Nominated for Best Actress ~ Gabourey Sidibi ~Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

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Gabourey SidibeGabourey “Gabby” Sidibe was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Harlem. She is the daughter of R&B/Gospel singer Alice Tan Ridley . Gabourey was a student pursuing a degree in psychology when she was cast as the lead role ‘Precious’ in Lee Daniels film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

For her role as ‘Precious,’ Gabourey received a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress. She also garnered Best Actress nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, Broadcast Film Critics, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The National Board of Review awarded her with the Breakthrough Performance Award and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored Gabourey with the Vanguard Award for “taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film.”

Gabourey Sidibe as Precious

Gabourey Sidibe as Precious

Since shooting Precious, Gabourey has filmed the Showtime comedic pilot “The Big C” opposite Laura Linney for acclaimed director Bill Condon. She also filmed the Sundance Lab film ‘Yelling to the Sky.’ While she never studied theater, she has spent time on stage, participating in plays put on by the Theater department of at Lehman College in the Bronx. She also appeared in the musical revue “Uptown Serenade,” in which she sang two Ella Fitzgerald songs. Though her acting career is a surprise to her, she is excited to pursue it and says the she has “fallen in love” with her work.

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6 responses to “Nominated for Best Actress ~ Gabourey Sidibi ~Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

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  6. ayoo ' Claudi

    I personally think everybody is adorable in there own way. In this world we live in & the kind of people we bump heads w/ or maybe meet you have to understand that not everyone is going to be interested in you & that’s just life ! We are all beautiful in our own ways “God doesn’t make mistakes” who are you tro judge someone’s els work ? Nobody is perfect & not everyone is made to be skinny/fat. Life Is Precious ; don’t judge someone UNLESS you stand next to him/her & walk around in there shoes.

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