Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

Birthplace: 
New York City, New York
Birthday: 
December 19

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Cicely Tyson is a legendary American actress who recently starred in the Lifetime movie A Trip to Bountiful.

She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the Tonys and the Academy Awards. She has won two Emmys – one for her title role in the 1974 made-for-TV movie The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and one for her supporting role in the 1984 miniseries Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.

She was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1972 movie Sounder and received a Tony Award for her portrayal of Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful. She reprised this role for the Lifetime production.

Tyson began her career as a model before she began acting in off-Broadway productions. The Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, a magnet school in East Orange, New Jersey, was named in her honor.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

14 Nominations 3 Emmys

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2018

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - 2017

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2015

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014

Outstanding Television Movie - 2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Cicely Tyson, as Pearl
  • Relative Stranger
  • Hallmark Channel
  • A Larry Levinson Production

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 1995

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  • Cicely Tyson on the red carpet at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Anika Noni Rose and Cicely Tyson on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.

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  • Anika Noni Rose and Cicely Tyson present an award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Cicely Tyson on stage during the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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