Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

actress, producer, soundtrack

Cicely Tyson was born on Dec 19, 1924 in USA. Cicely Tyson's big-screen debut came with Odds Against Tomorrow directed by Robert Wise in 1959. Cicely Tyson is known for How to Get Away with Murder directed by Bill D'Elia, Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating and Billy Brown as Nate Lahey. Cicely Tyson has got 51 awards and 53 nominations so far. The most recent award Cicely Tyson achieved is Online Film & Television Association. The upcoming new tvshow Cicely Tyson plays is Cherish the Day - Season 2 which will be released on Feb 11, 2020.

Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and, with her stunning looks, she quickly rose to the top of the modeling industry. In 1957, she began acting in Off-Broadway productions. She had small roles in feature films before she was cast as Portia in Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire (1968). Four years later, Cicely was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her sensational performance in the critically acclaimed film Sounder (1972). In 1974, she went on to portray a 110-year-old former slave in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), which earned her two Emmy Awards. She also appeared in the television miniseries Racines (1977), King (1978) and A Woman Called Moses (1978). While Cicely has not appeared steadily onscreen because of her loyalty to only portray strong, positive images of Black women, she is without a doubt one of the most talented, beautiful actresses to have ever graced the stage and screen.

  • Birthday

    Dec 19, 1924
  • Place of Birth

    Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

Known For


51 wins & 53 nominations

Online Film & Television Association
Winner - OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Winner - OFTA Television Award
Actors and Actresses
Winner - OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Winner - OFTA Television Award
Women Film Critics Circle Awards
A Fall from Grace (2020)
Winner - Invisible Woman Award
Women's Work/Best Ensemble
Winner - WFCC Award
Winner - WFCC Award
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows