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Susan Weaver

Knowledge Identifier: +Sigourney_Weaver


Sigourney Weaver

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1949.

Countries: United States (68%), (13%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen

Linked to: Stanford University, Chapin School, Ethel Walker School, Yale School of Drama




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Sigourney Weaver was born in 1949 add something


Weaver began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963 after a minor character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" add something


In 1967, at the age of 18, Weaver visited Israel and volunteered on a kibbutz for several months add something


Weaver was engaged to reporter Aaron Latham in 1967 add something


Weaver earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Yale University School of Drama in 1974, where one of her appearances was in the chorus in a production of Stephen Sondheim's musical version of "The Frogs", and another was as one of a mob of Roman soldiers alongside Meryl Streep in another production add something


Weaver's first role is often said to be in Woody Allen's 1977 comedy "Annie Hall" playing a minor role opposite Allen, whereas she appeared at least in Sidney Lumet's "Serpico" three years before add something


Weaver appeared two years later as Warrant Officer/Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's blockbuster 1979 film "Alien", in a role initially designated to co-star Veronica Cartwright, until a late change in casting add something


She later appeared in an "Off-Broadway" production of Durang's comedy "Beyond Therapy" in 1981, which was directed by the up-and-coming director Jerry Zaks add something


Mel Gibson - Gibson played a naïve but ambitious journalist opposite Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hunt in Peter Weir’s atmospheric 1982 film The Year of Living Dangerously, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Koch.


Her 1986 Academy award nomination for "Aliens" is considered as a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror genres, as well as a major step in challenging the gender role in cinema add something


Weaver has hosted two episodes of the long-running NBC sketch show "Saturday Night Live": once on the 12th season premiere in 1986, and again, on a season 35 episode in January 2010 add something


She received two Academy award nominations in 1988, for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Working Girl" and Best Actress for "Gorillas in the Mist", making her one of the few actors nominated for two acting awards in the same year add something


By the early 1990s, Weaver appeared in several films including Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm", earning her another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress and winning a BAFTA Award, followed by "Dave" opposite Kevin Kline and Frank Langella add something


She played the role of agoraphobic criminal psychologist Helen Hudson in the 1995 movie "Copycat" add something


Winona Ryder - In December 1996, Ryder accepted a role as an android in Alien Resurrection, alongside Sigourney Weaver, who had appeared in the entire Alien trilogy.


In 2001, she appeared in the comedy "Heartbreakers" playing the lead role of a con artist alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman and Anne Bancroft add something


She had a guest role in the "Futurama" episode "Love and Rocket" in February 2002, playing the female Planet Express Ship add something


Also in 2006, Weaver narrated "A Matter of Degrees", a short film that plays daily at The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, New York add something


In 2006, she was the narrator for the American version of the Emmy award-winning series "Planet Earth" add something


In October 2006, she drew international attention through a news conference at the start of a United Nations General Assembly policy deliberation add something


She guest starred in the TV show "Eli Stone" in the fall of 2008 add something


She voiced a narrating role in another computer-animated film, 2008's "The Tale of Despereaux", based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo add something


On April 8, 2008, she hosted the annual gala of the Trickle Up Program, a non-profit organization focusing on those in extreme poverty, mainly women and the disabled, in the Rainbow Room add something


In 2009, Weaver starred as Mary Griffith in her first made-for-TV movie, "Prayers for Bobby", for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, Golden Globe award, and Screen Actors Guild award add something


She reunited with "Aliens" director James Cameron for his 2009 film "Avatar", with Weaver playing a major part as Dr. Grace Augustine, leader of the AVTR program on the film's fictional moon Pandora add something


In March 2010, she was cast for the lead role as Queen of the Vampires in Amy Heckerling's "Vamps" add something


In May 2010, there were reports that Weaver had been cast for the lead role Margaret Matheson in the Spanish thriller film "Red Lights" add something


In September 2011, it was confirmed that Weaver will be returning to "Avatar 2", with James Cameron stating that "no one ever dies in science fiction add something


In 2014, he revealed that she would be featured in all three sequels add something


In 2015 she starred in Neil Blomkamp's science-fiction film "Chappie" and revealed that she would be up for an Alien sequel, provided Blomkamp directs add something


On February 18, 2015, it was officially announced that an "Alien" sequel will be made, with Blomkamp slated to direct add something


On February 25, 2015, Weaver confirmed that she would reprise her role as Ellen Ripley in the new "Alien" film add something


It will be released in a few weeks on July 15, 2016 add something


On 21 January 2017, in response to a fan question on Twitter asking what the chances were of his Alien project actually happening, Blomkamp responded "slim" add something


" Weaver will play Alexandra, the main antagonist, in "The Defenders" which will premiere on August 18, 2017 add something


Principal photography for "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3" started on September 25, 2017, with Weaver returning; however, she stated that she would portray a different, currently unknown character add something