Gabourey Sidibe

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 1983
  • Profession: Actor
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Gabourey Sidibe Fast Facts:
  • Uses the nickname Gabby.
  • While a psychology major at City College in New York, took bit parts in stage shows such as Peter Pan and The Wiz.
  • Without formal acting training, she burst onto the scene with a memorable debut as the title character in the 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, the story of an obese teenager trying to overcome sexual and emotional abuse.
  • Was obsessed with N'Sync as a teen (admitting to going to 23 of their concerts), and was thrilled when Justin Timberlake announced her Golden Globe nomination for Precious.
  • Gabourey Sidibe Relationships:
  • Alice Tan Ridley - Mother
  • Ibnou Sidibe - Father
  • Gabourey Sidibe Awards:
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actress - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY; attended the City University of New York, City College, New York, NY; attended Mercy College, New York, NY

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