Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 20, 1927
Sir Sidney Poitier is a Bahamian and American actor, director, writer, and diplomat. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field (1963).
He was born in Miami, Florida, to Afro-Bahamian parents, Evelyn (Outten) and Reginald James Poitier, and was raised on Cat Island, in the Bahamas, later moving to the U.S.
With his wife, Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus, he is the father of actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier.
Sidney’s paternal grandparents were March Poitier (the son of David Poitier and Margaret) and Emma “Emily” Jane Evans.
Sidney’s maternal grandparents were Timothy Outten and Gina.
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