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Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Highest Rated:   83% Grindhouse (2007)
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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 Knight Rider
  • Carrie Rivai
2008
No Score Yet Blues
  • Actor
2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
  • Wanda
2007
83% Grindhouse
  • Jungle Julia
$25M 2007
65% 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
55% 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
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Sumner
  • 2014
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Michelle
  • 2011
72% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Deborah
  • 2006
94% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
  • Mallory Dent
  • 2004
No Score Yet Joan of Arcadia
2003-2005
  • Rebecca Askew
  • 2004
  • 2003

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