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Cicely Tyson Net Worth $10 Million Dollars

Cicely Tyson net worth: Cicely Tyson is an American celebrity with a net worth of $10 million dollars. Produced in New York, ny, Cicely Tyson began her professional career as a model. She subsequently branched out into film work in the mid-50s, using a modest part in the movie, “Carib Gold”. From that point, she began working on television, appearing on “East Side/West Side” and “The Guiding Light”. She began to get widespread notice for her work in the 1961 Off-Broadway production of “The Blacks”, which ran for 1408 performances. This led to more high profile projects, and she appeared in such films as “A Man Called Adam”, opposite Sammy Davis, Jr., and starred in “The Comedians”. She’s an active supporter of the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, New Jersey.


Cicely Tyson information

Cicely Tyson information

Birth date: December 19, 1933
Birth place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Height:5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Profession:Actress, Producer, Soundtrack
Education:New York University
Nationality:American, American
Spouse:Miles Davis
Parents:William Tyson, Theodosia Tyson, William Tyson, Theodosia Tyson
Siblings:Sandra Tyson, Issac Tyson, Sandra Tyson, Issac Tyson
Awards:Kennedy Center Honors, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Presidential Medal of Freedom, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Spingarn Medal, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, TV Land Anniversary Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Actress Of The Year - Special, Black Movie Award for Hall of Fame Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance, The BET Honors Award for Theatrical Arts, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, Kennedy Center Honors, Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Presidential Medal of Freedom, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Spingarn Medal, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, TV Land Anniversary Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Actress Of The Year - Special, Black Movie Award for Hall of Fame Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance, The BET Honors Award for Theatrical Arts, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming, Primetime Emmy Award For Outstanding Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In A Comedy Or Drama Series, Academy Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming, Primetime Emmy Award For Outstanding Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In A Comedy Or Drama Series
Movies:The Help, Sounder, Madea's Family Reunion, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoodlum, Because of Winn-Dixie, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Alex Cross, The Women of Brewster Place, A Woman Called Moses, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Bustin' Loose, Idlewild, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Always Outnumbered, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, A Man Called Adam, The Trip to Bountiful, Ms. Scrooge, Mama Flora's Family, The Road to Galveston, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, Relative Stranger, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, The River Niger, The Rosa Parks Story, The Blue Bird, The Concorde ... Airport '79, The Comedians, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Lesson Before Dying, The Price of Heaven, Carib Gold, Heat Wave, When No One Would Listen, Showing Roots, House of Secrets, Riot, The Grass Harp, Jewel, Wilma, Fat Rose and Squeaky, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, Neighbors, The Help, Sounder, Madea's Family Reunion, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hoodlum, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Because of Winn-Dixie, Alex Cross, A Woman Called Moses, The Women of Brewster Place, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, Bustin' Loose, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Idlewild, Always Outnumbered, The Trip to Bountiful, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, A Man Called Adam, Ms. Scrooge, Mama Flora's Family, The Road to Galveston, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, Relative Stranger, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, The River Niger, The Rosa Parks Story, The Blue Bird, The Concorde ... Airport '79, The Comedians, Fat Rose and Squeaky, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Lesson Before Dying, The Price of Heaven, Carib Gold, Heat Wave, When No One Would Listen, Showing Roots, House of Secrets, Riot, The Grass Harp, Jewel, Wilma, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, Neighbors
TV shows:Sweet Justice, King, East Side/West Side, How to Get Away with Murder, Roots, Sweet Justice, King, East Side/West Side, How to Get Away with Murder, Roots

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showing Roots2016Hattie
How to Get Away with Murder2015-2016TV SeriesOphelia Hartness
House of Cards2016TV SeriesDoris Jones
The Trip to Bountiful2014TV MovieMrs. Watts
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia2013Mama Kay
Alex Cross2012Nana Mama
The Help2011Constantine Jefferson
Why Did I Get Married Too?2010Ola
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesOndine Burdett
Relative Stranger2009TV MoviePearl
Idlewild2006Mother Hopkins
Fat Rose and Squeaky2006Celine
Madea's Family Reunion2006Aunt Myrtle
Diary of a Mad Black Woman2005Myrtle
Higglytown Heroes2005TV SeriesGreat Aunt Shirley Hero
Because of Winn-Dixie2005Gloria
The Proud Family2002TV SeriesMrs. Maureen Parker
The Rosa Parks Story2002TV MovieLeona Edwards McCauley
Jewel2001TV MovieCathedral
The Outer Limits2000TV SeriesJustice Gretchen Parkhurst
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesAbby Peabody-Jackson
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York1999TV Mini-SeriesEmily Lincoln
A Lesson Before Dying1999TV MovieTante Lou
Always Outnumbered1998TV MovieLuvia
Mama Flora's Family1998TV Mini-SeriesMama Flora
Ms. Scrooge1997TV MovieMs. Ebenita Scrooge
Hoodlum1997Stephanie St. Clair
The Price of Heaven1997TV MovieVesta Lotte Battle
Riot1997TV MovieMaggie (segment "Homecoming Day")
Bridge of Time1997TV MovieGuardian
The Road to Galveston1996TV MovieJordan Roosevelt
Sweet Justice1994-1995TV SeriesCarrie Grace Battle
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All1994TV MovieCastralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid
House of Secrets1993TV MovieEvangeline
When No One Would Listen1992TV MovieSarah
Duplicates1992TV MovieDr. Randolph
Fried Green Tomatoes1991Sipsey
Clippers1991TV ShortDonna
The Kid Who Loved Christmas1990TV MovieEtta
Heat Wave1990TV MovieRuthana Richardson
B.L. Stryker1990TV SeriesRuth Hastings
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV SeriesMrs. Browne
Intimate Encounters1986TV MovieDr. Claire Dalton
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story1986TV MovieMuriel
Acceptable Risks1986TV MovieJanet Framm
Playing with Fire1985TV MovieCarol Phillips
Benny's Place1982TV MovieOdessa
The Marva Collins Story1981TV MovieMarva Collins
The Body Human: Becoming a Woman1981TV Short
Bustin' Loose1981Vivian Perry
The Concorde... Airport '791979Elaine
King1978TV Mini-SeriesCoretta Scott King
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich1978Sweets
A Woman Called Moses1978TV SeriesHarriet Ross Tubman
Wilma1977TV MovieBlanche Rudolph
Roots1977TV Mini-SeriesBinta
Just an Old Sweet Song1976TV MoviePriscilla Simmons
The River Niger1976Mattie Williams
The Blue Bird1976Tylette
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman1974TV MovieJane Pittman
Sounder1972Rebecca Morgan
Wednesday Night Out1972TV Movie
Emergency!1972TV SeriesMrs. Johnson
Norman Corwin Presents1972TV Series
Neighbors1971TV Movie
Marriage: Year One1971TV MovieEmma Teasley
Insight1971TV SeriesEdna
Gunsmoke1970TV SeriesRachel Biggs
Mission: Impossible1970TV SeriesAlma Ross
The Bill Cosby Show1970TV SeriesMildred Hermosa
Here Come the Brides1970TV SeriesPrincess Lucenda
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1969TV SeriesBetty Kelly
The F.B.I.1968-1969TV SeriesLainey Harber / Julie Harmon
Medical Center1969TV SeriesSusan Wiley
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter1968Portia
Judd for the Defense1967TV SeriesLucille Evans
Cowboy in Africa1967TV SeriesJulie Anderson
The Comedians1967Marie Therese
I Spy1965-1966TV SeriesVickie Harmon / Princess Amara
Guiding Light1966TV SeriesMartha Frazier
A Man Called Adam1966Claudia Ferguson
Slattery's People1965TV SeriesSarah Brookman
East Side/West Side1963-1964TV SeriesJane Foster
Naked City1963TV SeriesDarlene Knox
The Doctors and the Nurses1962TV SeriesBetty Ann Warner
CBS Repertoire Workshop1960TV SeriesDaughter
The Last Angry Man1959Girl Left on Porch (uncredited)
Odds Against Tomorrow1959Jazz Club Bartender (uncredited)
Carib Gold1957
Frontiers of Faith1951TV SeriesTony

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Trip to Bountiful2014TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1979TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Remembering 'Roots'2002Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Search1985TV SeriesHerself - Judge
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Annual Waldorf Gala Salute to Myrna Loy1985TV MovieHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish1984TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Love Boat Fall Preview Special1983TV MovieHerself
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
Tom Cottle: Up Close1982TV SeriesHerself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special and Presenter
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite TV Drama
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHerself
The 34th Annual Tony Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Play
The Television Annual: 1978/19791979TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 21st Annual TV Week Logie Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Saturday Night Live1979TV SeriesHerself - Host / Wilma Bass / Various
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards1979TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The 1st Annual Black Achievement Awards1978TV SpecialHerself
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series & Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Adaptation
The Stars Salute Israel at 301978TV MovieHerself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Director
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryCo-host - part IV
Donahue1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis1977TV Special documentaryHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1976TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Actress
The 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Lead Actress in a Drama and Actress of the Year - Special
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentaryHerself
Free to Be... You & Me1974TV MovieHerself
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jack Paar Tonite1973TV SeriesHerself
Flip1973TV SeriesHerself
Black Omnibus1973TV SeriesHerself
Soul!1972TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Soul Train1972TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Girl Talk1967TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth1963TV SeriesHerself - Imposter
Actors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2016TV MovieHerself
Black Girls Rock!2016TV SpecialHerself
Today2001-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise2016DocumentaryHerself
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors2015TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
Tavis Smiley2005-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple2015Herself
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2014TV MovieHerself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Oprah's Master Class2014TV Series documentaryHerself
TV One on One2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself - Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Play
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Bebe Winans' America, America2012TV MovieHerself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHerself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors 20112011TV MovieHerself - Honoree
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner ("30th Anniversary")
Rwanda Rising2007DocumentaryJeanette Nyirabagarwa (voice)
The 2006 Black Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Diary'2005Video shortHerself
A Capitol Fourth2004TV SpecialHerself
2002 Trumpet Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Remembering 'Roots'2002Video documentary shortHerself / Binta Kinte
The Double Dutch Divas!2001Short documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait2000TV Series documentaryNarrator
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
'Fried Green Tomatoes': The Moments of Discovery1998Video documentaryHerself
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHerself
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Flight to Freedom1995DocumentaryHost
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The Arsenio Hall Show1990-1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Century of Women1994TV Mini-Series documentary
The 1th Annual Minority Motion Picture Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
The 12th Annual CableACE Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
Without Borders1989TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1988TV SpecialHerself
Hour Magazine1983-1988TV SeriesHerself
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHerself - Performer
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHerself
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Television Dramatic Program
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentarySusan Wiley - episode of Medical Center
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding TV Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)· Bill Haber
· Hallie Foote
· Jeffrey M. Hayes
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2015Lifetime Achievement AwardGracie Allen Awards
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2015Gold PandaSichuan TV FestivalBest Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2012Special Achievement AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Nelsan Ellis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Sissy Spacek
· Octavia Spencer
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Mike Vogel
2012NFCS AwardNevada Film Critics SocietyBest Ensemble CastThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Sissy Spacek
· Octavia Spencer
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Mike Vogel
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Sissy Spacek
· Octavia Spencer
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Mike Vogel
2011BFCC AwardBlack Film Critics Circle AwardsBest EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Sissy Spacek
· Octavia Spencer
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Mike Vogel
2011Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Octavia Spencer
· Jessica Chastain
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Sissy Spacek
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Mary Steenburgen
2011NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest Acting by an EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Octavia Spencer
· Allison Janney
· Mary Steenburgen
· Mike Vogel
· Chris Lowell
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Jessica Chastain
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Viola Davis
· Emma Stone
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Sissy Spacek
2011Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, Motion PictureThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Octavia Spencer
· Jessica Chastain
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Mike Vogel
· Sissy Spacek
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Mary Steenburgen
2011SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Aunjanue Ellis
· Jessica Chastain
· Viola Davis
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Chris Lowell
· Mike Vogel
· Mary Steenburgen
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Octavia Spencer
2011WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsWomen's Work/Best EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Aunjanue Ellis
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Octavia Spencer
· Mary Steenburgen
· Emma Stone
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Jessica Chastain
· Allison Janney
· Viola Davis
2011Lifetime Achievement AwardWomen Film Critics Circle Awards
2007Anniversary AwardTV Land AwardsRoots (1977)· LeVar Burton
· Louis Gossett Jr.
· Leslie Uggams
· John Amos
· Ben Vereen
· Todd Bridges
· Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
· Georg Stanford Brown
· Olivia Cole
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActressThe Rosa Parks Story (2002)
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActressA Lesson Before Dying (1999)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesMama Flora's Family (1998)
1999Muse AwardNew York Women in Film & Television
1997Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Road to Galveston (1996)
1997Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 21 August 1997. At 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
1996Lone Star Film & Television AwardLone Star Film & Television AwardsBest TV ActressThe Road to Galveston (1996)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialOldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
1991ACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesHeat Wave (1990)
1988Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television MovieSamaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
1982Image AwardImage AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series or Miniseries or Television MovieThe Marva Collins Story (1981)
1982Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1978Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureA Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
1977Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureThe River Niger (1976)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actress in a DramaThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsActress of the Year - SpecialThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
1972KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressSounder (1972)
1972NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActressSounder (1972)
1972NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActressSounder (1972)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesHow to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesHow to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesHow to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressHow to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Television MovieThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)· Bill Haber (executive producer)
· Jeffrey M. Hayes (executive producer)
· Hallie Foote (executive producer)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Movie/MiniseriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Lead ActressThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2014WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress MFT Movie / Mini-SeriesThe Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Help (2011)· Emma Stone
· Bryce Dallas Howard
· Viola Davis
· Sissy Spacek
· Mary Steenburgen
· Mike Vogel
· Octavia Spencer
· Ahna O'Reilly
· Allison Janney
· Chris Lowell
· Jessica Chastain
· Aunjanue Ellis
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Help (2011)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialRelative Stranger (2009)
2010Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance- DramaRelative Stranger (2009)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or MovieRelative Stranger (2009)
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical FilmDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic SpecialA Lesson Before Dying (1999)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieA Lesson Before Dying (1999)
1998Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActressHoodlum (1997)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureHoodlum (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesMs. Scrooge (1997)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesRiot (1997)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or MiniseriesThe Road to Galveston (1996)
1996CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Movie or MiniseriesThe Road to Galveston (1996)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSweet Justice (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesSweet Justice (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or MiniseriesOldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesSweet Justice (1994)
1982Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Marva Collins Story (1981)
1982Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in Children's ProgrammingThe Body Human: Becoming a Woman (1981)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited SeriesKing (1978)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama SeriesRoots (1977)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActressThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
1973OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Leading RoleSounder (1972)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaSounder (1972)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1973NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressSounder (1972)


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#Fact
1Was misreported as being a decade younger than she actually was until The New York Times found out her real age in 2013. The newspaper claimed Tyson was born in 1924 and that she did not dispute it when they checked with her before printing the date.
2Pictured on a $3.25 postage stamp issued by the island of Nevis on 1 January 2014.
3Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1977.
4Was considered for the role of Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), which went to Lynn Cohen.
5According to the New York Times, when Ms. Tyson won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for "The Trip to Bountiful" on June 9, 2013, she became the oldest person ever to win an acting Tony.
6Has been a vegetarian since the 1960s.
7She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 21, 1997.
8Is one of 10 African-American actresses to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Gabourey Sidibe, Viola Davis and Quvenzhané Wallis.
9Tyson won a judgment entitling her to full payment ($750,000) for her appearance in the short-lived 1983 Broadway play "The Corn Is Green". An Appeals Court upheld an earlier ruling handed down in 1996 in favor of Tyson. She was under contract to producer Elizabeth Taylor to act in stage and screen versions of the classic play. After critics panned the play, Tyson was fired for taking a night off to attend a tribute to her then-husband, the late jazz musician Miles Davis. The play closed after less than two weeks. Tyson maintained she should be paid as negotiated in her contract, even though the show closed early and a planned TV video of the production was never made.
10The Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing & Fine Arts was named in her honor is located in East Orange, New Jersey. She visits the school frequently, and occasionally teaches a master class in acting.
11In 1972, she and singer-actress Diana Ross were both nominated for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" Oscars for their performances in Sounder (1972) and Lady Sings the Blues (1972), respectively. This was only the second time in the history of the Academy Awards that African-American actresses were nominated in the "Best Actress" Oscar category. The first was Dorothy Dandridge's nomination for Carmen Jones (1954).
12Is the first-African American actress to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie for her performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974).
13Is an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
14Aunt of Cathy Tyson.
15She was the Thursday night host for CBS Radio's "Sears Mystery Theater" (1979). She was still Thursday's host when it became "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).
16Currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia.
17She was married to Miles Davis by Andrew Young in the home of Bill Cosby. Bill Cosby was the best man, and gave away the bride.
18Co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem with Arthur Mitchell.
19Will only portray strong images of women.
20Worked as a secretary and model while establishing herself as an actress.

#Quote
1Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.
2How do you project a character if you don't have a sense of where she is from? I've always just gotten on a plane to go to the area to get a sense of what it is like, to smell it, feel the earth, hear people talk, go to the marketplaces. Being there [in Texas] I understood very clearly why my character [Carrie Watts in "The Trip to Bountiful"] longed to return because I was myself mesmerized by the beauty of the place and the tender enfolding of the gulf wind.
3[of 'trances' she seems to occupy to prepare for roles] I'm looking inside myself. Inside of me is where this character is coming from, and I was feeling a sense of who this woman can be... I am the character [on set] until I go home.
4One lady told me that before she saw Sounder (1972), she didn't believe black people could love each other, have deep relationships in the same way as white people.
5[on her commitment to choose only positive images] Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch -- what make you go beyond the norm. The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result, I found myself working only every two or three years.


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