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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
- Past Is Prologue (2016) ... Becky
- Rise by Sin (2016) ... Becky (credit only)
- More Than Kin (2016) ... Becky
- Time Shall Unfold (2016) ... Becky
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Banu the Cleaner
 2015 Gravy
Winketta
 2015 Difficult People (TV Series)
Denise
- Difficult Christmas (2015) ... Denise
- Premium Membership (2015) ... Denise
- The Children's Menu (2015) ... Denise
- Pledge Week (2015) ... Denise
- Pilot (2015) ... Denise
 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:

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 »

Trivia:

Attended The City College of New York whose alumni include Edward G. Robinson Woody Allen, Ira Gershwin, Paddy Chayefsky, Stanley Kubrick, Eli Wallach among many others. See more »

Nickname:

Gabby

Star Sign:

Taurus

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Going to ruin AHS again!! peegeman
Obesity is a disease, food is an addiction grnice2000
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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