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Budding actress Gabourey Sidibe has had quite a career launch in the last year. She’s still pinching herself to see if it’s all just a dream. I mean, just think about it. Baby girl was nominated for an Oscar after starring in the critically acclaimed novel turned film “Precious,” a role that catapulted her into Hollywood’s biggest venues and some of the most prestigious awards ceremonies.

Who knew Gabourey Sidibe, a self-proclaimed “middle-of-the-lane, very normal” gal, would ultimately ditch her plans to be a receptionist to become one of black America’s biggest and brightest stars?

Well, today, that unexpected turn toward stardom has created more opportunities than ever before for the 27-year-old actress who is reportedly gearing up for more of life in the spotlight with her co-starring role in Showtime’s “The Big C.” The comedy/drama stars Laura Linney as a school teacher with a terminal illness and Gabourey Sidibe plays an irrate student in the classroom. The series debuts later this month.

Feel free to visit BlackAmericaWeb.com to find out more about the new show and Gabourey’s rise to even greater heights in fame.

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