Cicely Tyson

Actor · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 81
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 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
Last Flag Flying Mrs. Hightower 2017
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Presenter 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 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
Last Flag Flying Mrs. Hightower 2017
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Presenter 2017
Maya Angelou And Still I Rise Self - Actress / Herself 2016
Showing Roots Hattie 2016
The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Self - Honoree 2015
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Self 2014
How to Get Away with Murder Ophelia Harkness 2014
Madam Secretary Flo Avery 2014
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Nominee 2014
The Trip to Bountiful Mrs. Watts 2014
And the Oscar Goes to... Self 2014
The Queen Latifah Show Self - Guest 2013
The 67th Annual Tony Awards Self - Winner 2013
House of Cards Doris Jones 2013
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia Mama Kay 2013
Alex Cross Nana Mama 2012
CBS This Morning Self - Guest 2012
The Help Constantine Jefferson 2011
Oprah's Master Class Self 2011
The Talk Self - Guest, Self 2010
Why Did I Get Married Too? Ola 2010
Relative Stranger Pearl 2009
Pioneers of Television Susan Wiley 2008
Idlewild Mother Hopkins 2006
Fat Rose and Squeaky Celine 2006
Madea's Family Reunion Aunt Myrtle / Myrtle 2006
Made in Hollywood Self 2005
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Myrtle 2005
Because of Winn-Dixie Gloria Dump / Gloria 2005
TV One on One Self 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
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
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 Abigail Peabody-Jackson 1994
Sweet Justice Carrie Grace Battle 1994
A Century of Women (voice) 1994
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid 1994
House of Secrets Evangeline 1993
Fried Green Tomatoes Sipsey 1991
Heat Wave Ruthana Richardson 1990
The Kid Who Loved Christmas Etta 1990
The Women of Brewster Place Mrs. Browne 1989
B.L. Stryker Ruth Hastings 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Self - Guest 1989
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts Self 1988
Mama Flora's Family Mama Flora 1988
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala Self - Performer 1987
Intimate Encounters Dr. Claire Dalton 1986
Liberty Weekend Self 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Muriel 1986
Acceptable Risks Janet Framm 1986
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Self 1986
Playing with Fire Carol Phillips 1985
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards Self - Presenter 1985
Star Search Self - Judge 1983
Tom Cottle: Up Close Self 1982
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982
The Marva Collins Story Marva Collins 1981
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
Bustin' Loose Vivian Perry 1981
The 34th Annual Tony Awards Self - Presenter 1980
The Concorde... Airport '79 Elaine 1979
A Woman Called Moses Harriet Ross Tubman 1978
The 50th Annual Academy Awards Self - Presenter 1978
CBS: On the Air Self - Co-Host 1978
King Coretta Scott King 1978
Wilma Blanche Rudolph 1977
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich Sweets 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 Self - Introducer 1975
Dinah! Self - Guest 1974
Free to Be... You & Me Herself / Self 1974
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Jane Pittman 1974
The Helen Reddy Show Self - Guest 1973
The $10,000 Pyramid Herself 1973
Jack Paar Tonite Self 1973
Black Omnibus Self 1973
Sounder Rebecca / Rebecca Morgan 1972
Emergency! Mrs. Johnson 1972
Marriage: Year One Emma Teasley 1971
Soul Train Self - Guest 1971
Flip Self 1970
It's Your Bet Self 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 Vickie Harmon, Princess Amara 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
The Last Angry Man Girl Left on Porch 1959
Odds Against Tomorrow Jazz Club Bartender 1959
Naked City Darlene Knox 1958
Gunsmoke Rachel Biggs 1955

Producer Filmography

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