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Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009), 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 27 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series)
- Episode #2.18 (2016) ... Becky
- Episode #2.17 (2016) ... Becky
- Episode #2.16 (2016) ... Becky
- Episode #2.15 (2016) ... Becky
- Episode #2.14 (2016) ... Becky
 2015 Gravy
 2015 Difficult People (TV Series)
- Difficult Christmas (2015) ... Denise
- Premium Membership (2015) ... Denise
- The Children's Menu (2015) ... Denise
- Pledge Week (2015) ... Denise
- Pilot (2015) ... Denise
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
 2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
Party Girl
- Hot Water (2011) ... Party Girl (voice)
 2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
- Date with Destiny (2011) ... Keisha (voice)
 2009/II Precious
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Other Works:

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

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

Alternate Names:

Gabby Sidibe


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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People are always like 'wow you are so strong,' but I think of it is my strength came from weakness in a lot of ways [...] because I just got so tired, it was like being beaten. That's what made me kind of start to stand up, for myself. See more »


Daughter of Alice Tan Ridley. See more »



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