Gabourey Sidibe

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Date of Birth May 6, 1983
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 37 years old
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Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress. Sidibe made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, in addition to nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Tower Heist, White Bird in a Blizzard, and Grimsby. From 2010 to 2013, she was a main cast member of the Showtime series The Big C. Sidibe co-starred on the television series American Horror Story: Coven as Queenie and American Horror Story: Freak Show as Regina Ross, and later reprised her role as Queenie in American Horror Story: Hotel and American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Since 2015, she stars in the Fox musical drama series Empire as Becky Williams.

Born: May 6, 1983, Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Alma mater: Manhattan Community College
Occupation: Actress, director, author
Years active: 2009–present
Parent(s): Alice Tan Ridley
Relatives: Dorothy Pitman Hughes (aunt)
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About Gabourey Sidibe

Actress best known for her Academy Award-nominated debut role in the 2009 film Precious. She also played Queenie in the television show American Horror Story: Coven and has a recurring role as Becky on the Fox series Empire.

Before Fame

She attended Mercy College in New York City.

Achievement

She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the Precious.

Family Life

Her parents are Alice Tan Ridley and Ibnou Sidibe.

Associations

She cites Joan Cusack as an acting inspiration.

Information related to Gabourey Sidibe

  • Mercy College (New York) alumni
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead winners
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Latest information about Gabourey Sidibe updated on November 23, 2020.

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