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Cicely Tyson

Stage Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Model (person) | * 12/19/1933 (86) | New York City, New York, USA
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Cicely L. Tyson (born December 19, 1924) is an American actress and former fashion model. In a career spanning more than seven decades, she became known for her portrayal of strong African-American women. Tyson is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actor Guild Award, one Tony Award and an honorary Academy Award. Having appeared in minor film and television roles early in her career, Tyson garnered widespread attention and critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972); she was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work in the film. Tyson's portrayal of the title role in the 1974 television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman won her further praise; among other accolades, the role won her two Emmy Awards and a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Tyson has continued to act in film and on television in the 21st century. In 2011, she played the role of Constantine Jefferson in the award-winning film ()
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Cicely Tyson was born December 19, 1933 and raised in.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | TV Movies | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Cicely Tyson

Spingarn Medal Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play Candace Award Presidential Medal of Freedom Kennedy Center Honors Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Crystal Award Academy Honorary Award Academy Award for Best Actress

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Movies with Cicely Tyson as Actress(53)

2020 A Fall From Grace
as Mrs. Hightower2017 Last Flag Flying
as Hattie2016 Showing Roots
as Mrs. Watts2014 The Trip to Bountiful
as Nana Mama2012 Alex Cross
as Constantine Jefferson2011 The Help
as Pearl2009 Relative Stranger
as Celine2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky
as Mother Hopkins2006 Idlewild
as Gloria Dump2005 Because of Winn-Dixie
as Leona Edwards McCauley2002 The Rosa Parks Story
as Cathedral2001 Jewel
as Tante Lou1999 A Lesson Before Dying
as Luvia1998 Always Outnumbered
as Ms. Ebenita Scrooge1997 Ms. Scrooge
as Vesta Lotte Battle1997 Blessed Assurance
as Stephanie St. Clair1997 Hoodlum
as Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
as Dr Randolph1992 Duplicates
as Sipsey1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
as Ruthana Richardson1990 Heat Wave
as Dr. Claire Dalton1986 Intimate Encounters
as Carol Phillips1985 Playing with Fire
as Marva Collins1981 The Marva Collins Story
as Vivian Perry1981 Bustin' Loose
as Blanche Rudolph1977 Wilma
as Tylette1976 The Blue Bird
as Priscilla Simmons1976 Just an Old Sweet Song
as Mattie Williams1976 The River Niger
as Rebecca Morgan1972 Sounder
as Emma Teasley1971 Marriage: Year One
as Marie Therese1967 The Comedians
as Claudia Ferguson1966 A Man Called Adam
as Jazz Club bartender (uncredited)1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
as Girl Left on Porch (uncredited)1959 The Last Angry Man
as Dottie1957 Carib Gold

TV Shows/Series with Cicely Tyson as Actress(23)


Born: Tuesday, 12/19 1933 (December) in New York City (current age: 86 years + 67 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Spouses (current/former): Miles Davis
Cicely Tyson frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Tyler Perry (17x, Crew)
Ed Asner (8x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (7x, Actor)
Martin Short (6x, Actor)
John Larch (6x, Actor)
Dana Elcar (6x, Actor)
Lou Antonio (6x, Crew)
Daniel J. Travanti (6x, Actor)
Val Avery (6x, Actor)
Laurence Fishburne (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7044, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/10/2020