06/14/2013 09:54 EDT

Gabourey Sidibe Goes Glam At amfAR Inspiration Gala (PHOTOS)

Gabourey Sidibe looks miles away from the role that made her a household name.

The actress, who starred as the underprivileged teen in the award-winning 2009 film "Precious", showed off her Hollywood style at the 4th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York on Thursday.

Gabourey, who goes by Gabby, flaunted her gorgeous curves in a sparkly sequined black gown which gathered just below the chest to highlight her beautiful figure.

The 29-year-old "The Big C" star was also joined by actress Uma Thurman, who dazzled in a bright pink ballgown and model Candice Swanepoel, who almost stole the show in a sexy silver and black beaded number.

Since her star-making turn in "Precious," we've been seeing a lot of Gabby as she tries to find her next award-winning role. Besides being a regular on "The Big C," the New Yorker landed a role on "American Horror Story: Coven" and is currently filming the movie "Life Partners" which co-stars "Gossip Girl's" Leighton Meester.

Looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of the Oscar-nominee on the red carpet!

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