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Actress Sigourney Weaver is best known for her roles in films since the 1980s, including Ghost Busters, Working Girl and Alien.
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Weaver's busy workload continued throughout the 1990s. She reunited with castmates of the Alien series to play Ripley in Aliens 3 (1992), resurrecting the role yet again for Alien Resurrection (1997). In 1993, she took on a lighter role as a faux U.S. first lady in the playful hit Dave,
also starring Kevin Kline. The pair teamed up again in 1997 for the indie drama The Ice Storm, a moody portrait of family and suburban life set in the 1970s. Additionally, in 1996, Weaver made a return to Broadway in Sex and Lounging.
In recent years, Weaver has continued to demonstrate her range as an actress and her willingness to seek out interesting projects. In 2004, she co-starred in the M. Night Shyamalan release The Village. Two years later, she was the face of a pair of indie releases: The TV Set and Snow Cake. In 2009, she paired up with Aliens director James Cameron for the big budget hit Avatar. In addition to her steady film work, Weaver has maintained a close connection to the stage, starring in variety of theatrical performances.
Sigourney Weaver is married to filmmaker Jim Simpson. They have one child together: a daughter, Charlotte, who was born on April 13, 1990. Weaver lives with her family in New York City.
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