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Sigourney Weaver in 2010
Susan Alexandra Weaver
October 8, 1949
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
Master of Fine Arts
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
Yale School of Drama
|Spouse(s)||Jim Simpson (1984–present)|
|Parent(s)||Sylvester Weaver, Jr. (deceased)|
Elizabeth Inglis (deceased)
|Awards||BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress|
1997 The Ice Storm
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
1989 Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
1989 Working Girl
Saturn Award for Best Actress (film)
Weaver played the role of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley in the movie series Alien, in the four movies Alien, Aliens, Alien³, and Alien: Resurrection. She is also well known for playing Dana Barrett in the movies Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II or for the role Dian Fossey in the movie Gorillas in the Mist.
She was the first person to win two Golden Globe acting awards in the same year.
- "Session Timeout – Academy Awards Database – AMPAS". Awardsdatabase.oscars.org. January 29, 2010. http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/DisplayMain.jsp;jsessionid=3DB90EE05283B6CEE63A0DE71B58BF58?curTime=1269089099433. Retrieved July 12, 2010.