Saniyya Sidney - The Passage

This January, Fox will premiere their brand new action-adventure-drama, “The Passage.”

The series focuses on Project NOAH, a secret medical facility where scientists are experimenting with an extremely dangerous virus in hopes of finding the cure for all disease. The same virus also has the potential to completely wipe out the human race.

When the scientists at the facility set their sights on a young girl as their next test subject, things get interesting when the federal agent, who is tasked with bringing her to Project NOAH, becomes her surrogate father and protects her at any cost.

The Passage” stars Brianne Howey, McKinley Belcher III, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Henry Ian Cusick, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Jamie McShane and Saniyya Sidney.

The Passage - Mark-Paul Gosselaar- Saniyya Sidney

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Saniyya Sidney, who stars as “Amy Bellafonte,” the young orphan who is set to become Project NOAH’s next test subject.

The 12-year-old actress, who began acting at the age of four, is absolutely magical and she’s starred alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

She starred as a “Young Kizzy” in A+E’s “Roots” remake. Saniyya played Taraji P. Henson‘s daughter in Hidden Figures and she stole my heart as “Raynell” in Fences.

I was curious to know if Saniyya Sidney enjoys filming movies or television more. She shared:

I enjoy both, really. 

With movies, you have one film. But, with television, you have more than one episode and more than one script.

It’s cool to be able to tell a story and explain more every week. It’s cool to see what happens next.

When I asked Saniyya why viewers should tune in to watch “The Passage” when it premieres on January 14, she responded:

It’s a wild adventure, but also the heart of it is a (surrogate) father-daughter relationship. 

It also shows how it’s important to have someone in your path and to have someone when you’re alone to be there for you.

Everyone needs someone in their life.

Watch an exclusive promo of “The Passage” below to see Saniyya in action.


I will be front and center because this one is gonna be good!

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