Saniyya Sidney

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Saniyya Sidney
Born (2006-10-30) October 30, 2006 (age 13)[1]
Years active2012–present

Saniyya Sidney (/səˈnə/) (born October 30, 2006) is an American actress. She is most known for her roles in the series American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016), and the films Fences (2016), Hidden Figures (2016), and Fox's new vampire drama, The Passage (2019).


Sidney began acting in 2012, appearing in the short film The Babysitters. She next appeared in Roots,[2] and appeared in American Horror Story: Roanoke as the reenactment of Flora Harris.[3] Sidney next appeared in Fences, the film with four 2017 Oscar nominations, including one win,[4] directed by Denzel Washington, opposite Washington and Viola Davis,[5] and Hidden Figures, the film which received three 2017 Oscar nominations, directed by Theodore Melfi, both of which were released in December 2016.[6][7] Sidney next starred in Fast Color directed by Julia Hart, opposite Lorraine Toussaint and Gugu Mbatha-Raw,[8] which had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 10, 2018.[9][10]Saniyya also stars in the tv show, The Passage. It just completed its first season on Fox.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Babysitters Amity Short film
2016 Fences Raynell Maxson
2016 Hidden Figures Constance Johnson
2018 Fast Color Lila
2019 Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History Riley Netflix Comedy Special


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Roots Kizzy Waller (age 6) Episode: "Part 2"
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Flora Harris 4 episodes
2019 The Passage Amy Bellafonte Main role, Amy in The Passage (Cronin novel) was 6, increased to 10 for TV


  1. ^ "Introducing 10-Year-Old Actress Saniyya Sidney!". YouTube. The Real Daytime. January 30, 2017. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Topman (February 24, 2016). "Saniyya Sidney". LA Management. Themes Industry & Different Themes. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Topman (September 20, 2016). "Saniyya Sidney on American Horror Story". LA Management. Themes Industry & Different Themes. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS | 2017". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  5. ^ Busch, Anita; D'Alessandro, Anthony (April 4, 2016). "Mykelti Williamson & Russell Hornsby Reprise Roles For 'Fences' Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Coggan, Devan (September 6, 2016). "Denzel Washington, Viola Davis head to 1950s Pittsburgh in Fences first look". Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  7. ^ Lewis, Hilary (October 15, 2016). "It's Official: Fox's 'Hidden Figures' NASA Film to Get Oscar-Qualifying Limited Release". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 15, 2017). "David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint & Others Join Drama Thriller 'Fast Color'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Galuppo, Mia (January 31, 2018). "SXSW: Emily Blunt's 'A Quiet Place' to Open Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  10. ^ "Fast Color". South by Southwest. 2018. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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