Sigourney Weaver

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Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (/sɪˈɡɔːrni/; born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. A figure in science fiction and popular culture, she has received various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Grammy Award, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. In 2003 she was voted Number 20 in Channel 4's countdown of the 100 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time.

Weaver rose to fame when she was cast as Ellen Ripley in the Ridley Scott directed science fiction film Alien (1979), which earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She reprised the role with a critically acclaimed performance in James Cameron's Aliens (1986), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. She returned to the role in two more sequels: Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997). The character is regarded as a significant female protagonist in cinema history. Her other franchise roles include Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989) and Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021). She reunited with Cameron portraying Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009)—which remains the highest-grossing film of all time—and returned in Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), portraying Kiri te Suli Kìreysì'ite.

Known for her work on the Broadway stage she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in the play Hurlyburly (1984). Further acclaim came with playing primatologist Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist (1988), for which she won a Golden Globe Award, and in the same year, winning another Golden Globe Award for her performance in Working Girl. Weaver was the first actor to have two acting wins at the Golden Globes in the same year; she also received an Academy Award nomination for both films (Actress in a Leading Role and Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively). She received the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Ice Storm (1997). She has since starred in film such as 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), Death and the Maiden (1994), Galaxy Quest (1999), Holes (2003), The Village (2004), Infamous (2006), You Again (2010), and Master Gardener (2022).

Although best known for her role in the Alien franchise, Weaver has fostered a prolific filmography, appearing in more than 60 films. She's also known for her extensive voiceover work including the animated films, The Tale of Despereaux (2008) and Pixar films WALL-E (2008) and Finding Dory (2016) as well as several documentaries, such as the BBC series Planet Earth (2006) and The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016).

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Sigourney Weaver STAGE CREDITS

Broadway Transfer, 2013



Marie-Louise Durham (Understudy)

[College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1974
Ensemble/Other Roles

Sigourney Weaver Productions

[Broadway, 1975]
Assistant Stage Manager

Sigourney Weaver Movies

[1977]Annie Hall Alvy's Date Outside Theatre

[1978]Madman Gale

[1979]Alien Ripley

[1981]Eyewitness Tony Sokolow

[1982]The Year of Living Dangerously Jill Bryant

[1983]Deal of the Century Catherine DeVoto

[1984]Ghostbusters Dana Barrett

[1985]One Woman or Two Jessica Fitzgerald

[1986]Aliens Ripley

[1986]Half Moon Street Lauren Slaughter

[1988]Gorillas in the Mist Dian Fossey

[1988]Working Girl Katharine Parker

[1989]Ghostbusters II Dana Barrett

[1992]Alien³ Ellen Ripley

[1992]1492: Conquest of Paradise Queen Isabel

[1993]Dave Ellen Mitchell

[1994]Death and the Maiden Paulina Escobar

[1995]Jeffrey Debra Moorhouse

[1995]Copycat Helen Hudson

[1997]The Ice Storm Janey Carver

[1997]Snow White: A Tale of Terror Claudia Hoffman

[1997]Alien: Resurrection Ripley

[1999]Galaxy Quest Gwen DeMarco

[1999]A Map of the World Alice Goodwin

[2000]Company Man Daisy Quimp

[2001]Big Bad Love Betti DeLoreo

[2001]Heartbreakers Angela Nardino, Max Conners, Ulga Yevanova

[2002]Tadpole Eve, Oscar's'stepmother

[2002]The Guys Joan

[2003]Holes The Warden

[2004]Imaginary Heroes Sandy Travis

[2004]The Village Alice Hunt

[2006]Happily N'Ever After Frieda

[2006]Infamous Babe Paley

[2006]The TV Set Lenny

[2006]Snow Cake Linda Freeman

[2007]The Girl in the Park Julia

[2008]Baby Mama Chaffee Bicknell

[2008]WALL·E Ship's Computer

[2008]Vantage Point Rex Brooks

[2008]The Tale of Despereaux Narrator

[2008]Be Kind Rewind Ms. Lawson

[2009]Avatar Dr. Grace Augustine

[2010]Crazy on the Outside Viki

[2010]You Again Ramona

[2011]Paul The Big Guy

[2011]Abduction Dr. Bennett

[2011]Cedar Rapids Macy Vanderhei

[2011]The Cabin in the Woods The Director

[2011]Rampart Joan Confrey

[2012]Red Lights Margaret Matheson

[2012]The Cold Light of Day Carrack

[2012]Vamps Cisserus

[2014]Exodus: Gods and Kings Tuya

[2015]Chappie Michelle Bradley

[2016]Finding Dory Sigourney Weaver

[2016]A Monster Calls Grandma

[2016]The Assignment Doctor Rachel Jane

[2017]The Meyerowitz Stories Sigourney Weaver

[2020]My Salinger Year Margaret

[2021]Ghostbusters: Afterlife Dana Barrett

[2021]The Good House Hildy Good

[2022]Master Gardener Norma Haverhill

[2022]Avatar: The Way of Water Kiri

[2022]Call Jane Virginia

[2024]Avatar 3 Dr. Grace Augustine

[2026]Avatar 4 Dr. Grace Augustine

[2028]Avatar 5 Grace Augustine

Sigourney Weaver TV Shows

Doc Martin Beth Traywick, American Tourist

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Lady Starblaster

Sigourney Weaver Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Sigourney Weaver, Das Lusitania Songspiel

Sigourney Weaver Videos

Sigourney Weaver News

Photos: First Look at the Off-Broadway Premiere of LONE STAR

Ruth Stage has released all new production photos from their off-Broadway premiere of James McLure’s dark comedy Lone Star. Lone Star is currently in preview performances, with an Opening Night set for this Sunday, December 3rd at Theatre Row. Check out the photos here!

Video: The Cast of LONE STAR Discusses the Show's Off-Broadway Premiere

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge chats with the cast of Lone Star Off-Broadway!

Photo: Get a First Look at LONE STAR Off-Broadway

Get a first look at Lone Star Off-Broadway!

First Two Titles Announced for Royal Albert Hall's 2024 Films in Concert

Two titles have been announced for the Royal Albert Hall’s Films in Concert series in 2024 – Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark™ Live in Concert, and the world premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in Concert. 

Dan Amboyer Joins Ruth Stage's LONE STAR Off-Broadway

DAN AMBOYER joins the cast of 'LONE STAR' off-Broadway at Theatre Row. Performances start on Nov. 25.

Ruth Stage to Partner With Veterans Organizations for LONE STAR

RUTH STAGE partners with veterans organizations for the off-Broadway premiere of 'LONE STAR,' raising awareness for veterans' issues.

Barton Cowperthwaite Completes the Cast for LONE STAR Off-Broadway

Barton Cowperthwaite joins the cast of 'LONE STAR' Off-Broadway at Theatre Row. Find out more about the upcoming premiere.

Matt de Rogatis to Star in Off-Broadway Premiere of LONE STAR at Theatre Row

Get all the details on the upcoming off-Broadway premiere of 'LONE STAR' starring Matt De Rogatis. Find out when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show at Theatre Row this fall.

LA LA LAND Confirmed for Films in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Lionsgate’s multi-Academy Award®-winning modern musical classic, La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, will be afforded the Films in Concert treatment at the Royal Albert Hall this December.

Nathan Lane and More Set For Concert Version of THE FROGS at Lincoln Center

MasterVoices opens its 2023-24 season on November 3 and 4 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, with three performances of a concert staging of Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove's The Frogs, as adapted by Nathan Lane. Learn more about this new production and how to get tickets here!

Ryan McCartan Will Lead Off-Broadway Premiere of LONE STAR This Fall

Ryan McCartan (Wicked, Frozen, Heathers The Musical, Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show) will star in the upcoming off-Broadway premiere of James McLure’s dark comedy Lone Star. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

CINDY & THE DISCO BALL Starring Saylor Bell Curda Will Open at The Garry Marshall Theatre Next Month

This retro retelling of the Cinderella story whisks us back to the sun-kissed days and lava lamp lit nights of 1976 with an original musical score that blends the sounds of disco rhythms and Broadway musical magic.

Ana Isabelle to Star in Off-Broadway Premiere of LONE STAR at Ruth Stage

Ana Isabelle will star as ‘Elizabeth’ inRuth Stage's upcoming off-Broadway premiere of James McLure’s dark comedy Lone Star, playing Theatre Row this fall. Learn how to purchase tickets!

LONE STAR Will Premiere Off-Broadway at Theatre Row This Fall

Ruth Stage has announced that the off-Broadway premiere of James McLure’s dark comedy Lone Star will play Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) this fall.

Elizabeth Banks To Lead Austin Peters' Vanity Thriller SKINCARE

Elizabeth Banks ('Pitch Perfect,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'Love and Mercy') stars in the recently wrapped 'Skincare,' from Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment and Producers Jonathan Schwartz and Logan Lerman.

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER Sets Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D & 4K UHD Release

The 4K UHD edition of the original Avatar has both existing and new bonus features including “Memories From Avatar,” where Producer Jon Landau leads a spirited conversation with cast members, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver and Stephen Lang, recalling warm memories from production.

Max To Debut James Cameron's AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER in June

James Cameron’s global phenomenon AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER will debut WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 on Max, the enhanced streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery that launches on May 23 in the U.S.

Sondheim & Shevelove's THE FROGS & More to be Featured in MasterVoices' 2023-24 Season

MasterVoices has announced details of the celebrated chorus’ 82nd season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941.

Tony Award-Winning Producer Larry Hirschhorn To Give Ithaca College Commencement Address

Four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Larry Hirschhorn will deliver the main address at Ithaca College's 128th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 21.

Tony-Winner Harriet Sansom Harris' Film JULES Wins at Sonoma International Film Festival

Luminaries such as JULES cast Academy Award®-winner Ben Kingsley, Tony Award-Winner Harriet Sansom Harris, Succession star Zoe Winters, and Jade Quon and special guests Karen Allen (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”), Academy Award®-winning producer David Dinerstein (“Summer of Soul”), and more.


Sigourney Weaver has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Sigourney Weaver has not appeared in the West End

Sigourney Weaver has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was honored as a Legend of Off Broadway. She has also been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her work in Hurlyburly. Additionally, she received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Das Lusitania Songspiel.

Sigourney Weaver has been honored with the Legend of Off Broadway award for her contributions to the theater industry.

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