- Name: Gabourey Sidibe
- Age: 34 years old
- Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $6 Million
- Status: Alive
Gabourey Sidibe is an American film and television actress. She co-stars as “Becky Williams” on the Fox drama series Empire. Her film credits include Tower Heist (2011), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) and Grimsby (2016). She won an Oscar nomination for the drama film, Precious (2009). Sidibe was born on May 6, 1983 in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised in the neighborhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is a R&B singer, and her father, Ibnou Sidibe, a taxi driver. The two separated when she was young. She has a brother named Ahmed. Sidibe completed her associate’s degree at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). She studied psychology at Mercy College in New York City. She also took classes at The City College of New York.
Prior to acting, Sidibe worked as a receptionist for the not-for-profit agency ‘The Fresh Air Fund’. Her acting debut was Lee Daniels’ drama film, Precious (2009). The film was based on the 1996 novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire. She was cast as the title character Claireece “Precious” Jones. The role earned her the Independent Spirit Award for best female lead. She also received nominations for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Sidibe was cast as a bully named “Latonya Williams” in Yelling to the Sky (2011). She was seen alongside Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in the heist comedy, Tower Heist (2011). She appeared in 30 episodes of the Showtime series The Big C (2010-13).
Sidibe portrayed “Queenie” on the third season of American Horror Story (2013-14). She portrayed jazz singer “Ella Fitzgerald” on the Funny or Die web series, Drunk History (). Her television credits also include Difficult People, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She’s done voice work for the shows Glenn Martin, DDS, and BoJack Horseman. Sidibe starred as “Banu” opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby (2016). Other notable films include White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) with Shailene Woodley, and Life Partners (2014) with Leighton Meester. She made a cameo in Chris Rock‘s comedy film, Top Five (2014). Sidibe currently stars as “Becky Williams” on the Fox musical drama series Empire (2015-). The show was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The main cast include Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
Gabourey Sidibe has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Her height is 5ft 4in and she’s of African-American and Senegalese descent. She’s also goes by the nickname Gabby. Her memoir ‘This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare’ was published in May 2017.
Gabourey Sidibe Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Gabourey Sidibe
- Birthday: May 6, 1983
- How Old : Age: 34 years old
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Years Active: 2009-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $6 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive