October 8, 1949
71 years old
6 ft 0 in | 182 cm
35-26-36 in | 89-66-91 cm
66 kg | 145 pounds
10 US | 41 EU
Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver was born in Manhattan, New York, U.S., on October 8, 1949, is an American actress.
Young Sigourney Weaver first started acting during her years of college in school theatrical productions.
She began her professional acting career on stage.
She landed her first break in a play "Das Lusitania Songspiel" (1979-1981) at the Westside Theatre.
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Darlene in dark comedy play "Hurlyburly" (1984–1985), at Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
She made her television debut in NBC soap opera Somerset (1976), in role as Avis Ryan.
She got her big screen debut in romantic comedy movie Annie Hall (1977) in role as Alvy's date outside theater, directed by Woody Allen.
Her breakthrough performance came as Ellen Ripley in science fiction horror movie Alien (1979), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Avatar 2 (2022) science fiction in role as Dr. Grace Augustine
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) action comedy crime in role as Dana Barrett
My Salinger Year (2020) drama in role as Margaret, opposite Margaret Qualley and Douglas Booth
She was nominated for the Academy Award and she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Dian Fossey in drama film Gorillas in the Mist (1988).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Katharine Parker in romantic comedy drama movie Working Girl (1988).
She played Dana Barrett in supernatural comedy movies:
Ghostbusters II (1989)
Ghostbusters (2016) cameo
She portrayed Ellen Ripley in science fiction horror movies:
Alien 3 (1992)
Alien Resurrection (1997)
She won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Janey Carver in drama movie The Ice Storm (1997).
Avatar (2009) epic science fiction in role as Dr. Grace Augustine
Galaxy Quest (1999) comic science fiction opposite Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) romantic drama with Mel Gibson
Dave (1993) political comedy opposite Kevin Kline and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Holes (2003) adventure comedy drama with Shia LaBeouf and Jon Voight
Chappie (2015) science fiction action crime with Hugh Jackman
Eyewitness (1981) thriller opposite William Hurt, Morgan Freeman and James Woods
A Monster Calls (2016) dark fantasy drama opposite Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson
The Assignment (2016) crime thriller with Michelle Rodriguez
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performances in:
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) horror television film in role as Claudia Hoffman
Prayers for Bobby (2009) biography drama romance TV movie in role as Mary Griffith
Political Animals (2012) comedy drama television miniseries in role as Elaine Barrish
She had a recurring role as Beth Traywick in British television medical comedy drama series Doc Martin (2015, 2017).
She played Alexandra Reid in Netflix web television miniseries The Defenders (2017).
She hosted Saturday Night Live in 1986 and 2010.
She voiced The Myth Speaker in Netflix dark fantasy adventure web television series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019).
Graduated with a B.A. in English from Stanford University (1972) and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale University School of Drama (1974).
Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
Has English, Dutch and Scottish ancestry.
Her fans call her the “The Sci-Fi Queen”.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1999.
Best friend with actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Speaks French and German fluently.
She voiced Frieda in animated fantasy family film Happily N'Ever After (2007).
Supporter of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Lives in Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
She dated James McClure (1978) and Aaron Latham (1966-1967).
She married stage director Jim Simpson in 1984, they have one daughter.