Sidney Poitier Age, Net Worth, Wife, Family and Biography (Updated 2023)

Net Worth $20 Million
Name Sidney Poitier
Date of Birth 20 February 1927
Age 94 Years Old
Gender Male

Sidney Poitier Net Worth

$20 Million

Sidney Poitier aka Sidney L. Poitier was a Bahamian-American actor, director and diplomat. As of 2022, Sidney Poitier’s net worth is $20 million. In 1964, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, being the first African American and Bahamian to do so. Poitier also gained critical praise for his performances in Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, and A Patch of Blue.

He has garnered two Golden Globe nominations, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination, and a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Poitier in 1974. He was presented with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1982.

Sidney Poitier Wiki/Biography

Born on 20 February 1927, Sidney Poitier’s age was 94 Years Old as of 2022. He was born and brought up in a lower-middle-class Baptist family from Miami, Florida, the United States. He was a Bahamian-American by nationality and belonged to the Baptist religion.

Sidney Poitier Old Pic

He completed his early education at the Actors Studio, Miami, Florida, the United States. He never enrolled himself at any of the colleges. From the very beginning of his childhood, he was more interested in acting rather than in studying.

Name Sidney Poitier
Full Name Sidney L. Poitier
Net Worth $20 Million
Date of Birth 20 February 1927
Date of Death 6 January 2022
Age 94 Years Old
Birth Place Miami, Florida, United States
Death Place Beverly Hills, California, United States
Profession Actor, Director and Diplomat
Debut Film: Sepia Cinderella (1947)
TV Series: CBS Television Workshop (1952)
Years Active 1946 – Present
Famous Role Porgy in Film Porgy and Bess (1959)
Nationality Bahamian and American
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity White American
Hometown Miami, Florida
Zodiac Sign Pisces
School/High School Local School in Miami, Florida

Family, Wife & Relationships

Sidney Poitier’s parents are Reginald James and Evelyn Poitier. Sidney Poitier’s father’s name is Reginald James Poitier who is a businessman by profession.

Sidney Poitier’s mother’s name is Evelyn Poitier who is a homemaker by profession. He has one sibling. His brother’s name is Cyril Poitier.

Sidney Poitier’s marital status was married at the time of his death. In the year 1976, he married Joanna Shimkus, who is a Canadian film actress by profession.

Sidney Poitier with his Wife

Before Joanna, in the year 1950, he married Juanita Hardy, but the couple, unfortunately, got divorced in the year 1965.

Sidney Poitier with his Ex Wife (Juanita Hardy)

He has six children. His daughter’s name are Sydney Tamiia Poitier.

Sidney poitier with her Daughter (Sydney Tamiia Poitier)

his also daughter name Anika Poitier.

Sidney Poitier with his Daughter (Anika Poitier)

His other daughter’s name is Beverly Poitier-Henderson, Pamela Poitier, Gina Poitier, and Sherri Poitier.

Sidney Poitier with his Daughter (Pamela Poitier)

Apart from Joanna, and Juanita, he has also been in relationships with Susan Denberg, and Diahann Carroll.

Father Name Reginald James Poitier
Mother Name Evelyn Poitier
Brother Name Cyril Poitier
Sister Name
Girlfriend Joanna Shimkus
Susan Denberg (Ex)
Diahann Carroll (Ex)
Marital Status Married
Wife Name Joanna Shimkus
Juanita Hardy (Ex)
Children Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Daughter)
Anika Poitier (Daughter)
Beverly Poitier-Henderson (Daughter)
Pamela Poitier (Daughter)
Gina Poitier (Daughter)
Sherri Poitier (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

Sidney Poitier was a young-looking smart and handsome man with a charming and dashing personality. He owned a strong physique with great body measurements and a normal body type.

He was about 6 feet 2 inches in height and his body weight was around 97 Kg. He had short dark brown color hair and had blistering blue color eyes.

Height (Approx) in centimeters: 185 cm
in meters: 1.85 m
in feet inches: 6’ 2”
Weight (Approx) in kilograms: 97 kg
in pounds: 213 lbs
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Dark Brown


Sidney Poitier died on 06 January 2022 at the age of 94 in Los Angeles, California, the United States of old age. His demise was announced by Fred Mitchell, the Bahamas’ Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Many people, including President Joe Biden, paid tribute to Poitier upon his passing, writing in part, “With uncompromising grandeur and elegance – his distinctive warmth, depth, and presence on-screen – Sidney broke open the hearts of millions and revolutionized the way America viewed itself.”

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