Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Highest Rated: 98% Alien (1979)

Lowest Rated: 4% Happily N'Ever After (2007)

Birthday: Oct 08, 1949

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Sigourney Weaver was an Oscar-nominated screen actress who was best known for her roles in "Alien" (1979), "Ghostbusters" (1984), "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988), "Avatar" (2009), and many others. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, Weaver was exposed to the entertainment industry at a very young age. Her father was a pioneering TV producer, while her uncle, Doodles Weaver, was a popular comedian and actor in the 50s and 60s. As a young girl, Weaver was drawn to the stage. She appeared in numerous plays throughout high school, and dreamed of becoming a professional actress. After receiving her B.A. from Stanford University, Weaver attended the Yale School of Drama where one of her classmates was Meryl Streep. After graduating from Yale in 1974 Weaver intended on becoming a screen actress. She nabbed a non-speaking role in Woody Allen's 1977 comedy "Annie Hall," and followed that up with a role in the 1978 drama "Madman." Weaver's breakout role, however, came in 1979 when she played the lead character of Ripley in director Ridley Scott's classic science-fiction horror film "Alien." The huge success of "Alien" spawned numerous sequels, including "Aliens" (1986), "Alien 3" (1992), and "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), all of three which Weaver reprised her role as Ripley. In addition to her starring role in the "Alien" franchise, in the 1980s Weaver found success in films "Ghostbusters," "Working Girl" (1988), and "Gorillas in the Mist," the latter two of which would earn her Oscar nominations. Weaver continued working steadily throughout the 90s and 2000s, with notable roles in "Dave" (1993), "The Ice Storm" (1997), and director James Cameron's Oscar-winning science-fiction epic "Avatar." By the 2010s Weaver began appearing on television. She appeared in two mini-series" "Political Animals" (USA, 2012) and "The Defenders" (Netflix, 2017). While heading into her sixth decade as a professional actress, Weaver showed no signs of slowing down. She reprised her role as Dr. Grace Augustine in the "Avatar" franchise. "Avatar 2" was released in 2020, the first of four sequels in the franchise.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar 2 Dr. Grace Augustine (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghostbusters: Afterlife Dana Barrett (Character) - 2021
72% 62% My Salinger Year Margaret (Character) $54K 2020
86% 81% A Monster Calls Grandma (Character) $2.2M 2016
94% 84% Finding Dory Herself (Voice) $486.2M 2016
34% 20% The Assignment Dr. Rachel Kay (Character) - 2016
74% 49% Ghostbusters Rebecca Gorin (Character) - 2016
96% 89% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years Self $2.9M 2016
98% 66% Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Self $137.9K 2015
32% 56% Chappie Michelle Bradley (Character) $31.6M 2015
No Score Yet 29% My Depression: The Up and Down and Up of It Unknown (Voice) - 2014
20% 50% All You Need Is Love Narrator - 2014
31% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Tuya (Character) $65M 2014
30% 36% Red Lights Margaret Matheson (Character) $49.3K 2012
56% 33% Vamps Cisserus (Character) - 2012
4% 29% The Cold Light of Day Carrack (Character) $3.7M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tipping Point: The End of Oil Narrator - 2011
74% 35% Rampart Joan Confrey (Character) $969.2K 2011
5% 42% Abduction Dr. Bennett (Character) $28.1M 2011
70% 62% Paul The Big Guy (Character) $37.4M 2011
86% 59% Cedar Rapids Macy Vanderhei (Character) $6.9M 2011
92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods The Director (Character) $42M 2011
19% 43% You Again Ramona (Character) $25.7M 2010
8% 28% Crazy on the Outside Viki (Character) $64.4K 2010
No Score Yet 80% Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood Narrator - 2009
73% 86% Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith (Character) - 2009
82% 82% Avatar Grace Augustine (Character) $760.5M 2009
63% 55% Baby Mama Chaffee Bicknell (Character) $60.3M 2008
34% 57% Vantage Point Rex Brooks (Character) $72.3M 2008
65% 56% Be Kind Rewind Ms. Lawson (Character) $11.2M 2008
95% 90% WALL-E Ship's Computer (Voice) - 2008
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Narrator - 2008
4% 34% Happily N'Ever After Frieda (Voice) - 2007
71% 41% The Girl in the Park Julia Sandburg (Character) - 2007
64% 58% The TV Set Lenny (Character) $265.6K 2006
64% 86% Snow Cake Linda Freeman (Character) $26K 2006
74% 69% Infamous Babe Paley (Character) $1.2M 2006
35% 81% Imaginary Heroes Sandy Travis (Character) $228.5K 2004
43% 57% The Village Alice Hunt (Character) $114.2M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
78% 76% Holes The Warden (Character) $67.3M 2003
94% 95% Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
78% 57% Tadpole Eve (Character) $2.9M 2002
73% 60% The Guys Joan (Character) $16.1K 2002
54% 51% Heartbreakers Angela Nardino/Max Conners/Ulga Yevanova (Character) $40.3M 2001
14% 44% Company Man Daisy Quimp (Character) $146K 2000
65% 55% A Map of the World Alice Goodwin (Character) $593.6K 1999
90% 79% Galaxy Quest Gwen DeMarco/Lieutenant Tawny Madison (Character) $71.4M 1999
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Lt. Ellen Ripley (Character),
Co-Producer
$47.7M 1997
85% 82% The Ice Storm Janey Carver (Character) $7.9M 1997
55% 57% Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lady Claudia Hoffman (Character) - 1997
79% 64% Copycat Helen Hudson (Character) $31.3M 1995
68% 68% Jeffrey Debra Moorhouse (Character) $3.3M 1995
82% 81% Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar (Character) $3.1M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Swans Narrator - 1994
95% 72% Dave First Lady Ellen Mitchell (Character) $61M 1993
45% 47% Alien 3 Ellen Ripley (Character),
Co-Producer
$54.8M 1992
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Queen Isabella I. (Character) $6.5M 1992
53% 61% Ghostbusters II Dana Barrett (Character) $110.4M 1989
84% 67% Working Girl Katharine Parker (Character) $62.2M 1988
84% 74% Gorillas in the Mist Dian Fossey (Character) $22.6M 1988
97% 94% Aliens Lt. Ellen Ripley (Character) $77.6M 1986
50% 32% Half Moon Street Lauren Slaughter (Character) $1.1M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Woman or Two Jessica Fitzgerald (Character) - 1985
97% 88% Ghostbusters Dana Barrett/Zuul, The Gate Keeper (Character) $298.2M 1984
11% 17% Deal of the Century Catherine DeVoto (Character) - 1983
88% 77% The Year of Living Dangerously Jillian Edith 'Jill' Bryant (Character) - 1982
75% 38% Eyewitness Tony Sokolow (Character) - 1981
98% 94% Alien Warrant Officer Lt. Ellen L. Ripley (Character) $81.1M 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madman Unknown (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
91% No Score Yet Secrets of the Whales Narrator 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finding Your Roots Guest 2020
88% 94% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Myth-Speaker (Voice) 2019
83% 83% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist Narrator 2017
82% 100% Doc Martin Beth Traywick (Guest Star) 2017 2015
78% 70% Marvel - The Defenders Alexandra (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Lady Starblaster (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2015 2012 2009-2010
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
63% 84% Political Animals Elaine Barrish (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mark at the Movies Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood & Dine Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2010 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2008
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Therapist (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
95% 96% Planet Earth Narrator 2007
93% 95% Futurama Planet Express Ship (Guest Voice) 2002

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