Sigourney Weaver is one of the actresses who has boomed as an action performing actress. She started grabbing the attention of people after appearing in “Alien.” Sigourney portrayed the role “Ellen Ripley” in the movie. “Academy Awards” for the category of “Best Actress” is one of the prestigious honor of her career.

Quick Info 
Full NameSusan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver
Date of BirthOctober 8, 1949
Birth PlaceManhattan, New York, United States
ParentsSylvester L. Weaver Jr.
Elizabeth Inglish
SpouseJim Simpson
Age71 years
Height6 ft 0 in
Net WorthUS $60 million

The movie is a medium of showcasing the journey of various kinds of emotions of people. During watching a movie, the audience undergoes a lot of feelings. Sometimes it is relatively calm. Sometimes it is thrilling. The production team plays a vital role in generating an impression on the audience. The co-ordination between the makers and the artists create magic on the screen. 

The degree of impression from a character also depends upon the effort of an artist. Some actors portray characters in a livelier way, whereas some lack the homework. The actors have to undergo various training and task to make the character realistic. Also, the creation of twists in scripts favors a lot. For example: introducing a female superwoman character in a flow of Superman movies can be appealing. And most of the time, females performing hardcore acting always grab the attention.

Sigourney Weaver

Early Life

The birthplace of Sigourney is Manhattan, New York. She came into the world on 8th October 1949. Her father’s name is “Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.” He used to produce TV programs. Sylvester was passionate about Roman history. This passion even inspired him to name her “Flavia.” Sigourney’s mother was Elizabeth Inglish. She was an actress and quit her career for her family. Sigourney Weaver’s childhood was entirely satisfactory and full of baby sisters. 



Sigourney started her academic career at the “Ethel Walker School.” It is a preparatory school. Later, she went to the “Brearley School” and “Chapin School.” Sigourney was one of the tallest girls’ inner school days. This advantage also led to grab the attention and even mocking. 

Moreover, Sigourney Weaver also got involved in volunteering. Sigourney went to Israel to volunteer in “Kibbutz.” She was there for several months. Sigourney also attended “Sarah Lawrence College.” She completed her graduation in English from “Stanford University” in 1972.  Sigourney joined “Yale University School of Drama” for her master’s. She completed the course in 1974. 

During the time, she got the opportunity to be part of several plays, including “The Frogs.” Sigourney Weaver also succeeded in becoming part of the other fantastic theatre. “Beyond Therapy” is one of her “Off-Broadway” production.

Sigourney Weaver


Sigourney Weaver started her acting career from minor roles in the movie. Her screen debut was from “Annie Hall” in 1977. Woody Allen had directed the film. Her small appearance succeeded in grabbing the attention of the people. 

Likewise, she got the opportunity to justify her acting skills in the movie “Alien.” She portrayed the lead role of “Ellen Ripley” in the film. The movie became successful and came up with three sequels. And Sigourney was part of all the franchises. “Ghostbusters,” ” The Year of Living Dangerously,” and “Ghostbusters II” were some of the movies with her powerful appearances.

Moreover, movies like “Working Girl” and “Gorillas in the Mist” succeeded in making her win “Golden Globe Awards.” The awards were for the categories of “Best Actress” and “Best Supporting Actress.” “Queen Isabella,” “1492: Conquest of Paradise”, ” Jeffrey,” “Alien 3” were some of her movies in the 1990s. 

Sigourney Weaver appeared in the movies like “Heartbreakers” in 2001, “Holes” in 2003, “The Village” in 2004,  and “Baby Mama” & “Vantage Point” in 2008. Similarly, she appeared in a TV movie for the first time in 2009. It was “Prayers for Bobby.” She received several award nominations like “Screen Actors Guild Awards,” ” Emmy Award,” and “Golden Globe Awards” for her performance. Sigourney portrayed the role of “Mary Griffith” in the movie. 

Moreover, Sigourney Weaver has also appeared in the “Crazy on the Outside,” “Avatar,” and “You Again” in 2009. She not only has excellent acting skills but also has a fantastic voice. Sigourney has lent her voice for animated series like “Wall-E” and “Happily N’Ever After.” She also narrated “The Tale of Despereaux.” She became part of all the franchise of “Avatar.” Sigourney was also part of the movie “Red Lights.”

Likewise, Sigourney played the role of “Alexandra Reid” in “The Defenders” in 2015. She was also part of the “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” in 2019. Sigourney appeared as her famous character, “Ripley” in the show. The same year, she lent her voice for the series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.” Sigourney Weaver was part of the movies like “My Salinger Year” Nd series like “Call My Agent!” in 2020.


Relationship/Personal Life

Sigourney tied knots with Jim Simpson on 1st October 1984. Jim is a director. Sigourney gave birth to a baby girl on 13th April 1990. 

Sigourney Weaver

Social Media

Sigourney Weaver is not active on social media. She is from the time when performance speaks louder than a tweet or caption. Sigourney seems to enjoy her spare time with her family rather than posting photos. Although, if you search his name on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, you will address a few unverified accounts and fan pages.


Net worth

Sigourney Weaver has been part of the movie industry for more than four years. She has been part of incredible movies and has been a role model for many actresses. According to, she has an approximate net worth of $60 million.


Nutshell Bio

The real name of Sigourney is Susan Alexandra Weaver. She belongs to Dutch, Scottish, Scott-Irish, and English ethnicity. Her nationality is American. Sigourney Weaver has an attractive height of 6 feet with a complimentary weight of 66 kgs.