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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 27 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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 2015-2016 Empire (TV Series)
Becky
- Sin That Amends (2016) ... Becky
- Light in Darkness (2016) ... Becky
- Past Is Prologue (2016) ... Becky
- Rise by Sin (2016) ... Becky (credit only)
 2015-2016 Difficult People (TV Series)
Denise
- Carter (2016) ... Denise
- 36 Candles (2016) ... Denise
- Kessler Epstein Foundation (2016) ... Denise
- Difficult Christmas (2015) ... 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
 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:

I don't know what it's like to be Precious, but--you know what?--she's not an alien to me. Not because she's a big girl. I've had to deal with difficult things in my life because of how I look. I have been made fun of for my dark skin by my older brother - he has lighter skin. In school the lighter-skinned or pretty girls would make fun of me. I don't know what it's like here or other places, but... See more »

Trivia:

Parents split when she was younger. See more »

Nickname:

Gabby

Star Sign:

Taurus

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Obesity is a disease, food is an addiction grnice2000
Going to ruin AHS again!! peegeman
I have to be honest... How is she getting work? Cherri83
SHE IS VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! shydmplez
To all the fat phobics fefeyue
I love her! tahomastylie
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