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. Her many roles include the Alien films, Gorillas in the Mist, and Dave.
She is the daughter of television executive Sylvester Weaver (Sylvester Laflin Weaver, Jr.) and actress Elizabeth Inglis (born Desiree Mary Lucy Hawkins). 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.
Sigourney’s mother was English, and was born in 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 Nellie Mabel “Amabel” Dixon. Nellie was likely born in Iowa.
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
Genealogy of Sigourney’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.ancestry.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