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Gabourey Sidibe Biography, Age, Career, Acting, Marital Status, and Net Worth
Who is Gabourey Sidibe?
She is an American notable actress. In 2009, she made her acting debut in the film Precios, a role that earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead in addition to nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other eminent film roles include; Tower Heist (2011), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), Grimsby (2016), and Antebellum (2020).
From 2010 to 2013, she was a main cast member of the Showtime series, The Big C. From 2013 to 2014, she co-starred in the television series American Horror Story: Coven. Moreover, she starred as Regina Ross in Freak Show (2014 to 2015) and later reprised her role as Quennie in American Horror Story: Hotel (2015 to 2016) and American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018). From 2015 to 2020, she starred as Becky Williams in the Fox musical drama series, Empire.
How Old is Gabourey Sidibe?
She is 39 years old as of August 2022, having been born on May 6, 1983, in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. Sidibe shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; George Clooney, and Meek Mill, Naomi Scott, Ranz Kyle, Mopi, and many more.
Gabourey Sidibe Family
She was born to Ibnou Sidibe (Father) a cab driver and is from Senegal, and Alice Tan Ridley (Mother, born on December 21, 1952) an American gospel and R&B singer. She has a brother by the name of Ahmed Sidibe.
Gabourey Sidibe Education
She received her high school education at Washington Irving High School. After high school, she graduated with an associate degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Later, she attended The City College of New York and Mercy College but did not graduate.
Gabourey Sidibe Marital Status
She is engaged to Brandon Frankel, a talent manager. They engaged in November 2020.
Gabourey Sidibe Kids
She does not have any kids. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Gabourey Sidibe Career
She played the main character, Claireece “Precious” Jones, a 16-year-old mother of two (the result of Precious being raped by her father) who tries to escape abuse at the hands of her mother, in the film, Precious. The film went on to win numerous awards including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award. Sidibe went on to be nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama on December 15, 2009, for her performance in Precious. The next month, she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Her next film, Yelling to the Sky, was a Sundance Lab project directed by Victoria Mahoney and starring Zoe Kravitz, in which she played Latonya Williams, a bully. In 2011, she was in the film Tower Heit and voiced a “party girl” character in “How Water”, the first episode of season 7 of American Dad! In early 2013, she appeared in season 8 of American Dad! the episode “Stanny Tendergrass” starred in the music video for “Don’t Stop (Colour on the Walls)” by the indie pop band Foster the People. Moreover, the appeared as Andrea Jackson in the Showtime network series, The Big C.
In 2012, she said that before she was hired for the 2009 film Precious, she was advised by Joan Cusack not to pursue the entertainment industry, thus advising Sidibe to quit the business since “it’s so image-conscious”. By April 2013, she had joined the cast of American Horror Story season 3. There she portrayed Queenie, a young witch. She went on to return to the series for its fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show as a secretarial school student, Regina Ross. In 2015, she stars as Becky Williams alongside Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in Lee Daniels’ Fox musical series Empire. Moreover, she portrays the head of A&R in the Empire company.
As of April 2015, she was promoted to a series regular in season 2. And also starred as Denise in the Hulu series Difficult People. Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced in 2015 that Sidibe would be writing a memoir set to be published in 2017. On January 6, 2016, she appeared in the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Hotel, reprising her Coven role as Queenie, marking her third season in the series. After sitting out seasons of Roanoke and Cult, in 2018 she returned to American Horror Story appearing once again as her character Queenie in its eighth season, Apocalypse.
Gabourey Sidibe Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 4inches (1.63m) and a weight of 96kg (211lbs).
Gabourey Sidibe’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of $6 – $10million.