Born on October 8, 1949
From New York, New York
Sigourney Weaver as "Elaine Barrish"
This drama series, which stars Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver in her first regular role in a TV series, explores the complex world of politics through a former first family that has experienced its highs and lows and is fighting political adversaries while struggling with the family members' own personal demons. Weaver stars as Elaine Barrish, who is appointed Secretary of State by President Paul Garcetti after losing to him in the presidential primary. While dealing with the usual crises of the State Department, Barrish also must try to keep her family together and fend off a hungry journalist who wants to destroy her political career.
|Emmy (Primetime) (2013)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
|Golden Globe (2013)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
Sigourney Weaver as "Mary Griffith"
In this adaptation of a true story, devout Christian Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) fights to "cure" her gay son, Bobby (Ryan Kelley). Although he tries to please his mother, Bobby cannot change his lifestyle, and his depression leads to suicide. Mary questions her faith and searches for comfort, but after the church is unable to help her cope with Bobby's death, she seeks to understand her opinions on homosexuality for herself. Eventually, Mary becomes an advocate for gay rights.
|Golden Globe (2010)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
|Emmy (Primetime) (2009)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
Sigourney Weaver as "Lady Claudia Hoffman"
An innocent young woman finds refuge from her wicked stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) with seven forest-dwelling outcasts.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1998)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
Sigourney Weaver as "Janey Carver"
In the 1970s, an outwardly wholesome family begins cracking at the seams over the course of a tumultuous Thanksgiving break. Frustrated with his job, the father, Ben (Kevin Kline), seeks fulfillment by cheating on his wife, Elena (Joan Allen), with neighborhood seductress Janey (Sigourney Weaver). Their teenage daughter, Wendy (Christina Ricci), dabbles in sexual affairs too -- with Janey's son Mikey (Elijah Wood). The family's strained relations continue to tauten until an ice storm strikes.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1997)||Won||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1997)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Sigourney Weaver as "Katharine Parker"
Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea without giving due credit to her secretary. After Katharine winds up in the hospital with an injured leg, Tess decides to exact revenge. Pretending to be her boss, Tess initiates a major deal with an investment broker (Harrison Ford) -- but things turn ugly after Katharine finds out what Tess has been up to.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Academy Award (1988)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1988)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Sigourney Weaver as "Dian Fossey"
This film is an adaptation of wildlife expert Dian Fossey's autobiography. Midwesterner Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) leaves the United States for Africa, where she studies the gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda. As Fossey develops a bond with the animals, she also becomes wary of the poachers who prey on them. Fearing that the gorillas will go extinct if humans continue to hunt them, she organizes a defense league to protect the animals; in doing so, though, she puts herself in a perilous situation.
|Academy Award (1988)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1988)||Won||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Sigourney Weaver as "Lt. Ellen Ripley"
After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley's (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine year old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.
|Academy Award (1986)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1986)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Sigourney Weaver as "Warrant Officer Lt. Ellen L. Ripley"
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The terror begins when the crew encounters a nest of eggs inside the alien ship. An organism from inside an egg leaps out and attaches itself to one of the crew, causing him to fall into a coma.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)||Nominated||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles|