Sydney Tamiia Poitier Biography

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American actress known for her role in the movie ‘Grindhouse.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: November 15, 1973

Nationality: American

Famous: Black Actresses Actresses

Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Born in: Los Angeles, California, USA

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'11" (180 cm), 5'11" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Dorian Heartsong (m. 2012)

father: Sidney Poitier

mother: Joanna Shimkus

siblings: Anika (older sister) and Pamela, Beverly, Sherri and Gina (half-sisters)

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, Stella Adler Studio of Acting

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Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American film and television actress who has done a number of TV dramas and movies in her career. On television, she has starred in the shows ‘First Years’, ‘Abby’, ‘Joan of Arcadia’ and ‘Knight Rider’. On the silver screen, she has acted in the movies ‘True Crime’, ‘Nine Lives’, ‘Hood of Horror’ and ‘Clinical’. Poitier has also done several short films till date, the notable ones being ‘Page 36’, ‘Yard Sale’, ‘Big Tweet’, ‘Flawed’ and ‘The List’ and ‘Blues’. In addition, she has appeared on a web series titled ‘Kendra’. Once featured as one of the ‘50 Most Beautiful People’ by People Magazine, Poitier is an inspiration for many young talents in the industry. Her stupendous acting talent has earned her millions of fans all across the globe. Poitier who is not active on social media is a private person in real life and stays away from the media most of the time. However, she still makes it a priority to attend awards functions and other events in order to meet and greet others from her profession.

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  • Sydney Tamiia Poitier first acted in the TV movie ‘Free of Eden’ in 1998. She then appeared in the mystery drama flick ‘True Crime’ and the TV movie ‘Noah's Ark’ in 1999. After this, she was cast as Riley Kessler in the series ‘First Years’. The actress then started playing the role of Abigail Newman in the drama ‘Abby’. Then after featuring in an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’, Poitier was cast as Rebecca Askew in the fantasy/family drama ‘Joan of Arcadia’ in 2003. A year later, she acted in the series ‘Veronica Mars’.
  • Then she did the short films ‘The List’ and ‘Blues’ in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Poitier then began portraying the character of Carrie Rivai on the series ‘Knight Rider’ in 2008. Two years later, she acted in the short films ‘Page 36’ and ‘Yard Sale’. After appearing in another short film ‘Big Tweet’ in 2011, the American artiste did the web series ‘Kendra’. She then joined the cast of the drama ‘Chicago P.D’ in 2014. The same year, she appeared in the short film ‘Flawed’. After this, she acted in the movies ‘Too Late’ and ‘Clinical’ in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
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Personal Life
  • Sydney Tamiia Poitier was born on November 15, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to Canadian former actress Joanna Shimkus and Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier. She has an older sister named Anika as well as four half-sisters, Pamela, Sherri, Gina and Beverly from her father’s previous relationship.
  • Poitier studied at the Tisch School of the Arts and earned her bachelor's degree in acting from there. She later on attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Coming to the actress’ love life, she is married to Dorian Heartsong and has a daughter with him.

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