Gabourey Sidibe, born May 6, 1983, is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film “Precious”. Although it was her first acting role she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe.
As a plus sized black woman in Hollywood she receives a lot of criticism and insults over her size, something she also had to deal with in her earlier life.
She admits it is tough to be a woman of her size in the industry, but encourages everyone to treat their differences as challenges instead of setbacks.
“So when you ask me how I’m so confident, I know what you’re really asking me: how could someone like me be confident? Go ask Rihanna”
Here are more quotes from this inspirational go-getter.