Who is Drew Sidora?
Drew is an American actress, singer, and reality TV star, perhaps best known to the world as Chantel in the TV series “That’s So Raven” (2004-2005) and as Lucy Avila in the film “Step Up” (2006), among many other roles that she has secured so far in her career.
Drew Sidora Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Drew Sidora Jordan was born on 1 May 1985, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the daughter of Dr. Robert Jordan and the Rev. Jeanette Jordan, a Journey to the Cross Ministries pastor. She grew up in a family of five children, with brother Bryan and three sisters, Christa, Edilah and Allison. Drew went to Rich Central High School, but didn’t pursue further education after matriculating, as her career had already started.
Drew was inclined towards acting from an early age; she was the youngest cast member at the Hook Players Theater Ensemble in Hollywood, California, USA. When she was just nine years old, Drew made her on-screen acting debut in the television drama movie “Divas” (1995), which starred Khalil Kain, Nicole Ari Parker and Tammy Townsend. After this initial appearance, she took time away from the entertainment industry to finish school. Drew returned as Angela in the TV series “What I Like About You” in 2003, and made her film debut the following year, in the action crime drama film “Never Die Alone”, with DMX, David Arquette and Michael Ealy in the lead roles.
The same year, she featured in the comedy film “White Chicks”, created by the Wayans Brothers, Keenan Ivory, Shawn, and Marlon Wayans, who also starred in the film. Moreover, she was selected for the role of Chantel in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV comedy fantasy series “That’s So Raven”.
Rise to Prominence
In 2006, Drew won the role of Lucy Avila in the crime-drama film “Step Up”, sharing the screen time with Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan and Damaine Radcliff, then the following year, she appeared in the award-winning action-adventure film “Wild Hogs”, which starred Tim Allen, Martin Lawrenc, and John Travolta.
In 2008, she portrayed Vanessa in the thriller film “Jury of Our Peers”, after which she co-starred in the psychological horror-thriller film “Farm House”, alongside Jamie Anne Allman, William Lee Scott and Steven Weber.
Drew continued her career quite successfully playing Tyler in the comedy film “Divas” in 2009, and in 2010 she starred in the romantic drama film “B-Girl”, alongside Julie Urich, Mixxy Yager, and Wesley Jonathan. The following year she starred in the television drama movie “She’s Not Our Sister”, alongside Kellita Smith and Christian Keyes, and in the same year, she reprised the role in the sequel “She’s Still Not Our Sister”.
Next, in 2013 she appeared in the TV comedy mini-series “JD Lawrence’s Community Service,” and in 2014 starred in the short-lived comedy series “One Life” alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph and Mark Curry. Her career continued to rise, as she starred in the romantic comedy-drama film “Could This Be Love”, alongside Steven Sutton and Queen D’Viel, and then in 2015, she starred with Jasmine Burke and Van Vicker in the romantic drama film “Skinned”, followed later that yea by appearing in eight episodes of the comedy-drama series “Hindsight”, shaing the screen with Amber Rose and Eva Marcille in the romantic comedy-drama film “Sister Code”.
“Chasing Waterfalls” in 2016 brought her another starring role as Olivia, and in 2017, Drew co-starred with Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes and Valarie Pettiford in the award-winning romantic mystery-drama film “The Preacher’s Son”. Two years later, she portrayed the lead character in the romantic comedy film “Just a Friend”, co-starring Erica Hubbard and Toccara Jones, and in 2020, she appeared in the comedy film “White People Money”, and played Desiree Hudson in the mystery thriller-drama film “Influence”, co-starring Roger Guenveur Smith, Deborah Cox and Kellita Smith. Most recently, Drew co-starred in the television adventure comedy-drama movie “Line Sisters”, with LeToya Luckett-Walker and Kierra Sheard-Kelly.
Music Career and Reality TV Star
Additional to her work as an actress, Drew is a celebrated singer – she sang two songs, “For The Love” and “Til The Dawn” on the “Step Up (Original Soundtrack)” album, then in 2007, she performed the song “Three Can Play” for the romantic-comedy film “Three Can Play That Game” soundtrack. The following year, she signed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records, and two years later released her first single, “Juke It”. However, since then, she hasn’t released new music, and though her album was set for release in 2016, it was shelved. Drew is a reality TV star, and many know her from appearing in the series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, which she joined in 2020 with her husband, Ralph Pittman.
As of mid- 2022, Drew Sidora’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned largely through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in around 40 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
Drew dated record executive Ricky Bascom for a certain period of time and were even engaged, but called it off, although during their time together, she became pregnant, but they broke up before his birth. Ricky was in jail for cocaine possession when she gave birth to their son, Josiah, however, Ricky’s never accepted him as his child.
In 2013, Drew met Ralph Pittman, composer, founder and CEO of wellness company, My Mind Music, and a strategist at Gartner.
The two began dating, and in less than a year, married on 21 August 2014. Ralph accepted Josiah as his own and adopted him, and since the wedding, Drew has given birth to Machai David and Aniya Grace.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has black hair, though she often dyes it blonde, and brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 4ins (1.62m), weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 38-24-36, and bra size 34DD.