Weaver (Alien, Ghostbusters, Working Girl, Avatar,
2012 TV mini-series Political Animals) is the daughter of Sylvester
Weaver, who, as president of NBC from 1949 to 1956, created the Today and
Tonight! shows, and who otherwise presided over the development of
television as we know it today.
Sigourney's mother was Elizabeth
Inglis, a British actress who gave up her career in order to raise her
Sylvester's younger brother
(and Sigourney's uncle) Doodles Weaver was a character actor
who racked up more than 130 movie and TV screen credits.
Sigourney's husband, Jim
Simpson, has a smattering of writing, acting, and directing credits to his
name, including assistant director on The Spice Girls' 1997 Spice World.
The couple played husband and wife in 2002's The Guys (about
the World Trade Center tragedy), which was directed by Jim and which featured
their daughter Charlotte Simpson as (who else?) their
daughter. In 2007, Jim directed his wife in the off-Broadway play Crazy