Gabourey Sidibe


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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 28 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Precious Precious
(2009)
Tower Heist Odessa
(2011)
(2012)
Antebellum Dawn
(2020)

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 2022 American Horror Stories (TV Series)
- Aura (2022)
 2021 Santa Inc. (TV Series)
Goldie
- Cracks in the Peppermint Ceiling Part 2 (2021) ... Goldie (voice)
- Cracks in the Peppermint Ceiling Part 1 (2021) ... Goldie (voice)
- The Announcement (2021) ... Goldie (voice)
- Santa's Birthday (2021) ... Goldie (voice)
- The South Pole (2021) ... Goldie (voice)
 2021 The Harper House (TV Series)
Shauna Bradley
- Bad Help (2021) ... Shauna Bradley (voice)
- Home Alone on the 4th of July (2021) ... Shauna Bradley (voice)
- Marshmallow Tests (2021) ... Shauna Bradley (voice)
- Baby Talk/Coupon Kid (2021) ... Shauna Bradley (voice)
 2021 If I Go Missing the Witches Did It (Podcast Series)
Jenna
- Dead White Man Says What (2021) ... Jenna
- AITA? (2021) ... Jenna
- Cursed (2021) ... Jenna
 2021 Asking for It
Rudy
 2020 Antebellum
Dawn
 2015-2020 Empire (TV Series)
Becky
- Home Is on the Way (2020) ... Becky
- Over Everything (2020) ... Becky
- We Got Us (2020) ... Becky
- Love Me Still (2020) ... Becky
- I Am Who I Am (2020) ... Becky
 2019 Come As You Are
Sam
 2013-2018 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Queenie / Regina Ross
- Apocalypse Then (2018) ... Queenie
- Fire and Reign (2018) ... Queenie
- Traitor (2018) ... Queenie
- Boy Wonder (2018) ... Queenie
- Could It Be... Satan? (2018) ... Queenie
 2015-2017 Difficult People (TV Series)
Denise
- The Silkwood (2017) ... Denise
- Code Change (2017) ... Denise
- Passover Bump (2017) ... Denise
- Carter (2016) ... Denise
- 36 Candles (2016) ... Denise
 2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Tamara
- The Old Sugarman Place (2017) ... Tamara (voice)
 2017 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Hilary Mole
- Toy Hospital: Mole Money, Mole Problems/Yip Yip Boom (2017) ... Hilary Mole (voice)
 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) ... Various
- For Charlize (2016) ... Various
- For Johansson (2016) ... Various
- For Sarandon (2016) ... Various
- For Winona (2016) ... Various
 2016 The Brothers Grimsby
Banu the Cleaner
 2015 Gravy
Winketta
 2014 Top Five
Gabourey Sidibe
 2014 Life Partners
Jen
 2013 (I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum (Short)
Gabourey Sidibe
 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
Sharice
 2012 Foster the People: Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) (Music Video)
Gabourey Sidibe
 2011 Tower Heist
Odessa
 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)
 2011 Yelling to the Sky
Latonya Williams
 2009/II Precious
Precious
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of her book, "This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Gabourey Sidibe

Alternate Names:

Gabby Sidibe

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Parents:

Ridley, Alice Tan | Sidibe, Ibnou

Relatives:

Sidibe, Ahmed (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I was younger, anything that went wrong was the end of the world. But as I've gotten older, I've learned to stop myself and say, 'Hey , babe, calm down. Tomorrow there will be sun.' See more »

Trivia:

She and Adam Scarimbolo just signed with manager Jill Kaplan at Principal Entertainment. See more »

Nickname:

Gabby

Star Sign:

Taurus

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