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Saniyya Sidney


From a young age, destiny seemed to call upon Saniyya Sidney to work with some of the most respected actors and directors in the industry. Her first role was iconic. Filming five weeks in New Orleans, she played “Young Kizzy” in the new adaptation of Alex Haley’s “Roots.” She loved working with her director Mario Van Peeples. 

Next she was off to Atlanta on another historic project. Playing Taraji P. Henson’s daughter in the feature “Hidden Figures.” The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner. Taking place in the 1960’s, it tells true story of the three African American mathematicians who computed the trajectory for the first Apollo missions into space and moon landing. The cast went on to earn a SAG Award for “Best Ensemble.”

Next she received the call that can catapult the trajectory of a career. It was from Denzel Washington . He hand picked her to play Raynell in the film he also directed, “Fences.” Saniyya instantly bonded with Viola Davis, who won an Oscar for her role.

Saniyya and the rest of the cast became a close artistic family. The experience of this film will always remain close in her heart.

Her first comedy is soon to be released where she plays Kevin Hart’s daughter in the film “Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History.”

Saniyya got to go to her first Academy Awards when “Fences” and “Hidden Figures”  were both nominated for “Best Picture.”

This year, her dream to play a character with superpowers came true with her role of Lila in the feature “Fast Color.” Staring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Lorraine Toussaint.

She just booked the lead of Amy, in the Ridley Scott’s project “The Passage.” The FOX pilot is based on the best selling books of the same name.


My Artists Sessions

Monday, July 3

18:30 EDT