The Golden Globe and Academy Award winner, Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress who won an Oscar nomination for her moving portrayal of an abused, 350-pound teenager in the film Precious.

Gabourey is also known as the lovable Becky Williams on Empire. She is very much popular in United State for portraying her role in the Coven. The 34-year-old actress is also a writer. So do you wanna know more about Gabourey Sidibe? Check out these five interesting facts about the stunning actress Gabourey Sidibe. Keep Scrolling.

Five Facts You Need To Know About Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey was born on May 6, 1983, in Brooklyn. After her parents divorced, Gabourey spent her childhood in Harlem with her aunt, Dorothy Pitman Hughes who happens to be the noted feminist activist and mother is a special need school teacher and a singer.

Gabourey Sidibe- Nickname

Gabourey Sidibe who plays Becky on Fox’s Empire is also known as Gabby. But she hated the nickname until she was around 13. And then she gave up but her family still isn’t allowed to call her that.

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Gabourey Sidibe- Talented Writer

Gabourey Sidibe is not only a talented actress but she is a talented writer as well. She has signed with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and her memoir published in 2017. Her interest in writing has insisted her to write a script for films and television.

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Gabourey Sidibe- Bad Diver

Yes, you heard right that Gabourey is a bad driver. She loves to drive on her own but sometimes she might get hesitate and may have an accident.

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Although she has got a spunky attitude about driving the car she can’t do it. We just hope that she will teach herself to drive the car.

Gabourey Sidibe- Underwent weight-loose surgery

An Academy Award-nominated actress who made her acting debut in 2009, opened up about her experience when she underwent weight-loss surgery.

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She said that she has her battle with depression, anxiety, and bulimia for the first time in her new memoir, This is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare.

Gabourey Sidibe- Worked as a Receptionist

Gabourey started working as a receptionist before she took her step towards acting. And soon after she landed the lead role in the film PRECIOUS and the film received various awards.

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Gabourey was also nominated for two prestigious awards for her brilliant acting skill. The movie PRECIOUS really changed Gabourey life, from a former receptionist to a stunning actress.