- Susan Alexandra Weaver
- New York NY
- United States
- Saving Gorillas
- Knows How To Pick Good Movies
- Rarely Wears Underwear
Whether it's comedy, action or drama, few actors have had more success and even fewers can boast a more impressive resume than Sigourney Weaver.
Her father, legendary television producer Pat Weaver, revolutionized the industry and created two of the longest running and most successful shows in history: "The Today Show" and the "Tonight Show". She was born, Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York City in 1949. When she was 14 she changed her name to Sigourney, after the character "Sigourney Howard" in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. She majored in English Literature at Stanford and attended the Yale School of Drama.
She began her career on stage then made her film debut with a small role in Annie Hall. Since then she has put together one of the most impressive list of credits in cinema history. She earned her first Academy Award nomination playing 'Ripley' in Alien, a role that she would reprise three more times. She's been nominated for three Oscars, Best Actress for Gorilla's in the Mist and Aliens and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl. She has also been in Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Holes and The Ice Storm. She is however, not perfect, as evidenced by her appearance in The Village.
Sigourney Weaver on the Web
Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver Talks 'Avatar ... And yet the Sigourney Weaver we meet shows no sign of renouncing her work ethic, and she continues to look ahead at what's next (though, before you ask, there's no further move on “Ghostbusters 3”– “It's all up to Bill ...
Marrakech Film Festival '11: Sigourney Weaver On Auditioning For ... Outside the "Avatar" and "Alien" franchises, Sigourney Weaver has worked with some top names, not least of whom, Woody Allen, who gave the actress her very first big-screen role, as "Alvy's Date Outside Theater" in "Annie ...