Cicely Tyson Biography

Cicely Tyson

Quick Facts Of Cicely Tyson

Celebrated Name Cicely Tyson
Age 95 Years
Nick Name Tyson
Birth Name Cicely Tyson
Birth Date 1924-12-19
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Harlem
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christian
Mother Frederica Tyson
Father William Augustine Tyson
Marital Status Married
Husband Miles Davis (Divorce)
Children 0
Net Worth $12 Million
Salary Will Add Soon
Source of Wealth Acting career
Height 1.65 m
Weight 57 KG
Body Measurement Will Add Soon

An American actress and former fashion model is named for Cicely Tyson. She is known for her portrayal of strong African-American women. In addition, she 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. She garnered widespread attention and critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972). She was named a Kennedy Center honoree in 2015. In November 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian honor in the United States. 

Cicely Tyson With Award

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A Tearful Cicely Tyson on Mentoring Viola Davis and Kerry Washington

Emmy and Tony Award-winning star Cicely Tyson visits "The Talk" Monday and gets emotional discussing her career path and being a mentor to so many. Marie Osmond asks, "There are so many women that you have been their source of energy, especially in the African American community. People like Viola Davis, and Kerry Washington, they have said that you have been this incredible mentor and just this inspiration in their lives. When you hear people talk about you like that, how does that make you feel?" Tyson responds, "Well, one thing I realized is when you start off to accomplish something you just don't know whether it's going to happen, okay. But it never deterred me. I stayed on the same track." Tearing up, Tyson adds, "And so, when someone says that to me, it just lets me know that I made the right choice."

What is the Nationality of Cicely Tyson?

On 19th December 1924, Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, the USA. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her religion is Christian. As of 2019, she celebrated her 95th birthday. She was the daughter of Frederica Tyson, a domestic worker, and William Augustine Tyson, who worked as a carpenter, painter, and at any other job, he could find. Her parents were immigrants from Nevis in the West Indies. Her father arrived in New York City at age 21 and was processed at Ellis Island on August 4, 1919. There is no information regarding her siblings and education. 

How was Cicely Tyson's Career?

  • Cicely Tyson was discovered by a photographer for Ebony magazine and became a popular fashion model.
  • She made her first acting role on the NBC series Frontiers of Faith in 1951 and played her first stage role in 1950 and her first film role in Carib Gold in 1956, but she went on to do more television work, such as the celebrated series East Side/West Side, in which she became the first African American to star in a television drama, and the soap opera The Guiding Light.
  • She appeared in the original cast of French playwright Jean Genet's The Blacks in 1961. 
  • On March 25, 1963, Tyson appeared on the game show To Tell The Truth as a decoy contestant for Shirley Abicair.
  • She appeared with Sammy Davis Jr. in the film A Man Called Adam (1966) and starred in the film version of Graham Greene's The Comedians (1967).
  • She had a featured role in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), and appeared in a segment of Roots.
  • She played the role of Rebecca Morgan in the critically acclaimed film Sounder in 1972. 
  • She also played the title role in the television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman in 1974. 
  • She appeared in Fried Green Tomatoes as Sipsey in 1991. 
  • Her other notable film roles include the dramas Hoodlum (1997) and Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), and the television films Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) (for which she received her third Emmy Award) and A Lesson Before Dying (1999).
  • She co-starred in Because of Winn-Dixie in 2005. 
  • She appeared in Why Did I Get Married Too? in 2010. 
  • In 2011, Tyson appeared in her first music video in Willow Smith's 21st Century Girl. 
  • She played Constantine Jefferson, a maid in Jackson, Mississippi, in the critically acclaimed period drama The Help.
  • She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful in 2013. 
  • She played a supporting role in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia in 2013. 
  • In 2020 she was in the popular movie A Fall From Grace featured on Netflix.
  • She was chosen to be inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2020.

Who is the husband of Cicely Tyson?

Tyson is a married woman. She first dated jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in the 1960s, while he was going through his divorce with dancer Frances Davis. Davis used a photo of Tyson for his 1967 album, Sorcerer. Davis told the press in 1967 that he intended to marry Tyson in March 1968 after his divorce was finalized but he married singer Betty Davis that September. Tyson and Davis rekindled their relationship in 1978. They were married on November 26, 1981, in a ceremony conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young at the home of actor Bill Cosby. Their divorce was finalized in 1989, two years before Davis died in 1991. She has no children. As of today, she is living a single life happily without any disturbances. 

What is the Net Worth of Cicely Tyson?

The net worth of this famous actress is believed to have $12 Million as of 2020. Whereas her exact salary is under review and it will be added soon. Her major source of earning is from her acting career. She is satisfied with her earnings. 

How tall is Cicely Tyson?

Cicely Tyson is a very pretty woman. Being at the age of ninety-five, she has maintained her body lot. She has got a tall height of 1.65 m with a balanced weight of 57 Kg. Her other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. 

Did You Know?

  • She is known for her portrayal of strong African-American women.
  • She 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.
  • She garnered widespread attention and critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972).
  • She was named a Kennedy Center honoree in 2015.

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