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Sydney Tamiia Poitier

At the premiere of Grindhouse in Austin, Texas, March 2007
Born November 15, 1973 (1973-11-15) (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Sydney Tamiia Poitier (born November 15, 1973) is an American actress known for her work on television.



Poitier had a recurring part in season one of Joan of Arcadia, where she played Rebecca Askew, the love interest of Joan's older brother, Kevin. She was also a regular on the first season of Veronica Mars before the show opted to focus on different characters and she was dropped from the cast. Coincidentally, her role in both series was related to journalism - on Joan of Arcadia she worked at the same newspaper as Kevin, and on Veronica Mars she was Veronica's journalism teacher. In 2007, Poitier appeared in Death Proof, director Quentin Tarantino's segment of the movie Grindhouse. She had a recurring role in the first season of the 2008 series Knight Rider, as FBI Agent Carrie Rivai.


  • Park Day (1998) .... Sophia Johnson
  • True Crime (1999) (as Sydney Poitier) .... Jane March
  • Free of Eden (1999) .... Nicole Turner
  • MacArthur Park (2001) .... Linda
  • Happy Birthday (2001) .... Hannah
  • On the Edge (2001) .... Hannah (segment "Happy Birthday")
  • The Devil Cats (2004) .... Hellena Handbasket
  • Nine Lives (2005) .... Vanessa
  • Hood of Horror (2006) .... Wanda
  • The List (2006) .... Cecile
  • Grindhouse (2007) .... Jungle Julia Lucai (segment "Death Proof")

Television appearances


Poitier was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor Sidney Poitier and former actress Joanna Shimkus.[1] She has Bahamian (father) and Lithuanian-Canadian (mother) ancestry. She has five older sisters.


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