Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Sigourney Weaver has created a host of memorable characters, both dramatic and comic, in films ranging from Ripley in Alien to Dian Fossey in Gorillas in Mist. Over the years, she has captivated audiences and won acclaim as one of the most esteemed actresses on both stage and screen.
Born and educated in New York City, Weaver graduated from Stanford University and went on to receive a Masters degree from the Yale School of Drama. Her first professional job was as an understudy in Sir John Gielgud’s production of The Constant Wife, starring Ingrid Bergman.
Sigourney Weaver made her motion picture debut in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster Alien. She later reprised the role of Warrant Officer Ripley in James Cameron’s Aliens, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress. She again brought Ripley back to life in David Fincher’s Aliens 3, which she also co-produced and Alien Resurrection for director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Read more