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Sydney Tamiia Poitier

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Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Poitier in 2007
Born (1973-11-15) November 15, 1973 (age 50)
Years active1998–present
Dorian Heartsong
(m. 2012)

Sydney Tamiia Poitier (born November 15, 1973) is an American actress. In 2007, she starred in Death Proof, director Quentin Tarantino's segment of the movie Grindhouse, as radio DJ Jungle Julia. She also acted in movies such as Free of Eden (1998), True Crime (1999), The Devil Cats (2004), Nine Lives (2005) and The List (2007). She starred as lead role Abby Walker in the UPN sitcom Abby in 2003. In 2018, she began starring as Sam Shaw in the Canadian series Carter. She has also appeared in episodes of Joan of Arcadia, Veronica Mars, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Hawaii Five-0.

Poitier was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier and Canadian actress Joanna Shimkus. Her mother is of Lithuanian Jewish and Irish ancestry. She is married to Dorian Heartsong.[1]


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  1. "Sydney Tamiia Poitier". TV Guide. Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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