Gabourey Sidibe Profile
Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress best known for her roles in Tower Heist, White Bird in a Blizzard, Grimsby, and Antebellum and in the 2009 film Precious, for which she received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, as well as Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.
Gabourey Sidibe Education
Sidibe graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College with an associate degree and attended but did not graduate from City College of New York and Mercy College. She worked as a receptionist at The Fresh Air Fund before pursuing an acting career.
Gabourey Sidibe Age
Sidibe is 38 years old as of 2021. She was born on 6 May 1983 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States.
Gabourey Sidibe Height
Sidibe stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches (1.65 meters).
Gabourey Sidibe Family
Alice Tan Ridley, Sidibe’s mother, is an American R&B and gospel singer who debuted on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent on June 15, 2010. Her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver from Senegal. Sidibe grew up with her aunt, feminist activist Dorothy Pitman Hughes.
Gabourey Sidibe Husband
Sidibe announced her engagement to Brandon Frankel in November 2020.
Quick Facts About Gabourey Sidibe
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Gabourey Sidibe Net Worth
Sidibe has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.
Gabourey Sidibe Weight Loss
Bariatric surgery was part of Sidibe’s weight-loss journey. Despite losing more than 100 pounds as a result of the surgery, Sidibe was able to maintain her healthy weight through diet and exercise. Sidibe is pleased with her new appearance after undergoing weight loss surgery. She shares posts on social media a lot more frequently. The American actress posts pictures of herself wearing armless tops, tight pants, and other sexy outfits.
Gabourey is about 150 pounds. Before her surgery, she weighed twice as much. Before having the surgery, she went through a series of events, one of which was bulimia. However, he has now reached her weight loss goal without the use of any weight loss pills.
She battled an eating disorder, bulimia, and depression her entire life. However, therapy was extremely beneficial to her. While she couldn’t stop crying at times, she now adores her appearance and body. She had to seek professional help from a therapist because she couldn’t communicate with the rest of her family. When she complained to her mother, she was told to “grow a thicker skin” or “stop nitpicking.” Sidibe had laparoscopic bariatric surgery in March 2017. She stated that she chose surgery because it was the quickest way to lose weight. And because she had been unsuccessful in her previous attempts to lose weight.
Gabourey Sidibe Diabetes
Sidibe revealed in March 2017 that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and that, as a result, she had laparoscopic bariatric surgery to help her manage her weight.
Gabourey Sidibe Precious
In Precious, Sidibe portrayed Claireece “Precious” Jones, a 16-year-old mother of two who attempts to flee abuse at the hands of her mother. The film received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her work in Precious on December 15, 2009. The following month, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Joan Cusack advised Sidibe not to pursue the entertainment industry before she was hired for the 2009 film Precious, according to Sidibe in 2012, advising Sidibe to quit the business because “it’s so image-conscious.”
Lionsgate released the film in North America in limited release on November 6, 2009, followed by an expanded release on November 20, 2009. Precious received widespread critical acclaim, with praise for Sidibe and Mo’Nique’s performances, the story, and its message. The film was a box office success, grossing more than $63 million on a budget of $10 million.
Precious received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Daniels, and Best Actress for Sidibe. Mo’Nique was named Best Supporting Actress, and Geoffrey Fletcher was named Best Adapted Screenplay, making him the first African-American to win an Oscar for screenwriting.
Gabourey Sidibe American Horror Story
Sidibe plays Queenie in the third, fifth, and eighth seasons of American Horror Story, and Regina Ross in the fourth season. Sidibe had joined the cast of American Horror Story season 3 in April 2013, playing Queenie, a young witch.  She returned to the series for its fourth season, American Horror Story: Freak Show, as Regina Ross, a secretarial school student. Sidibe reprised her Coven role as Queenie in the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Hotel on January 6, 2016, marking her third season in the series. Sidibe returned to American Horror Story in 2018 after missing the previous seasons of Roanoke and Cult.
Queenie is a member of the Witches’ Council and a teacher at Miss Robichaux’s Academy, and she has ancestors from both the Salem witches and the voodoo tribe. She is a character played by Gabourey Sidibe in American Horror Story. She calls herself a “human voodoo doll,” capable of transferring self-inflicted wounds and the pain associated with them to another person.
Gabourey Sidibe Memoir
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced in 2015 that Sidibe would be writing a memoir, which would be published in 2017.
Gabourey Sidibe TV Shows
- 2018 – American Horror Story: Apocalypse
- 2017 – BoJack Horseman
- 2016 – American Horror Story: Hotel
- 2016 – Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio
- 2016 – Drunk History
- 2015–20 – Empire
- 2015–17 – Difficult People
- 2014 – American Horror Story: Freak Show
- 2013–14 – American Horror Story: Coven
- 2012 – American Dad!
- 2011 – Glenn Martin DDS
- 2011 – American Dad!
- 2010–13 – The Big C
- 2010 – Saturday Night Live
Gabourey Sidibe Movies
- 2020 – Antebellum
- 2019 – Come As You Are
- 2016 – Grimsby
- 2015 – Gravy
- 2014 – White Bird in a Blizzard
- 2014 – Life Partners
- 2014 – Top Five
- 2012 – Seven Psychopaths
- 2011 – Yelling to the Sky
- 2011 – Tower Heist
- 2009 – Precious