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Actress, Producer Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver at the 82nd Oscars, 2010
Sigourney Weaver at the 82nd Oscars, 2010

Sigourney Weaver (English Sigourney Weaver; real name Susan Alexandra Weaver, English Susan Alexandra Weaver; born October 8, 1949, New York, USA) is an American film actress who was nominated three times for the Academy Award. Golden Globe and BAFTA Award Winner.

Susan Alexandra Weaver was born in New York in the family of the then president of NBC Broadcasting Company 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 uncle of the actress, Doodles Weaver (1911-1983), was a comedian actor.

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  • Birth name: Susan Alexandra Weaver
  • Date of birth: October 8, 1949
  • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Profession: actress, producer
  • Career: 1977 - present time
  • Rewards: Wiki
  • IMDb: ID 0000244
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early years

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. Since childhood, Weaver was much higher than her peers, so she often became the object of ridicule of the latter. To avoid this and gain the respect of students, she turned into a kind of school clown.

In 1962, her family briefly moved to San Francisco, and later back east to Connecticut, where Susan attended Ethel Walker School, a private girls' high 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 returning to the United States, Weaver studied English literature at Stanford, as well as drama at Yale. Then she began to play in school plays.

Career

The debut on the big screen for Sigourney Weaver was a tiny episode of Woody Allen in the 1977 film “Annie Hall”. However, two years later, thanks to the role of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's fiction thriller “Alien”, which was released in 1979, the young actress became widely known. Scott's film and Weaver's character have become iconic not only among fans of science fiction, but also among movie fans in general. Subsequently, Sigourney Weaver starred in three more sequels of "Alien", thereby becoming one of the genre-forming figures of a fantastic action movie. Moreover, her performance of the role of Ellen Ripley in the second series of “Aliens” earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Weaver, in addition, was nominated for this prestigious film award for her role as animal protection activist Diane Fossey in the movie Gorillas in the Fog, and for her role as a bitchy boss in the popular comedy of the late 1980s, The 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 them, viewers saw in February 2006 at the Berlin Film Festival: in the film "Snow Cake" Weaver played an autistic woman. She also played the role of the authoritative producer of the television news program in the comedy film Jake Casdan "Television" and the role in the biography of the writer Truman Capote "Bad Glory."

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 has long lost her little daughter and after many years meeting a random girl similar to her (Kate Bosworth).

The role of a devoted mother who lost her own gay son in the television drama “Prayers for Bobby” brought Weaver the next nominations for Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

One of Weaver’s last major roles in the movie is Avatar, Again You, Chase, Cabin in the Woods, 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 Golden Globe for the 7th time and the Emmy for the 3rd.

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.