One of the most famous American actress Sigourney Weaver is known worldwide for her role of Ellen Ripley in 1979 movie ‘Alien’. Some of her other great movies are Annie Hall, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Ghostbusters, Avatar, and Ghostbusters 2. Here is a quick summary of Sigourney Weaver’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Sigourney Weaver Early Life
Weaver was born on 8th October 1949 in New York City. She gave the name Sigourney to herself when she was only 14 years old inspired by The Great Gatsby. But this great actress lacked confidence as a child as her mom told her that she is just a simple looking girl when she was of 8 years only.
Weaver first joined a private high school in Connecticut and later joined California’s Stanford University, where she knew about the wish of her inner self to be an actress. In the year 1971, Weaver joined Yale Drama School after completing her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature. While doing the course, she became friends with Meryl Streep, another actress. The course finished in 1974.
Sigourney Weaver Career, Awards & Achievement
Weaver started her career with small roles in a TV soap ‘Somerset’ and the 1977 movie ‘Annie Hall’. But her performance in the 1979 movie ‘Alien’ brought her in limelight. She did the of Ellen Ripley there. She got major roles in some other films of the time like ‘Living Dangerously’ in 1982 and ‘Ghost Busters’ of 1984.
Weaver played the of Ellen Ripley in other ‘Alien’ sequels too and got nominated for Academy Awards for her great performance. The movies were ‘Aliens’, ‘Alien 3’, and ‘Alien Resurrection’. At the same time, her performance was appreciated in ‘Gorrillas in the Mist’ and ‘Working Girl’.
Some of her other great works are ‘The Ice Storm’, ‘Sex and Lounging’, ‘The Village’, ‘The TV Set’, ‘Snow Cake’, and 2009 blockbuster ‘Avatar’. According to the critics, she was as good in stage and theatres as her work in TV and movies.
Awards & Achievements
She received a lot of awards in her illustrious career. She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama for ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ in 1989. In the same year, she got Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for ‘Working Girl’. In 1994, she received Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award.
She received the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for ‘The Ice Storm’ in the year 1998. She also received the Glamour Woman of the Year Award in 2002 and Glamour Award for Icons in the year 2016.
Net Worth of Sigourney Weaver
Throughout her career, Weaver earned a lot of money along with a lot of awards. Her salary from Annie Hall was $50,000 and salary from Madman was $2,000. She got $30,000 as salary from her movie Alien and $1,000,000 from its sequel Aliens.
For the next two parts Aliens 3 and Alien Resurrection she got $4,000,000 and $11,000,000 respectively. Her salary from The Village of 2004 is $2,000. Right now the estimated net worth of Sigourney Weaver is $40 million.
Weaver married Jim Simpson, a filmmaker. They have a daughter who is born in 1990 named Charlotte. Right now, with her full family, Weaver lives in New York.