05/06/2010 at 12:00 AM EDT
Now that Gabourey Sidibe
is a celebrated Oscar-nominated actress
, one of PEOPLE’s 100 Most Beautiful
and a Saturday Night Live
alum, how will she ring in her 27th birthday Thursday?
"I'm going to get my nails done!" Sidibe told PEOPLE at the American Cancer Society’s Choose You initiative luncheon in New York Wednesday. "It's fun to get a little pampered on your birthday."
Even though her birthday celebration will be lowkey, the Precious
star is thinking big when it comes to birthday presents. "I want an apartment," she says. "I want an eccentric billionaire to buy me a Manhattan apartment!"
Fresh off hosting SNL
, the actress says had the time of her life, especially since she got to show off her singing and dancing talents. "It was a lot of fun to get to do that because nobody really knew that I could sing," she says. "Maybe will think I’m now a triple threat."
Now that the world knows she can carry a tune, Sidibe thinks she'd be perfect for a guest spot on Glee
"I love Glee
," she says. "I live and breathe for Amber Riley
-- as well as her character Mercedes."
"But I wouldn't want to have a sing off with Amber because she's actually a friend of mine," she says. "She's amazing and fun and it would be so cool to be on the show with her and hang out with the cast. I’m a huge fan." … -Paul Chi