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Sigourney Weaver

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Born Oct 8, 1949

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress. She is known especially for her role of Ellen Ripley in the four Alien films: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection, for which she has received worldwide recognition. Other notable roles include Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters and its sequel Ghostbusters II, Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, Working Girl, The Ice Storm, Galaxy Quest, Prayers for Bobby and Grace Augustine in Avatar.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on October 8, 1949.

TEENAGE

1963 13 Years Old Weaver began using the name "Sigourney Weaver" in 1963 after a minor character (Sigourney Howard) in F. … Read More
1967 17 Years Old In 1967, at the age of 18, Weaver visited Israel and volunteered on a kibbutz for several months.

TWENTIES

1974 24 Years Old Weaver attended Sarah Lawrence College as well as Stanford University, where she first began her involvement in acting, by living in Stanford's co-ed Beta Chi Community for the Performing Arts. Weaver earned her Master of Fine Arts degree at the Yale University School of Drama in 1974, where one of her appearances was in the chorus in a production of Stephen Sondheim's musical version of The Frogs, and another was as one of a mob of Roman soldiers alongside Meryl Streep in another production. … Read More
1977 27 Years Old Weaver's first role is often said to be in Woody Allen's 1977 comedy Annie Hall playing a minor role opposite Allen.
1979 29 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien, subsequently reprising the role in its three sequels: Aliens (1986), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award Best Actress; Alien 3 (1992), and Alien: Resurrection (1997). … Read More

THIRTIES

1988 38 Years Old She received two Academy Award nominations in 1988, for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Working Girl and Best Actress for Gorillas in the Mist, making her one of the few actors nominated for two acting awards in the same year. … Read More

FORTIES

1992 42 Years Old She returned to the big screen in 1992 with Alien 3 and Ridley's Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise in which she played role of Queen Isabella. … Read More
1994 44 Years Old In 1994 she starred in Roman Polanski's drama Death and the Maiden as Paulina Escobar.
1995 45 Years Old She played the role of agoraphobic criminal psychologist Helen Hudson in the 1995 movie Copycat. … Read More

FIFTIES

2001 51 Years Old In 2001, she appeared in the comedy Heartbreakers playing the lead role of a con artist alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman and Anne Bancroft. … Read More
2002 52 Years Old Weaver has done voice work in television and film. She had a guest role in the Futurama episode "Love and Rocket" in February 2002, playing the female Planet Express Ship.
2006 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she was the narrator for the American version of the Emmy Award-winning series Planet Earth.
2008 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Weaver was featured as the voice of the ship's computer in the Pixar and Disney release, WALL•E.

LATE ADULTHOOD

In March 2010, she was cast for the lead role as Queen of the Vampires in Amy Heckerling's Vamps.
2011 61 Years Old In September 2011, it was confirmed that Weaver will be returning to Avatar 2, with James Cameron stating that "no one ever dies in science fiction."
In 2014, he revealed that she would be featured in all three sequels.
In 2015, she co-starred in Neil Blomkamp's science-fiction film Chappie, and stated that she would agree to appear in an Alien sequel, provided that Blomkamp directs. … Read More
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