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Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in Leroy Hospital in Manhattan, New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis (née Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins), was an English... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Aliens
Aliens Ripley
(1986)
Avatar
Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine
(2009)
Alien
Alien Ripley
(1979)
Alien³
Alien³ Ripley
(1992)

Filmography

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 2017 CAF Rise Above: WASP (Short) (pre-production)
Narrator
 2016 (Re) Assignment
Dr. Rachel Kay
 2016 A Monster Calls
Grandma
 2016 Ghostbusters
Rebecca Gorin
 2015 Doc Martin (TV Series)
American Tourist
- Facta Non Verba (2015) ... American Tourist
 2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Lady Starblaster
- Lady Starblaster (2015) ... Lady Starblaster (voice)
 2014 Alien: Isolation (Video Game)
Ellen Ripley (voice)
 2012 Vamps
Cisserus
 2011 Paul
The Big Guy
 2011 Spring/Fall (TV Movie)
 2010 You Again
Ramona
 2009 Avatar: The Game (Video Game)
Dr. Grace Augustine (voice)
 2009 Prayers for Bobby (TV Movie)
Mary Griffith
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Narrator (voice)
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Therapist
- The Path (2008) ... Therapist
 2008 WALL·E
Ship's Computer (voice)
 2007 The Girl in the Park
Julia
 2006 Happily N'Ever After
Frieda (voice)
 2006 The TV Set
Lenny
 2006 Snow Cake
Linda
 2003 Holes
The Warden
 2002 The Guys
Joan
 2002 Futurama (TV Series)
Planet Express Ship
- Love and Rocket (2002) ... Planet Express Ship (voice)
 2001 Big Bad Love
Betti DeLoreo (voice)
 2001 Heartbreakers
Angela Nardino / Max Conners / Ulga Yevanova
 2000 Company Man
Daisy Quimp
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Claudia Hoffman
 1994 The Wild Swans (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Rabbit Ears: Peachboy (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 Alien³
Ripley
 1992 The Snow Queen (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Dana Barrett from film GHOSTBUSTERS II
- Sunni Black, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol (1989) ... Dana Barrett from film GHOSTBUSTERS II
 1986 Half Moon Street
Lauren Slaughter
 1986 Aliens
Ripley
 1983 Deal of the Century
Catherine DeVoto
 1981 Eyewitness
Tony Sokolow
 1979 3 by Cheever (TV Mini-Series)
Marcia Lawton
- O Youth and Beauty! (1979) ... Marcia Lawton
- The Sorrows of Gin (1979) ... Marcia Lawton
 1979 Alien
Ripley
 1978 Madman
 1977 The Best of Families (TV Mini-Series)
Laura Wheeler
 1977 Annie Hall
Alvy's Date Outside Theatre
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Avis Ryan (1976)
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Other Works:

2007: TV commercial for DirecTV (as her Ripley character from the "Alien" film series). See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Interviews | 12 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I had such great teachers in high school who made me feel like I could do anything. Then to go to Yale, where these drama teachers made me feel like shit--if I had any advice for young people, it would be "Don't listen to teachers who say, 'You're really not good enough'." Just teach me. Don't tell me if you think I'm good enough or not. I didn't ask you. Teachers who do that should be fired. See more »

Trivia:

Her father Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. ("Pat" Weaver), NBC-TV president (1953-55), pioneered the desk-and-couch talk show format that still survives on two programs he created - NBC's shows Today (1952) and Tonight! (1953) (aka "The Tonight Show"). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women of enormous strength and stature See more »

Nickname:

The Actress's Actress See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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