Sigourney Weaver made her first New York stage appearance in an Off-Off Broadway production of Christopher Durang’s The Nature and Purpose of the Universe, followed by another Off-Broadway double bill, Durang’s Titanic and Das Lusitania Songspiel, which she co-wrote with Durang.
She has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, working with such writers as John Guare, Albert Innaurato, Richard Nelson, Len Jenkin and Christopher Durang. Weaver received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Hurlyburlyon Broadway, directed by Mike Nichols. In 1996, Weaver returned to Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of Sex and Longing, written by Christopher Durang.
Recent stage credits include The Mercy Seat, by Neil LaBute opposite Liev Schreiber at Manhattan Class Company, and the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Crazy Mary at Playwrights Horizons.
Weaver made her motion picture debut in 1979 in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster “Alien” and has since created a host of memorable characters in films from “Ghostbusters” to “The Year of Living Dangerously” to “Gorillas in the Mist” to “Working Girl” to “Death and the Maiden” to “The Ice Storm”.
Ms. Weaver was born and educated in New York City and is an enthusiastic supporter of The Flea Theater in downtown New York City.