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Teen Sensation Saniyya Sidney: Age, Height, Parents, & Net Worth



Facts of Saniyya Sidney

Birth DateOctober 30,2006
Full NameSaniyya Sidney
Birth CityLos Angeles, California
Birth CountryAmerica
Mother NameMalik Sidney
Mother OccupationFilm Producer
Gender IdentityFemale
Height165 cm
FilmographyKing Richard,The First Lady
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Only at fifteen, American actress Saniyya Sidney has earned nominations for two Critics' Choice Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Black Reel Awards. 

She first grabbed headlines in 2016 following the roles in American Horror Story: Roanoke and Fences.

In 2021, she appeared as young professional tennis player Venus Williams in the biographical sports drama film King Richard alongside Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, and Demi Singleton. 

Also, she portrays the role of Sasha Obama in the Showtime series The First Lady. 

More on the rising actor Saniyya Sidney's parents, net worth, age, height, and personal & professional life here.

Personal Life: Age, Height, And Parents

Saniyya Sidney was born on October 30, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, to her mother, Malik Sidney, a film producer.

She has two siblings, Cameron and Tremaine Michelle. As per the few online sources, her father is a civil rights activist whose identity is not revealed.

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Too cute to handle!! Young Saniyya Sidney

Currently, she is 15 years old and stands tall at 5' 5" (165 cm).

As of now, Sidney is enjoying her adolescence with a growing career and newfound name and success. 

She is very close to her siblings and parents and never misses the chance to thank them for all their support and love.

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Like mother like daughter-Sidney with her pillar, strength, and reason to success-her mother Malik Sidney

She is especially close to her mom and gives the success credit to her.

"Man, I love my mom so much. "I've learned so much from my mom. She's one of the strongest women I know. My grandma was my best friend, and a lot of the lessons that my mom has taught me are what my grandmother told me growing up as well. So there are two women that are important to me, and my mom's always by my side. She's molded me into the young woman I am today, and I'm always thankful for that."

Taking about the romance in her life, she is not dating anybody and is also a bit young to start a serious relationship.

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How Much Is The Net Worth of King Richard Star Saniyya Sidney?

At just 15 years old, the rising superstar Sidney has already achieved significant heights in her career.

She has been a part of many both critically, and box office hit films such as Fences ($65 million), Hidden Figures ($236.2 million), Fast Color ($77k), and King Richard ($37.7 million).

As per the sources, the actress's net worth is $500k. An American actor reportedly earns at the low end, $10.51 an hour or less, and $64.92 an hour or more at the high end.

Further, The Passage alum is associated with Care org, which works to defeat poverty, save lives, and achieve social justice by putting women and girls in the center.

"It's an amazing honor," said Sidney. "I grew up giving back, so to be part of this organization is something that's so special to me, being that I'm a young woman. I think it's so important to use my voice, and get to be a part of an organization that helps young girls and young women around the world."

Similarly, Saniyya earns from endorsements and sponsorships. Based on her Instagram followers (72k) and engagement rate (2.71%), she charges $291-$485 per sponsored post.

Career Highlights: Roles In Fences, The Passage, King Richard, And The First Lady

Saniyya Sidney professionally began acting in 2012 at six, appearing in the minor role in a horror film, The Babysitters. 

Later, in 2016, she got the recurring role of Flora Harris in the tv series American Horror Story: Roanoke which put her on the map.

The actress appeared in two critically acclaimed films the same year, Fences as Raynell Maxson and Hidden Figures as Constance Johnson. 

The former was a period drama set in 1950s Pittsburgh starring Viola Davis and Stephen McKinley Henderson. 

The latter was a biographical drama film based loosely on the 2016 non-fiction book of the same name starring Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer.

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Gorgeous and talented Saniyya Sidney started acting at the age of six.

Her role in Fences earned her a nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Later, the Hidden Figures actor starred in the superhero film Fast Color, followed by the lead role of Amy Bellafonte in the Fox series The Passage. 

The show sadly got canceled only after a season. Sidney next starred in the Netflix comedic special Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History.

In 2021, Saniyya got a role of a lifetime as young Venus Williams in the biographical drama film King Richard alongside Will Smith, who played her on-screen father, Richard Williams. 

She learned to play tennis for the role and was highly praised for the epic depiction of the tennis legend Venus Williams.

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Reel Venus Williams aka Saniyya Sidney (left), and Real tennis legend Venus Williams (right)

Following the role, the promising actor was listed among the top ten actors to look at by Variety and People. 

She also earned many awards and nominations, including Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.

As of 2022, Sidney is appearing in the recurring role in the Showtime series The First Lady as Sasha Obama.

She is also locked to play Claudette Colvin in the drama film Spark, which will be Anthony Mackie's directorial debut.

Updated On Fri Jul 15 2022 Published OnFri Jul 15 2022 By Riley

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