Sidney Poitier Wiki, Age, Bio, Height, Wife, Career, and Net Worth

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier is an American film industry. He is the first black actor to win a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best actor.

Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Sidney was born on February 20, 1927, in the home of farmers Reginald James and Evelyn Poitier. His parents run a farm on Cat Island and sell their produce in Miami. Out of his parents’ eight sons, he was the youngest. Sidney spent most of his childhood in the Bahamas, a British Crown colony at the time.

Poitier lived on Cat Island with his family until he was ten before moving to Nassau. Here, he has the opportunity to see movies and drive cars. Later, he relocated to Miami to live with his elder brother’s family. He eventually relocated to New York City, where he worked in various capacities. During WWII, Sidney worked as a mental hospital attendant in the army.

Sidney Poitier’s Height, Weight & Body Measurement

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

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier’s Profession & Career

He began his career at the American Negro Theater, but the audience flatly rejected him. 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. He received offers from various shows and chose to work on the film No Way Out.

Sidney Poitier’s Income And Net Worth

Sidney Poitier’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million as of January 2023. He has made a lot of money from acting and directing movies. He also worked as a diplomat for the Bahamas for ten years. Sidney can also earn a lot of money from his autobiographies.

Sidney Poitier’s Girlfriend, Marriage & Relationship

In Stanley Kramer’s social drama Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Poitier starred as a man in a relationship with a White woman played by Katharine Houghton. The plot revolves around her bringing him to meet her parents, who Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy play.

Quick facts

Full Name  Sidney Poitier
Gender Male
Age 95 years old
Birth Date 20 February 1927
Birth Place Miami, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Height 1.89 m
Weight 85 kg
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
WifeJoanna Shimkus (m. 1976), Juanita Hardy (m. 1950–1965)
Children Yes (Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Anika Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Sherri Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson, Gina Poitier)
Profession Bahamian-American actor and film director
Net Worth$30 million