Sigourney Weaver was born on October 8, 1949.
Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver) is an American actress. She is known especially for the lead role of Ellen Ripley in the four Alien films: Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. She is also well known for her roles in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, and Avatar.
Her 1986 Academy Award nomination for Aliens is considered as a landmark in the recognition of science fiction, action, and horror genres, as well as a major step in challenging the gender role in cinema. Weaver progressively received fame for her numerous contributions to the science fiction film history (including minor roles in successful works such as Futurama, WALL-E, Paul and The Cabin in the Woods) and gained the nickname of “The Sci-Fi Queen”. She also played the lead role as Secretary of State Elaine Barrish on USA Network’s Political Animals miniseries.
Weaver has been nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Actress for Aliens and Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey, and Best Supporting Actress for Working Girl. She also won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Ice Storm, and Saturn Awards for Aliens and Avatar. She also earned Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations. She has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and won both Best Actress in Drama and Best Supporting Actress in 1988 for Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl, becoming the first person ever to have won two acting Golden Globe Awards in the same year.
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07-01 Happy birthday to Dan Aykroyd, Born: July 1, 1952.
Daniel Edward “Dan” Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter and singer. He was an original cast member, or one of the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players”, on Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters, and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.
In 1990, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Driving Miss Daisy.
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04-18 Happy Birthday Rick Moranis, born April 18, 1953.
Frederick Allan “Rick” Moranis is a Canadian actor and a two-time Grammy nominated musician. Moranis came to prominence around 1980 in the sketch comedy show Second City Television and later appeared in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (and its sequels), Little Giants, Parenthood, The Flintstones, and My Blue Heaven.
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02-13 Happy birthday to Michael Ensign, Born: February 13, 1944.
Michael Ensign is an actor who appeared in the four Star Trek spinoff series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He filmed his scenes for “First Contact” between Tuesday 4 December 1990 and Wednesday 5 December 1990 and Monday 10 December 1990 and Tuesday 11 December 1990 on Paramount Stage 9 and 16.
Ensign’s film credits include Superman (1978), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), WarGames (1983), Ghostbusters (1984), Dr. Hackenstein (1988), Titanic (1997, as Benjamin Guggenheim), Solaris (2002), and Seabiscuit (2003)).
Ensign’s many television appearances include Boston Legal, Alias, Monk, JAG, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Star Trek: Enterprise, The X Files, Friends, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, MacGyver, Dynasty, Falcon Crest, M*A*S*H, The A-Team, and The Dukes Of Hazzard. He appeared in the TV miniseries The Winds of War and Dream West.
Ensign also voices Dr. Nefarious Tropy in most of the Crash Bandicoot games, with the exception of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, in which Corey Burton voiced the character. He gave his voice for Dr. Sebastian Wolfe in 2011 video game inFamous 2. In 2009 Michael Ensign was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Theatre from the College of Fine Arts at University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah. Michael is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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