Gabourey Sidibe Actress
Born: May 6, 1983 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Gabourey Sidibe was a student pursuing a degree in psychology when she was cast as the lead in Lee Daniels’ film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. For her performance, Sidibe received Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress. She also garnered Best Actress nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The National Board of Review recognized her with its Breakthrough Performance Female Award and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored her with the Virtuoso Award for “taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film.” Sidibe also received both a Film Independent Spirit Award and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.
Sidibe can currently be seen opposite Laura Linney in the Golden Globe-nominated Showtime comedy series The Big C. Acclaimed director Bill Condon directed the pilot and the show is now on its second season.
Sidibe can soon be seen in Victoria Mahoney’s Yelling to the Sky, which had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival and its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. She also had the distinct honor of hosting Saturday Night Live.