She is an American actress. Her date of birth is 6th May 1983. She is 36 years old. Her birthplace is Brooklyn, New York, her upbringing was done in Harlem by her aunt.
Sidibe has earned an associate degree from Community College situated in Manhattan, and she also attended but was not able to get degree from City College which is located in New York city, and also from College named as Mercy College. She also had to work as a greeter before she started pursuing acting as her career.
The acting debut was done by Gabourey Sidibe in 2009 in the film Precious and that role earned Sidibe the award of Top Female Lead, along with selections in the various award shows to award her with the title of best actress. Sidibe’s mother is Alice Tan Ridley who is an American R&B and singer and she made an appearance on the America Got Talent’s 5th season. Her father's name is Ibnou Sidibe and he is from Senegal and is a cab driver by profession.
Sidibe started her movie career in 2009. Among her various movies in which she participated there are Tower Heist, Yelling to the sky, Life Partners, Gravy, Top Five, Grimsby and Grimsby. She has also been nominated for many awards and has won best actress award in 2009 and 2010.
Sidibe debuted on the television in 2010 with a Night Live show aired on Saturdays. Her other TV shows include series of American Horror Story, The Big C and Empire. She has also provided voice overs in various TV shows such as Glenn Martin DDS, American Dad and BoJack Horseman.
The musical career of Sidibe includes two musical videos Foster the People: “Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls), Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx: "Channing All Over Your Tatum". She is performing ‘Becky Williams’ in the Fox musical drama series Empire since 2015.
Gabourey Sidibe has always been single and has never been into marriage. Sidibe has never dated anyone from the media industry or anyone outside the media industry according the information that is available. She is open about her choices and has spoken at times about how an ideal man to her would be.
Sidibe revealed in March 2017 that doctors have diagnosed her with diabetes and she underwent surgery as a consequence of it so that her weight becomes manageable.
Gabourey Sidibe has net worth of $6 million. She auctioned her book back in 2017 and was able to earn a huge amount of money. She started writing her biography in 2015 and was able to rake in $2,500,000 for it.