Gabourey Sidibie, the young Oscar nominated star of "Precious" will continue on in her acting career with a role on the new Showtime series "The Big C".
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.
Other cast members include Oliver Platt, William Duffy, and John Benjamin Hickey. It's being directed by Bill Condon.
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