Sydney Tamiia Poitier


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Sydney Tamiia Poitier (born November 15, 1973) is a Bahamian-American television and film actress. Born in Los Angeles, Poitier is the daughter of Bahamian actor Sir Sidney Poitier and Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus. Her mother is of Lithuanian Jewish and Irish descent. She has an older sister, Anika. She also has four older half-sisters, Beverly,... See full bio »

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Known For

Death Proof Jungle Julia
(2007)
Grindhouse Jungle Julia (segment "Death Proof")
(2007)
True Crime Jane March
(1999)
Nine Lives Vanessa
(2005)

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 2018 Homecoming (TV Series)
Lydia
- Work (2018) ... Lydia (as Sydney Poitier-Heartsong)
- Test (2018) ... Lydia (as Sydney Poitier-Heartsong)
- Helping (2018) ... Lydia (as Sydney Poitier-Heartsong)
- Optics (2018) ... Lydia (as Sydney Poitier-Heartsong)
 2018 Carter (TV Series)
Sam Shaw / Det. Sam Shaw
- The Ring (2018) ... Sam Shaw (as Sydney Poitier Birdsong)
- Happy Campers (2018) ... Sam Shaw (as Sydney Poitier Birdsong)
- Voiceover (2018) ... Sam Shaw (as Sydney Poitier Birdsong)
- Kiki-Loki (2018) ... Sam Shaw (as Sydney Poitier Birdsong)
- The Flood (2018) ... Sam Shaw (as Sydney Poitier Birdsong)
 2017 Clinical
Clara
 2015/I Too Late
Veronica
 2014/II Flawed (Short)
Jana Conley
 2014 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Detective Sumners / Detective Mia Sumners
- The Docks (2014) ... Detective Sumners
- My Way (2014) ... Detective Sumners
- 8:30 PM (2014) ... Detective Sumners
- Turn the Light Off (2014) ... Detective Mia Sumners
- At Least It's Justice (2014) ... Detective Sumners
 2013 The Mouseketeer (Video short)
Dina Gerger
 2012 Kendra (TV Series)
Leslie
- Memory (2012) ... Leslie
- Old Fashioned (2012) ... Leslie
- Driver's License (2012) ... Leslie
- Diceman Cometh (2012) ... Leslie
- Three Way (2012) ... Leslie
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Grace Tilwell
- I Ka Wa Mamua (2012) ... Grace Tilwell
 2012 The Shooting Star Salesman (Short)
Zoey
 2011 Private Practice (TV Series)
Michelle
- Step One (2011) ... Michelle
- Love and Lies (2011) ... Michelle
 2011 Supah Ninjas (TV Series)
Katherine / Katara
- Katara (2011) ... Katherine / Katara
 2011 Big Tweet (Short)
Big Tweet's Girl
 2010 Page 36 (Short)
Miss Gray
 2010 Yard Sale (Short)
Kate Butler
 2008-2009 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Carrie Rivai
- Day Turns Into Knight (2009) ... Carrie Rivai
- Don't Stop the Knight (2009) ... Carrie Rivai
- Knight Fever (2008) ... Carrie Rivai
- Knight of the Zodiac (2008) ... Carrie Rivai
- I Wanna Rock and Roll All Knight (2008) ... Carrie Rivai
 2008 Blues
Dee
 2007 Death Proof
Jungle Julia (as Sydney Poitier)
 2007/II The List
Cecile
 2007 Grindhouse
Jungle Julia (segment "Death Proof")
 2006 Hood of Horror
Wanda
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Deborah Fleiss
- 17 Seconds (2006) ... Deborah Fleiss
 2005 Nine Lives
Vanessa
 2004 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Mallory Dent
- Like a Virgin (2004) ... Mallory Dent (credit only)
- The Girl Next Door (2004) ... Mallory Dent
- Return of the Kane (2004) ... Mallory Dent
- You Think You Know Somebody (2004) ... Mallory Dent
- The Wrath of Con (2004) ... Mallory Dent (credit only)
 2003-2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Rebecca Askew
- Double Dutch (2004) ... Rebecca Askew
- Night without Stars (2004) ... Rebecca Askew
- State of Grace (2004) ... Rebecca Askew
- Recreation (2004) ... Rebecca Askew
- Jump (2004) ... Rebecca Askew
 2004 The Devil Cats
Hellena Handbasket
 2003 Abby (TV Series)
Abby Newman / Abigail 'Abby' Walker
- Abby Wallows, Max Follows (2003) ... Abby Newman
- Kiss My Ex (2003) ... Abby Newman
- Bare Naked Lady (2003) ... Abby Newman
- The Mama and the Papa (2003) ... Abby Newman
- Leggo My Ego (2003) ... Abby Newman
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dr. Leslie Coburn
- The Placebo Effect (2003) ... Dr. Leslie Coburn
 2001/I Happy Birthday
Hannah
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
Riley Kessler
- There's No Place Like Homo (2001) ... Riley Kessler
- ...And Then You Die (2001) ... Riley Kessler
- The First Thing You Do... (2001) ... Riley Kessler
- Pilot ... Riley Kessler
- Episode #1.7 ... Riley Kessler
 2001 MacArthur Park
Linda
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series)
Ruth
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Ruth (as Sydney Poitier)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Ruth (as Sydney Poitier)
 1999 True Crime
Jane March (as Sydney Poitier)
 1998 Free of Eden (TV Movie)
Nicole Turner
 1998 Park Day
Sophia Johnson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Our Town", Stella Adler Conservatory, New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sydney Poitier Birdsong | Sydney Poitier Heartsong | Sydney Tamila Poitier | Sydney Poitier | Sydney Poitier-Heartsong

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Trivia:

Sister of Anika Poitier. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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