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Sigourney Weaver Biography, Age, Height, Daughter, Movies, Net Worth & Wiki

Sigourney Weaver is an actress from the United States. Weaver was chosen Top 20 in Channel 4’s ranking of the 100 Greatest Movie Actors of All Time, making her one of just two women in the Number 20. Weaver is well known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien trilogy, which is recognized as one of the most important female protagonists in film history. Weaver has received several nominations and awards over her career, including two Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver Bio/Wiki

Birth NameSusan Alexandra Weaver
Nick NameSiggy
The Sci-Fi Queen
Susan
Age72 years ( as of 2021)
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceManhattan, New York, United States
Date of Birth8 October 1949
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceSanta Barbara, California
Home TownNew York City
HobbiesReading
Travelling

Family

Mother's NameElizabeth Inglis

Sigourney Weaver with mother

Sigourney Weaver with mother

Father's NameSylvester Weaver

Sigourney Weaver with father

Sigourney Weaver with father

BrotherTrajan Weaver
SisterNone

Boyfriends/Affairs

Affairs/BoyfriendsJim Simpson
James McClure
Aaron Latham

Marital Status, Husband and Children

Husband/SpouseJim Simpson (1984 - present)

Sigourney Weaver with husband

Sigourney Weaver with husband

Marriage Date1 October 1984
ChildrenCharlotte Simpson

Sigourney Weaver with daughter

Sigourney Weaver with daughter

Education

SchoolEthel Walker School
The Chapin School and The Brearley School
College/UniversitySarah Lawrence College
Stanford University (B.A. in English)
Yale University School of Drama
Educational QualificationMaster in Fine Arts
ProfessionActor
Comedian
Brands EndorsedCoverGirl cosmetics
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters - 182 cm
in meters - 1.82 m
in Feet Inches - 5'11"
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms - 66 kg
in Pounds - 145 lbs

Figure Measurements

Breast Size34 inches
Hips Size26 inches
Waist Size36 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityDutch
English
Scottish
Irish
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorBrown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size4 (US)
Shoe Size10 (US)

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodIcelandic lobster Soup
Favourite GameTennis
Favourite BookThe Great Gatsby
Favourite ColorRed
Favourite FilmAliens

Life Journey

Susan Weaver was born on 8 October 1949, in New York City, to former actress Elizabeth Inglis and American television executive Pat Weaver.

Weaver began adopting the pseudonym Sigourney at the age of 14, borrowing it from a supporting role in The Great Gatsby.

Prior enrolling at the Ethel Walker School, she studied at the Brearley School as well as the Chapin School in New York. By the age of 11, Weaver had allegedly grown to a height of 5 ft 10 in.

Weaver toured Israel in 1967, soon before becoming 18, and spent several months volunteering on a kibbutz. She went to Sarah Lawrence College after returning to the United States.

Weaver switched to Stanford as an English major following her freshman year. She was heavily interested with theatre at Stanford. She finally earned a B.A. in English in 1972.

Weaver then enrolled to  School of Drama at Yale University and received a Master of Fine Arts from Yale in 1974. During this time, she was cast in a musical adaptation of The Frogs. She also collaborated with Meryl Streep on some other project.

She had largely worked in theatre and only performed commercials as well as a few television appearances before her on-screen breakout in Alien.

Sigourney Weaver Net Worth

Sigourney Weaver’s net worth is approximately $60 million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)$60 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2020 (Approx)$50 Million
Annual Salary$11 million for Alien: Resurrection
Income SourceActor

Career

  • In 1977, Sigourney Weaver made her film debut in Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, in which she performed a supporting part opposite Allen. Despite the fact that her involvement was brief, she was noticed.
  • In 1979, she got the part of Ellen Ripley in the blockbuster film Alien. The film was a big success, and  Weaver repeated her role in three following sequels.
  • She appeared in The Year of Living Dangerously, alongside Mel Gibson, in addition to the Alien trilogy. She also appeared in the films Ghostbusters and its sequel Ghostbusters II.
  • She appeared in films such as Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist in 1988. Weaver won Golden Globe Awards for Best  Supporting Actress & Best Actress for these two films, respectively.
  • Sigourney Weaver too was shortlisted for a Academy Award in Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Working Girl, as well as Best Actress for her performance in Gorillas in the Mist.
  • In 1992, Weaver starred in the film Alien 3.  The same year, she starred as Queen Isabella in the film 1492: Conquest of Paradise.
  • She  starred in a number of films in the early and late 1990s, including Jeffrey and The Ice Storm. She was nominated for a ‘Golden Globe’ and won a ‘BAFTA Award’ for The Ice Storm.
  • Weaver acted in films such as The Village, Holes, Vantage Point, Heartbreakers, and Baby Mama during the 2000s.
  • In 2009, she starred in her debut television film, Prayers for Bobby, in which she portrayed Mary Griffith.  Sigourney Weaver  was nominated for a Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in this film.
  • Weaver teamed up with filmmaker James Cameron and acted in the big sci-fi film Avatar in 2009.
  • In addition to performing, Weaver has voiced animated characters in animated films such as Happily N’Ever After and Wall-E.
  • During the early 2010s and mid 2010s, Sigourney Weaver reprised her role in both Alien movies and Avater film series. She also acted in number of film during this period including Exodus: Gods and Kings and Chappie.
  • Weaver starred as Alexandra Reid, the female villain in the online serial ‘The Defenders, in 2017.
  • In 2019,  she portrayed ‘The Myth Speaker’ in an installment of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a renowned fantasy online TV series.
  • Sigourney Weaver starred as Margaret in the American-Irish-Canadian film My Salinger Year in 2020. That year, she participated in an installment of the French Television series Call My Agent! named Sigourney.
  • Weaver will play Dana Barrett again in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which premiered on 19th November 2021.

Sigourney Weaver Movies

Movies List

Annie Hall

1977
Madman

1978
Alien

1979
Eyewitness

1981
The Year of Living Dangerously

1982
Deal of the Century

1983
Ghostbusters

1984
One Woman or Two

1985
Half Moon Street
Aliens

1986
Gorillas in the Mist
Working Girl

1988
Ghostbusters II1989
Alien 3
1492: Conquest of Paradise

1992
Dave

1993
The Wild Swans
Death and the Maiden

1994
Copycat
Jeffrey

1995
The Ice Storm
Alien Resurrection

1997
A Map of the World
Galaxy Quest

1999
Company Man

2000
Heartbreakers2001
Tadpole
The Guys

2002
Holes

2003
Imaginary Heroes
The Village

2004
Snow Cake
The TV Set
Infamous

2006
Happily N'Ever After
The Girl in the Park

2007
Vantage Point
Be Kind Rewind
Baby Mama
WALL•E
The Tale of Despereaux

2008
Avatar

2009
Crazy on the Outside
You Again

2010
Cedar Rapids
Paul
Abduction
Rampart

2011
The Cabin in the Woods
Red Lights
The Cold Light of Day
Vamps

2012
My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It)
Exodus: Gods and Kings

2014
Chappie

2015
Finding Dory
Ghostbusters
A Monster Calls
The Assignment

2016
The Meyerowitz Stories
Rakka

2017
My Salinger Year

2020
The Good House
Ghostbusters: Afterlife

2021

Facts

  • Sigourney Weaver is often regarded as the undisputed queen of science fiction films.
  • Weaver was recognised for her efforts in science fiction movies at the 2010 Scream Awards.
  • She has also appeared in various plays and Off-Broadway productions in addition to movies.
  • Weaver’s  performance in the Broadway play ‘Hurlyburly was well-received, and she was nominated for a Tony Award.
  • Sigourney Weaver has been nominated for the Academy Award multiple times for her excellent performances in films.
  • Sigourney Weaver has a daughter, Charlotte Simpson with stage director husband named Jim Simpson.
  • Weaver was named one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in the movie industry by the Empire magazine in 1995.
  • Weaver’s environmentalist work was also recognised by the Explorers Club.
  • Sigourney Weaver is proficient in French and German in addition to English.

FAQs

Is Sigourney a real name?

No, her real name is Susan.

How much was Sigourney Weaver paid for aliens?

For her first Alien film she was paid $35000. In her recent Alien film she was paid $11 million.

Is Sigourney Weaver rich?

Yes, she is worth $60 miilion.

How old is Sigourney Weaver now?

72 years.

What was the last movie Sigourney Weaver was in?

Ghostbusters: Afterlife.