Sigourney Weaver Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Sigourney Weaver Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

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Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver, on October 8, 1949, in Leroy Hospital in New York City. Her father, TV producer Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., originally wanted to name her Flavia, because of his passion for Roman history (he had already named her elder brother Trajan). Her mother, Elizabeth Inglis, was a British actress who had sacrificed her career for a family. Sigourney grew up in a virtual bubble of guiltless bliss, being taken care by nannies and maids. By 1959, the Weavers had resided in 30 different households. In 1961, Sigourney began attending the Brearly Girls Academy, but her mother moved her to another New York private school, Chapin. Sigourney was quite a bit taller than most of her other classmates (at the age of 13, she was already 5′ 10″), resulting in her constantly being laughed at and picked on; in order to gain their acceptance, she took on the role of class clown.

Interesting Facts about Sigourney Weaver

  • As of the 6th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), Sigourney Weaver appears in seven films, Annie Hall (1977), Alien (1979), Ghostbusters (1984), Aliens (1986), The Ice Storm (1997), Avatar (2009) and The Cabin in the Woods (2011).
  • Her performance as Ellen Ripley in Aliens (1986) is ranked #58 on Premiere magazine’s 100 Greatest Performances of All Time. [2006]
  • Attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conneticut.
  • Along with Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Janet Leigh, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Eileen Heckart, Ruth Gordon, Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Toni Collette, Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair, she is one of the few actresses to have been nominated for an Oscar for a performance in a horror movie.
  • Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
  • Changed her name after reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby”.
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#81). [1995]
  • Injured her knee during the shooting of Snow Cake (2006) and has been forced to stop exercising for a year.
  • Is a supporter of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and now its honorary chairperson.
  • Was nominated for Broadway’s 1985 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role – Play) for David Rabe’s “Hurly Burly”, but lost to a co-star, Judith Ivey.
  • Currently resides in New York City and Santa Barbara, California.
  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#74). [2007]

Personal Quotes by Sigourney Weaver

Here’s a vice: I say yes to too many things. I wish I had the guilty pleasure of saying no. My goal is to try to do less, but more fully.

- Sigourney Weaver

I am more of a New Yorker than ever and just actually, sometimes I fantasize about living somewhere else, where it’s maybe not quite so crowded or stressful, blah, blah, blah and after September 11th, I guess I could just not imagine living anywhere else.

- Sigourney Weaver

People who run environmental groups and things like that, who have to listen to all kinds of nonsense and keep their tempers, are very diplomatic and very inclusive.

- Sigourney Weaver

When I look around the world, I don’t see too many damsels in distress. If they’re a damsel in distress, they’re manipulating some guy to help them.

- Sigourney Weaver

Writers write these male stereotypes, and it makes it ten times more interesting if a woman says the lines.

- Sigourney Weaver