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Everything About The American Actress, Gabourey Sidibe

Feb 18 2020 By Akbar Shekh  



The Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead winner, Gabourey Sidibe has successfully established her career as an American actress. She is widely recognized for her role in several famous films such as Tower Heist (2011), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), and Grimsby (2016). Apart from movies, she is famous for her appearances in the TV series, American Horror Story: Coven (2013-14) as Regina Ross. She had also reprised her role as Queenie in American Horror Story: Hotel (2015-16) and American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018).

Currently 36, Gabourey is serving the entertainment industry as an actress since 2009. From her long acting career, she has collected a hefty amount of money. So, how much is her net worth as of 2020? Her admirers and well-wishers are also wondering about her relationship status. Is she married or dating someone? What is her body measurements?

Let’s find out everything about the American actress including her age, parents, siblings, career, achievements, capital with full biography. Stay tuned with us.

Childhood of Gabourey Sidibe – Parents, Siblings

Gabourey Sidibe was born on 6th May 1983 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, the United States. She was raised in Harlem with her famous parents. Her father, Ibnou Sidibe is from Senegal, who worked as a cab driver. Whereas, her mother, Alica Tan Ridley is an American R&B and gospel singer. Also, her mom once made her appearance in the fifth season of the American talent show, America’s Got Talent.

 Gabourey Sidibe with her mother in lower photo, her mother with her grandmother in upper photo
Gabourey Sidibe with her mother in lower photo, her mother with her grandmother in upper photo
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Moreover, Gabourey grew up along with her two brothers and twin sisters. When she was 12 years old, her parents split which also affected her childhood. Although she shares a very close bond with her family and siblings. For her education, she went to the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She left City College of New York without graduating. Before acting, she worked at The Fresh Air Fund’s office as a receptionist.

Professional Life – Career & Achievements

Gabourey Sidibe always had a dream of getting established in the entertainment industry. She first made her film debut in the 2009 American drama film, Precious where she played Claireece ‘Precious’ Jones. Her incredible performance helped the movie earn numerous awards including two Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award, and others. In 2010, she appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live as Host. After that, she became a cast of the 2011 American drama film, Yelling to the Sky as Latonya Williams.

On the way of her career, Gabourey also voiced in many episodes of the TV series, Glenn Martin DDS (2011), American Dad! (2011), and American Dad! (2012). Since she made a space in the industry, she appeared in several famous films such as White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), Gravy (2015), Grimsby (2016), and Come As You Are (2019). She is appearing as Becky Williams in the American musical drama series, Empire from 2015. Her post-production movie is Antebellum (2020).

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Age, Birthday & Zodiac Sign

Born in the year 1983, Gabourey Sidibe is currently in her mid-thirties. Her age is 36 years as of 2020. Similarly, the American actress enjoys her birthday on every 6th of May. As per her birth date, her zodiac sign ‘birth sign’ is Taurus. The people born with Taurus sun signs are determined and down to earth person.

Personal Life: Dating & Boyfriend

The 36 years old, Gabourey Sidibe is neither married nor in a relationship. She is active on Instagram with over 1.8 million followers where she keeps posting her daily activities to her fans. However, the actress keeps her personal life a low key. She never talks about her boyfriend or dating someone in the media. When it comes to her relationship, she stays tight-lipped.

Gabourey Sidibe is a cat lover and has a pet cat named Aaron
Gabourey Sidibe is a cat lover and has a pet cat named Aaron
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However, Gabourey posts pictures with her close friends and family members. Also, her Instagram account is filled with pictures of her pet cat whose name is Aaron. Moreover, she has uploaded many pictures of visiting different places. As she mostly posts her career-related pictures, she seems to be enjoying her singlehood as of 2020. Besides, she is out of any rumors and controversies.

Height & Weight

The American actress, Gabourey Sidibe stands at a height of 1.65m i.e. 165cm i.e. 5ft 4 inches. Her weight was 300 pounds, however, she lost about 150 pounds which helped her to fight with diabetes, depression, and anxiety.

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Net Worth – $6 Million

As we mentioned earlier, Gabourey Sidibe is active in entertainment for a long time and has appeared in many hit films and popular TV series. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, she has maintained an estimated net worth of $6 Million as of 2020.

Gabourey Sidibe is spending a lavish life as of 2020
Gabourey Sidibe is spending a lavish life as of 2020
Image Source: Instagram@gabby3shabby

Her film, Precious was made with a total budget of $10 Million which grossed $63.6 Million on the box office. Similarly, her 2012 movie, Seven Psychopaths grossed $33 Million on the box office against a total budget of between $13.5-15 Million. Therefore, Gabourey spends a lavish life.

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