Gabourey Sidibe Biography
Quick Facts Gabourey Sidibe
- NameGabourey Sidibe
- FatherIbnou Sidibe
- MotherAlice Tan Ridley
- Net Worth$ 6 Million
- Eye ColorBlack
- Hair ColorBlack
- Body MeasurementsN/A
- Weight in KG122 kg
- MarriedNot Yet
- EducationMercy College
- AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
- TV ShowEmpire
- SiblingsAhmed Sidibe
Satellite Awards winning actress, Gabourey Sidibe, widely known for her role as Claireece “Precious” Jones in the film ” Precious.” Having active in this entertainment industry since 2009, she has appeared several TV series and films.
Gabourey Sidibe Early Life & Education
Gabourey Sidibe was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 6, 1983. She is the daughter of Alice Tan Ridley, an American R&B and gospel singer and Ibnou Sidibe, a cab driver.Her parent’s divorced when she was young, and she went in with her mother.
Have a look her childhood photo with her grandmother:
Sidibe, inspired by her mother’s passion for music, spent her teen years singing songs to fellow students at recess for pocket change. She attended but did not graduate from City College of New York and Mercy College. She pursued acting in New York while attending community college and working odd jobs.
Gabourey Sidibe Career
Sidibe continued her love of performance during her adolescence and appeared in little parts in local theater. Her big opportunity came in 2007 when she went to audition for the Lee Daniels’s film “Precious.” The film was about a 16-year-old, 350-pound girl who is spoiled by her parents, Which was shown at Sundance, turned Sidibe into an overnight sensation. Since its release, she has been chosen for a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress.
Then, Sidibe landed several films and TV series. She seemed with Laura Linney in the dramatic comedy “The Big C” from 2010 to 2013. Sidibe appeared on the third season of his spine-tingling series “American Horror Story,” playing a witch named Queenie, and returned for the fourth season, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” in the role of secretarial student, Regina Ross.
Since 2015, she appears as Becky Williams in Lee Daniels’ drama series “Empire.” She also emerged in the Hulu comedy series “Difficult People” with the stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner. In 2016, she reprised her role playing Queen in American Horror Story: Hotel.
In May 2017, Sidibe will release her memoir “This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.” People magazine released selective excerpts from the book, in which Sidibe writes about her choice to undergo weight loss surgery.
She also wrote about how the choice was a major lifestyle change that involves a healthier approach to eating and exercise.
Gabourey Sidibe Personal Life
The 5′ 5″ actress has boy measurement of 44-46-46 inches. She buzzed the media when she pulled off the ultimate prank at Jimmy Kimmel’s Wedding in 2016.
Sidibe said that Kimmel’s then fiancee requested they keep the prank secret, not even telling the bride’s family or guests. She said she didn’t even tell the plan to her friend that escorted her to the ceremony, and recalled that McNerney’s family was upset when she came up to see the bride dressed in a wedding gown. Kimmel added,
“So Molly’s dad notices you, and he goes to Molly and says, ‘It’s going to be OK, but presumably they double booked the wedding. There’s another bride here.'”
Have look picture:
Her current relationship status is single and has not been spotlight due to her relationship and affair news. More seriously though, she assumes
“she’s seeing a man with some ambition. I’m not very superficial, like really funny guys; I like guys who are smart, I like people that read, I like people that have really interesting things to do, I like people that really enjoy their jobs,”
“I don’t want somebody who’s like constantly stressed and in a state of their life that they don’t want to be in — you’ve got to be upwardly mobile; that’s emotional, spiritually, physically and monetarily. And I’m not necessarily into the look. I’m more into personality.”
Gabourey Sidibe Net Worth
Gabourey Sidibe has gained numerous awards and nominations in her acting career. Till date, she has succeeded awards like ‘Detroit Film Critics Society Awards,’ ‘Florida Film Critics Circle Awards,’ ‘Black Reel Awards,’ ‘Boston Society of Film Critics Awards,’ ‘NAACP Image Awards’ and ‘Satellite Awards.’
To know more about her, you can catch her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook account. She is one of the successful actresses who has a net worth of $6 million.