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Feature: Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe was born on May 6, 1983, in Brooklyn. Her father drove a cab and her mother taught special education. After her parents divorced, Sidibe lived with her mother. She pursued acting in New York while attending community college and working odd jobs. In 2007, she landed the lead in the film Precious. Her… Continue reading Feature: Gabourey Sidibe

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Feature: Octavia Spencer

Born and raised in Alabama, Octavia Spencer landed her first acting role while working behind the scenes of 1996's A Time to Kill. She then moved to Los Angeles where she landed small parts in films and on television. Spencer appeared on the short-lived television series, City of Angels and The Chronicle. In 2011, her… Continue reading Feature: Octavia Spencer

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Feature: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy ("Whoopi Goldberg," 1985), the Academy Award ("Ghost," 1991), the Golden Globe ("The Color Purple," 1985 and "Ghost," 1991), the Emmy®  (as host of AMC's "Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel," 2002 and a Daytime Emmy®  for "The… Continue reading Feature: Whoopi Goldberg