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Born: May 06, 1983

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gabourey Sidibe was raised in Harlem. She is the daughter of R&B/Gospel singer Alice Tan Ridley. Gabourey was pursuing a degree in psychology when she was cast as Clareece 'Precious' Jones in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009). Despite never having studied theater, Gabourey has spent time on stage, participating in plays put on by the theater department of Lehman College in the Bronx, including Peter Pan, The Wiz, and The Vagina Monologues.... See All

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