gorilla rescue | Seattle Times Newspaper 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: News]

^ 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 chairperson.

[15] Weaver is an environmentalist.[16] .In October 2006 she drew international attention through a news conference at the start of a United Nations General Assembly policy deliberation.^ In October 2006 she drew international attention through a news conference at the start of a United Nations General Assembly policy deliberation.
  • Sigourney Weaver - SideReel 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Sigourney Weaver the biography 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.lonympics.co.uk [Source type: General]

.She outlined the widespread threat to ocean habitats posed by deep-sea trawling, an industrial method for harvesting fish.^ She outlined the widespread threat to ocean habitats posed by deep-sea trawling, an industrial method for harvesting fish.

^ The topic was the widespread threat to ocean habitats posed by deep-sea trawling, an industrial method for harvesting fish.
  • Sigourney Weaver Biography - Star Of Avatar - Filmography Movies Films - Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC avatarmovie.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Sigourney Weaver the biography 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.lonympics.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Bottom Line - presented by Sigourney Weaver www.greenpeace.org Bottom trawling is laying waste to the precious ecosystems of the deep sea.
  • How Tall Is Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC alltopnews.info [Source type: General]

.She also narrated the American version of the BBC/Discovery Channel show Planet Earth.^ She also narrated the American version of the BBC/Discovery Channel show Planet Earth, which focuses on the wonders of our world.
  • Sigourney Weaver - SideReel 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She also narrated the celebrated Discovery Channel documentary Planet Earth that began airing this spring.
  • STANFORD Magazine: July/August 2007 > Features > Stanford in Hollywood > Sigourney Weaver 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.stanfordalumni.org [Source type: General]

^ Lending a sense of respect to an already classy affair, Weaver found time to voice the narration for the BBC-produced epic documentary, “Planet Earth (Discovery, 2007), replacing David Attenborough’s voice-over in the American run of the impressive 11-episode production which detailed in high-def, different regions across the globe.
  • Sigourney Weaver Biography - Yahoo! Movies 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC movies.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

[17][18] .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.^ 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 .

^ 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.
  • Sigourney Weaver - SideReel 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of those women you see, from Eva Longoria to Gweneth Paltrow are extremely thin and most say they appear anorexic in person.
  • Sigourney Weaver Height - how tall 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: Original source]

[19]
.Weaver has donated $5,800 to various Democratic politicians, including Senators Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer.^ Weaver has donated $5,800 to various Democratic politicians, including Senators Ted Kennedy and Barbara Boxer .

^ Democrats facing loss of Kennedy's former Senate seat .
  • Sigourney Weaver: 'I've never been babe material' - Features, Films - The Independent 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.She supported President Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign.^ Political affiliation : She supported President Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign .
  • Sigourney Weaver - Wiki - Pictures - Videos 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She supported President Barack Obama 's 2008 Presidential campaign.

^ And tonight and our special inauguration edition of -- America Barack Obama's inaugural bash is going to be the most expensive presidential celebration in US history.
  • Sigourney Weaver - FOXNews.com 16 January 2010 21:40 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1977 Annie Hall Alvy's Date Outside Theater
1978 Madman Not Specified
1979 Alien Ellen Ripley Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1981 Eyewitness Tony Sokolow Crew Members & TV Equipment From WNYW(Then known as WNEW)Appeared in The Film. Weaver Actually Also Co-hosted The News on WNYW For The Film
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously Jilly Bryant
1983 Deal of the Century Catherine DeVoto
1984 Ghostbusters Dana Barrett
Terror in the Aisles archival footage
1985 Une Femme ou Deux Jessica Fitzgerald
1986 Half Moon Street Dr. Lauren Slaughter
Aliens Ellen Ripley Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1988 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Working Girl Katharine Parker 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
1989 Ghostbusters II Dana Barrett
1992 Alien 3 Ellen Ripley Co-Producer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1492: Conquest of Paradise Queen Isabella
1993 Dave Ellen Mitchell
1994 Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar
1995 Copycat Helen Hudson
Jeffrey Debra Moorhouse
1997 The Ice Storm Janey Carver BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lady Claudia Hoffman Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
Alien Resurrection Ellen Ripley Clone Co-Producer
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1999 A Map of the World Alice Goodwin Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Galaxy Quest Gwen DeMarco/Lieutenant Tawny Madison Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
2000 Company Man Daisy Quimp
2001 Heartbreakers Max Conners/Angela Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2002 Tadpole Eve Grubman
The Guys Joan Directed by husband Jim Simpson, starring daughter Charlotte Simpson
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2003 Holes Warden Walker
2004 Imaginary Heroes Sandy Travis Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
The Village Alice Hunt
2006 Snow Cake Linda Freeman Nominated – Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
The TV Set Lenny
Infamous Babe Paley
2007 Happily N'Ever After Frieda voice only
The Girl in the Park Julia Sandburg Nominated: Academy Awards
2008 Vantage Point Rex Brooks
Be Kind Rewind Ms. Lawson
Baby Mama Chaffee Bicknell
WALL•E Computer voice only
The Tale of Despereaux The Narrator voice only
2009 Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe 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
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification The Narrator Voice and image
2010 Paul Tara
Crazy on the Outside Vicky
You Again Aunt Ramona filming
2011 Dark Shadows

Selected stage credits

  • Das Lustania Songspiel (1976)
  • Gemini (1976, Playwright's Horizons)
  • Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1977) as Freydis
  • Conjuring an Event (1978)
  • A Flea In Her Ear (1978)
  • New Jerusalem (1979)
  • Lone Star (1980) as Elizabeth
  • Beyond Therapy (1981, Marymount Manhattan Theatre) as Prudence
  • As You Like It (1981) as Rosalind
  • Old Times (1983) as Anna
  • Hurlyburly (1984) as Darlene
  • The Marriage of Bette and Boo (1985) as Soot
  • The Merchant of Venice (1986, Classic Stage Company) as Portia
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1986) as Stella
  • Sex and Longing (1996, Nederlander Theater) as Lulu
  • The Mercy Seat (2002, Acorn Theater) as Abby
  • The Guys (2002, Flea Theater) as Joan
  • Mrs Farnsworth (2004, Flea Theater) as Mrs Farnsworth
  • Crazy Mary (2007, Playwright's Horizons) as Lydia

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Sigourney Weaver
Born Susan Alexandra Weaver
October 8, 1949 (1949-10-08) (age 61)
Manhattan, New York City
Spouse Jim Simpson (1984-)
Awards Saturn Award for Best Actress (film)
1986 Aliens

Sigourney Weaver (born as Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an American actress.

She played the role of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the movie series Alien, existing from the 4 movies Alien, Aliens, Alien³, and Alien: Resurrection. She is also well known for playing Dana Barrett in the movies Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II or for the role Dian Fossey in the movie Gorillas in the Mist.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1977 Annie Hall Alvy's Date Outside Theater
1978 Madman Not Specified
1979 Alien Ellen Ripley Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actress
1981 Eyewitness Tony Sokolow Crew Members & TV Equipment From WNYW(Then known as WNEW)Appeared in The Film. Weaver Actually Also Co-hosted The News on WNYW For The Film
1982 The Year of Living Dangerously Jilly Bryant
1983 Deal of the Century Catherine DeVoto
1984 Ghostbusters Dana Barrett
Terror in the Aisles archival footage
1985 Une Femme ou Deux Jessica Fitzgerald
1986 Half Moon Street Dr. Lauren Slaughter
Aliens Ellen Ripley Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1988 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Dian Fossey Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Actress
Working Girl Katharine Parker 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
1989 Ghostbusters II Dana Barrett
1992 Alien 3 Ellen Ripley Co-Producer
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actress
1492: Conquest of Paradise Queen Isabella
1993 Dave Ellen Mitchell
1994 Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar
1995 Copycat Helen Hudson
Jeffrey Debra Moorhouse
1997 The Ice Storm Janey Carver BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lady Claudia Hoffman Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated - SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
Alien Resurrection Ellen Ripley Clone Co-Producer
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actress
1999 A Map of the World Alice Goodwin Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
Galaxy Quest Gwen DeMarco/Lieutenant Tawny Madison Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actress
2000 Company Man Daisy Quimp
2001 Heartbreakers Max Conners/Angela Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2002 Tadpole Eve Grubman
The Guys Joan Directed by husband Jim Simpson, starring daughter Charlotte Simpson
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
2003 Holes Warden Walker
2004 Imaginary Heroes Sandy Travis Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
The Village Alice Hunt
2006 Snow Cake Linda Freeman Nominated - Genie Award for Best Actress
The TV Set Lenny
Infamous Babe Paley
2007 Happily N'Ever After Frieda voice only
The Girl in the Park Julia Sandburg
2008 Vantage Point Rex Brooks
Be Kind Rewind Ms. Lawson
Baby Mama Chaffee Bicknell
WALL•E Computer voice only
The Tale of Despereaux The Narrator voice only
2009 Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine
ACID TEST The Narrator voice and image
2010 Paul Tara
Crazy on the Outside Vicky in post-production
You Again Aunt Ramona filming

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