Sidney Poitier BioGraphy

Sidney Poitier BioGraphy : Sidney Poitier’s full name is Sidney L Poitier. Apart from being a Bahamian-American actor, he was also a film director, activist, and ambassador. He started his film career in 1947. He first appeared in Sepia Cinderella in 1947. He directed Buck and the Preacher (American Western film) released in 1972.

Sidney Poitier BioGraphy

Sidney L Poitier first took his steps on February 20, 1927. Sidney’s birthplace is Miami, Florida, United States. This actor was the youngest son out of seven children of his motherly father. His birth sign was Pisces. His father’s name was Reginald James Poitier. His mother’s name was Evelyn Poitier. His father mother was one of the Bahamian farmers. His father and mother had a farm on Cat Island. The actor’s family used to grow tomatoes and other produce on their farms and used to go to Miami to sell the vegetables. His father also worked as a cab driver in Nassau, Bahamas. This actor was unexpectedly born in Miami. This actor happened two months before his birth. His elder brother’s name was Cyril Poitier. His brother Cyril is no longer in this world. Cyril was an actor by profession. He grew up in the Bahamas with his six siblings. After that he grew up in a British Crown Colony.

Personal Life

Sidney L Poitier married Juanita Hardy on 29 April 1950. In 1956 the actor became a resident of Mount Vernon in Westchester County, New York. This film director raised his family in Stuyvesant, New York in a house on the Hudson River. Juanita Hardy gave birth to their four daughters named Gina Poitier, Sherri Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson and Pamela Poitier. He got divorced from his wife in 1965. The actor began dating Diehan Carroll in 1959. Their relationship was kept for nine years. His girlfriend was also an actress. After that he started dating Joanna Shimkus. This film director married Joanna Shimkus on 23 January 1976. His wife was a former Canadian actress. Joanna Shimkus gave birth to their two daughters. Joanna gave birth to Anika Poitier on February 29, 1972 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America. She gave birth to Sydney Tamiia Poitier on 15 November 1973 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Anika is an actress by profession as well as a director. Sydney is an American television actress by profession. The actor has three great-grandchildren and eight grandchildren. Dorian had 23 missing relatives of this film director in the September 2019 storm in the Bahamas.


In 1959, he won the British Academy Film Awards in the Best Foreign Actor category for his performance in The Defiant Ones.In 1963, he won the Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performance in Lilies of the Field.He won the Golden Globe Awards in the category of Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1981.In 2000, he won the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Life Achievement Award category.

In 2001, he won Grammy Awards in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for his performance in The Measure of a Man.He won the Academy Awards in the category of Honorary Academy Award in 2001.In 2016, he won the British Academy Film Awards in the category of BAFTA Fellowship.

Honorary Awards

He received Honorary Knighthood in 1974.He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992. In. 1995 he received the Kennedy Center Honor. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 by Barack Obama. He received the Walk of Fame in 1994. In 1958 he received the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival for starring in The Defiant Ones. In 1963 he received the Silver Bear for Best Actor for starring in Lilies of the Field at the Berlin Film Festival. In Japan,This  actor was appointed non-resident Bahamian ambassador to Japan in 1997.

Sidney Poitier BioGraphy
Real Name Sidney L. Poitier
Know for
Date of Death 6 January 2022
Date Of Birth 20 February 1927
  • The Bahamas
  • United States
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Birth Place Miami, Florida, United States
  • Actor
  • Film director
  • Ambassador
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Ethnicity Mixed
Active Year 1946–2009
Father Name Reginald James Poitier
Mother Name Evelyn Poitier
Sister Name
Brother Name Cyril Poitier
Children Name
  •  Sydney Tamiia Poitier
  •  Anika Poitier
  • Beverly Poitier-Henderson
  • Pamela Poitier
  • Sherri Poitier, Gina Poitier
Wife Name Joanna Shimkus (m. 1976–2022)
School Name Don’t Know
College Name Don’t Know
Qualification Don’t Know
 Physical Status
Sidney Poitier BioGraphy Cover
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Body type Fit
Weight 97 kg (213 lbs)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Shoe Size 16 (US)
Chest size 42 inches
Waist  size 32 Inches
Biceps size 18 inches
Sexual Orientation Straight
  Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is he Gay No
Any Affair No
Ex- Wife Name Juanita Hardy (m. 1950–1965)
Spouse Name Joanna Shimkus (m. 1976–2022)

Net Worth

The net worth of this versatile actor late. Sidney L. Poitier is around twenty million dollar.


This director died on January 6, 2022 at the age of 94 at his home in Los Angeles, California.

(Sidney Poitier BioGraphy) Television Career

He started his television career in 1952. He performed in the CBS Television Workshop’s Episode: Careless Love in 1952. In the same year she also performed in Episode: The Trial of Anne Boleyn of Omnibus. In 1962, he appeared in the 1st episode of The Jack Paar Tonight Show. In 1969, he appeared in episode 1 of The Mike Douglas Show. In 1972 he appeared in episode 1 of The Dick Cavett Show and The New Bill Cosby Show. In 1975 he appeared in episode 1 of The Merv Griffin Show. In 1979, he appeared in episode 1 of The Mike Douglas Show. In 1991, he starred as Thurgood Marshal in Separate but Equal. In 1995, he played the role of Gypsy Smith in 2 episodes of Children of the Dust. In 1996, he starred as Mark Thackeray in To Sir, with Love II. In 1997, he played Nelson Mandela in Mandela and de Klerk. In 1998 he starred in David and Lisa as Dr. Appeared as Jack Miller. In 1999, he starred in The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn and Free of Eden. He appeared in 5 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 2000 to 2007. In 2001, he starred in The Last Brickmaker in America. In 2008, he appeared in episode 1 of Larry King Live. Next : Milo Ventimiglia BioGraphy

Frequently Ask Question

Que : What was his’s cause of death?  
Ans : Prostate cancer,  Alzheimer’s dementia and heart failure.

Que :  Did he pass away?
Ans : Yes

Que :  Did he win an Oscar?
Ans : No

Que :  Who is his’s wife now?
Ans : Joanna Shimkus

Que :  When he died? 
Ans :  6 January 2022

Que :  When he was born? 
Ans : 20 February 1927

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