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Gabourey Sidibe          

Actress, Director, & Author Known for "Empire" & "Precious"

Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress. She made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, in addition to nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress. Her other film roles include Tower Heist (2011), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014), Grimsby (2016), and Antebellum (2020).

From 2010 to 2013, she was a main cast member of the Showtime series "The Big C." Sidibe also co-starred in the television series "American Horror Story: Coven" as Queenie and "American Horror Story: Freak Show" as Regina Ross, and later reprised her role as Queenie in "American Horror Story: Hotel" and "American Horror Story: Apocalypse." From 2015 to 2020, she starred in the Fox musical drama series "Empire" as Becky Williams.

Sidibe's memoir, "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" was published in 2017, where she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. She's also a mental health advocate and has talked about being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which led to laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

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Empire season 5: Gabourey Sidibe discusses directing debut | EW ...
If you thought Wednesday's episode of Empire was eventful, just imagine being Gabourey Sidibe, who was in the director's chair for the first time on the Fox ...
'Come As You Are' Clip: Gabourey Sidibe Is Nobody's Sweetheart In ...
EXCLUSIVE: Three disabled men, one no-nonsense nurse and a trip to a brothel that caters to people with special needs. That pretty much sums up the SXSW ...
Gabourey Sidibe of "Empire," "Precious" penning a memoir - CBS ...
Gabourey Sidibe attends the Opening Night premiere of "Live From New York!" during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on April 15, 2015, ...

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