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Get To Know: Gabby Sidibe

February 22, 2010

Rising star Gabby Sidibe has quickly become of Hollywood’s most talked about actress thanks in part to her acting debut in Precious. So it’s with well-deserved acknowledgement, FG2BH presents GET TO KNOW: GABBY SIDIBE!

Gabby Sidibe

Proudly flaunting her curvy figure, Gabby has since becoming a magazine cover girl thanks to appearances in V, Ebony, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. She also spoke took the high road when addressing that Vanity Fair Young Hollywood issue slight.

Gabby Sidibe Magazine Appearances

Gabby surprised a few of her critics by showing off her funny side while she did her media blitz during her recent TV appearances. The girl can dance and she also has a great sense of humor. Let’s hope her career gets moving post-Precious as The Root stated!


CBS News

The View

Jake Hamilton

Check out Gabby hanging out with a few of her celebrity ‘friends’ – Justin Timberlake, Amber Rose, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Monique, and Taraji P. Henson.

gabby with celeb fols

Quick Facts on Gabourey Sidibe via WIKIPEDIA

  • Born in Brooklyn, New York on May 6, 1983
  • Proud Senegalese-American Oscar-nominated actress
  • Nominated for Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Golden Globes Award, BAFTA Film Award, Independent Spirit Award and many more!
  • Her mother is Alice Tan Ridley who is an R&B/gospel singer and her father is Senegal-born cab driver named Ibnou Sidibe.
  • Made Her Acting Debut in the 2009 Tyler Perry/Oprah Winfrey-produced drama Precious: Based on The Novel “Push” by Sapphire
  • Has A Well-Publicized Crush on Justin Timberlake & Wants Him (and Anthony Mackie) As Her Oscar Date
  • Nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Performance by An Actress in A Motion Picture Drama category
  • Her role as Claireece “Precious” Jones is her breakthrough role!
  • Big fan of pop group, *NSYNC
  • Her next film Yelling To The Sky co-stars her Precious co-star Lenny Kravitz’s daughter Zoe Kravitz
  • Gabby in her own words: “Growing up, there weren’t a lot of actresses and singers that looked like me,” she tells V’s Karin Nelson. “There were no real times that I thought maybe I could do it, until Mo’Nique came along. She’s a plus-sized woman who didn’t care one day about being skinny. All my life I’ve been hearing that I’ll never amount to anything until I am skinny. And she disproved everything that anyone has ever told me.”

Keep making us proud, Gabby!

photo credits: GETTY//GOOGLE IMAGES


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