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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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Precious Precious
Seven Psychopaths
Tower Heist
Tower Heist Odessa


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 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series)
- One Before Another (2016) ... Becky
- Chimes at Midnight (2016) ... Becky
- Cupid Kills (2016) ... Becky
- What Remains Is Bestial (2016) ... Becky (credit only)
- Sin That Amends (2016) ... Becky
 2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Ella Fitzgerald
- Legends (2016) ... Ella Fitzgerald
 2015-2016 Difficult People (TV Series)
- Carter (2016) ... Denise
- 36 Candles (2016) ... Denise
- Premium Membership (2015) ... Denise
 2016 Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio (TV Series)
- 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
 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 | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Gabby Sidibe


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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I am the only consistent person in my life and so I better like myself, and I better love myself. And I really better know that I'm as beautiful as anyone else. See more »


Studied psychology at Mercy College, New York City. See more »



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