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Also Known As: Susan Alexandra Weaver Died:
Born: October 8, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ... actor playwright producer
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One of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actresses, Sigourney Weaver, like many actors of her generation, had her career start on soap operas. After only a few years paying her dues, Weaver achieved overnight stardom as the tenacious heroine, Ellen Ripley, of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "Alien" (1979). The sole survivor of the original movie, Weaver returned to play Ripley for three more "Alien" sequels, setting the standard for big-screen heroines for generations to come. A statuesque beauty who became a kind of thinking man's sex symbol, Weaver lit up the screen throughout the 1980s and 1990s in a series of hit films which, genre-wise, ran the gamut; from comedy, with her hilarious turns in "Ghostbusters" (1984) and "Galaxy Quest" (1999), to critically lauded dramas and thrillers such as "The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988), "Copycat" (1995) and "The Ice Storm" (1997). She even tapped into indie features like "A Map of the World" (1999), "Tadpole" (2002) and "Holes" (2003). Whether playing an autistic woman in "Snow Cake" (2007), a news reporter in "Vantage Point" (2009), or a compassionate scientist in the blockbuster "Avatar" (2008), the classically trained Weaver proved that she was that rare actress capable of playing just about any role she chose with equal skill.

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