Sydney Tamiia Poitier was born on November 15, 1973 in California. She is the daughter of Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier and actress Joanna Shimkus. Sydney is a graduate of New York University with a degree in acting.
She starred in the Showtime movie "Free of Eden" as well as the independent film "Park Day," which won the Audience Award at the 1998 UrbanWorld Film Festival.
Sydney has appeared in theatrical presentations of "Titus Andronicus," "Our Town" and "Hello From Birtha" at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City.
Sydney's tv guest appearances include "The Twilight Zone" and "Grey's Anatomy." She also had a recurring role in the CBS tv series "Joan Of Arcadia." Sydney was a series regular in the short lived tv series "First Years," the UPN tv series "Abby" and "Veronica Mars."
Sydney's film credits include the following:
- Hood of Horror (2006)
- I'm Perfect (2005)
- Nine Lives (2005)
- The Devil Cats (2004)
- On The Edge (2001)(Tv Movie)
- MacArthur Park (2001)
- Happy Birthday (2000)
- Noah's Ark (1999)(Tv Movie)
- True Crime (1999)
- Free Of Eden (1999)(Showtime Movie)
- Park Day (1998)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Sydney:
Sydney Tamiia Poitier@Tv.com
Sydney Tamiia Poitier@Internet Movie Database
Sydney Tamiia Poitier@Wikipedia
Here are a few sites about Sydney's father, legendary actor Sidney Poitier:
American Masters- Sidney Poitier
BBC News (Film) How Poitier conquered Hollywood
Sidney Poitier@The Internet Movie Database
The Kennedy Center Honors (1995)- Sidney Poitier
Sydney Tamiia Poitier News
Sydney Tamiia Poitier News, Interviews & Updates