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Saniyya Sidney          

Actress Known for American Horror Story

Saniyya Sidney is an American actress. She had her breakthrough with the horror series "American Horror Story: Roanoke" (2016) and the period drama film Fences (2016); the latter earned her nominations for a Critics' Choice Award and a SAG Award. She achieved recognition for appearing in the biographical film Hidden Figures (2016), the superhero film Fast Color (2018), and for leading FOX’s vampire drama The Passage (2019).

Sidney next starred in the superhero film Fast Color as Lila, the daughter of Ruth, which had its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival on March 10, 2018. The film attained a release in theaters the following year. In January 2019, Sidney was cast in the lead role of Amy Bellafonte in the fox series "The Passage", for which her performance was critically acclaimed. The series was cancelled after one season. In the same year, she starred as Riley in the Netflix comedic special Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History, which was released in February. Sidney will next appear in the biographical drama film King Richard as Venus Williams, the daughter to Richard Williams. It is slated to be released in 2021, and in "The First Lady" for Showtime as Sasha Obama.

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