Actress Gabourey Sidibe Bio, Family, Career, Net Worth, Movies, Parents

The American actress and also the star of ‘precious’ is now a famous star for her acting. Acting in the film, Precious led her for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. Moreover, she was a nominee for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress. The other films she worked as an actress are White Bird in A Blizzard, Tower Heist, Yelling to the Sky, The tale of Four, The Brothers Grimsby, Life Partners, Seven Psychopaths, Top Five, Gravy and Come As You Are.

Gabourey Sidibe Family

On May 6, 1983, Gaboury Sidibe was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York to her mother is Alice Tan Ridley who was a professionally an R&B, and her father is Ibnou Sidibe, a cab driver. She was not the only child to her family. Ahmed Sidibe is her sibling. She is not married but has been reported that she is dating.

Fame reached her after she took part in America’s got talent show. But her past life had a lot of bullying and body shaming because of her appearance. Being a plus woman is not a mistake; she doesn’t have to pay the price for it. She proved it clearly by taking part in different roles and achieving heights in the industry of film. Also, she made her family proud.

Unfortunately, a lot of negative things invaded her life, including her parents’ divorce. After her parents got divorced, she was left with her brother and mother. The separation of her parents took a huge turn in her life, and she shifted to Harlem with her mother and brother. The support pillar in Harlem was her aunt. A feminist, civil rights activist and a great aunt were Dorothy Pitman Hughes. She was the inspiration Gabourey Sidibe needed.

Gabourey Sidibe Career And Movies

The 16-year-old role in the film Precious was highlighted in the year 2009. Later in 2011, she acted in Yelling to the Sky. With remarkable improvements, she stepped into the television industry, which resulted in a high success ratio. The film Precious was awarded too many times for its successful screenplay, story, and the main character- Gabourey Sidibe. Some of her movies are:

  1. Precious (2009) (Drama)
  2. Seven Psychopaths (2012) (Comedy, Crime)
  3. White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) (Drama, Thriller, Mystery)
  4. Top Five (2014) (Romance, Comedy)
  5. Tower Heist (2011) (Action, Crime, Comedy)
  6. Grimsby (2016) (Action, Adventure, Comedy)
  7. Life Partners (2014) (Comedy, Romance)
  8. Gravy (2015) (Comedy, Horror)

Gabourey Sidibe Net worth

She was able to make 2 million dollars with Life Partner, American Horror Story, Freak Show, and Empire. By being an American actress and a television star, her Net worth rises to about $6 million in 2019.

Finding your place in a world that condemns you is not easy; you have to hustle to achieve it. Gabourey Sidibe is an excellent example for people who easily fall for others’ words and degrade themselves. She has been bullied, and body shamed because of her skin and size, but giving up was not her trait. That made her rise above and higher!

Quick Facts About Gabourey Sidibe

BornMay 6, 1983 (age 36)

Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Alma materManhattan Community College
OccupationActress, director, author
Years active2009–present
Parent(s)Alice Tan Ridley
RelativesDorothy Pitman Hughes (aunt)

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