Their Dad Is An ICONIC Black Actor, Wait ‘Til You See Who!

Posted On : July 1, 2015
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Anika, Sydney and their parents, Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus

He’s Sidney Poitier, best known for his roles in Uptown Saturday Night, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, A Piece Of The Action, and too many more to name.

His daughters are Anika Poitier (43) and Sydney Poitier (41) and they are very close to their father. Sydney recently stated that “The world knows him as this iconic, legendary, historical figure. But he’s also just a really, really good dad.”

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Sidney Portier with his granddaughter and two of his daughters, Anika and Sydney.

Anika and Sydney have followed in their Dad’s footsteps: Anika is a director and Sydney is an actress.
Aside from their main jobs, they’re also models and mothers. Last year they both landed a deal with the Salvatore Ferragamo brand, which featured the two as part of the late designer’s collection named after Ferragamo’s daughter, its Fiamma.
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Mr. Poitier actually has six children, all daughters- Four (Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina) with his first wife and former model, Juanita Hardy (whom he was married to from 1950-1965) and two (Anika and Sydney) with his current wife, Joanna Shimkus (whom he’s been married to since 1976). Poitier’s marriage to ex-wife Juanita ended during his 9 year extramarital affair with actress…