82nd Annual Academy Awards
By New York Natives Staff


SIGOURNEY WEAVER

Actress

Where is she from? Manhattan

What’s she done? Stanford University graduate, Weaver is a widely acclaimed actress, best known for her roles in the Alien movies, Avatar, and Working Girl.

Why is she an icon? Weaver has been nominated for many awards, including Oscars, Golden Globes, and Emmys.  She is known as the Sci-Fi queen in the movie industry, and has played numerous ground breaking roles in science fiction films.

Quote: “I don’t really see science fiction as fiction. I can imagine colonies on Mars and everything.”

#SciFiQueen #WomanInCharge #EducatedActress

 

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