Actress, Producer Sigourney Weaver (Sigourney Weaver)
Sigourney Weaver (born Sugene Weaver, born Susan Alexandra Weaver, born October 8, 1949, New York, USA) is an American actress who was nominated for an Oscar three times. The owner of the awards "Golden Globe" and BAFTA.
Susan Alexandra Weaver was born in New York in the family of the then president of NBC television Sylvester "Pat" Weaver (1908-2002) and former British actress Elizabeth Inglis (1913-2007). Besides her, her older brother Trajan (born 1945) grew up in the family. Uncle actress, Dudles Weaver (1911-1983), was an actor-comedian.
- Name at birth: Susan Alexandra Weaver
- Date of birth: 8 October 1949
- Place of birth: Manhattan, New York, USA
- Citizenship: United States
- Profession: actress, producer
- Career: 1977 - present. time
- Awards: Wiki
- IMDb: ID 0000244
As a child, the future actress was surrounded by numerous nannies and servants, and when it was time to learn, the mother sent Susan to a private New York school. Weaver from the very childhood was much higher than their peers, so often became the object of ridicule of the latter. To avoid this and win the respect of students, she turned into a kind of school clown.
In 1962, her family moved briefly to San Francisco, and later back to the east, to Connecticut, where Susan attended the private high school for girls Ethel Walker School. In 1963, inspired by one of the heroines of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, Susan changed her name to Sigourney.
After leaving school in 1967, Sigourney left for several months in Israel, where she lived in a kibbutz. In 1969, upon her return to the US, Weaver studied English literature at Stanford, as well as dramatic art at Yale University. Then she began to play in school plays.
Debut on the big screen for Sigourney Weaver was a tiny episode in Woody Allen in the film "Annie Hall" in 1977. However, two years later, thanks to the role of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the fantastic action movie Ridley Scott "Alien", released in 1979, the young actress became widely known. Scott's film and Weaver's character became cult not only among admirers of film fantasy, but also in cinema fans in general. Subsequently, Sigourney Weaver starred in the three sequels of "Alien", thus becoming one of the genre-forming figures of the fantastic action movie. Moreover, her performance of the role of Ellen Ripley in the second series of "Aliens" earned her a nomination for an Oscar for Best Actress.
Weaver, in addition, was nominated for this prestigious film award for the role of animal rights activist Diane Fossey in the movie "Gorillas in the Fog", as well as for the role of bitchy boss in the popular comedy of the late 1980s "Business Girl". What is noteworthy, Weaver was nominated for an Oscar for these roles in one year. In addition, for both films she received the Golden Globe Award.
In 2006, the actress released three films. The first of these viewers saw in February 2006 at the Berlin Film Festival: in the movie "Snow Pie" Weaver played an autistic woman. She also played the role of the authoritative producer of the TV news program in the comedy film "Jake Kasdan" "TV" and the role in the film biography of the writer Truman Capote "Bad Glory."
In early December 2006, Weaver acted in New York in the drama "Girl in the Park." The film tells the story of a lonely woman, long lost her little daughter and many years later meets a similar to her casual girl (Kate Bosworth).
The role of a faithful mother who lost her own gay son in the television drama "Prayer for Bobby" brought Weaver another nomination for the Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
One of the last major roles of Weaver in the movie - "Avatar", "Again you", "Chase", "The Cabin in the Forest", "In broad daylight" and "Red Lights". In 2013, for the role of US Secretary of State Elaine Barrish in the miniseries "Political Animals" was nominated for the 7th time for the Golden Globe and the third for Emmy.
In September 2011 it was confirmed that the actress will take part in the filming of the movie "Avatar 2", the sequel to the first part.
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