logo

Sidney Poitier Is the Proud Father of 6 Beautiful Grown-up Daughters From 2 Different Women

Cheryl Kahla
May 05, 2019
09:07 A.M.

Sidney Poiter, a multi-award winning actor and director, is most well known for his roles in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "Lilies of the Field."

Advertisement

Apart from his successful career, Poiter is also a family man. He is a loving dad to his six children, wonderful grandparent to eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

POITER'S RELATIONSHIPS

Poiter was married to his first wife, Juanita Hardy, from 1950 until 1965, and the couple shares four daughters – Gina, Sherri, Pamela, and Beverly.

Advertisement

The award-winning actor met his second wife, Joanna Shimkus in the seventies, and the couple walked down the aisle in 1976. She told the Hollywood Reporter:

"He is the most wonderful, generous, kind, honest man with the most integrity that I've ever known in my life."

In addition to his two marriages, Poiter had a nine-year relationship with actress Diahann Carroll. However, the couple never had children and never wed.

Advertisement

POITER'S DAUGHTERS

He had two daughters with his second wife – Sydney, and Anika. Syndey Poiter followed in her father's footstep and pursued a career in acting.

She landed her first roles in the nineties, primarily in television shows and made-for-television films. More recently, she also appeared in "Grey's Anatomy" and Hawaii Five-0."

In 2014, Sydney landed a recurring role in "Chicago P.D," and also went on to star in the Canadian crime drama, "Carter."

Advertisement

POITER'S CAREER

While the 45-year-old Sydney's career is still going strong, her father retired from acting in 2001. His final role was as Henry Cobb in "The Last Brickmaker in America."

He has, however, appeared in several documentaries since stepping away from his film career. The documentary "Scales of Injustice" is currently in post-production.

In addition, he can also be seen in "History," "Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age," "Sighted Eyes," "The Edison Language Academy," and "The March."

Advertisement

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Throughout his career, Poiter received 41 award nominations and walked away with 26 wins, most notably two Oscars.

He won an Oscar in the "Best Actor in a Leading Role" category for his portrayal of Homer Smith in "Lilies of the Field."

In 2002, he received an honorary Oscar for his extraordinary performances and unique presence on the screen, and for representing the industry with dignity, style, and intelligence.

Other notable wins include a Cecil B. DeMille Award, one Golden Globe, two BAFTA Awards, one Icon Award, three Lifetime Achievement Awards and Grammy Award.

He received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Why Richard Gere and 6 More Celebrities Were Banned from the Oscars

April 29, 2024

8 Celebrity Duos Who Defy Expectations That They Are the Same Age

May 02, 2024

Joanne Woodward Turns 94: Inside Her Private Life after Retreating from Public Eye Due to Alzheimer's

February 29, 2024

Al Pacino’s Blunder and Emma Stone’s Dress Mishap: The Most Awkward Moments at the Oscars 2024

March 12, 2024

Oscar Winner Cillian Murphy: His Wife and Life Away from the Camera with Almost No Internet or Phone

March 12, 2024

Cillian Murphy Remains Faithful to His Very Private Wife of Nearly 2 Decades — What Does She Look Like?

April 30, 2024

Robert Downey Jr. Called His Wife of 18 Years a 'Veterinarian': The Rules She Set to Save Their Marriage

March 13, 2024

‘How Much Weight Keely Lost!’: Pierce Brosnan’s Wife Stuns Fans with Her New Figure at Red Carpet Appearance

March 12, 2024

Who Is the Person Robert Downey Jr Thanked for Pulling Him Out of Jail in His Oscar Acceptance Speech?

March 13, 2024

How This Boy Skyrocketed from Living in 13 Different Foster Homes in 7 Years to First Oscar Nomination

January 22, 2024

Pierce Brosnan's 'Ageless' Wife Draws Attention Flaunting Her Curves in Figure-Hugging Pink Dress

April 29, 2024

Cillian Murphy’s Two Sons Have Same Haircut as Dad – One of Them Followed in His Footsteps

May 01, 2024

This Clumsy Boy Grew up in the Shadow of His Super Famous Brother — He Turned into a Handsome 'Best Actor'

April 22, 2024

Why Was Ryan Gosling Holding Another Woman’s Hand at Oscars 2024 While His ‘Wife’ Was Left Backstage?

April 29, 2024