'Precious'' Gabourey Sidibe joins Showtime's 'Big C'

Let the job offers roll in for Gabourey Sidibe.

The breakout star of "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" has landed her first TV role as a recurring guest star on Showtime's upcoming series "The Big C."

The show centers on Cathy (Laura Linney) a suburban housewife and teacher diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sidibe will play a smart-mouthed student in Cathy's class. Oliver Platt stars as Cathy's husband.

gabourey-sidibe-big-c-large.jpg"The Big C" will begin production in May for a late summer premiere.

Sidibe may not have won the Oscar Sunday night (March 7) but she's won fans for her powerful performance and charismatic personality. Her presence was a highlight in Zap2it's Best & Worst moments of Oscars 2010.

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