Sigourney Weaver


Sigourney Weaver Brief Biography

Sigourney Weaver
Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall (1977), she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien. She reprised the role in three sequels: Aliens (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress; Alien 3 (1992), and Alien: Resurrection (1997). She is also known for her starring roles in the box-office hits Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), and Avatar (2009).

Weaver 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 Broadway play Hurlyburly. A seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, she won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1988 films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person to win two acting Golden Globes in the same year. She also received Academy Award nominations for both films.

Sigourney Weaver News

• 'Avatar' movie sequels get new release dates, starting in 2020
• Liam Neeson's 'A Monster Calls' now on DVD and pay-per-view
• Sigourney Weaver: 'Avatar 2' movie will start filming in fall
• Pennsylvania woman loses nearly 200 pounds in a day thanks to cyst removal

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