Gabourey Sidibe

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Birth Place: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Date: May 06, 1983
Occupation: Actress

Gabourey Sidibe Biography


Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, the star of Precious (2009/II), is a native of the Bedford Stuyvesant community in Brooklyn, New York. Her mother is a former special education teacher who gave up her career and became a street performer while her father is a Senegalese cab driver. Her parents split when she was a youngster and Gabby grew up in Harlem. Though she was cast in school plays as a child, Sidibe had no interest in acting. She had witnessed her mother's financial struggles as a street singer and wanted the security that an education and a desk job would give her. After attending local colleges, Gabby pursued a degree in psychology at Mercy College. She was in the middle of preparing for an exam when a friend phoned her about an audition for the newest effort from Lee Daniels, Precious (2009/II).Instead of attending class, she ended up being cast in the title role as Claireece "Precious" Jones, a taciturn, sixteen year-old who is pregnant for the second time after being raped by her father and is also on the receiving end of constant physical abuse by her mother. As grim as the subject matter is, Precious (2009/II) has become critical success and a source of inspiration for many. While her co-stars, Mo'Nique and Mariah Carey have both received a great deal of critical attention, it is Gabby who is the revelation as Precious, a character whose personality is quite different from her own. Anyone expecting a damaged young woman with no self-esteem is in for a shock after meeting the charming Sidibe. She hopes that her success in the film will motivate others to chase their dreams.Precious (2009/II) has opened other doors for Sidibe. She has also completed shooting Yelling to the Sky (2011), a project from the Sundance Lab that also stars 'Zoe Kravitz' and has other projects in the works.

Gabourey Sidibe Movies / TV-Shows


Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio (2016)
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Empire (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Difficult People (2015)
Gravy (2015)
BoJack Horseman (2014)
Top Five (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Life Partners (2014)
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014)
The Real (2013)
Hello Ross! (2013)
Drunk History (2013)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Project Runway All Stars (2012)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
The Chew (2011)
Tower Heist (2011)
Yelling to the Sky (2011)
American Horror Story (2011)
Conan (2010)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010)
The Talk (2010)
2010 MTV Movie Awards (2010)
The Big C (2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
Precious (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)
Chelsea Lately (2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
American Dad! (2005)
The Soup (2004)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
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