Sydney Tamiia Poitier Movies and Career Information
Nov 15, 1973
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 as radio DJ Jungle Julia. She had a recurring role in the first season of the 2008 series Knight Rider, as FBI Agent Carrie Rivai. Poitier was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actor Sidney Poitier and former actress Joanna Shimkus. She has Bahamian (father) and Lithuanian-Canadian (mother) ancestry. She has five older sisters.