Gabourey Sidibe bio to learn more about the Academy Award nominated actress. Gabourey is admired by many people, despite her not having the Hollywood image that is always in demand. Yes, by western standards Miss Sidibe is overweight (if you want to be nice about it), but in some parts of Africa where the weight of a woman determines her staus in the community, she would be hailed as a queen. Here is the inspirational Gabourey Sidibe's bio.
Gabourey Sidibe's early years and foundation for becoming an actress. Gabourey was born in Brooklyn, New York to Alice Tan Ridley and Ibnou Sidibe on May 6, 1983. She got her unique last name from her father, a cab driver from Senegal. Sidibe's mother was a special education teacher who is famous locally for sharing her lovely voice in the New York City subways. Gabourey was a performer as a teen and like her mother (who inspired her), sang in the school yard at recess for money.
Gabourey Sidibe's early acting and big break. Sidibe has always had a love for the performing arts and did so throughout her teen years, appearing in bit parts at local theaters. Afte high school, Gabourey was jumping between several New York City community colleges and working odd jobs when she decided to audition for a movie. The movie was about a 350 pound, 16-year-old girl who came from an abusive background; Gabourey got the part. "Precious" (2009) was to be directed by Lee Daniels, and in 2010, Gabourey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
After "Precious" Gabourey Sidibe became an overnight sensation with a bright future ahead of her. Gabourey is 28-years-old and lives in New York City. She has finished work on two more (2011) movies: "Yellow to the Sky" and "Tower Heist." She is also a reglular cast member on the 2010 comedy/drama TV series "The Big C." In 2010, Sidibe, who has been nominated for several awards, won an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in "Precious."