Who Is Sidney Poitier? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier is a well-known figure in the American film industry. He has had an illustrious career spanning seven decades, beginning in 1947. He is the first black actor to win a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for best actor.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Sidney Poitier
Real Name/Full Name:Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Age:95 years old
Birth Date:February 20, 1927
Birth Place:Miami, Florida, United States
Height:1.89 m
Weight:85 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Joanna 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 in 2024:$30 million
Last Updated: October 2024

Sidney Poitier Biography

Sidney Poitier 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 Age, Height, Weight

Sidney Poitier was born on February 20, 1927, and is 95 years old as of 2024. His height is 1.89 m, and he weighs 85 kg.

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier


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

Poitier’s career took off after that, and he went on to work in a variety of films, including Cry the Beloved Country, Red Ball Express, Blackboard Jungle, Edge of the City, Something of Value, Band of Angels, The Mark of the Hawk, and the Virgin Islands. Since then, he has appeared in several successful films, including They Call Me Mister Tibbs, Buck and the Preacher, Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, Little Nikita, and Tell Them Who You Are.

In addition to a successful acting career, Sidney has directed numerous films, including Stir Crazy, Wester, Buck, and the Preacher, Ghost Dad, and Uptown Saturday Night.

Between 1997 and 2007, he also served as the Bahamas’ Ambassador to Japan. Poitier’s autobiographies are titled This Life, Life Beyond Measure, and The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual AutIn.

 Sidney Poitier Achievements and Awards

Sidney Poitier is a well-known actor who has won numerous awards throughout his successful career. It consists of the British Academy Film Award, the Golden Globe Award, the Silver Bear Award, and the Oscar Awards for Best Actor.

He also received the SAG Life Achievement Award, the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, and the BAFTA Fellowship.

Sidney Poitier’s Net Worth in 2024

Sidney Poitier’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million as of February 2024. 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.

Despite his age of 91, Sidney Poitier is very energetic and active. He communicates with his fans on Facebook and Twitter regularly. Our entire team wishes him good health for the foreseeable future.