Who is Sigourney Weaver and what is her net worth 2018? Susan Alexander Weaver is an American film producer and actress. Her professional name is Sigourney Weaver. In 1979, two years after her debut film, Sigourney got a breakthrough. She got a lead role in Alien as Ellen Ripley. Other hits that she starred in include Avatar, Ghostbusters II, and Ghostbusters.
Sigourney Weaver was born on 8th October 1949. She was born in Manhattan, New York City to Elizabeth Inglis and Sylvester “Pat” Weaver. Her mother’s and father’s careers were an actress and the NBC television pioneer and television executive, respectively. Elizabeth died in 2001, and Sylvester died in 2007. Sigourney was the niece of Doodles Weaver who was an actor and comedian. In 1983, her uncle died at the age of 72 years.
Sigourney went to a girl’s Preparatory School. Its name is Ethel Walker School and its situated in Simsbury, Connecticut. Other schools that she attended are The Chapin School and The Brearley School. She later attended Sarah Lawrence College. Weaver graduated with a B.A. in English from Stanford University in 1972. Two years later, in 1974, she earned Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Yale University School of Drama.
Since 1st October 1984, Sigourney Weaver has been married to Jim Simpson. Her husband is a stage director. God blessed them with a daughter who they named Charlotte Simpson. She was born on 13th April 1990.
Sigourney Weaver hit the screens for the first time in 1977. She was playing a minor role in a comedy named ‘Annie Hall’. In 1979, Weaver appeared in Alien. She was Lieutenant by the name Ellen Ripley in that Ridley Scott’s film. She acted the role in the three sequels of the Alien movie. They are Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection.
In 1992 she appeared in a hit “the year of Living Dangerously”. In 1988, Weaver starred in Gorilla in the Mist as Dian Fossey and ‘Working Girl’. In the late 1990s, she had roles in The Ice Storm, Alien Resurrection, A Map of the World and Galaxy Quest. In the early 2000s, Weaver acted in Company Man, Heartbreakers, Big Bad Love, Tadpole, The Guys, Holes, Imaginary Heroes and The Village.
In 2009, she appeared in the hit Avatar. Others in the late 2000s are The Girl in the Park, Vantage Point, Be Kind Rewind, Baby Mam, and The Tale of Despereaux. Recently, she has acted in Chappie, Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, A Monster Calls, The Assignment, The Meyerowitz Stories and lastly Rakka.
Sigourney Weaver Net Worth
As an actor with roles in television, films, and voice acting, Weaver earns real money. She has over time accumulated some wealth. Sigourney Weaver’s estimated net worth is $55 million.
Sigourney Weaver has not only been nominated for three Academy Awards and but also won multiple Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. This is significant enough to tell anyone just how great she is in acting. She has been in the industry for over 30 years. Her contribution in science fiction film history is the source of her nickname of ‘The Sci-Fi Queen’.