Sigourney Weaver Biography

Published On Jul 26, 2016
Facts of Sigourney Weaver
Date of Birth: 1949 , October-8
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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On 1st of October 1984, Weaver got married to Jim Simpson. Jim Simpson is a director and he is also known for being the founder of The Flea Theater. As a married couple, they have welcomed a daughter named Charlotte Simpson. Her nationality is American and she has mixed European ethnicity. She has a towering height.

As a child, Weaver was enrolled at Ethel Walker School. Later on she got enrolled at The Chapin School and The Brearley School. After her high school graduation, she joined Sarah Lawrence College and then she got transferred to Stanford University. In the early 1970s, she attended Yale University School of Drama with a major in fine arts and she finally earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from there in 1974. While she was in Yale University, she appeared in several plays and theater shows. There she performed in the play The Frogs. She made her TV debut in 1976 by starring the role of Avis Ryan in an American television soap opera Somerset. Next year she played the role of Laura Wheeler in the miniseries The Best of Families. She made her feature film debut in 1977 by portraying the role of Alvy's Date Outside Theatre in an American romantic comedy film Annie Hall. For this role, she earned the salary of $50 in 1977. She got her rise in fame at the end of 1970s after she portrayed the role of Ripley in a British-American science-fiction horror film Alien. She is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of Dana Barrett in movies like Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. She is now aged 66 years old. Her net worth is $40 million.

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Born in Manhattan, New York City, New York

October 8 , 1949

Multi talented lady, Sigourney Weaver was born as Susan Alexandra Weaver at the end of 1940s in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America to Elizabeth Inglis and Sylvester Weaver. She is of English, Scottish, and Ulster-Scots descent.

Appeared in the play, Better Dead Than Sorry

1971

She has been active in theater shows and plays since the early 1970s. In 1971, she was seen playing the role of Jenny in the play Better Dead Than Sorry. Next year she was seen in the play Story Theatre. 

Graduated from Yale University School of Drama

1974

As a child, Weaver was enrolled at Ethel Walker School. Later on she got enrolled at The Chapin School and The Brearley School. After her high school graduation, she joined Sarah Lawrence College and then she got transferred to Stanford University. In the early 1970s, she attended Yale University School of Drama with a major in fine arts and she finally earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from there in 1974. 

Made her TV debut

1976

While she was in Yale University, she appeared in several plays and theater shows. There she performed in the play The Frogs. She made her TV debut in 1976 by starring the role of Avis Ryan in an American television soap opera Somerset.

First feature film, Annie Hall

1977

She made her feature film debut in 1977 by portraying the role of Alvy's Date Outside Theatre in an American romantic comedy film Annie Hall. For this role, she earned the salary of $50 in 1977. That year, she also played the role of Laura Wheeler in the miniseries The Best of Families.

Appeared in the movie, Alien

1979

She got her rise in fame at the end of 1970s after she portrayed the role of Ripley in a British-American science-fiction horror film Alien. She is also critically acclaimed for starring the role of Dana Barrett in movies like Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Became the host of Saturday Night Live

1986

Sigourney Weaver is an actress and TV personality from United States. She has also established herself as a TV show host. In 1986, she appeared in an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. She appeared in this show as its host. 

Appeared in the off Broadway show, Das Lusitania Songspiel

1980

She is an actress and she has appeared in all the formats of acting. She has also starred in several on and off Broadway shows. In 1980s, she was seen in an off Broadway show Das Lusitania Songspiel. She is also the co author of this play. 

Married to Jim Simpson

October 1 , 1984

On 1st of October 1984, Weaver got married to Jim Simpson. Jim Simpson is a director and he is also known for being the founder of The Flea Theater. As a married couple, they have welcomed a daughter named Charlotte Simpson. 

First child, Charlotte Simpson

April 13 , 1990

She became mother for the first time in her life in the early 1990. She and her lovely husband Jim Simpson welcomed their first child together on 13th of April and that time it was a daughter and they named her Charlotte Simpson. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

1989

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it's an honor if any one wins this award. She has also been honored with this award for two times in her life and that was in 1989. 

Won BAFTA Awards

1998

Till date she has been nominated in BAFTA Awards for three different times in her life and out of these three nominations, she has been honored only once. She was honored with this award in 1998 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. 

Won Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

1987

She is popular for starring the role of Ripley in a British-American science-fiction horror film Alien. For this role, she got her first nomination in Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror in 1980 and she won this award for the first time in 1987 for Best Actress. 

Earned the salary of $2,000,000

2004

She is one of the renowned names in the film industry. She has been active in the film industry since a long time. In 1977, she earned the salary of $50 for her role in the movie Annie Hall. In 2004, she earned the salary of $2,000,000 for her role in the movie The Village.