At the age of 15, Saniyya Sidney has already met most of her idols. Though most people are just getting to know her after her breakout role as Venus Williams in the biopic King Richard, the young phenom has already acted alongside Hollywood royalty. She speaks of them fondly, gushing over Mr. Will’s transformation into the Williams sisters’ father, or mentioning the “young women” conversations she had with Miss Viola after reuniting with her on the set of the upcoming drama The First Lady. The show is Sidney’s second time working with the Oscar winner, and her second time playing a public figure in so many years, Sasha Obama to Davis’s Michelle.
Saniyya Sidney Is Ready for the Spotlight
In the middle of her breakout year playing two public figures, Venus Williams and Malia Obama, Saniyya Sidney talks to writer Quinci LeGardye about learning from world-famous actors and becoming another role model for young Black women.