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Gabourey Sidibe


Mostly Credited As: Gabourey Sidibe
Birth Name: Gabourey Sidibe
Date Of Birth: May 06, 1983 (Age 32)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Gabourey Sidibe


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.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Empire (2015) (2015)As: Becky
The Big C (2010)As: Andrea Jackson (Season 3 - 4 (Recurring previously))
Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange (2008)As: Herself (Host S05)
Episode Cast Credits 

American Horror Story (2011) 
  Tupperware Party Massacre 04x09: (Dec/10/2014) As Regina Ross, [Special Guest Stars]
  Blood Bath 04x08: (Dec/03/2014) As Regina Ross, [Special Guest Stars]
  Pink Cupcakes 04x05: (Nov/05/2014) As Regina Ross, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Seven Wonders 03x13: (Jan/29/2014) As Queenie, [Special Guest Stars]

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Kid Cudi, Josh Wolf, Sarah Colonna, Ross Mathews, guest host Gabourey Sidibe 08x36: (Mar/04/2014) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  Gabourey Sidibe, Greg Fitzsimmons, Arden Myrin, Whitney Cummings 05x96: (Jun/23/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Hello Ross (2013) 
  Gabourey Sibide 02x02: (Feb/28/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Aaron Eckhart | Gabourey Sidibe | Biz Markie 01x84: (Jan/23/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Wendy Williams Show (2009) 
  The Big C 04x145: (May/13/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Jon Favreau, Gabourey Sidibe, Band of Horses 11x74: (Apr/30/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim, Mark Ronson 08x141: (Oct/13/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

American Dad! (2005) 
  Stanny Tendergrass 07x09: (Jan/29/2012) As Herself 
  Hot Water 07x01: (Sep/25/2011) Voiced  Party Girl 

The Soup (2004) 
  November 4, 2011 08x43: (Nov/04/2011) As Herself (Walk On) 

The Big C (2010) 
  The Darkest Day 02x12: (Sep/19/2011) As Andrea Jackson 
  Fight or Flight 02x11: (Sep/12/2011) As Andrea Jackson 
  A Little Death 02x09: (Aug/22/2011) As Andrea Jackson 
  The Last Thanksgiving 02x08: (Aug/15/2011) As Andrea Jackson 

Glenn Martin DDS (2009) 
  Date With Destiny 02x19: (Aug/22/2011) Voiced  Various 

Conan (2010) 
  Me. Coli 01x109: (Jun/22/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Wereld draait door, De (2005) 
  Season 6, Episode 10 06x10: (Sep/17/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Gabourey Sidibe, Jakub Vagner, Mike Vecchione 18x98: (Jul/30/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Kevin Bridges, Pendulum, Jeff Goldblum, Gabourey Sidibe 18x18: (May/28/2010) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT 35x20: (Apr/24/2010) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Kris Allen 01x103: (Nov/13/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
Trivia

Considers herself a huge N'Sync fan and has attended 23 of their concerts.

She is known by her nickname "Gabby" to her friends and colleagues.

Gabourey Sidibe Quotes
Gabourey Sidibe: One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn't have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see.

Gabourey Sidibe: Being an actress wasn't a plan at all, so what's happened to me is very strange. Life isn't very normal, even though I'm still very much a normal girl. I ride the subway, I ride the bus, and all of that.

Gabourey Sidibe: I'm just a girl from Harlem who ended up in the right place at the right time.


Gabourey Sidibe: I could have easily never worked again after Precious. I could be back at my receptionist job and no one would be surprised, but I'm having a very crazy little career that no one thought would happen. Although that was never the plan.