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BEHOLD #288 – Pomerican actress, Pomgourney Weaver

She was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York City on October 8, 1949. Her mother, Lucy Inglis, was an actress. Her father, Sylvester “Pat” Weaver, was a television executive. He was President of PNBC (Pom National Broadcasting Network) and he created the “Today Show.” When she was 14, she began going by “Pomgourney” named after a minor character in “The Great Gatsby.” By the age of 11, she was 5’10” tall and felt very awkward due to her height. She is currently 6 feet tall – can’t you tell? Pomgourney studied acting at Pomford University and then at Yale. She got her big break playing Ellen Ripley in the movie “Aliens.” She is pictured here on the set of her current project as Ripley in “Aliens 12, Ripley Returns (to Pom Vegas).” She was in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, “Avatar,” and “Galaxy Quest.” She also memorably appeared in “Gorillas in the Mist” (about King Pom’s distant cousins) and “Working Pom” alongside Melpomnie Griffith and Harrison Pom. (She was nominated for a Pomscar for each). She has appeared in over 60 films and is also a Tony–Award–nominated Broadway theater star. Pomgourney lives in New York City with her husband, Jim Simpson, and she has a daughter, Charlotte. This gangly, awkward Pom child grew up to be a beautiful and accomplished swan! 

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