|Sydney Tamiia Poitier Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||November 15, 1973|
Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American film and television actress who is best known for being the daughter of veteran actor Sidney Poitier and Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus. However, she has also garnered a name for herself with appearances in various films and television shows such as True Crime, Hood of Horror, The List, Clinical, Noah’s Ark, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, Homecoming, and Carter. Moreover, she has also amassed a huge fan base with 150k followers on Instagram.
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Los Angeles, California, United States
She earned herself a bachelor’s degree in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Later, Sydney attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.
- Father – Sidney Poitier (Actor, Film Director)
- Mother – Joanna Shimkus Poitier (Retired Actress)
- Siblings – Anika Poiter (Older Sister) (Actress, Writer, Director)
- Others – Beverly Poiter (Older Half-Sister), Pamela Poiter (Older Half-Sister), Sherri Poiter (Older Half-Sister), Gina Poiter (Older Half-Sister), Cyril Poitier (Uncle) (Actor)
Sydney is represented by ICM Partners and Thruline Entertainment (Management).
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sydney has dated –
- Dorian Heartsong (2012-Present) – Dorian Heartsong and Sydney got married in June 2012. The couple has 1 child, a girl who was born in either late 2014 or early 2015.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White & Black)
She is of African and Bahamian descent on her father’s side and Lithuanian and Irish descent on her mother’s side.
- Oblong facial structure
- Thin lips
- Curly and long hair
Sydney Tamiia Poitier Facts
- She was brought up in Los Angeles in a large and prominently known family.
- Sydney is the youngest of 7 siblings.
- Her father Sidney is the first black actor who received the Academy Award for “Best Actor”.
- Her ancestors migrated from Haiti as part of the runaway slaves who settled in the maroon communities throughout the Bahamas.
- Sydney’s last name “Poitier” is of French origin.
- According to her Twitter handle, she is an avid Netflix watcher.
- In 2001, People Magazine featured her on their “50 Most Beautiful People” list.
Featured Image By Sydney Tamiia Poitier / Instagram