Actress, Producer Sigourney Weaver (Sigourney Weaver)
Sigourney Weaver (Eng. Sigourney Weaver; real name Susan Alexandra Weaver; Eng. Susan Alexandra Weaver; born. October 8, 1949, New York, USA) - American film actress, three times nominated for an Oscar. Winner of the awards "Golden Globe" and BAFTA.
Susan Alexandra Weaver was born in New York to the family of NBC's then-president of television and radio Sylvester "Pat" Weaver (1908-2002) and former British actress Elizabeth Inglis (1913-2007). In addition to her, her elder brother Traian (born 1945) grew up in the family. The actress’s uncle, Doodles Weaver (1911–1983), was a comedian actor.
- Birth Name: Susan Alexandra Weaver
- Date of birth: October 8, 1949
- Place of birth: Manhattan, New York, USA
- Citizenship: USA
- Profession: actress, producer
- Career: 1977 - present time
- Awards: Wiki
- IMDb: ID 0000244
As a child, the future actress was surrounded by numerous nannies and maids, and when it came time to study, her mother sent Susan to a private New York school. Weaver since 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 east, to Connecticut, where Susan attended Ethel Walker School, a private high school for girls. In 1963, inspired by one of the heroines of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, Susan changed her name to Sigourney.
After graduating from school in 1967, Sigourney left for several months in Israel, where she lived in a kibbutz. In 1969, on her return to the United States, Weaver studied English literature at Stanford, as well as drama at Yale University. Then she began to play in school plays.
The debut on the big screen for Sigourney Weaver was a tiny episode from Woody Allen in the 1977 movie "Annie Hall". However, two years later, thanks to the role of lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott’s fantasy action movie Alien, which appeared on screens in 1979, the young actress became widely known. The film Scott and the character Weaver have become iconic not only among fans of cine fiction, but among cinema fans altogether. Subsequently, Sigourney Weaver appeared in three sequels of “The Alien”, thus becoming one of the genre-forming figures of the fantastic action movie. Moreover, her role as Ellen Ripley in the second series of “Aliens” earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Weaver, moreover, was nominated for this prestigious film award for the role of animal protection activist Dian 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 “The Businesswoman”. Remarkably, Weaver was nominated for an Oscar for these roles in one year. In addition, for both films she won the Golden Globe Award.
In 2006, the actress released three films. The first of them was seen by the audience in February 2006 at the Berlin Film Festival: in the film “Snow Cake”, Weaver played a woman with autism. She also played the role of the authoritative producer of the television news program in Jake Kazdan's comedy film “TV” and the role in the biopic of the writer Truman Capote “Ill-fame”.
In early December 2006, Weaver starred in New York in the drama Girl in the Park. The film tells the story of a lonely woman who had long lost her little daughter and many years later meeting a random girl like her (Kate Bosworth).
The role of a dedicated mother who lost her gay son in the television drama Prayers for Bobby brought Weaver another nomination for the Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
Some of Weaver’s most recent major film roles are Avatar, Again You, The Chase, Cabin in the Forest, Between 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 Golden Globe for the 7th time and for the Emmy for the third time.
In September 2011, it was confirmed that the actress will take part in the filming of the film "Avatar 2", the sequel to the first part.
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