Cicely Tyson

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 73
Cicely L. Tyson 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.

Cicely L. Tyson 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.

Born

Friday, 19 December 1924

Died

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Actress Filmography

Cherish the Day Miss Luma Lee Langston 2020
A Fall from Grace Alice 2020
Tamron Hall Self 2019
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Self 2019
The Movies Rebecca (archive footage) 2019
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington 2019
The Black Godfather Self - Tony, Oscar and Three-Time Emmy Award Winning Actress 2019
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 2017
Last Flag Flying Mrs. Hightower 2017
(see additional filmography)

Actress Filmography

Cherish the Day Miss Luma Lee Langston 2020
A Fall from Grace Alice 2020
Tamron Hall Self 2019
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Self 2019
The Movies Rebecca (archive footage) 2019
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Denzel Washington 2019
The Black Godfather Self - Tony, Oscar and Three-Time Emmy Award Winning Actress 2019
Hollywood Insider Self 2018
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Presenter 2017
Last Flag Flying Mrs. Hightower 2017
Maya Angelou And Still I Rise Herself - Actress 2016
Showing Roots Hattie 2016
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Herself - Honoree 2015
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Herself 2014
How to Get Away with Murder Ophelia Harkness 2014
Madam Secretary Flo Avery 2014
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself - Nominee 2014
The Trip to Bountiful Mrs. Watts 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Herself (archive footage) 2014
The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts Of Georgia Mama Kay 2013
House of Cards Doris Jones 2013
Alex Cross Nana Mama 2012
CBS This Morning Herself - Guest, Herself 1992
The Help Constantine Jefferson 2011
Oprah's Master Class Herself 2011
The Talk Self - Guest, Self 2010
Why Did I Get Married Too? Ola 2010
Relative Stranger Pearl 2009
Pioneers of Television Susan Wiley - episode of Medical Center (archive footage) 2008
Reign Over Me 2007
Idlewild Mother Hopkins 2006
Fat Rose and Squeaky Celine 2006
Madea's Family Reunion Aunt Myrtle 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Diary Of A Mad Black Woman Myrtle 2005
Because Of Winn-Dixie Gloria Dump 2005
TV One on One Herself 2004
Higglytown Heroes Great Aunt Shirley Hero 2004
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (archive footage) 2004
The Rosa Parks Story Leona Edwards McCauley 2002
Madea's Family Reunion Myrtle 2002
The Proud Family Mrs. Maureen Parker 2001
Jewel Cathedral 2001
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Emily Lincoln 1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ondine Burdett 1999
A Lesson Before Dying Tante Lou 1999
Mama Flora's Family Mama Flora 1998
Always Outnumbered Luvia 1998
Ms. Scrooge Ms. Ebenita Scrooge 1997
Hoodlum Stephanie St. Clair 1997
Riot Maggie (segment "Homecoming Day") 1997
Bridge of Time Guardian 1997
The Road To Galveston Jordan Roosevelt 1996
The Outer Limits Justice Gretchen Parkhurst 1995
Touched by an Angel Abby Peabody-Jackson 1994
Sweet Justice Carrie Grace Battle 1994
A Century of Women (voice) 1994
House of Secrets Evangeline 1993
Fried Green Tomatoes Sipsey 1991
Heat Wave Ruthana Richardson 1990
The Women of Brewster Place Mrs. Browne 1989
B.L. Stryker Ruth Hastings 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Herself - Guest 1989
Intimate Encounters Dr. Claire Dalton 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Muriel 1986
Acceptable Risks Janet Framm 1986
Playing with Fire Carol Phillips 1985
Star Search Herself - Judge 1983
Tom Cottle: Up Close Herself 1982
The Marva Collins Story Marva Collins 1981
Entertainment Tonight Herself (archive footage) 1981
Bustin' Loose Vivian Perry 1981
The Concorde... Airport '79 Elaine 1979
A Woman Called Moses Harriet Ross Tubman 1978
King Coretta Scott King 1978
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Sweets 1978
Wilma Blanche Rudolph 1977
Roots Binta 1977
The River Niger Mattie Williams 1976
The Blue Bird Tylette 1976
Working in the Theatre Self 1976
Saturday Night Live Wilma Bass / Various / Self - Host 1975
Everybody Rides the Carousel Herself - Introducer 1975
Dinah! Herself - Guest 1974
Free to Be... You & Me Herself 1974
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Jane Pittman 1974
The Helen Reddy Show Herself - Guest 1973
The $10,000 Pyramid Herself 1973
Jack Paar Tonite Herself 1973
Black Omnibus Herself 1973
Sounder Rebecca 1972
Emergency! Mrs. Johnson 1972
Marriage: Year One Emma Teasley 1971
Soul Train Herself - Guest 1971
Flip Herself 1970
It's Your Bet Herself 1969
The Courtship of Eddie's Father Betty Kelly 1969
The Bill Cosby Show Mildred Hermosa 1969
Medical Center Susan Wiley 1969
Here Come the Brides Princess Lucenda 1968
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter Portia 1968
The Comedians Marie Therese 1967
Cowboy in Africa Julie Anderson 1967
Judd for the Defense Lucille Evans 1967
Mission: Impossible Alma Ross 1966
A Man Called Adam Claudia Ferguson 1966
The F.B.I. Julie Harmon, Lainey Harber 1965
I Spy Princess Amara, Vickie Harmon 1965
Slattery's People Sarah Brookman 1964
East Side/West Side Jane Foster 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962
The Doctors and the Nurses Betty Ann Warner 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Co-Host, Herself - Actress 1961
CBS Repertoire Workshop Daughter 1960
Odds Against Tomorrow Jazz Club bartender (uncredited) 1959
The Last Angry Man Girl Left on Porch (uncredited) 1959
Naked City Darlene Knox 1958
Gunsmoke Rachel Biggs 1955

Producer Filmography

2020 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2019 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2018 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2017 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2014 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2014 Emmy Outstanding Television Movie Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Nominated
1999 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1994 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special Won
1982 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Nominated
1977 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
1974 Emmy Best Lead Actress in a Drama Won
1974 Emmy Actress of the Year - Special Won
1973 Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
1973 Golden Globe Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
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