Sydney Tamiia Poitier (born November 15, 1973) is an American actress known for her work on television. Sydney is the daughter of famous diplomat and Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier. She has worked with such esteemed directors as Quentin Tarantino, Clint Eastwood, as well as starring in Helen Mirren's directorial debut for Showtime ''Happy Birthday''. She went on to star in the NBC series ''First Years'', followed by playing the title character in the sitcom ''Abby'' on UPN. Sydney had a recurring part in season one of Joan of Arcadia, where she played Rebecca Askew, the love interest of Joan's older brother, Kevin. She was also a regular on the first season of Veronica Mars. Coincidentally, her role in both series was related to journalism - on Joan of Arcadia she worked at the same...'
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