Sigourney Alexandra Weaver
is an American actress who is best known for her role as Ellen Ripley
in the Alien
film franchise, where her character appears in the Disney's Hollywood Studios
attraction The Great Movie Ride
. She also played Warden Walker
in the 2003 Disney
adventure comedy-drama film Holes
, and voiced Axiom
's computer in the 2008 Disney
, and Lady Starblaster in Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
. She also played Alice Hunt in the 2004 Touchstone Pictures
film The Village
, and Ramona "Mona" Clark in the 2010
Touchstone Pictures film You Again
She was previously offered the role of Cruella De Vil in the live-action adaption of 101 Dalmatians, until Glenn Close took it after finishing her run in the musical Sunset Boulevard. She also voiced herself in Finding Dory and played Alexandra in The Defenders and Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar 2.
Sigourney Weaver speaks at the 30th anniversary celebration of Aliens during the 2016 San Diego Comic Con.
Sigourney Weaver visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in December 2017.
- She and Annette Bening were both considered for the role of Tess Coleman in the 2003 Disney film Freaky Friday before Jamie Lee Curtis was cast.
- She got the name "Sigourney" from Mrs. Sigourney Howard, a minor character in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.
- Her uncle was comedian Doodles Weaver.