Birth Name: Susan Alexandra Weaver
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 8, 1949
*father – English, some German and Scottish, distant Dutch
*mother – English
Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and producer. Her many roles include the Alien, Ghostbusters, and Avatar films, as well as Eyewitness, The Year of Living Dangerously, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Dave, Death and the Maiden, Copycat, Jeffrey, The Ice Storm, A Map of the World, Galaxy Quest, Heartbreakers, Snow Cake, Infamous, Vantage Point, Baby Mama, WALL-E, You Again, Paul, Exodus: Gods and Kings, A Monster Calls, and The Good House.
She is the daughter of television executive Sylvester Weaver (Sylvester Laflin “Pat” Weaver, Jr.) and actress Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins), also known as Elizabeth Earl. Her father served as President of NBC, and created its Today show. He has been credited with reshaping commercial broadcasting’s format and philosophy in the 1950s. Her uncle (father’s brother) was actor, comedian, and musician Doodles Weaver. She is approximately 5’11”.
Sigourney’s mother was English, and was born in Colchester, Essex, England. Sigourney’s father was American, born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, and had mostly English, some German and Scottish, and a smaller amount of Dutch, ancestry. Her paternal four times great-uncle, Matthew Laflin, founded the Laflin & Rand Powder Company.
Sigourney is married to theatre and film director Jim Simpson, with whom she has a daughter.
Sigourney’s patrilineal line can be traced to Clement Weaver, who was born, c. 1592, likely in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England.
Sigourney’s paternal grandfather was Sylvester Laflin Weaver (the son of Francis Milton “Frank” Weaver and Jane Weaver “Jennie” Laflin). Sylvester was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was President of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. He was of mostly Colonial American (English) descent, with deep roots in Massachusetts. Francis was born in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, the son of Charles Benjamin Weaver, whose father, and grandfather, fought in the Revoltutionary War, and of Rachael M. Read. Jane was born in Missouri, the daughter of Sylvester Hall Laflin and Anna Weaver Staats.
Sigourney’s paternal grandmother was Amabel/Mabel/Anabel/Idabel/Isabel Dixon (the daughter of James Hardin Dixon and Mary Caroline “Callie” Huffer). Amabel was born in Monroe, Iowa, to parents who were born in Lima, Allen, Ohio. James was the son of Samuel Dixon and Mary. Sigourney’s great-grandmother Mary was of German descent, and was the daughter of John D. Huffer and Susan Marie Clippinger.
Sigourney’s maternal grandfather was Alan George Hawkins (the son of Charles Hawkins and Ellen Goulder). Alan was born in Downham Market, Norfolk, England. Charles was the son of Thomas Hawkins and Maria Boby. Ellen was the daughter of Samuel Goulder and Marianne.
Sigourney’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Inglis Hunt (the daughter of Edgar Atlee Hunt and Charlotte Mary Bawtree). Margaret was born in Colchester, Essex, England. Edgar was the son of Josiah Hunt and Barbara Anne Cope. Charlotte was the daughter of John Bawtree and Helen Inglis.
Genealogy of Sigourney Weaver (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com
Genealogies of Sigourney’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Sylvester Hall Laflin and Anna Weaver Staats – https://old.findagrave.com
Notation on Sigourney’s Scottish ancestry – http://www.contactmusic.com
Interview with Sigourney Weaver at The Daily Mail – http://www.dailymail.co.uk