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  • Faith: Judaism
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  October 08, 1949
  • Accomplishments:  Academy Award Winner
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Visited Israel and volunteered on a Kibbutz at the age of 18

Sigourney Weaver, veteran actress and star of some of the biggest blockbuster films of the 80s, including the Alien franchise, as well as Gorillas in the Mist, took her stage name from a minor character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. She earned her bachelor’s from Stanford University, and her master’s degree from Yale University before launching her acting career.

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