Five Facts about Gabourey Sidibe

January 8, 2018
First Published On: January 8, 2018

An American actress, Gabourey Sidibe has grown on everyone as Lovable Becky Williams on Empire. She made her acting debut in the film Precious and her role has brought her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The 34-year-old actress, Gabourey Sidibe was a main cast member of the Showtime series The Big C. She is one of the most talked celebrity. So do you wanna know more about the stunning actress, Gabourey Sidibe? If yes then here are five facts about her. Just stick with us.

Five Facts you need to Know about Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe was born on May 6, 1983, in Bedford as Gabourey MaLingair Sidibe, New York. Her father is from Senegal, a cab driver and her mother is a gospel singer who appeared on the 5th season of America's Got Talent, and is also an American R&B. Gabourey holds an associate's degree but is graduated.

Gabourey Sidibe- Grew up listening to her mother sing

Gabourey mother has been singing on a subway platform on the side for 30 years, to build a career and finally at the age of 57, she got featured on America's Got Talent and made her first record at the age of 63.

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Gabourey Sidibe- Got singing talent herself

During an interview with The Guardian in the year 2010, Gabourey said that she used to sing Mariah Carey's song. She has singing talent herself either it might be heredity but she said that she has the talent herself.

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Gabourey Sidibe- Father called her FATSO

The actress shared to Nylon that when she was young, her father used to beat her and called her FATSO. She said that her childhood gave her a lot of practice acting.

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 She grew up by pretending that she was okay when she wasn't. Not only her father call her fatso but so did her mother.

Gabourey Sidibe- Issue was her WEIGHT

From the very begging of her early age, she has battled her weight all her life. She has her first diet when she was 6 years old.

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Gabourey swallowed her feeling by eating even more and more and more.  She likes eating delicious cookies and according to Sidibe cookies never hurt her.

She recently underwent a surgery for a weight loss and even published a book of her own which went on to be one of the best sellers. Last May she also complained about an incident of racism while shopping in a store this shows she is also in favor of equality and is strong against racism. 

Gabourey Sidibe- Learned how to handle failure

Gabourey told that her childhood prepared her life now. She said," I went to school and I didn't realize how much it really prepares me for real life." And she is still dealing with haters.

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So here's the end of our discussion we hope that you enjoyed yourself reading the five facts about the stunning actress Gabourey Sidibe.