Brooklyn, New York.
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Sidibe was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised by her mother in Harlem. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is an R&B and gospel singer, and her Senegal-born father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a cab driver. She has attended several New York City area colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College of New York, and Mercy College.
In Precious, Sidibe plays the title character, a physically and sexually abused sixteen-year old, with a four year old child by her own father and with another child on the way. The film won numerous awards, including the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Award.
She has finished shooting her next film, Yelling to the Sky, a Sundance Lab project directed by Victoria Mahoney and starring Zoe Kravitz, in which she plays a bully.
On December 8, 2009, she appeared on the Jay Leno Show to promote Precious. Her "Earn Your Plug" challenge was to answer trivia about `N Sync with the help of surprise guest Lance Bass from the band. A week later, on December 15, she was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for her performance in Precious. On February 2, 2010, Sidibe was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
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Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City College of New York, Mercy College
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Gabourey Sidibe ( GAB-ə-RAY SID-ih-BAY; born May 6, 1983) is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that brought her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. From 2010 to 2013, she was a main cast member of the Showtime series The Big C. Sidibe co-starred on the television series American Horror Story: Coven as Queenie and American Horror Story: Freak Show as Regina Ross. She currently stars in the Fox musical drama series Empire as Becky Williams and in the Hulu original comedy series Difficult People as Denise.
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