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Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson
  • Career: Actress
  • Top celebrities: 3667
  • BirthDate: 1933, 19 of December , New York City, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Miles Davis (26 November 1981 - 1988) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Facts of life

    Cicely Tyson

    Cicely Tyson is an American Actress born on March 26, 1976 in the Topanga, California, U.S. She started her acting career very young and so far she has acted in many popular movies. Her roles diverse through many difficult acting genres, earning good acclaim for her acting skills. Throughout her career, Cicely Tyson acted in several commercially and critically acclaimed movies, making her a household name in USA. Her acting career includes movies like The Last Time I Committed Suicide, National Lampoon's Barely Legal, The Battle of Shaker Heights, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Starsky & Hutch, and Crank: High Voltage, Bigger Than the Sky, etc. Along with the Hollywood movies, she also enjoyed good bit of success on TV as she appeared in several TV shows like Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story, Her Costly Affair, The Meant to Be's, and 12 Dates of Christmas.

  • Awards: Nominated Oscar - 1973 for "Best Actress in a Leading Role for:Sounder (1972)."
    Nominated Black Film Award - 1998 for "Best Actress for:Hoodlum (1997)."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1975 for "Best Actress for:The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) (TV)."
    Nominated BET Comedy Award - 2005 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film for:Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)."
    Nominated Black Movie Award - 2005 for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for:Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)."
    Won Black Reel - 2012 for "Best Ensemble for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Viola Davis Emma Stone Jessica Chastain Aunjanue Ellis Allison Janney Sissy Spacek Bryce Dallas Howard Ahna O'Reilly Octavia Spencer"
    Won Black Reel - 2003 for "Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress for:The Rosa Parks Story (2002) (TV)."
    Won Black Reel - 2000 for "Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress for:A Lesson Before Dying (1999) (TV)."
    Won Critics Choice Award - 2012 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Mike Vogel Allison Janney Bryce Dallas Howard Emma Stone Jessica Chastain Viola Davis Ahna O'Reilly Octavia Spencer Chris Lowell Aunjanue Ellis Mary Steenburgen"
    Nominated CableACE - 1997 for "Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for:Riot (1997) (TV)."
    Nominated CableACE - 1996 for "Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for:The Road to Galveston (1996) (TV)."
    Won ACE - 1991 for "Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for:Heat Wave (1990) (TV)."
    Nominated COFCA Award - 2012 for "Best Ensemble for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Mary Steenburgen Viola Davis Bryce Dallas Howard Mike Vogel Allison Janney Octavia Spencer Emma Stone Chris Lowell Ahna O'Reilly Aunjanue Ellis Jessica Chastain Sissy Spacek"
    Nominated Daytime Emmy - 1982 for "Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming for:The Body Human: Becoming a Woman (1981) (TV). (CBS)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2009 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for:Relative Stranger (2009) (TV). (Hallmark Channel)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1999 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for:A Lesson Before Dying (1999) (TV). (HBO)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1995 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for:"Sweet Justice" (1994). (NBC)."
    Won Emmy - 1994 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for:Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) (TV). (CBS)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1982 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special for:"Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951). (CBS). For episode "The Marva Collins Story (#31.1)"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1978 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for:"King" (1978). (NBC)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1977 for "Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series for:"Roots" (1977). (ABC). For part I."
    Won Emmy - 1974 for "Actress of the Year - Special for:The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) (TV). (CBS)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1973 for "Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama for:Sounder (1972)."
    Won Hollywood Film Award - 2011 for "Ensemble of the Year for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Mary Steenburgen Chris Lowell Aunjanue Ellis Octavia Spencer Jessica Chastain Viola Davis Bryce Dallas Howard Sissy Spacek Emma Stone Ahna O'Reilly Allison Janney"
    Nominated Image Award - 2012 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for:Прислуга (2011)."
    Nominated Image Award - 2010 for "Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for:Relative Stranger (2009) (TV)."
    Won Image Award - 2006 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for:Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)."
    Nominated Image Award - 2000 for "Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special for:A Lesson Before Dying (1999) (TV)."
    Won Image Award - 1999 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series for:Mama Flora's Family (1998) (TV)."
    Nominated Image Award - 1998 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for:Hoodlum (1997)."
    Won Image Award - 1997 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series for:The Road to Galveston (1996) (TV)."
    Nominated Image Award - 1996 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for:"Sweet Justice" (1994)."
    Won Image Award - 1988 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie for:Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986) (TV)."
    Won Image Award - 1982 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series or Miniseries or Television Movie for:"Hallmark Hall of Fame" (1951). For episode "The Marva Collins Story (#31.1)"."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1973 for "Best Actress for:Sounder (1972). Tied with Katharine Hepburn for The Trojan Women (1971)."
    Won Lone Star Film & Television Award - 1996 for "Best TV Actress for:The Road to Galveston (1996) (TV)."
    Nominated Vision Award - 2010 for "Best Performance- Drama for:Relative Stranger (2009) (TV)."
    Won NBR Award - 2011 for "Best Acting by an Ensemble for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Viola Davis Emma Stone Aunjanue Ellis Allison Janney Bryce Dallas Howard Octavia Spencer Jessica Chastain Sissy Spacek Mike Vogel Ahna O'Reilly Chris Lowell Mary Steenburgen"
    Won NBR Award - 1972 for "Best Actress for:Sounder (1972)."
    Won NSFC Award - 1973 for "Best Actress for:Sounder (1972)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1973 for "Best Actress for:Sounder (1972)."
    Nominated SDFCS Award - 2011 for "Best Ensemble Performance for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Mary Steenburgen Mike Vogel Sissy Spacek Ahna O'Reilly Chris Lowell Viola Davis Bryce Dallas Howard Allison Janney Jessica Chastain Octavia Spencer Emma Stone"
    Won Special Achievement Award - 2011 for "Best Ensemble, Motion Picture for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Mike Vogel Ahna O'Reilly Octavia Spencer Viola Davis Jessica Chastain Bryce Dallas Howard Chris Lowell Allison Janney Aunjanue Ellis Emma Stone Sissy Spacek Mary Steenburgen"
    Won Actor - 2012 for "Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Mike Vogel Viola Davis Octavia Spencer Mary Steenburgen Sissy Spacek Emma Stone Chris Lowell Jessica Chastain Allison Janney Bryce Dallas Howard Ahna O'Reilly"
    Nominated Actor - 1997 for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for:The Road to Galveston (1996) (TV)."
    Nominated Actor - 1995 for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for:"Sweet Justice" (1994)."
    Won SEFCA Award - 2011 for "Best Ensemble for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Aunjanue Ellis Jessica Chastain Emma Stone Chris Lowell Mary Steenburgen Octavia Spencer Mike Vogel Bryce Dallas Howard Allison Janney Viola Davis Ahna O'Reilly"
    Won Anniversary Award - 2007 for "for:"Roots" (1977). Shared with: LeVar Burton Louis Gossett Jr. Leslie Uggams John Amos Ben Vereen Todd Bridges Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Georg Stanford Brown Olivia Cole For its 30th anniversary."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1997 for "Motion Picture On 21 August 1997. At 7080 Hollywood Blvd."
    Nominated WAFCA Award - 2011 for "Best Acting Ensemble for:Прислуга (2011). Shared with: Chris Lowell Sissy Spacek Mike Vogel Jessica Chastain Ahna O'Reilly Viola Davis Bryce Dallas Howard Emma Stone Octavia Spencer Mary Steenburgen Allison Janney"
    Won Crystal Award - 1982 for ""
  • Position in top best awards winner: 219
  • Films with Cicely Tyson: The Haunting in Georgia - 2012
    Alex Cross - 2012
    The Help - 2011
    Why Did I Get Married Too? - 2010
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - 2009
    Relative Stranger - 2009
    Idlewild - 2006
    Fat Rose and Squeaky - 2006
    Madea's Family Reunion - 2006
    The Making of 'Diary' - 2005
    Diary of a Mad Black Woman - 2005
    Higglytown Heroes - 2005
    Because of Winn-Dixie - 2005
    The Proud Family - 2002
    The Rosa Parks Story - 2002
    Jewel - 2001
    The Outer Limits - 2000
    Touched by an Angel - 2000
    Aftershock: Earthquake in New York - 1999
    A Lesson Before Dying - 1999
    Mama Flora's Family - 1998
    Always Outnumbered - 1998
    Ms. Scrooge - 1997
    Hoodlum - 1997
    The Price of Heaven - 1997
    Riot - 1997
    Bridge of Time - 1997
    The Road to Galveston - 1996
    Sweet Justice - 1994-1995
    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All - 1994
    House of Secrets - 1993
    When No One Would Listen - 1992
    Duplicates - 1992
    Fried Green Tomatoes - 1991
    Clippers - 1991
    Heat Wave - 1990
    B.L. Stryker - 1990
    The Kid Who Loved Christmas - 1990
    The Women of Brewster Place - 1989
    Intimate Encounters - 1986
    Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story - 1986
    Acceptable Risks - 1986
    Playing with Fire - 1985
    Benny's Place - 1982
    The Marva Collins Story - 1981
    The Body Human: Becoming a Woman - 1981
    Bustin' Loose - 1981
    The Concorde... Airport '79 - 1979
    A Woman Called Moses - 1978
    King - 1978
    A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich - 1978
    Wilma - 1977
    Roots - 1977
    Just an Old Sweet Song - 1976
    The River Niger - 1976
    The Blue Bird - 1976
    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - 1974
    Sounder - 1972
    Wednesday Night Out - 1972
    Emergency! - 1972
    Norman Corwin Presents - 1972
    Neighbors - 1971
    Marriage: Year One - 1971
    Insight - 1971
    Gunsmoke - 1970
    Mission: Impossible - 1970
    The Bill Cosby Show - 1970
    Here Come the Brides - 1970
    The Courtship of Eddie's Father - 1969
    The F.B.I. - 1968-1969
    Medical Center - 1969
    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter - 1968
    Judd for the Defense - 1967
    Cowboy in Africa - 1967
    The Comedians - 1967
    Guiding Light - 1966
    I Spy - 1965-1966
    A Man Called Adam - 1966
    Slattery's People - 1965
    East Side/West Side - 1963-1964
    Naked City - 1963
    The Doctors and the Nurses - 1962
    The Last Angry Man - 1959
    Odds Against Tomorrow - 1959
    Carib Gold - 1957
    Frontiers of Faith - 1951
    Saturday Night Live - 1979
    Remembering 'Roots' - 2002
    43rd NAACP Image Awards - 2012
    The BET Honors - 2012
    18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - 2012
    41st NAACP Image Awards - 2010
    The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards - 2009
    The 40th NAACP Image Awards - 2009
    Entertainment Tonight - 2008
    The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards - 2007
    The 5th Annual TV Land Awards - 2007
    Rwanda Rising - 2007
    The 2006 Black Movie Awards - 2006
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies - 2006
    Legends Ball - 2006
    Tavis Smiley - 2005-2006
    The Black Movie Awards - 2005
    A Capitol Fourth - 2004
    2002 Trumpet Awards - 2002
    Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television - 2002
    Today - 2001
    The Double Dutch Divas! - 2001
    Intimate Portrait - 2000
    The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1999
    'Fried Green Tomatoes': The Moments of Discovery - 1998
    CBS: The First 50 Years - 1998
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show - 1997
    3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - 1997
    Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine - 1996
    The 18th Annual CableACE Awards - 1996
    The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1995
    Flight to Freedom - 1995
    The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1994
    A Century of Women - 1994
    The Arsenio Hall Show - 1990-1994
    The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1992
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck - 1989
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts - 1988
    20th NAACP Image Awards - 1988
    We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala - 1987
    19th Annual NAACP Image Awards - 1987
    Liberty Weekend - 1986
    Ebony/Jet Showcase - 1986
    An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. - 1986
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly - 1985
    Star Search - 1985
    The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1985
    The Annual Waldorf Gala Salute to Myrna Loy - 1985
    The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards - 1985
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish - 1984
    The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards - 1983
    The 34th Annual Emmy Awards - 1982
    The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards - 1982
    Night of 100 Stars - 1982
    The 34th Annual Tony Awards - 1980
    The Television Annual: 1978/1979 - 1979
    The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards - 1979
    The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards - 1978
    The 30th Annual Emmy Awards - 1978
    The 50th Annual Academy Awards - 1978
    CBS: On the Air - 1978
    Donahue - 1977
    The 49th Annual Academy Awards - 1977
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis - 1977
    The 28th Annual Tony Awards - 1974
    The 46th Annual Academy Awards - 1974
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney - 1974
    Free to Be... You & Me - 1974
    The Helen Reddy Show - 1973
    The 45th Annual Academy Awards - 1973
    Flip - 1973
    Black Omnibus - 1973
    Soul! - 1972
    Soul Train - 1972
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1972
    Girl Talk - 1967
    TV in Black: The First Fifty Years - 2004
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Also born in December 1932-1937