Drew Sidora Pittman (née Jordan) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her recurring role as Chantel in the Disney Channel Original Series That's So Raven, as Lucy Avila in the 2006 film Step Up, as Tionne Watkins in the VH1 TLC biographical film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, and the BET comedy-drama television series The Game. She joined the cast of the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2020.

Drew Sidora
Sidora in 2020
Drew Sidora Jordan
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active1995–present
Ralph Pittman
(m. 2014; sep. 2023)

Career edit

Acting edit

Sidora completed numerous industrial films and was the youngest member of the "Hook Players Theater Ensemble" in Hollywood, California, with residence at the Richard Pryor Theater.[1] At age 9, she appeared in the Fox TV movie Divas, acting alongside Khalil Kain, Lisa Nicole Carson and Nicole Ari Parker.

Besides her roles in That's So Raven, Step Up and Blessed & Cursed, Sidora has also guest starred in Girlfriends in 2006 as a High School Girl Group recruiter, as well as Without a Trace, The Game, and What I Like About You. She has also appeared in the feature films White Chicks and Never Die Alone, and made a cameo appearance in GLC's single "Honor Me".[citation needed]

In 2013, she was cast as a member Tionne Watkins of the girl group TLC in the group's biopic that aired on VH1. Sidora also starred as Genesis "Genny" Winters in the 2014 BounceTV original One Love.[2]

Reality television edit

Sidora was added to the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta in season 13. She made her debut in December 2020.[3]

Music edit

Sidora featured on the Step Up (Original Soundtrack) with two songs entitled "For The Love" and "Til The Dawn" in 2006. In 2007, she featured on the Three Can Play That Game soundtrack with a song entitled "Three Can Play".[citation needed] In December 2008, Sidora signed a record deal with Slip-n-Slide Records. In 2010, the album's first single titled "Juke It" was released. She played Trey Songz's lover in the video for "Last Time" of the album Trey Day. She also appears in Yung Berg's "Sexy Lady" video as the girlfriend. She also danced in Sean Paul’s "Give It Up to Me" video.

Personal life edit

Sidora has a son, Josiah, from a previous relationship. Sidora is married to Ralph Pittman and together they have two children: a son, Machai, born in June 2015,[4] and a daughter, Aniya, born in February 2018.[5] On February 27, 2023, Sidora filed a petition to divorce Pittman.[6]

Her father, Dr. Robert Andrew "Bob" Jordan, a prominent Chicago pediatrician, died on August 11, 2023, after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.[7] He and her mother, Jeanette, married on July 29, 1962. Drew is one of their five children.[8]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Divas Angela TV movie
2004 Never Die Alone Ella
White Chicks Shaunice
2006 Step Up Lucy Avila
2007 Wild Hogs Haley Davis
Motives 2 Rene Video
Nurses Becca Dimato TV Short
2008 Jury Of Our Peers Vanessa
Farmhouse Rebecca
Swipe Drew Short
2009 Man of Her Dreams Erica Gordon
Frankenhood Tammy
Killing Of Wendy Tyler
B-Girl Righteous
2010 Blessed & Cursed Patrice
2011 She's Still Not Our Sister Cynthia Walker TV movie
2013 Hope For Love Clarice
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
2014 Could This Be Love Sandra
2015 Skinned Jolie Sister
Sister Code Lavae
2016 Chasing Waterfalls Olivia TV movie
2017 The Preacher's Son Tanisha
2018 The Choir Director Tanisha
2019 Just a Friend Mia
2020 Influence Desiree Hudson
White People Money Nora
2022 Line Sisters Dominique TV movie
2023 The Pass Nina

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 What I Like About You Angela Episode: "The Party"
The O'Keefes Nicole Episode: "Football"
2004 Without a Trace Thani Corey Episode: "Exposure"
2004-05 That’s So Raven Chantel Recurring Cast: Season 3
2006 Girlfriends Sage Episode: "Oh, Hell Yes: The Seminar"
2007 The Game Herself Guest: Season 1, Recurring Cast: Season 2
2013 JD Lawrence's Community Service Sky Main Cast
2014 One Love Genesis Winters Main Cast
2015 Unsung Hollywood Angela Episode: "Vivica A. Fox"
Hindsight Paige Hill Main Cast
2020– The Real Housewives of Atlanta Herself Main Cast: Season 13–
2021 Porsha's Family Matters Herself Episode: "The Legendary Ms. Williams"
2023 Celebrity Family Feud Herself Episode: "Pete Holmes vs. Jared Padalecki and Real Housewives of OC vs. Real Housewives of ATL"

References edit

  1. ^ "Drew Sidora". Metacritic. October 26, 2023.
  2. ^ Drew Sidora Interview
  3. ^ "Newest Addition! Drew Sidora Is Joining 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'". Us Weekly. July 21, 2020. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Drew Sidora Welcomes Son Machai David". People. June 30, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Reitman, Shelby; Mizoguchi, Karen (February 15, 2018). "A Baby Girl! Step Up Star Drew Sidora Welcomes Second Child with Husband Ralph Pittman". People. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  6. ^ "RHOA Star Drew Sidora's Husband Ralph Pittman Files for Divorce After Nearly 9 Years of Marriage". Peoplemag. Retrieved March 2, 2023.
  7. ^ "'RHOA' Star Drew Sidora Mourns Her Father's Death from Alzheimer's: 'You're Never Prepared'". Peoplemag. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
  8. ^ ""The Support Goes On and On" – Illinois Chapter Blog". February 20, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2023.

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