Gabourey Sidibe: PICS By: Farrah Julin 1 of 5 Gabourey Sidibe John Sciulli/Shutterstock Gabourey Sidibe is an American actress who is best known for her role in the 2009 film ‘Precious.’ As a matter of fact, the film was her big acting debut, and turned out to be quite the fan-favorite! The American drama film was directed and co-produced by Lee Daniels, and followed the life of Precious (portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe), a 16-year-old girl living in Harlem and facing struggles in poverty with her mother, as well as struggles of physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. The film also included other big time stars, such as Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, and Lenny Kravitz. From this one starring role Sidibe won the hearts of many people around the world, as well as three iconic awards: Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding New Talent, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. February 6, 2020, 3:47PM 2 of 5 Gabourey Sidibe At Glamour Women of the Year Awards Richard Shotwell/Shutterstock Gabourey Sidibe stuns on the red carpet at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Nov 2016. February 6, 2020, 3:44PM 3 of 5 Gabourey Sidibe At Gala Scott Kirkland/Shutterstock Gabourey Sidibe looks picture-perfect as she attends The Struggle Gala in Dec 2018. February 6, 2020, 3:48PM 4 of 5 Gabourey Sidibe At Luncheon Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutt Gabourey Sidibe arrives at the 11th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon rocking a bright blue dress that we are absolutely living for! February 6, 2020, 3:47PM 5 of 5 Gabourey Sidibe In Los Angeles Brian To/Variety/Shutterstock Gabourey Sidibe is all smiles as she steps on the red carpet at the ‘Empire’ TV series event on May 20, 2016. February 6, 2020, 3:48PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.