|Real Name||Gabourey Sidibe|
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1983|
|Birth Place||Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, New York, United States|
|Height||5’5″ or 165 cm|
|Weight||Early – 300 pounds (approx)|
Now – 150 pounds (approx)
|Net Worth||$6 million (Approx)|
|Family||Father: Ibnou Sidibe|
Mother: Alice Tan Ridley
|Social Media||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabby3shabby/|
Gabourey Sidibe Bio/ Wiki
Gabourey Sidibe is an American TV and Film actress who is famous for the portrayal of Claireece “Precious” Jones in her debut film ‘Precious’ in 2009. The role garnered wide acclaim for Sidibe and she grabbed Independent Spirit Award in the Best Female Lead Category with Best Actress nomination at the Golden Globe and Academy Awards, in addition to a nomination at every renowned award ceremony that year. Her film credits include Tower Heist (2011), White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) and Grimsby (2016).
She also became one of the only ten female actors of African–American descent to have received an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category. Gabourey Sidibe made her television debut in 2010 as a main cast in 30 episodes of ‘The Big C’, a Showtime series. As a child, she acted in school plays, but never had any aim to pursue acting as a career. Sidibe carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry post her highly appreciated debut film with appearances in popular television shows such as ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Empire’ and ‘Difficult People’. Her struggle and the ensuing success remains a great inspiration for plus-size women trying to be comfortable in their own skin.
Gabourey Sidibe Early Life & Childhood
Gabourey was born Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in Harlem on 6 May 1983 in Brooklyn, US, to Ibnou Sidibe, Alice Tan Ridley, a gospel singer. Alice appeared on ‘America’s Got Talent’, in the fifth season of the talent hunt show on television. Her father, Ibnou Sidibe, is from Senegal and was a cab driver. She was bullied for being overweight at school while she also faced harassment at home from her parents.
Gabourey is an alumnus of Borough of Manhattan Community College and The City College of New York. She enrolled for a course in psychology at Mercy College, New York, but quit studies to act in ‘Precious’, her debut film. She worked at The Fresh Air Fund’s office as a receptionist before she went on to pursue a career in acting.
After her parents’ divorce, she, along with her mother and brother, moved to Harlem to live with her aunt, Dorothy Pitman Hughes. Hughes, a renowned activist for civil rights and feminism, had been one of the greatest inspirations for Gabourey Sidibe during her growing up years.
In 2009, Gabourey Sidibe’s debut movie ‘Precious’ received critical appreciation from all quarters for her portrayal of Claireece, a teen sexually abused by her father and physically abused by her mother. She co-starred with Mo’Nique and Mariah Carey in the movie.
In 2010, she appeared for the first time on television hosting the Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’. She debuted as an actor on television in the same year with the role of Andrea Jackson in the series ‘The Big C’ and continued with the show til 2013.
In 2011, she appeared ‘In Yelling to the Sky’ playing the role of Latonya Williams, a bully and in ‘Tower Heist’ as Odessa Montero. She also appeared in the television series ‘American Dad!’ during 2011 and 2012.
In 2016, she directed ‘The Tale of Four’, a short film with a plotline inspired from the song ‘Four Women’ by Nina Simone.
Gabourey Sidibe Weight Loss
Why Did Gabourey Sidibe Decide To Lose Weight?
Every woman dreads the words “ugly” and “fat.” When a lady isn’t a typical size and shape, especially in the celebrity industry, she is quickly outcasted and discriminated at various levels. Things are changing now, but at a snail’s pace. Gabourey Sidibe was once told by a renowned actor that she should quit the industry because it is so image-conscious! ignoring comments like this is often tough for anyone. But what really got her attention and made her finally take her health seriously was when she learned that she had type 2 diabetes. She was alarmed to understand that her life was in danger , and it had been then that she decided to reduce .
How Did Gabourey Sidibe Lose About 150 Pounds So Quickly?
Soon after Gabourey learned that she had type 2 diabetes, she consulted with her doctor, Dr. Bradley Schwack, a bariatric surgeon, and decided to undergo weight loss surgery. during this surgery, the doctor removed 80% of her stomach to scale back its capacity. As a result, she wouldn’t be ready to eat an excessive amount of food at a time and shortly feel full. Gabourey confirmed that she did go under the knife and stated, “The surgery wasn’t the simple solution. I wasn’t cheating by getting it done. I wouldn’t have been ready to lose the maximum amount as I’ve lost without it.” She also had to require some effort to assist this expensive surgery be successful. Scroll right down to see what else Gaby did to stay the load off.
Gabourey Sidibe Weight Loss Diet Secrets
Here are the simplest and most practical tips Gaby follows to stay from gaining the excess flab back.
She Avoids Soda
While growing up, Gabourey Sidibe would drink soda frequently and have burger and fries. These unhealthy and poor eating choices were the initial reasons for weight gain. When she decided to lose the weight for her health, the primary thing she did was to remove out soda from her diet completely. Instead, she started drinking ice-cold water with a couple of lemon slices. It kept her hydrated and flushed out all the toxins from her body.
No More junk food
The next step that Gaby took was to get rid of all the junk food from her diet. Her childhood was full of junk food, and she would eat Oreos and fries. reducing on burgers, pizza, fries, and every one other processed foods helped lower the salt and trans fats intake. She started snacking on vegetable chips, hummus, and saltine crackers.
Eats At the proper Time
Apart from making healthier food choices, consuming food at the proper time is additionally highly important. She started consuming 6-7 meals per day with an important breakfast, a mid-sized lunch, and a light-weight dinner. drinking water 20 minutes before every meal also prevented her from overeating and kept her hydrated.
Maintains Portion Size
Maintaining the portion size is crucial when it involves losing weight. Because regardless of how healthily you eat, if you overeat, you’ll still gain weight. So, Gabourey Sidibe talked to a nutritionist and her personal trainer and began consuming the proper amounts of excellent carbs (veggies, fruits, and grains), protein, and healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, seeds, and nuts)
Uses A Smaller Plate
The best way to control portion is to eat a smaller plate. once you consume food in a smaller plate, your brain tricks you into assuming the tiny quantity of food to be a large quantity of food. As a result, you’d desire you’ve got eaten a lot when clearly, you’ve got not.
Reduced Her Salt And Sugar Consumption
Gabourey loved Oreos and cupcakes and binged on them. However, since her diagnosis, she made a firm decision to provide up on them too. The sugar content in these foods is extremely high, and once you are diabetic, you’ve got to regulate the quantity of sugar you consume. So, she gave up on her favorites to enhance her body composition and help treat diabetes type 2.
So, is simply eating enough to lose weight? in fact not! Here’s what Gaby did after one month of following healthy eating.
Gabourey Sidibe’s Exercise Plan
After she started eating healthily, she started feeling more active and energetic. But she knew that to hurry up the method of weight loss, she had to get an expert trainer who would help her slowly come back to in shape. Here’s her exercise routine.
She started with low-impact exercises, like slow walks on the treadmill, stair stepper, and Versaclimber to put minimal pressure on her joints. This cardio helped her burn calories effectively. She moved on to other exercises for half-hour , three days per week. They included leg press, lunges, squats, lat pull down, and barbell curl. She also posted a powerful photo of her doing aerial yoga in June 2017. So far, she goes great, and all her diligence is showing in her body.
Gabourey Sidibe’s Movies
|2009||Precious||Claireece “Precious” Jones|
|2011||Yelling to the Sky||Latonya Williams|
|2011||Tower Heist||Odessa Montero|
|2014||White Bird in a Blizzard||Beth|
|2019||Come As You Are||Sam|
Gabourey Sidibe’s Television
|2010||Saturday Night Live||Host|
|2010–13||The Big C||Andrea Jackson|
|2011||Glenn Martin DDS||Keisha (voice)|
|2011||American Dad!||Herself (live action cutaway appearance)|
|2012||American Dad!||Party girl (voice)|
|2013–14||American Horror Story: Coven||Queenie|
|2014||American Horror Story: Freak Show||Regina Ross|
|2016||American Horror Story: Hotel||Queenie|
|2016||Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio||Various|
|2016||Drunk History||Ella Fitzgerald|
|2017||BoJack Horseman||Tamara (voice)|
|2018||American Horror Story: Apocalypse||Queenie|
Gabourey Sidibe’s Music Videos
- Foster the People: “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls)” (2011)
- Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx: “(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum” (2014)
Gabourey Sidibe’s Awards & Nomination
|2009||Precious||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Bravest Performance||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Ensemble Cast||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Most Promising Newcomer||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Chicago International Film Festival||Best Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|2009||Precious||Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2009||Precious||Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|2009||Precious||Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Florida Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2009||Precious||Florida Film Critics Circle Awards||Breakout Award||Won|
|2009||Precious||Hollywood Film Festival||New Hollywood||Won|
|2009||Precious||Houston Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||National Board of Review||Breakthrough Female Performances||Won|
|2009||Precious||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Breakout Performance – On Camera||Won|
|2009||Precious||Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|2009||Precious||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards||Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|2009||Precious||Women Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Young Actress||Won|
|2010||Precious||Academy Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||BAFTA Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||BET Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Black Reel Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2010||Precious||Black Reel Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Won|
|2010||Precious||Black Reel Awards||Best Ensemble||Won|
|2010||Precious||Boston Society of Film Critics Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Boston Society of Film Critics Awards||Best Cast||Won|
|2010||Precious||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Cast||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Dublin Film Critics Circle Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Female Lead||Won|
|2010||Precious||International Cinephile Society Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Iowa Film Critics Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2010||Precious||Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2010||Precious||MTV Movie Awards||Best Breakout Star||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2010||Precious||Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Satellite Awards||Outstanding New Talent||Won|
|2010||Precious||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2010||Precious||Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2012||Seven Psychopaths||Boston Society of Film Critics Awards||Best Cast||Won|
|2012||The Big C||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2013||The Big C||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2014||American Horror Story: Coven||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Television, Miniseries or Dramatic Special||Nominated|