Sydney-Tamiia-Poitier
Sydney Tamiia Poitier | Biography

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  • Full Name Sydney Tamiia Poitier
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 15, 1973
  • Age 48 Years, 7 Months
Cast Of Canadian TV Crime Comedy Drama Series 'Carter'

Sydney Tamiia Poitier | Biography

Started her acting career in the early 2000s

Poitier is the daughter of retired Bahamian- American actor Sidney Poitier and former Canadian actress, Joanna Shimkus. Sidney won the 'Academy Award' for Best Actor in 1964, becoming the first black male and Bahamian actor. Her mother, Joanna, is of Lithuanian Jewish and Irish descent. She has an elder sister named Anika. Sydney also has four older half-sisters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina. 


Sydney Tamiia Poitier is a famous American film and television actress.

Who is Sydney Tamiia Poitier?

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an actress popularly known for her role in Veronica Mars, Death Proof, and Knight Rider

Poitier landed her first on-screen role in 2001 in the NBC drama series First Years. However, the show was canceled just after three episodes. Two years later, she starred in the UPN sitcom Abby. Unfortunately, it was also canceled after the first season.

In 2003, Poitier landed a recurring role as Rebecca Askey in the series Joan of Arcadia, where she played the love interest for Joan's older brother Kevin. Jason Ritter portrayed the role of Kevin. The following year, Poitier was a regular in the series, Veronica Mars as Mallory Dent. 

Poitier also starred in Death Proof in 2007 under director Quentin Tarantino's segment of the movie Grindhouse. In the film, she portrayed the role of DJ Jungle Julia. In 2008, she co-starred in the new Knight Rider series as FBI Agent Carrie Rivai. Additionally, she also guest-starred on two episodes of Private Practice

Most recently, she appeared in the notables series like Chicago P.D. (2014), Homecoming (2018), and Carter (2018). Poitier also starred in movies like Too Late (2015), Clinical (2017), and Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn (2015).

Age & Parents

Sydney Tamiia Poitier was born in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 15 November 1973. Poitier is 48 years old as of 2021. 

Poitier went to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in acting. Additionally, she also studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. 

Who is Sydney Tamiia Poitier's Father? 

Poitier is the daughter of retired Bahamian- American actor Sidney Poitier and former Canadian actress, Joanna Shimkus. Sidney won the 'Academy Award' for Best Actor in 1964, becoming the first black male and Bahamian actor. 

Her mother, Joanna, is of Lithuanian Jewish and Irish descent. She has an elder sister named Anika. Sydney also has four older half-sisters, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina. 

Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Poitier's net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of 2021. She has amassed a multi-million dollar net worth primarily owing to her decades-long career as an actress.

Husband & Child

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is married to her husband, Dorian Heartsong. The pair exchanged wedding vows in June 2012. Poitier and Heartsong have a daughter named A'Zalia Delancey Coffey. 

Heartsong is a musical artist popularly known for his work on Extreme Ops, Excess Baggage, and Dead Man on Campus.

Height 

According to IMDb, Poitier's height is 5 feet and 11 inches or 1.8 meters.  

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