Gabourey Sidibe Biography

Updated On Mar 09, 2017 Published On Oct 10, 2015
Facts of Gabourey Sidibe
Date of Birth: 1983 , May-6
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
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She realized she was a little chubby while she was in the third grade. After fighting with two types of diabetes and trying to reduce her weight for about ten years she underwent a painful cesarean process of weight reduction last year in July.

Gabourey Sidibe is single and after surgery, she has opened up about getting a boyfriend in several interviews recently. In July she underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery for weight reduction.

She is a well-established writer and recently she has gained attention after releasing her memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. She has already impressed so many fans with her confidence and acting skills and she has also won lots of prestigious awards.

She began her acting role only in 2009 and that was in Precious. It is also the hit movie as its box office earning was the net worth of $63.6 million. It is rumored that she is also good at writing. The famous African American actress earns her living from her acting career. After the release of her book her net worth is estimated to be around U.S $ 15 million as of March 2017.

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Born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City

May 6 , 1983

Gabourey Sidibe was from the middle class family born as Gabourey Ridley Sidibe in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York of United States of America to Alice Tan Ridley and Ibnou Sidibe. Her mother is also a great singer. She is an American and is of diverse descent.

Began her acting career

2009

It’s not that long she has entered into the movie industry but she has already impressed so many fans and she has also won lots of prestigious awards. She began her acting role only in 2009 and that was in Precious.

Won Black Reel Awards

2010

Precious was her first movie she has played. Though that was her first movie, she acted like it was her 100th movie as she acted with lots of enthusiasm. She also won several awards for that role and one of them was Black Reel Awards. 

Won Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2009

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and she has also been honored with this award twice in her life. She won this award for the first time in her life in 2009 and that was for her role in Precious.

Won CinEuphoria Awards

2011

She has also been honored with CinEuphoria Awards. Actually she has won this award twice in her life and that was in 2011. That year she was nominated in two different categories and that was in Best Actress and Best Duo. 

Will publish her memoir

June 3 , 2015

Besides her acting career, it is rumored that she is also good at writing. From her school days, she was good in writing. She has also impressed some of her teachers while she was in her high school days. In 2015, it is announced that her memoir is going to be published soon.