Sydney Tamiia Poitier Biography

Sydney Tamiia Poitier is an American television celebrity. On November 15, 1973, she was born in Los Angeles, California united states. Due to his hard work and dedication, she has earned a reputation for herself in the film world. In this article, we will share you with all information about Sydney’s biography, wiki, bio, birthday, parents, favorites, and more.

Full Name Sydney Tamiia Poitier Heartsong
Nick Name Sydney
Profession Actress
Famous for Acting
Father Sidney Poitier
Mother Joanna Shimkus
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth November 15, 1973
Age (as of 2022) 48 years
Religion Bahamian
Family profession Acting
Height 6’0” Feet
Weight 65 Kg
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Qualification Graduation in acting
Siblings Anika Poitier, Sherri Poitier, Gina Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Beverly Poitier-Henderson
Marital Status married
Husband Dorian Heartsong
Daughter A’Zalia Delancey Coffey
Nationality American
Home town California, United States
Sydney Tamiia Hot Click from Movie

Sydney Tamiia Poitier Career Journey

In 1998, she made her first debut film “Park Day,” and appeared on television. She rose to prominence after appearing on the TV show “First Years” in 2001 as ‘Riley Kessler’ (major part), which was created by Mark.

Sydney began her acting career in the late 1990s. In 2001, she made her television debut on the NBC drama series “First Years.” The show got canceled after three episodes. She has also starred in Quentin Tarantino films such as “Grindhouse” and “Death Proof”.

In 2017, She also appeared in the horror-thriller Clinical as Clara. In 2018, She appeared on TV series such as Homecoming and Carter.

Later that year, she appeared as Rebecca Askew, Joan’s elder brother Kevin’s love interest, in Joan of Arcadia (Jason Ritter). She was a regular in the first season of Veronica Mars. In 2011, She appeared in two episodes of Private Practice.

Poitier plates a role in Detective Sam Shaw Carter, a Canadian crime comedy that aired for two seasons in 2018 and 2019.

Tamiia appeared in a number of other films and television series, including True Crime, Happy Birthday, Hood of Horror, The List, Noah’s Ark, The Twilight Zone, Abby, Carter, and others.

Sydney Tamiia school education

Poitier received a bachelor’s degree in acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She also began acting at Stella Adler Studio.

Sydney Tamiia’s Early life & family

Sydney Tamiia Poitier with her Father and Five Sisters

Poitier obtained a bachelor’s degree in acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Poitier is the daughter of late Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier and Joanna Shimkus, a Canadian actress. Her mother is Jewish from Lithuania and Catholic from Ireland. She also has five sisters out of which four elder half-sisters from her father’s previous marriage, Beverly, Pamela, Sherri, and Gina. Her real sister Anika is also older than her.

Sydney Tamiia Personal life | Husband | Daughter

Sydney Tamiia Poitier With her Husband Dorian Heartsong at Party. Picture Source:

Coming to Sydney’s love life, she is married to Dorian Heartsong and has a cute daughter with him. Her husband Dorian Heartsong is a Los Angeles-based American composer, producer, and artist. Dorian is a bass guitar expert who was a member of the American industrial metal band “Powerman 5000” from 1991 until 2001.

In 2012, July beautiful couple married at Church Estate Vineyards. In 2015, Dorian Heartsong and Sydney gave birth to baby child A’Zalia Delancey Coffey. Dorian Heartsong is a famous artist and specialist in playing bass guitar. Now A’Zalia Delancey Coffey is 7 years as of 2022.

Unknown facts about Sydney Tamiia Poitier

  • She appeared in two episodes of Private Practice in 2011.
  • She is the daughter of famous television personality late “Sidney Poitier” and Canadian actress, Joanna Shimkus.
  • She is the wife of famous music artist Dorian Heartsong.
  • She is also the mother of a cute baby child “A’Zalia Delancey Coffey”.
  • Her name was one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” and is an inspiration to many peoples.
  • As of 2022, she is 48 years old but appears to be younger.
  • She is a little different from other actresses, she is very less active on social media.
  • She came from an actor family before entering the film industry.

Social Profiles of Sydeney Tamiia Poitier

Even though Sydeney is a well-known actress she is not so active on her social profiles and has just about 5000 Instagram Followers. Below are the links to Tamiia’s Social handle:

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Sydeney Tamiia Filmography

Sydeney worked in total 20 movies out of which 6 are short films.

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Park Day Sophia Johnson
1999 True Crime Jane March
2001 MacArthur Park Linda
Happy Birthday Hannah
2004 The Devil Cats Hellena Handbasket
2005 Nine Lives Vanessa
2006 Hood of Horror Wanda
2007 Death Proof Jungle Julia
The List Cecile
2008 Blues Dee
2008 Knight Rider Carrie Rivai
2010 Yard Sale Kate Butler Short
Page 36 Miss Gray
2011 Big Tweet Big Tweet’s Girl
2012 The Shooting Star Salesman Zoey
2013 The Mouseketeer Dina Gerger
2014 Flawed Jana Conley
2015 Too Late Veronica
Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn Tami (voice)
2017 Clinical Clara

Sydeney Tamiia on Television

Sydeney also worked in 16, TV series and TV films

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Free of Eden Nicole Turner TV film
1999 Noah’s Ark Ruth TV miniseries
2001 First Years Riley Kessler Main role
2003 The Twilight Zone Dr. Leslie Coburn “The Placebo Effect”
Abby Abigail ‘Abby’ Walker Main role
2003–04 Joan of Arcadia Rebecca Askew Recurring role (season 1)
2004 Veronica Mars Mallory Dent Credit Where Credit’s Due“, “You Think You Know Somebody“, “Return of the Kane“, “The Girl Next Door
2006 Grey’s Anatomy Deborah Fleiss “17 Seconds”
2008–09 Knight Rider Carrie Rivai Main role
2011 Supah Ninjas Katherine / Katara “Katara”
Private Practice Michelle “Love and Lies”, “Step One”
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Grace Tilwell “I Ka Wa Mamua”
Kendra Leslie Web series
2014 Chicago P.D. Det. Mia Sumners Recurring role (season 1)
2018 Homecoming Lydia Belfast 4 episodes
Credited as Sydney Poitier-Heartsong.
2018-2019 Carter Det. Sam Shaw Main role


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