Sigourney Weaver was born October 8, 1949, in New York, New York. The Oscar-nominated actress is best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien film series. She has starred in many hit films, including The Year of Living Dangerously, Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist, The Ice Storm and Working Girl. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won two Golden Globes. Sigourney made her silver-screen debut in Woody Allen’s 1977 comedy Annie Hall. She has been married to filmmaker Jim Simpson since 1984. The couple has one daughter. Her most recent role, and one of her biggest, was playing Dr. Grace Augustine in the 2009 mega-blockbuster Avatar.
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