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Sigourney Weaver
Academy Award-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver has created a host of memorable characters in films ranging from Aliens to Avatar to Gorillas in the Mist. Born and educated in New York City, Weaver graduated from Stanford University and went on to receive a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama (while at Yale, she roomed with NRDC President Frances Beinecke, whom she has credited as an inspiration for the character of Ripley in Aliens). Weaver is also an advocate for the earth's oceans, narrating the NRDC-produced documentary Acid Test and testifying before Congress on the threat of ocean acidification.
Stories by Sigourney Weaver
June 20, 2012
As Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar, I played a scientist committed to studying and calling attention to the interconnectedness and dependence of the alien Na’vi people on the planet Pandora’s natural wonders. In my life I... read more >
May 25, 2011
Rachel Carson has been on my mind lately. Maybe it's because we are approaching the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. Maybe it's because I have been given the honor of receiving the Rachel Carson Award... read more >
April 11, 2011
Through all my work with the NRDC, I can sincerely tell you that climate change is no laughing matter. The increasing frequency and scale of natural disasters seen around the world, as well as the harmful impact of climate... read more >
September 30, 2010
Coral reefs have always been sources of wonder and imagination for me -- teeming with unbelievable life, from the beautiful, to the bizarre and the powerful, all living together in a mysterious underwater world. In recent... read more >
July 19, 2010
I have always loved the oceans. My father was a Navy man and one requirement he had for us growing up was that we had to live near a body of saltwater. I was raised listening to foghorns by night and being chased by... read more >
April 22, 2010
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, at a time when our country's attention will be focused on what we need to do to protect our planet, I am honored to be in our nation's Capital to testify before Congress on an... read more >
October 14, 2009
My latest film is a beautiful, independent documentary called "ACID TEST" that explores the urgent problem of rising ocean acidity caused by our burning of fossil fuels.  The 22-minute film premiered in August on... read more >