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Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer/singer, while her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver. Her mother is African-American and her father is ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Precious
Precious Precious
(2009)
Seven Psychopaths
(2012)
Tower Heist
Tower Heist Odessa
(2011)

Filmography

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 2015-2017 Empire (TV Series)
Becky
- Episode #3.11 (2017) ... Becky
- Episode #3.10 (2017) ... Becky
- The Unkindest Cut (2016) ... Becky (credit only)
- What We May Be (2016) ... Becky
 2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Ella Fitzgerald
- Legends (2016) ... Ella Fitzgerald
 2015-2016 Difficult People (TV Series)
Denise
- Carter (2016) ... Denise
- 36 Candles (2016) ... Denise
- Premium Membership (2015) ... Denise
 2016 Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio (TV Series)
Various
- For Winona (2016) ... Various
- For the Jenners (2016) ... Various
- For Blanchett (2016) ... Various
- For Aretha (2016) ... Various
- For Knowles (2016) ... Various
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Banu the Cleaner
 2015 Gravy
Winketta
 2015 The Walker (TV Series)
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
Sharice
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
Party Girl
- Hot Water (2011) ... Party Girl (voice)
 2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Keisha
- Date with Destiny (2011) ... Keisha (voice)
 2009/II Precious
Precious
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Other Works:

Music video for Foster the People: "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)" as the car driver

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gabby Sidibe

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I was younger, anything that went wrong was the end of the world. But as I've gotten older, I've learned to stop myself and say, 'Hey , babe, calm down. Tomorrow there will be sun.' See more »

Trivia:

Has been a fan of the singing group 'N Sync since she was a teen and has attended 23 of their concerts. See more »

Nickname:

Gabby

Star Sign:

Taurus

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