Gabourey Sidibe is Academy Award nominated actress first rising to prominence as her award-winning portrayal as the title character in Precious
Prior to her acting career, Sidibe grew up in Harlem with her brother Ahmed, and her parents. Her mother
is a Gospel and R&B singer who appeared on America's Got Talent, while her father is a cab driver who imigrated from Senegal .
While in college, Sidibe auditioned for her role in Precious, which she received. Following the critical success in her first film, she has appeared in quite a number of films. Her most notable works has been in Showtime's The Big C
and FX's American Horror Story