Sigourney Weaver Net Worth $50 million
Sigourney Weaver salary $5,000,000
Sigourney Weaver Net Worth: How rich is Sigourney Weaver? & How much money is Sigourney Weaver worth? Time to find out!
Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and producer, and her current net worth is $50 million.
Born in Manhattan, New York City from Elizabeth Inglis, an actress, and Sylvester Pat Weaver, the NBC executive.
She went to Ethel Walker School, a girls’ preparatory school in Connecticut, to The Chapin School and The Brearley School. Later on going to Sarah Lawrence College and graduating with a B.A. in English from Stanford University, where she started acting. In 1974 she earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Drama.
In a school’s production, she played alongside Meryl Streep and appeared in the off-Broadway comedy Beyond Therapy in 1981.
She started using her stage name Sigourney Weaver after a minor character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
How did Sigourney Weaver get famous?
Her first minor role came with Woody Allen’s Annie Hall in 1977. Subsequently, she got cast in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster Alien. Here, she played the of Ellen Ripley, defying gender roles and creating an iconic heroine and got nominated for a BAFTA.
In addition, for her performance in the Broadway play Hurlyburly, she received a Tony Award nomination.
In 1989 she won two Golden Globes for Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist. That year, she became the first person to win two acting Golden Globes in the same year, also receiving Academy Award nominations.
How does Sigourney Weaver make money?
She reprised the role in three sequels of the franchise, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. For the latter, getting paid $11 million for her return. At the 1987 Academy Awards, she received a nomination for Best Actress in a leading role for Aliens.
After the first movie in 1979, she appeared in the critically acclaimed The Year of Living Dangerously and Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. The two Ghostbusters movies grossed over $500 million worldwide.
She won a BAFTA and earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Ice Storm in 1997. Her next roles include movies like The Village, Vantage Point and the Emmy Award nominations for her television work.
In 2008 she voiced characters in the Disney-Pixar film Wall-E and in The Tale of Despereaux. Afterwards, she returned to work with Aliens director, James Cameron, for Avatar in 2009. The movie went on to gross over $2 billion worldwide.
In 2014, she voiced Ripley in the video game Alien: Isolation, returning once again to the beloved role.
Sigourney will appear in all three sequels in the Avatar franchise.