Sigourney Weaver

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Sigourney was born under the official name Weaver, Susan Alexandra on October 8th, 1949. Known to her close friends as The Actress's Actress, she has been a credited actor since the 1979 film Alien.

Sigourney Weaver is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. She has starred in thirteen films including the 2006 biography film Infamous as the character Babe Paley, the 2004 comedy movie Imaginary Heroes playing Sandy Travis and the 2003 adventure release Holes cast as The Warden.

Sigourney has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in nineteen films including: the 2014 action film Exodus: Gods and Kings as the character Tuya, the 2012 comedy movie Vamps playing Cisserus and the 2012 action release The Cold Light of Day cast as Jean Carrack.

Sigourney Weaver has earned salaries up to $11,000,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 2009 action film Avatar, which brought in $761,000,000 at the box office.

In 1992 Sigourney Weaver produced her first movie, the action film Alien³. Since then she went on to produce the action film Alien: Resurrection in 1997.

Sigourney is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least thirty-two magazines, captured in more than twenty-one pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-three publications and featured in twelve magazine articles.

As an actor Sigourney Weaver has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on three occasions. Her first nomination was for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her portrayal of Ripley in the 1986 film Aliens. Sigourney Weaver was also nominated for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Dian Fossey in the 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist and Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Katharine Parker in the 1988 movie Working Girl .

Trivia

Changed her name after reading "The Great Gatsby".
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