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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 »

Known For

Precious
Precious Precious
(2009)
Seven Psychopaths
(2012)
Tower Heist
Tower Heist Odessa
(2011)
Empire
Empire Becky
(2015-2017)

Filmography

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 2015-2017 Empire (TV Series)
Becky
- Episode #4.1 (2017) ... Becky
- Absent Child (2017) ... Becky (credit only)
- Civil Hands Unclean (2017) ... Becky
 2015-2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
Denise
- Code Change (2017) ... Denise
- Passover Bump (2017) ... Denise
- Carter (2016) ... Denise
- 36 Candles (2016) ... Denise
 2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Ella Fitzgerald
- Legends (2016) ... Ella Fitzgerald
 2016 Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio (TV Series)
Various
- For Alba (2016)
- For Charlize (2016)
- For Johansson (2016)
- For Sarandon (2016)
- For Winona (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 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Gabby Sidibe

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 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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