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Sigourney Weaver

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 26 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

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 2025 Avatar 5 (pre-production)
Grace Augustine
 2024 Avatar 4 (pre-production)
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2021 Avatar 3 (filming)
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2020 Avatar 2 (filming)
Dr. Grace Augustine
 2015-2017 Doc Martin (TV Series)
Beth Traywick / American Tourist
- All My Trials (2017) ... Beth Traywick
- Facta Non Verba (2015) ... American Tourist
 2017 The Defenders (TV Mini-Series)
Alexandra Reid
- Ashes, Ashes (2017) ... Alexandra Reid
- Take Shelter (2017) ... Alexandra Reid
- Royal Dragon (2017) ... Alexandra Reid
- Worst Behavior (2017) ... Alexandra Reid
- Mean Right Hook (2017) ... Alexandra Reid
 2017 Rakka (Short)
 2016/I The Assignment
Doctor Rachel Jane
 2016 A Monster Calls
 2016 Ghostbusters
Rebecca Gorin
 2016 Finding Dory
Sigourney Weaver (voice)
 2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Lady Starblaster
- Lady Starblaster (2015) ... Lady Starblaster (voice)
 2015 Chappie
Michelle Bradley
 2014 Alien: Isolation (Video Game)
Ellen Ripley (voice)
 2014 Simple Plan: Prayers for Bobby Tribute (Short)
Mary Griffith
 2012 Vamps
 2012 Political Animals (TV Mini-Series)
Elaine Barrish
- Resignation Day (2012) ... Elaine Barrish
- 16 Hours (2012) ... Elaine Barrish
- Lost Boys (2012) ... Elaine Barrish
- The Woman Problem (2012) ... Elaine Barrish
- Second Time Around (2012) ... Elaine Barrish
 2012 The Cold Light of Day
 2012 The Cabin in the Woods
The Director
 2012 Red Lights
Margaret Matheson
 2011 Rampart
Joan Confrey
 2011/I Abduction
Dr. Bennett
 2011 Paul
The Big Guy
 2011 Cedar Rapids
Macy Vanderhei
 2011 Spring/Fall (TV Movie)
 2010 You Again
 2010 Crazy on the Outside
 2009 Avatar
Dr. Grace Augustine
 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)
- The Path (2008) ... Therapist
 2008 WALL·E
Ship's Computer (voice)
 2008 Baby Mama
Chaffee Bicknell
 2008 Vantage Point
Rex Brooks
 2008 Be Kind Rewind
Ms. Lawson
 2007 The Girl in the Park
 2006 Happily N'Ever After
Frieda (voice)
 2006 Infamous
Babe Paley
 2006 The TV Set
 2006 Snow Cake
Linda Freeman
 2004 Imaginary Heroes
Sandy Travis
 2004 The Village
Alice Hunt
 2003 Holes
The Warden
 2002 The Guys
 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 Tadpole
Eve Grubman
 2000 Company Man
Daisy Quimp
 1999 Galaxy Quest
Gwen DeMarco
 1999 A Map of the World
Alice Goodwin
 1997 Alien: Resurrection
 1997 The Ice Storm
Janey Carver
 1997 Snow White: A Tale of Terror
Claudia Hoffman
 1995 Copycat
Helen Hudson
 1995 Jeffrey
Debra Moorhouse
 1994 Death and the Maiden
Paulina Escobar
 1994 The Wild Swans (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Dave
Ellen Mitchell
 1993 Rabbit Ears: Peachboy (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1992 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Queen Isabel of Castille
 1992 Alien³
 1992 The Snow Queen (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1989 Ghostbusters II
Dana Barrett
 1988 Working Girl
Katharine Parker
 1988 Gorillas in the Mist
Dian Fossey
 1986 Half Moon Street
Lauren Slaughter
 1986 Aliens
 1985 One Woman or Two
Jessica Fitzgerald
 1984 Ghostbusters
Dana Barrett
 1983 Deal of the Century
Catherine DeVoto
 1982 The Year of Living Dangerously
Jill Bryant
 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
 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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Debuts with David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen in longtime friend and playwright Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" on Broadway at the Golden Theatre. See more »

Publicity Listings:

24 Interviews | 14 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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I've lost a lot of roles because of my height. I'm 6 feet 3 inches in heels. Producers are short and I was never their sexual fantasy. As for actors, if I enter a room and an actor stands up then immediately gets self-conscious and sits back down, I hear myself saying, "This job isn't for me". I once offered to paint my shoes on my bare feet to get one part because it made me appear shorter. See more »


Was a member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. See more »


Delicate high cheekbones See more »


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