Sigourney Weaver Movies and Career Information

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Oct 08, 1949
Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and film producer, best known for playing Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, Weaver quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ripley in Alien, subsequently reprising the role in the its three sequels Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection. Her 1986 Academy Award for Best Actress nomination for Aliens is considered a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror genres, as well as a major step in challenging the gender role in cinema. She also starred in the box-office hits Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Avatar. A seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee, she won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 1988 films Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person ever to have won two acting Golden Globe Awards in the same year. Additionally, she received three Academy Award nominations, a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, three Emmy Award nominations, and two Saturn Awards.

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