Gabourey Sidibe

by ethnic on November 21, 2009

Gabourey Sidibe

Place of Birth: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York

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 studying for a psychology degree at Mercy College when the opportunity to audition for the film came up.

photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 5:38 am

She is an Atlantid.

neiltennant August 8, 2015 at 10:23 am

surprised that she is famous

because she is not a beauty and has a complicated name

fuzzybear44 August 8, 2015 at 11:38 am

She’s. Famous the same way Sarah Jessica park, Linda hunt, and Sandra oh are famous. None of those ladies are what I consider beautiful, yet people like them. There are lots of actors/actresses (white, black and Asian etc) that weren’t attractive., but were liked

cwm85 August 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

You shouldn’t insult her like that… someone thinks she is beautiful.

hesh123 September 4, 2015 at 9:05 pm

I doubt it

Missy January 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Her mother’s name is Alice Tan Ridley. The “Alice Tan” part has me thinking the mother could have Asian genetics. Although here’s a pic of both Alice Tan Ridley & GS

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Alice%2BTan%2BRidley%2B16th%2BAnnual%2BScreen%2BActors%2BR9fnoMSk8Bvl.jpg

And GS definitely looks mixed with Asian there.

WTF August 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

lmfao look at that white chick’s face!

me March 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm

she looks part asian

I love you, Roger Scientist March 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Agreed.

me March 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm
I love you, Roger Scientist March 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

What part of Africa are the Sengalese (sp?) from?

me March 8, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I could not find anything about some kind of mixture in Senegal, but her slanted eyes made ​​me believe she was part Asian.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

You’re not the only one.

betty boo March 4, 2013 at 1:46 am

SENEGAL IS IN THE FARTHEST WESTERN AFRICA NEAR MAURITANIA, IT’S A RATHER SMALL COUNTRY, SO YOU REALLY HAVE TO LOOK AT YOUR MAP CAREFULLY.
JUST TO MAKE IT CLEAR, MANY BLACK PEOPLE IN GENERAL HAVE SANTED EYES, SOME HAVE BLUE,HEZEL AND GREEN EYES. SOME ARE HUGE,SOME TINY. SOME ARE VERY LIGHT SKINNED, SOME MEDIUM AND OTHERS VERY DARK. SOME HAVE CURLEY HAIR, SOME STRAIGHT HAIR. IT ALL DEPENDS AND THATS THE BEAUTY OF IT ALL. FYI SHE IS NOT ASIAN

betty boo March 6, 2013 at 3:03 am

WEST AFRICA (AT THE FURTHEST POINT)

Willow March 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

That can not and is not the best pic of you!!!!!!!

me March 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm

where is your photo? coward.

lexi August 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Agree with the two post above.

Hollywood is so obsessed with image more than ever. I like the fact that she’s comfortable with who she is, but that might lead her to being typecast sadly. Unlike the earlier posts, I don’t feel the need to call her terrible names. It’s tacky and unnecessary. Wishing Gabby the best.

betty boo April 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

@LEXI- MY POST IS ONE OF THE EARLIER ONES, IS MY POST CATEGGORISED AS ONE OF THE EARLIER TACKY POSTS? I WAS JUST DIRECTING PEOPLE TO FIND THE COUNTRY ON THE MAP.

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