Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Sydney Tamiia Poitier

  • Highest Rated: 84% Grindhouse (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror (2007)
  • Birthday: Jan 15, 1973
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • The similar cognomen is not coincidental: actress Sydney Tamiia Poitier is indeed the daughter of legendary stage and screen icon Sidney Poitier. Born to the famous thespian and actress Joanna Shimkus in 1973 (the youngest of Sidney's six daughters), Sydney attended New York University beginning in 1991, then started to chalk up acting assignments in the late '90s, including the telemovie Free of Eden (opposite her dad), the Clint Eastwood thriller True Crime, and the miniseries Noah's Ark (all three in 1999). In time, Poitier also landed the lead (and title character) on the 2003 UPN sitcom Abby, co-starring Kadeem Hardison (A Different World), but that program folded soon after it bowed; the actress fared better with her role as Mallory Dent on the teen-oriented detective series Veronica Mars (2004). Poitier achieved her breakthrough, however, with two roles: that of Jungle Julia, a young vixen hunted down and slain by psychopathic Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof segment of the exploitation tribute Grindhouse (2007), and FBI agent Carrie Rivai in Knight Rider (2008), director Steven Shill's made-for-television tribute to the iconic 1980s series of the same name.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

72% Too Late Veronica 2016
No Score Yet Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D Actor 2013
No Score Yet Blues Actor 2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Wanda 2007
84% Grindhouse Jungle Julia $25M 2007
63% Death Proof Jungle Julia 2007
No Score Yet The List Cecile 2007
75% Nine Lives Vanessa $0.2M 2005
No Score Yet On the Edge Hannah 2001
80% MacArthur Park Actor 2001
No Score Yet Noah's Ark Ruth 1999
54% True Crime Jane March 1999
No Score Yet Free of Eden Nicole Turner 1999
No Score Yet Park Day Sophia 1998

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

57% Carter
2018
Sam St. Clair
  • 2018
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
Sumner
  • 2014
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Michelle
  • 2011
10% Knight Rider
2008-2009
Carrie Ruvai
  • 2009
  • 2008
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Deborah
  • 2006
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Mallory Dent
  • 2004
100% Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
Rebecca Askew
  • 2004
  • 2003

QUOTES FROM Sydney Tamiia Poitier CHARACTERS

Jungle Julia
Bitch, you may be acting like you 12 years old, but he just acting like a man. You need to break that nigga off a piece.
Jungle Julia
Bitch, you might be acting like you're twelve years old, but he is acting like a man. You need to break the nigga off a piece.
Kim
Bitch, you might be acting like you're twelve years old, but he is acting like a man. You need to break the nigga off a piece.
Jungle Julia
And then...if they say that...you gotta give 'em a lap dance
Jungle Julia
And THEN... If they say that...You gotta give 'em a lap dance.
Jungle Julia
What about "kinda cute, kinda hot, kinda sexy, hysterically funny, but not funny looking guy who you could fuck" did you not understand?
Jungle Julia
[to Arlene] What about 'kinda cute, kinda hot, kinda sexy, hysterically funny, but not funny-looking guy who you could fuck' did you not understand?