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13 Facts About Sigourney Weaver

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Susan Alexandra Weaver, known professionally as Sigourney Weaver, is an American actress and film producer.

Sigourney Weaver Interview On The Jonathan Ross Show by József Csáth

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Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.

Ellen Louise Ripley is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Alien film series played by American actress Sigourney Weaver.

Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman.

Sigourney Weaver Cameos In Doc Martin by József Csáth

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She reprised the role in three sequels: Aliens, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress; Alien 3, and Alien: Resurrection.

Best Actress is the name of an award which is presented by various film, television and theatre organizations, festivals, and people's awards to leading actresses in a film, television series, television film or play.

Alien 3 is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film directed by David Fincher in his feature directorial debut and written by David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson from a story by Vincent Ward.

Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and written by Joss Whedon.

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She is also known for her starring roles in the box-office hits Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Avatar.

Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American supernatural comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Rick Moranis.

Ghostbusters is a 1984 American supernatural comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

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Weaver was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the 1980 Off-Broadway play Das Lusitania Songspiel, and received a Tony Award nomination for the 1984 Broadway play Hurlyburly.

The Drama Desk Awards are presented annually by The Drama Desk Organisation, and were first awarded in 1955 to recognize excellence in New York theatre productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre.

An Off-Broadway theatre is a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499.

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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 to win two acting Golden Globes in the same year.

Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.

Gorillas in the Mist is a 1988 American drama film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as naturalist Dian Fossey.

Working Girl is a 1988 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Kevin Wade.

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She also received Academy Award nominations for both films.

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For her role in the 1997 film The Ice Storm, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding supporting performance in a film.

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Additionally, she has received three Emmy Award nominations and won two Saturn Awards.

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; it was initially created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror on film, but has since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as on television and home media releases.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

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Weaver acquired the nickname of "the Sci-Fi Queen" for her numerous contributions to science-fiction film history.

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Other popular works she has appeared in include Galaxy Quest, Futurama, WALL-E, Paul, The Cabin in the Woods, Finding Dory, and A Monster Calls.

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard.

Finding Dory is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures.

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She returned to Broadway in 2013 to star in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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Weaver will play Alexandra, the main antagonist, in The Defenders which will premiere in August 18, 2017.

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