Birth Name: Sigourney Weaver
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born Susan Alexandra Weaver on Oct. 8, 1949, the stunning brunette began using the name "Sigourney" in the early 1960s, after a character mentioned in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The daughter of former NBC president Sylvester 'Pat' Weaver and actress Elizabeth Inglis, Weaver graduated from the Yale Drama School in 1974, one year before her friend and future colleague Meryl Streep. Kicking off her career on the New York stage, Weaver appeared in several off-Broadway productions such as "Lone Star" and "Gemini." During this period, Weaver also teamed up with fellow Yale grad and playwright Christopher Durang to co-write "Das Lusitania Songspiel," a popular spoof in which she also s...
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