Born on May 6, 1983 in Brooklyn, New York
Gabourey Sidibe as "Claireece "Precious" Jones"
Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo'Nique). Precious instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her new teacher, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins the journey from oppression to self-determination.
|Academy Award (2009)||Nominated||Actress in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)||Nominated||Leading Actress|
|Golden Globe (2009)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|