Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver was born on October 8, 1949 (age 65 at Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Sigourney Weaver net worth is $40 Million. Sigourney Weaver is United States of America born Actor, Voice Actor. Sigourney Weaver has been seen in movies Alien, Avatar, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Galaxy Quest, Chappie, Ghostbusters, Working Girl, A Monster Calls, Heartbreakers, Ghostbusters II, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm, You Again, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Year of Living Dangerously, Snow Cake, Death and the Maiden, The Villag....

Facts of Sigourney Weaver

Full NameSigourney Weaver
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 1, 1970
Age50 years 8 months
HoroscopeCapricorn
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Weight88 kg
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor
EducationYale School of Drama, Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, Ethel Walker School, Harvard Law School, Chapin School, Stanford University, Seattle University
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseJim Simpson (m. 1984)
ChildrenCharlotte Simpson
ParentsElizabeth Inglis, Sylvester Weaver
SiblingsTrajan Weaver, Melissa Weaver
NicknamesThe Actress's Actress , The Sci-Fi Queen , Susan Alexandra Weaverová , Susan Alexandra Weaver
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award, Glamour Award for Icon, Glamour Woman of the Year Award
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Saturn Award for Best Actress, Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Min...
MoviesAlien, Avatar, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Galaxy Quest, Chappie, Ghostbusters, Working Girl, A Monster Calls, Heartbreakers, Ghostbusters II, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm, You Again, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Year of Living Dangerously, Snow Cake, Death and the Maiden, The Villag...
TV ShowsPolitical Animals, Planet Earth, Somerset, The Defenders, The Best of Families, 50 Films to See Before You Die
TwitterSigourney Weaver Twitter
IMDBSigourney Weaver IMDB

Quotes of Sigourney Weaver

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1I had such great teachers in high school who made me feel like I could do anything. Then to go to Yale, where these drama teachers made me feel like shit--if I had any advice for young people, it would be "Don't listen to teachers who say, 'You're really not good enough'." Just teach me. Don't tell me if you think I'm good enough or not. I didn't ask you. Teachers who do that should be fired.
2I changed my name when I was twelve because I didn't like being called Sue or Susie. I felt I needed a longer name because I was so tall. So what happened? Now everyone calls me Sig or Siggy.
3[on Political Animals (2012)] When I finally got to this material, to my great surprise, I felt I had been eating salad for a number of years and was finally offered a big, juicy hamburger. Because it's so different from what's going on in movies, which are dominated by effects and action and comic-book characters. To sink my teeth into these relationships has been just fantastic.
4[on her television series Political Animals (2012)] I was offered this show just as I was realizing that TV was a cool place to work. A series can really take the time to build and layer and tell a different kind of story. It's delicious. It's like a stew instead of a little vegan meal.
5[on her role as a student activist] Napalm was invented at Stanford University, so one of the reasons we were protesting was to make sure that didn't continue. I think we stopped the university and we helped stop that war.
6[on The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)] It was a happy experience. Mel Gibson was quite happy for me to wear four-inch heels if I wanted and Peter Weir gave me a sense of film I hadn't had before.
7[on hoping to do another Alien movie] I could definitely kick that alien's ass again. And while I can't speak for them, I think Fox, once you're 60, you're not going to be starring in an action movie. I think it's too bad that that's the case. I would have liked to do one last story where we go back to the planet, where Ripley's history is resolved. But I do feel like her story is unfinished.
8[1992: on Alien³ (1992)] Fincher is very dry. He is the only director I can think of who can come up with so many jokes, considering the pressure he has been under.
9[1992: working on Alien³ (1992)] Okay, the crew have not enjoyed being here until ten o'clock at night, but, you know, that's the way it is.
10[1992: on the possibility of performing in a fourth Alien movie] I am sure there will eventually be an Alien 4, it just won't have me in it.
11It took me a while to let my hair down in the business because I was kind of a shy person. I was from New York and never really felt at ease in Hollywood. I don't really now either but I don't care, it's not important that I do. Filmmakers find me or I find them.
12I don't have ambitions, I believe in taking what comes. I have that philosophy about life in general. I go in and try to transform it into the best it can be.
13I'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.
14Most people think somebody, somewhere is looking out for the deep oceans, but they aren't.
15These deep sea trawlers are operating beyond the reach of the law. It's up to all of us to change that.
16I think I get sent the roles Meryl's [Meryl Streep] not doing.
17Usually, all Hollywood wants you to do is what you just did. After The Ice Storm (1997), I was offered a thousand "Ice Storms" and so on. You always get offered the same thing again and again, if you're not very careful. It's up to you to swing back and forth.
18In Hollywood, if you are a man and speak your mind openly, you're considered a man in full. But, if you are a woman and do the same, you're nothing but an annoying bitch.
19I've always regretted having such a serious career because I'm really more of an idiot.
20I'd rather work with a first-time director who's passionate about the material. I've done enough movies with old and jaded people who are just like "Let's get this over with.".
21Some of the most intense affairs are between actors and characters. There's a fire in the human heart and we jump into it with the same obsession as we have with our lovers.
22I'm having a wonderful time producing. There are good producers and bad producers. I've learned the hard way what not to do. The ultimate aim is to produce things I'm not actually in. I'm not looking for vehicles for myself. It's not a vanity company.
23Well, I've always admired Margaret Rutherford. Like her, I'd like to play Miss Marple when I'm eighty.
24I'd rather have a small part in a movie I love than a bigger part in one I don't care about.

Quick Facts of Sigourney Weaver

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1$2,000,000
2$11,000,000
3$4,000,000 (plus share of box office)
4$1,000,000
5$30,000
6$2,000
7$50
8As of the 6th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), Sigourney Weaver appears in seven films, Annie Hall (1977), Alien (1979), Ghostbusters (1984), Aliens (1986), The Ice Storm (1997), Avatar (2009) and The Cabin in the Woods (2012).
9As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Annie Hall (1977), Working Girl (1988) and Avatar (2009). Annie Hall (1977) won in the category.
10Her American father had English, as well as Dutch and Scottish, ancestry. Her mother was English.
11Her first job was as understudy in Sir John Gielgud's production of "The Constant Wife" starring Ingrid Bergman.
12She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 16, 1999.
13Although she never worked with Alfred Hitchcock, she has worked with many other actresses who, like her, have family members who did. Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis appeared in The 39 Steps (1935), and her uncle, Doodles Weaver, appeared in The Birds (1963). Also appearing in that film were Veronica Cartwright, with whom Sigourney would later appear in Alien (1979), and Tippi Hedren, whose daughter Melanie Griffith appeared in Working Girl (1988). In You Again (2010), she appears with Jamie Lee Curtis, whose mother Janet Leigh appeared in Psycho (1960).
14Her character, Ellen Ripley, from the Alien series inspired the "Metroid" video game heroine, Samus Aran.
15Resides in New York City and Santa Barbara, California.
16Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
17Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#74) (2007).
18Dana Barrett, her character in the Ghostbusters films, is the only character among the leads who did not appear in the animated adaptation, The Real Ghostbusters (1986).
19Singer/songwriter Mike Garrigan wrote a song entitled "Sigourney Weaver" that pays tribute to the actress.
20Along with Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Janet Leigh, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Eileen Heckart, Ruth Gordon, Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Toni Collette, Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair, she is one of the few actresses to have been nominated for an Oscar for a performance in a horror movie.
21Ranked #20 on E4's 100 Greatest Movie Stars. She was the second highest female on the list behind #13 Audrey Hepburn.
22Friends with Selina Cadell.
23Injured her knee during the shooting of Snow Cake (2006) and has been forced to stop exercising for a year.
24Her performance as Ellen Ripley in the "Alien" quadrilogy is ranked #8 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
25Her performance as Ellen Ripley in Aliens (1986) is ranked #58 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
26In Alien: Resurrection (1997), Sigourney actually managed to sink the basketball into the hoop backwards on the first take, even though she was not supposed to or intended to. The shot was almost ruined because Ron Perlman broke character because he was so amazed.
27Remains in contact with her former Aliens (1986) co-star Carrie Henn.
28Received her Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama in 1974.
29Was a member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998.
30In many of her roles, her character has had to deal with artificially intelligent spaceships. In the "Alien" movies, she battles them. In Galaxy Quest (1999), much to her character's chagrin, she repeated whatever the spaceship said. In addition, on an episode of Futurama (1999), and in the film WALL·E (2008), she had the chance to voice a spaceship.
31Before working together on You Again (2010) she has co-starred with nine actors who have also co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis: Ray Liotta, Dan Aykroyd, Kevin Kline, Tim Allen, J.E. Freeman, Mel Gibson, Elijah Wood, Philip Bosco and Bill Paxton. Both have co-starred with Michelle Williams. They have also both worked with composer John Ottman and director James Cameron.
32Has worked with three Bagginses. In Alien (1979), she works with Ian Holm, who played Frodo in the BBC radio adaptation and Bilbo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). In The Ice Storm (1997), she worked with Elijah Wood, who played the part in the film. In Aliens (1986), the stunt double for Newt was Kiran Shah, who was also Wood's scale double.
33Was nominated for Broadway's 1985 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for David Rabe's "Hurlyburly", but lost to a co-star, Judith Ivey.
34Suffered nightmares for two weeks after reading the script for The Village (2004).
35Her salary for Alien: Resurrection (1997) was more than the entire cost of Alien (1979).
36Along with Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Emma Thompson, Julianne Moore, Jamie Foxx and Cate Blanchett, she is one of only eleven actors to receive Academy Award nominations in two acting categories in the same year. She was nominated for Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl (1988) at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989.
37Gave birth to her only child at age 40, a daughter Charlotte Simpson on April 13, 1990. Child's father is her husband Jim Simpson.
38Received her Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama (1974).
39Received her Bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University (1972).
40Speaks French and German fluently.
41Ranked #13 of Sci-Fi's Sexy 50, by Femme Fatales magazine (1997).
42Afraid to travel in elevators.
43Family: Daughter of NBC-TV executive Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. ("Pat" Weaver) and actress Elizabeth Inglis, older brother, Trajan Weaver. Uncle, actor Doodles Weaver.
44Made her debut in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), duration: 6 seconds.
45Changed her name after reading "The Great Gatsby".
46Ranked #71 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
47Her father Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. ("Pat" Weaver), NBC-TV president (1953-55), pioneered the desk-and-couch talk show format that still survives on two programs he created - NBC's shows Today (1952) and Tonight! (1953) (aka "The Tonight Show").
48Attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conneticut.
49Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#81) (1995).

Trademarks of Sigourney Weaver

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1Statuesque, model-like figure
2Delicate high cheekbones
3Deep husky yet smooth voice
4Often plays fiercely independent, driven characters
5Often plays women of enormous strength and stature

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