Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Actress
Determined not to fall under her famous father's intimidating shadow, actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier forged her own career path with a string of notable roles on film and television. Trained in theater at New York ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (25)

Chicago PD 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night of the Living Dead: Origins 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knight Rider 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knight Rider 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Blues 2007 (Movie)

Dee (Actor)

Grindhouse 2007 (Movie)

Jungle Julia (Actor)

The 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The List 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Nine Lives 2005 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Joan of Arcadia 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Abby 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Macarthur Park 2003 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The Devil Cats 2003 (Movie)

Hellena Handbasket (Actor)

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

First Years 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

Jane March (Actor)

Park Day 1997 (Movie)

Sophia Johnson (Actor)

Free of Eden (TV Show)

Actor

Noah's Ark (TV Show)

Actor

On the Edge (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Determined not to fall under her famous father's intimidating shadow, actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier forged her own career path with a string of notable roles on film and television. Trained in theater at New York University, she eventually made her debut with father Sidney in a pair of his films, "Park Time" (1998) and "Free of Eden" (Showtime, 1998). From there, more work came in Clint Eastwood's "True Crime" (1999), as well as headlining roles on the short-lived series "First Years" (NBC, 2001-02) and "Abby" (UPN, 2002-03). Recurring roles on "Veronica Mars" (The CW, 2004-07) and "Joan of Arcadia" (CBS, 2003-05) kept Poitier in the public eye until her turn as brash radio DJ "Jungle" Julia in Quentin Tarantino's send-up of 1970s drive-in splatter-fests, "Grindhouse" (2007) gave the actress her broadest exposure up to that point. Unfortunately, another attempt at a regular character role on the reboot of the action-adventure "Knight Rider" (NBC, 2008-09) proved just as fruitless as her previous series endeavors. Talented, beautiful and charming, Poitier consistently demonstrated that the similarities between her and her legendary father went far beyond simply sharing the same last name.

Relationships

Sidney Poitier Actor

Father
Born Feb. 20, 1927 Acted with daughter in the Showtime movie "Free of Eden" (1999)

Joanna Shimkus

Mother

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2003

Starred as the titled character in the television sitcom "Abby"

1999

Co-starred, along with father Sidney Poitier, in the television feature "Free of Eden"

1998

Cast in the independent feature "Park Day"

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