‘Precious’ Oscar Nominee Gabourey Sidibe Joins Showtime Series

by | March 9, 2010 at 12:05 PM | TV News

'Precious' Oscar Nominee Gabourey Sidibe Heads to Showtime (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain /Getty Images)

'Precious' Oscar Nominee Gabourey Sidibe Heads to Showtime (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain /Getty Images)

Gabourey Sidibe, who netted an Academy Award nomination for her lead role as an inner-city teen in ‘Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire,’ has joined the new Showtime series ‘The Big C‘ as a recurring player.

A half-hour series set to premiere this summer, ‘The Big C’ stars Laura Linney as Cathy, a repressed suburban wife, mother and school teacher who struggles to reclaim her life after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Sidibe, who guest-starred in the pilot episode, plays a smart-mouthed student in Cathy’s class.

Production on ‘The Big C’s 13-episode freshman season begins in May.