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Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver; October 8, 1949, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actress. She is a three-time Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner.
In 2006, she was one of the inaugural recipients of the Diamond Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Weaver began her film career with one of her best known roles, playing Ellen Ripley in the 1979 film Alien. She went on to play the role in the Alien films: Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997).
On stage, she 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 original Broadway production of Hurlyburly.
Her 1986 Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Aliens is considered a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror genres, as well as a major step in challenging the gender role in cinema.

Weaver starred in the box-office hits Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).
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 ever to have won two acting Golden Globe Awards in the same year.
These roles also earned her two further Academy Award nominations, one for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress. She won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Ice Storm (1997) and Saturn Awards for Aliens and Avatar (2009).
She has also earned three Emmy Award nominations for Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Prayers for Bobby (2009) and the miniseries Political Animals (2012). In 2013, she returned to Broadway for the first time in over 15 years in the original production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Weaver acquired the nickname of "the Sci-Fi Queen" for her numerous contributions to science-fiction film history.
Other popular works she has appeared in include Galaxy Quest (1999), Futurama (2002), WALL-E (2008), Paul (2011), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Finding Dory, and A Monster Calls (both in 2016). She returned to Broadway in 2013 to star in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
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