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Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
Birth name: Susan Alexandra Weaver
Gender: Female
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Actress; Voice actor
Date of birth: October 8th, 1949
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Notable works: Aliens
1st Sci-Fi: Alien (1979)

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress born in New York City, New York on October 8th, 1949. She is best known for playing the role of action heroine Ellen Ripley in the Aliens film franchise. She first played the role in the 1979 Ridley Scott film Alien and reprised the part for the next two sequels, Aliens and Alien³. Although the character of Ripley was killed off in the climax of Alien 3, franchise creators found a way to bring her back in 1997's Alien Resurrection. In this film, Weaver played a clone hybrid of Ellen Ripley and a Xenomorph Queen. Outside of the Aliens family of films, Weaver also played the role of Gwen DeMarco - a sci-fi actress in the 1999 comedy Galaxy Quest. She also lent her voice to the "Love and Rocket" episode of Futurama. Another voice talent role for Sigourney included the voice of the ship's computer in Pixar's WALL-E. In more recent years, Weaver has portrayed the role of Doctor Grace Augustine in James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar. Weaver also lent her voice to the role for the Avatar video game. In 2011, Sigourney took on a more villainous role from usual work as "The Big Guy", the mysterious adversary from the sci-fi comedy film Paul.

Body of work Edit

Film Edit

Film Year Role
Alien 1979 Ellen Ripley
Aliens 1986 Ellen Ripley
Alien³ 1992 Ellen Ripley
Alien Resurrection 1997 Ripley 8
Galaxy Quest 1999 Gwen DeMarco
WALL-E 2008 Ship's computer
Avatar 2009 Grace Augustine
Paul 2011 The Big Guy

Television Edit

Series Episode Role
Futurama Love and Rocket Planet Express ship

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • While filming Alien, Weaver and female co-star Veronica Cartwright were made to wear white surgical tape across their nipples during scenes where they wore sheer clothing. [1]

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Veronica Cartwright; Alien (Special Edition); Audio Commentary; 2003


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