December 18, 1924
January 28, 2021
5 ft 3½ in | 161 cm
32-26-32 in | 81-66-81 cm
57 kg | 125.5 lbs
Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York, United States, on December 18, 1924, was an American actress and model.
Young Cicely Tyson first started her career as a fashion model.
She began her professional acting career in Off-Broadway productions (1957).
She made her big screen debut in drama film Carib Gold (1956) in uncredited role as Dottie.
She got her television debut in anthology series CBS Repertoire Workshop (1960) in episode "Brown Girl, Brownstones", in role as Daughter.
Cicely's breakthrough performance came as Rebecca Morgan in drama film Sounder (1972).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Jolly's Progress" (1959) in role as Jolly (understudy), at Longacre Theatre.
How tall was Cicely Tyson and what was her weight? Cicely Tyson's height was 5' 3½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 161 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 125.5 іn pоunds or 57 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Cicely Tyson body measurements was bust-waist-hip 32-26-32 in inches or 81-66-81 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 32B with cup size B.
She was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role as Rebecca Morgan in drama film Sounder (1972).
She won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Jane Pittman in television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Stephanie St. Clair in crime drama film Hoodlum (1997).
She won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Constantine Jefferson in period drama film The Help (2011).
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) drama comedy opposite Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and Kathy Bates
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) drama with Sondra Locke and Alan Arkin
Bustin' Loose (1981) comedy drama opposite Richard Pryor and Robert Christian
The Blue Bird (1976) fantasy adventure with Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and Ava Gardner
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) family comedy drama opposite AnnaSophia Robb and Jeff Daniels
A Man Called Adam (1966) drama musical with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Armstrong
The Last Angry Man (1959) drama opposite Paul Muni and Billy Dee Williams
Wilma (1977) sport drama with Shirley Jo Finney and Denzel Washington
The Grass Harp (1996) comedy drama opposite Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon
Always Outnumbered (1998) action drama with Laurence Fishburne and Daniel Williams
Last Flag Flying (2017) drama comedy opposite Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell and Laurence Fishburne
She was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Ophelia Harkness in ABC legal thriller television series How to Get Away With Murder (2015-2020).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Binta in ABC miniseries Roots (1977).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Coretta Scott King in NBC miniseries King (1978).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her roles in television drama films:
A Lesson Before Dying (1999) as Tante Lou
Relative Stranger (2009) as Pearl
The Trip to Bountiful (2014) as Mrs. Carrie Watts
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Castralia Marsden Family House Slave/Maid in CBS miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Carrie Grace Battle in NBC legal drama television series Sweet Justice (1994-1995).
East Side/West Side (1963-1964) CBS drama series in role as Jane Foster
House of Cards (2016) Netflix political thriller series in role as Doris Jones
Cherish the Day (2021) Oprah Winfrey Network romantic drama anthology series in role as Miss Luma Lee Langston
Graduated from Charles Evans Hughes High School in Manhattan.
Had West Indian ancestry.
She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine.
Had brother, Issac and sister, Sandra.
She won a Tony Award, a Outer Critics Award, and a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Miss Carrie Watts in a play "The Trip to Bountiful" (2013), at Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
She was a vegetarian.
She was a member of Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York.
Published her memoir "Just as I Am" in 2021.
Had one daughter, Joan.
She received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 1997.
She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Was close friend with actor and director Kevin Hooks.
She was included in Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame (1977).
Received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015.
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
Received the Academy Honorary Award in 2018.
Inducted into Television Hall of Fame in 2020.
Cicely died on January 28, 2021, Harlem, New York, United States, at age of 96.
She was married to Miles Davis (1981-1989) and Kenneth Franklin (1942-1956).
She dated Billy Dee Williams (1954-1966) and Jimmy Kind (1959).