Sigourney Weaver Biography

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress. She is a three-time Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner. In 2006, she was one of the inaugural recipients of the Diamond Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Weaver began her film career with one of her best known roles, playing Ellen Ripley in the 1979 film Alien. She went on to play the role in the Alien films: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. On stage, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the 1980 Off-Broadway play Das Lusitania Songspiel and received a Tony Award nomination for the 1984 original Broadway production of Hurlyburly. Her 1986 Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Aliens is considered 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. She 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".

Weaver starred in the box-office hits Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Sigourney Weaver
Full Name:
Susan Alexandra Weaver
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Voice Actor
Date of Birth:
October 8, 1949 (71)
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Marriages
Sigourney Weaver Timeline
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