Sydney Tamiia Poitier

by ethnic on March 10, 2008

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Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 15, 1973

Ethnicity:
*Afro-Bahamian (father)
*Lithuanian, Irish (mother)

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American actress. She starred in the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez movie Grindhouse as radio DJ Jungle Julia.

Sydney is the daughter of actors Sir Sidney Poitier, who is Bahamian and American, and Joanna Shimkus, who is Canadian. Her father is of Afro-Bahamian ancestry and her mother is of Lithuanian and Irish heritage. Sydney’s maternal grandfather, who was of Lithuanian origin, was sometimes reported to be Jewish. It is not clear if this is accurate (Sydney’s mother was raised Catholic, and “Shimkus” is usually a non-Jewish Lithuanian surname).

Sydney’s paternal grandparents were Reginald James Poitier (the son of March Poitier and Emma “Emily” Jane Evans) and Evelyn Outten (the daughter of Timothy Outten and Gina).

Sydney’s maternal grandparents were Joseph Shimkus and Marie Teresa Petrie.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

xoxo August 27, 2015 at 3:04 am

She doesn’t look a thing like her dad.

cwm85 August 27, 2015 at 7:45 am

Of course not. Her dad is like all black and her mother is white. My mom is all black but I look like my dad who is white and native mix…

ann August 17, 2015 at 2:58 am
WTF November 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

She is actually gorgeous, but in this picture she looks awkward and strange. Please put up a better picture.

Check7t November 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Looks fine to me.

thomas1987 November 4, 2014 at 1:54 am

she looks like elaine from seinfeld

M June 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

In this picture, she looks more like JLO

andrew September 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Not to be confused with Sidney Poitier, her dad. Her mother is also of Irish descent according to wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Poitier#Personal_life

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