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Gabourey Sidibe

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 & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Precious Precious
Tower Heist
Tower Heist Odessa
Seven Psychopaths
The Big C
The Big C Andrea Jackson


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 2015-2017 Empire (TV Series)
- Slave to Memory (2017) ... Becky
- Cupid Painted Blind (2017) ... Becky (credit only)
- The Lady Doth Protest (2017) ... Becky
- Fortune Be Not Crost (2017) ... Becky
- The Fool (2017) ... Becky
 2015-2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
- The Silkwood (2017) ... Denise
- Code Change (2017) ... Denise
- Passover Bump (2017) ... Denise
- Carter (2016) ... Denise
- 36 Candles (2016) ... Denise
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
- The Old Sugarman Place (2017) ... Tamara (voice)
 2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Ella Fitzgerald
- Legends (2016) ... Ella Fitzgerald
 2016 Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio (TV Series)
- For Alba (2016)
- For Charlize (2016)
- For Johansson (2016)
- For Sarandon (2016)
- For Winona (2016) ... Various
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Banu the Cleaner
 2013-2016 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Queenie / Regina Ross
- Battle Royale (2016) ... Queenie
- Tupperware Party Massacre (2014) ... Regina Ross
- Blood Bath (2014) ... Regina Ross
- Pink Cupcakes (2014) ... Regina Ross
- The Seven Wonders (2014) ... Queenie
 2015 Gravy
 2015 The Walker (TV Series)
 2014 Top Five
Gabourey Sidibe
 2014 Life Partners
 2010-2013 The Big C (TV Series)
Andrea Jackson
- The Finale (2013) ... Andrea Jackson
- Quality of Death (2013) ... Andrea Jackson
- You Can't Take It with You (2013) ... Andrea Jackson
- Quality of Life (2013) ... Andrea Jackson
- Fly Away (2012) ... Andrea Jackson
 2012 Seven Psychopaths
 2012 Foster the People: Don't Stop (Video short)
 2011 Tower Heist
 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)
 2011 Yelling to the Sky
Latonya Williams
 2009/II Precious
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Release of her book, "This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare". See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Gabby Sidibe


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Well, today I get a lot of people telling me how beautiful I am and it is very strange from going from the only person who ever believed that, to hearing that on a constant basis. And I feel like it's not like a weird cockiness thing, but because I had to train myself to believe it and I really do believe it, but I had to work at it. So, it's hard for me to say 'thank you' in a lot of ways ... See more »


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



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Zach Braff on "Alex, Inc." and the Art of Directing

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