Shimkus has three grandchildren; two from Anika and one from Sydney Tamiia.
So who is the woman behind the man? Her father worked for the.
Let's Meet Joanna Shimkus, Sidney Poitier's wife.
She was then noticed by film director , who selected her to appear in three of his films; 1967 , opposite and , 1968 and 1968.
She appeared in 's film 1968 , opposite and , and 1969 , opposite.
Shimkus' break from acting appears to have coincided with the birth of the couple's first daughter Anika in 1972, followed by the birth of their second daughter Sydney in 1973.