Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Sidibe in 2015, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 6, 1983

Ethnicity:
*Senegalese (father)
*African-American (mother)

Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress.

Her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is a Senegalese-born taxi driver. Her mother, Alice Tan Ridley, is African-American, originally from Georgia, and was an R&B singer.

Gabourey starred in the 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the role. She was studying for a psychology degree at Mercy College when the opportunity to audition for the film came up.

Gabourey’s maternal grandparents likely are Ray Ridley and Lessie.

Sidibe in 2009, photo credit: gdcgraphics

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41 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Uncle’s obituary:
    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKR1-HPX7
    If he has the same parents as her mother, then her grandparents are Lessie and Ray Ridley.

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