Sigourney Weaver

by Ardor on June 27, 2013

79th Annual Drama League Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Susan Alexandra Weaver

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 8, 1949

Ethnicity: English, small amount of Scottish and Dutch

Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and producer. She is the daughter of NBC executive Sylvester Weaver (Sylvester Laflin Weaver, Jr.) and actress Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins). Her uncle (father’s brother) was actor, comedian, and musician Doodles Weaver.

Sigourney’s mother was English, from Colchester, Essex, England. Sigourney’s father was American, and had mostly English, as well as a smaller amount of Scottish and 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 paternal grandfather was Sylvester Laflin Weaver (the son of Francis Milton/Mitton “Frank” Weaver and Jane Weaver “Jeannie” Laflin). Sylvester was born in Missouri. Francis was the son of Charles Benjamin Weaver and Rachael M. Read. Jane was the daughter of Sylvester Hall Laflin and Anna Weaver Staats.

Sigourney’s paternal grandmother was named Elenor Isabel Mabel “Amabel” Dixon. Elenor was born in Louisiana or California.

Sigourney’s maternal grandfather was Alan George Hawkins (the son of Charles Hawkins and Ellen Goulder). 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). Edgar was the son of Josiah Hunt and Barbara Anne Cope. Charlotte was the daughter of John Bawtree and Helen Inglis.

Sources: Genealogies of Sigourney Weaver –

Genealogy of Sigourney Weaver (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Sigourney’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Genealogies of Sigourney’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Sylvester Hall Laflin and Anna Weaver Staats –

Notation on Sigourney’s Scottish ancestry –

Interview with Sigourney Weaver at The Daily Mail –

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew March 28, 2018 at 3:44 pm
andrew March 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Her paternal great-grandmother “Laflin” family run the Laflin & Rand Powder Company

her 3rd great-grandfather’s brother, of Scots-Irish descent:

andrew November 29, 2017 at 4:01 pm
Rekta April 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm

She just looks Northwestern European.

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 6:55 am

She is amazing!!

Thought she’d have Italian or Jewish blood in her.

Hill April 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Why would you think that? or were you joking?

neiltennant September 24, 2017 at 6:31 am

you are absolutely right

she has something non euro in her face

she could easily pass for half Anglo half asian

andrew January 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm


You can pass in a phsychiatric hospital

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