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Who Is The Most Famous Sydney Or Sidney In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 492 votes 31 voters 23.0k views57 items

List RulesVote up all the Sidneys and Sydneys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Sidney can you think of? The famous Sidneys and Sydneys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Sidney, famous athletes named Sydney, and even musicians named Syd. There are both male and female Sidneys on this list.

Sidney Poitier is certainly one of the most famous Sidneys on this list. One of the famous actors named Sidney, he is best known for starring in such films as In The Heat of the Night, Lilies of the Field, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He is also a director with Stir Crazy and Uptown Saturday Night among his credits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Sydney is Sydney Pollack. He was the director of Out of Africa, Tootsie, and other films. He was also an actor with roles in Michael Clayton, Eyes Wide Shut, and Will & Grace. Sydney Park and Sydney Sweeney are a couple of the actresses named Sydney. 

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  • Sidney Poitier1
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    Sidney Poitier

    1927-02-20

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Sir Sidney Poitier, (; born February 20, 1927) is a Bahamian-American actor and film...  more

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  • Sidney Lumet2
    18

    Sidney Lumet

    1924-06-25

    BirthplacePennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America

    Sidney Arthur Lumet ( loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director,...  more

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  • Sydney Pollack3
    17

    Sydney Pollack

    1934-07-01

    BirthplaceLafayette, Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, United States of America, United States

    Sydney Irwin Pollack (July 1, 1934 – May 26, 2008) was an American film director, producer and...  more
  • Sidney Crosby4
    18

    Sidney Crosby

    1987-08-07

    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who...  more

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  • Sydney Greenstreet5
    12

    BirthplaceSandwich, United Kingdom

    Sydney Hughes Greenstreet (27 December 1879 – 18 January 1954) was a British actor. While he...  more
  • Syd Barrett6
    17

    Syd Barrett

    1946-01-06

    BirthplaceCambridge, United Kingdom

    Roger Keith "Syd" Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • Sydney Park7
    12

    Sydney Park

    1997-10-31

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Sydney Park (born October 31, 1997) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known...  more
  • Sidney Bechet8
    14

    Sidney Bechet

    1897-05-14

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and...  more
  • Sydney Newman9
    11

    Sydney Newman

    1917-04-01

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Sydney Cecil Newman, OC (April 1, 1917 – October 30, 1997) was a Canadian film and television...  more
  • Sydney Penny10
    14

    Sydney Penny

    1971-08-07

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, USA

    Sydney Margaret Penny (born August 7, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for playing...  more
  • Sydney Wheeler11
    10

    Sydney Wheeler

    1984-05-11

    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Sydney Wheeler is scheduled to appear on Survivor: Tocantins, the eighteenth season of...  more
  • Sydney Leroux12
    10

    Sydney Leroux

    1990-05-07

    BirthplaceSurrey, Canada

    Sydney Rae Leroux Dwyer (born May 7, 1990) is a professional soccer player and Olympic gold...  more
  • Sidney Moncrief13
    14

    Sidney Moncrief

    1957-09-21

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

    Sidney Alvin Moncrief (born September 21, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball...  more

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  • Sydney Sierota14
    Sydney Grace Ann Sierota (born April 21, 1997) is the lead singer and keyboardist of American...  more
  • Sydney Sweeney15
    8

    Sydney Sweeney

    1997-09-12

    BirthplaceWashington, United States of America

    Sydney Sweeney (born September 12, 1997) is an American actress best known for her roles as...  more
  • Sydney Lassick16
    7

    Sydney Lassick

    1922-07-23

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Sydney Lassick (July 23, 1922 – April 12, 2003) was an American actor perhaps best known for...  more
  • Sydney Tamiia Poitier17

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Sydney Tamiia Poitier (born November 15, 1973) is a Bahamian-American television and film...  more
  • Sidney Sheldon18
    11

    Sidney Sheldon

    1917-02-11

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and...  more
  • Sidney Farber19
    7

    Sidney Farber

    1903-09-30

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Sidney Farber (September 30, 1903 – March 30, 1973) was an American pediatric pathologist. He...  more
  • Sydney Barnes20
    7

    Sydney Barnes

    1873-04-19

    BirthplaceSmethwick, United Kingdom

    Sydney Francis Barnes (19 April 1873 – 26 December 1967) was an English professional cricketer...  more
  • Sydney Brenner21
    5

    Sydney Brenner

    1927-01-13

    BirthplaceGermiston, South Africa

    Sydney Brenner (13 January 1927 – 5 April 2019) was a South African biologist. In 2002, he...  more
  • Sidney Lowe22
    11

    Sidney Lowe

    1960-01-21

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Sidney Rochell Lowe (born January 21, 1960) is an American basketball former player and coach....  more
  • Sidney Wicks23
    11

    Sidney Wicks

    1949-09-19

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Sidney Wicks (born September 19, 1949) is an American retired professional basketball player....  more
  • Sidney Govou24
    5

    Sidney Govou

    1979-07-27

    BirthplaceLe Puy-en-Velay, France

    Sidney Rodrigue Noukpo Govou (French pronunciation: ​[sidnɛ ɡɔvu]; born 27 July 1979) is a...  more
  • Sidney Howard25
    5

    Sidney Howard

    1891-06-26

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    Sidney Coe Howard (June 26, 1891 – August 23, 1939) was an American playwright, dramatist and...  more