Sidney Poitier Bio

(Actor, Director, Author, Diplomat)

Relationship Statistics of Sidney Poitier

What is Sidney Poitier marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Sidney Poitier get married ? (married date):January 23, 1976
How many children does Sidney Poitier have ? (name):Six(Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Anika Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Sherri Poitier, Gina Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson)
Is Sidney Poitier having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Sidney Poitier gay ?: No
Who is Sidney Poitier wife ? (name):Joanna Shimkus

More about the relationship

Sidney has been married twice in his life. He tied the knot for the first time with Juanita Hardy on April 29, 1950. The couple together shared 15 years of happy married life and had four daughters together named Sherri Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson and Gina Poitier. But the marriage didn’t work out and after a decade and a half, they separated in 1965. Poitier married for the second time with Joanna Shimkus on January 23, 1976. Since then the couples have been living together happily. They share two daughters together named Anika Poitier and Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

Who is Sidney Poitier?

Florida born Sidney Poiter is often recalled as Sir Sidney Poiter for his outstanding diplomatic contribution. Academy Award winner for the Best Actor for his role in “Lilies of the Field” is not only an actor but also a director, author and diplomat.

He is the first African-American actor to win Oscar. He is a Bahamian-American actor who has served as an ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan from 1997 to 2007.
He starred in 3 box office hit movies of 1967 which are “To Sir”, “with Love; In the Heat of the Night” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”. He is often regarded as one of the gems of classic Hollywood cinema.

Sidney Poitier’s early life, childhood, and education

Sidney Poitier was born to mother Evelyn and father Reginald James Poitier on February 20, 1927. His parents were the poor Bahamian farmers who lived in Cat Island and used to sell tomatoes in Miami. He was born in Miami when his parents were there to sell off their tomatoes. His ethnicity is Afro-Bahamian.

In spite of being born in Miami, he grew up back in the Bahamas, then a British Crown colony. Poitier was raised a Roman Catholic after his family moved to Nassau at the age of 10. He lived with his brother when he was 15.

After a year later, he shifted to New York City and did different jobs until he lied his age and joined the Army during World War II in 1943. He also worked as a mental hospital attendant until he was selected to perform at the American Negro Theatre.

Sidney Poitier’s career, salary, net worth

Sidney’s theatre performances at the American Negro Theatre weren’t appreciated by the audiences after which he tried to pursue his career in movies. He appeared in his first film in 1947 named “Sepia Cinderella” as an extra role. He gave an amazing performance in films like “Edge of the City”, “The Defiant Ones”, “Porgy and Bess” and so on for which he was nominated for multiple awards.

Poitier’s fame and popularity rose to a peak when his breakthrough portrayal of Homer Smith in “Lilies of the Field” earned him “Academy Award for Best Actor”, “Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama” and “Silver Bear for Best Actor”.
He debuted as a director in 1972 in the movie “Buck and the Preacher”. He is also a diplomat and has served as an ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan from 1997 to 2007.
Poitier was awarded the “Presidential Medal of Freedom” which is the United States’ highest civilian honor by former President of U.S. Barack Obama on August 12, 2009.

His net worth was estimated to be $25 million.

Sidney Poitier’s rumors, controversy

Recently, the death rumor of Sidney had covered the Facebook walls with sad and grieving comments/messages. Fortunately, this was just another internet hoax.

Sidney Poitier; Body Measurement

He has a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 85 kg. He has salt and pepper hair color and dark brown eye color. His dress size and shoe size are unknown.

Social Media Profile

Sidney is not active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

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