Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Highest Rated: 84% Grindhouse (2007)

Lowest Rated: 54% True Crime (1999)

Birthday: Nov 15, 1973

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Grindhouse
MacArthur Park
Nine Lives
Too Late
Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof
True Crime

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% 62% Too Late Veronica (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night of the Living Dead: Origins Unknown (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 54% Knight Rider Carrie Rivai (Character) - 2008
84% 87% Grindhouse Jungle Julia (Character) $25M 2007
65% 72% Grindhouse Presents: Death Proof Jungle Julia (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% The List Cecile (Character) - 2006
75% 67% Nine Lives Vanessa (Character) $478.3K 2005
80% 77% MacArthur Park Linda (Character) - 2001
54% 49% True Crime Jane March (Character) $16.6M 1999
No Score Yet 100% Free of Eden Nicole Turner (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 20% Park Day Sophia Johnson (Character) - 1998

TV

Credit
57% 77% Carter Sam Shaw (Character) 2021 2018-2019
No Score Yet 86% Chicago P.D. Detective Sumners (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 73% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
51% 80% Private Practice Michelle (Guest Star) 2011
9% No Score Yet Knight Rider Carrie Rivai (Character) 2008-2009
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
92% 78% Veronica Mars Mallory Dent (Character) 2004-2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
50% 80% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abby Abby Walker (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Years Riley Kessler (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noah's Ark Unknown (Character) 1999

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