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Born: October 8, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1963:
Began using the name Sigourney (after a character mentioned in "The Great Gatsby")
1965:
Made early stage appearances in Southbury, CT
1971:
After attending Stanford, moved to Israel and lived on a kibbutz
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Returned to the U.S. and enrolled at Yale
1974:
Appeared with Meryl Streep in the chorus of the Stephen Sondheim adaptation of "The Frogs" performed at Yale
1974:
Broadway debut (as understudy) in "The Constant Wife"
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Off-Broadway debut in Christopher Durang's "The Nature and Purpose of the Universe"
1976:
With Durang, co-wrote and co-starred in "Das Lusitania Songspiel"; produced off-off-Broadway
1976:
TV debut as a regular on the NBC soap "Somerset"; appeared alongside Ted Danson and JoBeth Williams
1976:
Film acting debut in "Madman" (Israel)
1977:
Had bit part as Woody Allen's movie date in "Annie Hall"
1979:
Breakthrough film role as franchise protagonist Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott's sci fi epic "Alien"
1982:
Co-starred opposite Mel Gibson in Peter Weir's "The Year of Living Dangerously"
1984:
Had female lead of Dana Barrett in the blockbuster comedy "Ghostbusters"
1984:
Co-starred in the Broadway production of "Hurlyburly," directed by Mike Nichols; received a Tony nomination
1986:
Reprised her role as Ripley in James Cameron's "Aliens"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress
1988:
Portrayed a ruthless business woman in "Working Girl"; received one of two Oscar nominations that year for Best Supporting Actress; became the first actor nominated in two categories not to win either
1988:
Portrayed gorilla conservationist Dian Fossey in "Gorillas in the Mist"; received one of two Oscar nominations that year for Best Actress; became the first actor nominated in two categories not to win either
1989:
Reprised role of Dana Barrett in "Ghostbusters II"
1992:
Again reprised Ripley for David Fincher's "Alien 3"; debuted as a producer
1993:
First onscreen teaming with Kevin Kline in "Dave"
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Formed Goat Cay Productions
1995:
Appeared as an agoraphobic psychologist in "Copycat" opposite Holly Hunter
1996:
Returned to Broadway as the star of Christopher Durang's "Sex and Longing"
1997:
Re-teamed with Kline in Ang Lee's mood piece "The Ice Storm"
1997:
TV-movie debut as the wicked stepmother in "Snow White: A Tale of Terror" (original intended for theatrical release but aired on Showtime); earned an Emmy nomination
1997:
Played a clone of Ripley in "Alien Resurrection"
1999:
Teamed with Julianne Moore for the screen version of the novel "A Map of the World"
1999:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (December 16)
2001:
Had featured role in "Company Man"
2001:
With Jennifer Love Hewitt, played a mother-daughter con team in "Heartbreakers"
2002:
Returned to the NYC stage in "The Guys"; performed off-off-Broadway at the Flea, a company run by her husband
2002:
Played Eve, a woman whose 16 year old stepson falls in love with her in "Tadpole"
2003:
Starred in the play-turned-motion picture drama "The Guys"
2003:
Was the warden in the teen feature "Holes"
2004:
Starred in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village" with William Hurt and Joaquin Phoenix
2004:
Starred with Jeff Daniels in the family drama "Imaginary Heroes"
2006:
Played a Manhattan socialite in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"
2007:
Cast in the network satire "The TV Set," directed by Jake Kasdan and starring David Duchovny
2007:
Portrayed an autistic woman opposite Alan Rickman in "Snow Cake"
2008:
Cast as a news producer in the ensemble thriller "Vantage Point"
2008:
Cast opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the comedy "Baby Mama"
2009:
Played a devout Christian who came to terms with her son's homosexuality after his suicide in the Lifetime movie "Prayers for Bobby"; earned Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Best Actress in a TV Movie
2009:
Re-teamed with James Cameron for the 3-D science fiction epic film "Avatar"
2010:
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "You Again" with Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White
2011:
Appeared in the John Singleton directed action thriller "Abduction"
2012:
Cast in the crime drama "Rampart" opposite Woody Harrelson
2012:
Made a cameo as The Director in the horror thriller "The Cabin in the Woods"
2012:
Starred in the USA Network miniseries "Political Animals" as a former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State
2012:
Cast alongside Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy in thriller "Red Lights"
2012:
Co-starred with Bruce Willis and Henry Cavill in action thriller "The Cold Light of Day"

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