"Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe to star in television show
“Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe is already reaping the benefits from her Oscar nomination.
The actress is now set to star in the Showtime television show “The Big C.” According to Entertainment Tonight, Sidibe will play a student of actress Laura Linney’s character.
The show centers around Linney’s character, who was diagnosed with cancer, but she tries to find humor in the disease, according to Internet Movie Database.
The TV show will begin airing this summer. Along with Linney, Sidibe will star alongside Oliver Platt, John Benjamin Hickey, Simon Kassianides and William Duffy.
Sidibe was nominated for an Academy Award for best leading actress for her role in the film “Precious.”
Although she lost the Oscar to Sandra Bullock, Sidibe won outstanding reviews for the role–especially since it was her first acting job.
A photo gallery of Sidibe at the Academy Awards and Governors Ball is posted below. Click on the Associated Press images to enlarge them.
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