Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver Depositphotos
Molly Se-kyung
Molly Se-kyung
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver Depositphotos

Susan Alexandra “Sigourney” Weaver, born on October 8, 1949, is an accomplished American actress known for her contributions to the action heroine archetype in science fiction movies. Weaver’s notable portrayal of Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise garnered her an Academy Award nomination in 1986 and solidified her status as one of the most influential female protagonists in the history of cinema.

Throughout her career, Weaver has received seven Golden Globe Award nominations. In 1988, she made history by winning both the Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress categories for her outstanding performances in Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, respectively. This achievement made her the first individual to secure two acting Golden Globe Awards in a single year. Moreover, Weaver received Academy Award nominations for her exceptional work in both films. Additionally, she was honored with the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in The Ice Storm (1997). Furthermore, Weaver earned a Tony Award nomination for her notable performance in the 1984 Broadway production of Hurlyburly.

Weaver’s filmography encompasses a diverse range of roles, including memorable appearances in Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Dave (1993), Galaxy Quest (1999), Holes (2003), WALL-E (2008), Avatar (2009), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Paul (2011), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), and A Monster Calls (2016). She has also made notable contributions to television, starring in the miniseries Political Animals (2012) and The Defenders (2017).

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Molly Se-kyung is a novelist and film and television critic. She is also in charge of the style sections.
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