Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Highest Rated: 98% Aliens (1986)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Cold Light of Day (2012)

Birthday: Oct 8, 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.

Highest rated movies

Aliens Alien Ghostbusters
Dave
Alien: The Director's Cut
The Cabin in the Woods
Galaxy Quest
The Year of Living Dangerously

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Avatar: The Way of Water Unknown (Character) - 2022
77% No Score Yet Call Jane Virginia (Character) - 2022
79% No Score Yet The Good House Hildy Good (Character) - 2021
63% 94% Ghostbusters: Afterlife Dana Barrett (Character) $128.8M 2021
71% 60% My Salinger Year Margaret (Character) $54.0K 2020
33% 20% The Assignment Dr. Rachel Kay (Character) - 2016
86% 81% A Monster Calls Grandma (Character) $2.2M 2016
96% 89% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years Self $2.9M 2016
73% 49% Ghostbusters Rebecca Gorin (Character) - 2016
94% 84% Finding Dory Herself (Voice) $486.2M 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
30% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Tuya (Character) $65.0M 2014
20% 50% All You Need Is Love Narrator - 2014
53% 33% Vamps Cisserus (Character) - 2012
4% 29% The Cold Light of Day Carrack (Character) $3.7M 2012
30% 36% Red Lights Margaret Matheson (Character) $49.3K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tipping Point: The End of Oil Narrator - 2011
92% 74% The Cabin in the Woods The Director (Character) $42.0M 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
19% 43% You Again Ramona (Character) $25.7M 2010
8% 29% Crazy on the Outside Viki (Character) $64.4K 2010
82% 82% Avatar Grace Augustine (Character) $760.5M 2009
73% 86% Prayers for Bobby Mary Griffith (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 80% Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood Narrator - 2009
57% 44% The Tale of Despereaux Narrator - 2008
95% 90% WALL-E Ship's Computer (Voice) - 2008
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
71% 40% The Girl in the Park Julia Sandburg (Character) - 2007
5% 34% Happily N'Ever After Frieda (Voice) - 2007
64% 86% Snow Cake Linda Freeman (Character) $26.0K 2006
64% 58% The TV Set Lenny (Character) $265.6K 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
78% 76% Holes The Warden (Character) $67.3M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
94% 95% Alien: The Director's Cut Unknown (Character) - 2003
73% 60% The Guys Joan (Character) $16.1K 2002
77% 57% Tadpole Eve (Character) $2.9M 2002
54% 51% Heartbreakers Angela Nardino/Max Conners/Ulga Yevanova (Character) $40.3M 2001
14% 44% Company Man Daisy Quimp (Character) $146.0K 2000
66% 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
55% 57% Snow White: A Tale of Terror Lady Claudia Hoffman (Character) - 1997
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Lt. Ellen Ripley (Character),
Co-Producer
$47.7M 1997
86% 82% The Ice Storm Janey Carver (Character) $7.9M 1997
70% 68% Jeffrey Debra Moorhouse (Character) $3.3M 1995
77% 64% Copycat Helen Hudson (Character) $31.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Swans Narrator - 1994
82% 81% Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar (Character) $3.1M 1994
95% 72% Dave First Lady Ellen Mitchell (Character) $61.0M 1993
32% 50% 1492: Conquest of Paradise Queen Isabella I. (Character) $6.5M 1992
46% 46% Alien 3 Ellen Ripley (Character),
Co-Producer
$54.8M 1992
55% 61% Ghostbusters II Dana Barrett (Character) $110.4M 1989
84% 74% Gorillas in the Mist Dian Fossey (Character) $22.6M 1988
85% 67% Working Girl Katharine Parker (Character) $62.2M 1988
98% 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) $298.5M 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% 37% 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
92% 83% Secrets of the Whales Narrator 2021
No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2020
88% 94% The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The Myth-Speaker (Voice) 2019
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
82% 100% Doc Martin Beth Traywick (Guest Star) 2015 2017
78% 70% Marvel - The Defenders Alexandra (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Lady Starblaster (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2009-2010 2012 2015
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013
63% 83% Political Animals Elaine Barrish (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1986 2010
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Therapist (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet 94% Futurama Planet Express Ship (Guest Voice) 2002