Net Worth Of Sidney Poitier

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In the American film industry, Sidney Poitier is a well-known figure. Beginning in 1947, he has had an illustrious career spanning seven decades. He is the first African-American actor to receive both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best actor.

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Sidney Poitier: Wiki/Biography

Born on 20 February 1927, Sidney Poitier’s age was 94 Years Old as of 2022. He was born and raised in a lower-middle-class Baptist family in Miami, Florida, the United States. He was a Bahamian-American by nationality and belonged to the Baptist religion.

He completed his early education at the Actors Studio in Miami, Florida, the United States. He never enrolled himself at any of the colleges. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was more interested in acting than studying.

Sidney Poitier: Family, Wife & Relationships

Sidney Poitier’s parents are Reginald James and Evelyn Poitier. Sidney Poitier’s father’s name is Reginald James Poitier he is a businessman by profession.

Sidney Poitier’s mother’s name is Evelyn Poitier she is a homemaker by profession. He has one sibling. His brother’s name is Cyril Poitier.

Sidney Poitier’s marital status was married at the time of his death. In the year 1976, he married Joanna Shimkus, who is a Canadian film actress by profession.

Before Joanna, in 1950, he married Juanita Hardy, but the couple, unfortunately, got divorced in 1965.

He has six children. His daughters’ names are Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Anika Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, Pamela Poitier, Gina Poitier, and Sherri Poitier. Apart from Joanna and Juanita, he has also been in relationships with Susan Denberg and Diahann Carroll.

Sidney Poitier: Age, Height, Weight

Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, 1927, and is 95 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.89 m, and he weighs 85 kg.

Sidney Poitier: Career

Sidney Poitier began his career at the American Negro Theater, but the audience flatly rejected him. He received offers from various productions and chose to work on the film No Way Out. After that, Sidney spent nearly a year honing his acting skills and returning to the stage. The audience adores his work this time, and he plays the lead in Lysistrata, a Broadway production.

Poitier’s career took off after that, and he went on to work in a variety of films, including Cry the Beloved Country, Red Ball Express, Blackboard Jungle, Edge of the City, Something of Value, Band of Angels, The Mark of the Hawk, and the Virgin Islands. Since then, he has appeared in several successful films, including They Call Me Mister Tibbs, Buck and the Preacher, Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, Little Nikita, and Tell Them Who You Are.

In addition to a successful acting career, Sidney has directed numerous films, including Stir Crazy, Wester, Buck, and the Preacher, Ghost Dad, and Uptown Saturday Night.

Between 1997 and 2007, he also served as the Bahamas’ Ambassador to Japan. Poitier’s autobiographies are titled This Life, Life Beyond Measure, and The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual AutIn.

Sidney Poitier: Achievements and Awards

Sidney Poitier is a well-known actor who has won numerous awards throughout his successful career. It consists of the British Academy Film Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Silver Bear Award, and the Oscar Awards for Best Actor.

He also received the SAG Life Achievement Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, and the BAFTA Fellowship.

Sidney Poitier: Net Worth in 2022

As of 2022, Sidney Poitier’s net worth is $20 million.

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