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Sigourney Weaver ACTOR




SIGOURNEY WEAVER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Sigourney Weaver was born on October 8th, 1949 in New York City, New York with the birth name Susan Alexandra Weaver, born to television producer, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. and Elizabeth Inglis, a former actress.  She grew up in a very wealthy family and attended, Brearley Girls Academy briefly before moving numerous times to such places as San Francisco, New York and Connecticut. 

All during her schooling years, she had a hard time being accepted by the other children due to her height and always being the new girl in school.  She took an interest in acting from an early age and appeared in numerous school productions and later joined a summer stock company.  

After high school she lived in Israel briefly working on a Kibbutz before returning to the United States and enrolling at Stanford University, where she majored in English Literature.  After completing her degree she went on to study at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven.  

Soon she was adding such stage credits to her resume as, "Frogs", "The Nature and Purpose of the Universe", "Daryl and Carol and Kenny and Jenny", "Marco Polo Sing a Song", "The Animal Kingdom", "A Flea in Her Ear", "The Constant Husband", "Conjuring an Event" and the role that really gained her some attention in, "Das Lusitania Songspiel".

Soon she began adding television credits to her resume making appearances on, "Somerset" (1970), "The Best of Families" (1977) and the television movies, "3 by Cheever: The Sorrow of Gin" and "3 by Cheever: O Youth and Beauty!" (both 1979).

In addition to stage and television work, Sigourney appeared on the big screen in such films as, "Alien" (1979), "Eye Witness" (1981), "Deal of the Century" (1983), "One Woman or Two" (1985), "Half Moon Street" (1986) and "Aliens" (1986), which was a huge success and she received both a Golden Globe as well as an Oscar nomination. 

Weaver had finally hit the height of her career as a film actress and more successful roles followed such as in the film, "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988), a role for which she earned Academy Award nominations for both Best Actress as well as Best Supporting Actress.

As her career continued other films included, "Working Girl" (1988), "Ghostbusters II" (1989), "1492: Conquest of Paradise" (1992), "Dave" (1993), "Death and the Maiden" (1994), "Jeffrey" (1995) and "Copycat" (1995).

She has also done voice over work for such projects as, "Futurama", the Disney film, "WALL•E" and the film, "The Tale of Despereaux" among narrating numerous other television movies and documentaries.   

Her final appearances on stage were in the plays, "As You Like It" (1981), "Beyond Therapy" (1981) and "The Merchant of Venice" (1986).  She then kept her focus on films with roles in, "A Map of the World" (1999), "Galaxy Quest" (1999), "Company Man" (2000), "Heartbreakers" (2001), "The Guys" (2002), "The Village" (2004), "Snow Cake" (2006), "The Girl in the Park" (2007) and "Avatar" (2009).
 
Most recently, she has appeared in, "Abduction" and "Rampart" (both 2011) followed by roles in, "Vamps" (2012), "Red Lights" (2012) and soon to release, "Avatar 2". 
 
Sigourney has received such honors as being ranked #20 on E4's 100 Greatest Movie Stars and Empire magazine hose her as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history in 2007.  In total, Sigourney has received three Academy Award nominations, three BAFTAS Award nominations for which she won one, two Emmy Awards, six Saturn Awards where she won two, and six Golden Globe Awards also winning two.   
 
Sigourney Weaver has married only once to Jim Simpson in 1984 and they have one daughter, Charlotte Simpson, and they remain married today and reside in Santa Barbara California as well as New York City, New York.   


Filmography

2013   Avatar 2 

2012   Happy Holidays, Katherine Sloane

2012   The Cold Light of Day

2012   Red Lights 

2012   Political Animals

2012   Vamps 

2011   The Cabin in the Woods 

2011   Rampart 

2011   Abduction

2011   Paul 

2011   Cedar Rapids 

2011   Spring/Fall

2010   You Again 

2010   Crazy on the Outside

2009   Avatar

2009   Avatar: The Game 

2009   Prayers for Bobby

2008   The Tale of Despereaux 

2008   Eli Stone

2008   WALL·E

2008   Baby Mama

2008   Vantage Point 

2008   Be Kind Rewind

2007   The Girl in the Park

2006   Happily N'Ever After

2006   Infamous 

2006   The TV Set 

2006   Snow Cake

2004   The Village

2004   Imaginary Heroes 

2003   Holes 

2002   The Guys 

2002   Futurama

2001   Big Bad Love 

2001   Heartbreakers 

2000   Tadpole

2000   Company Man

1999   Galaxy Quest 

1999   A Map of the World

1997   Alien: Resurrection

1997   Snow White: A Tale of Terror 

1997   The Ice Storm 

1995   Copycat 

1995   Jeffrey 

1994   Death and the Maiden 

1994   The Wild Swans 

1993   Dave

1993   Rabbit Ears: Peachboy 

1992   1492: Conquest of Paradise 

1992   Alien³ 

1992   The Snow Queen 

1989   Ghostbusters II 

1988   Working Girl 

1988   Gorillas in the Mist 

1986   Half Moon Street 

1986   Aliens 

1985   One Woman or Two 

1984   Ghostbusters 

1983   Deal of the Century 

1982   The Year of Living Dangerously 

1981   Eyewitness

1979   3 by Cheever: O Youth and Beauty! 

1979   3 by Cheever: The Sorrows of Gin 

1979   Alien 

1978   Madman 

1977   The Best of Families 

1977   Annie Hall 

1976   Somerset







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