Cicely Tyson was born December 19, 1933 and raised in

Cicely Tyson was born December 19, 1933 and raised in

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 79

Birthday 1933-12-19

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Last Flag Flying as Mrs. Hightower
2016 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise as Herself
2016 Showing Roots as Hattie
2014 How to Get Away with Murder (5 episodes) as Ophelia Harkness
2014 The Trip to Bountiful as Mrs. Watts
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
2013 House of Cards (3 episodes) as Doris Jones
2013 The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia as Mama Kay
2012 Alex Cross as Nana Mama
2011 The Help as Constantine Jefferson
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? as Ola
2009 Relative Stranger as Pearl
2006 Idlewild as Mother Hopkins
2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky as Celine
2006 Madea's Family Reunion as Myrtle
2005 The Situation Room (1 episode)
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman as Myrtle
2005 Because of Winn-Dixie as Gloria Dump
2002 The Rosa Parks Story as Leona Edwards McCauley
2001 Jewel as Cathedral
1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (2 episodes) as Emily Lincoln
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1999 A Lesson Before Dying as Tante Lou
1998 Always Outnumbered as Luvia
1997 Ms. Scrooge as Ms. Ebenita Scrooge
1997 Hoodlum as Stephanie St. Clair
1997 Blessed Assurance as Vesta Lotte Battle
1996 The Road to Galveston
1995 The Outer Limits (2 episodes)
1994 Sweet Justice (22 episodes)
1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All as Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave / Maid
1992 Duplicates as Dr Randolph
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes as Sipsey
1990 Heat Wave as Ruthana Richardson
1990 The Kid Who Loved Christmas as Etta
1989 The Women of Brewster Place
1989 B.L. Stryker (1 episode)
1988 Mama Flora's Family (2 episodes) as Mama Flora
1986 Intimate Encounters as Dr. Claire Dalton
1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story as Muriel
1986 Acceptable Risks
1985 Playing with Fire as Carol Phillips
1981 The Marva Collins Story as Marva Collins
1981 Bustin' Loose as Vivian Perry
1979 The Concorde... Airport '79 as Elaine
1978 A Woman Called Moses (2 episodes) as Harriet Tubman
1978 King (3 episodes) as Coretta Scott King
1978 A Hero Ain't Nothin But a Sandwich as Sweets
1977 Wilma as Blanche Rudolph
1977 Roots (8 episodes) as Binta
1976 Just an Old Sweet Song as Priscilla Simmons
1976 The River Niger as Mattie Williams
1976 The Blue Bird as Tylette
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
1974 Free to Be… You and Me as Herself
1974 The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman as Jane Pittman
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1 episode)
1972 Sounder as Rebecca Morgan
1972 Emergency! (1 episode)
1971 Neighbors
1971 Marriage: Year One as Emma Teasley
1970 The Flip Wilson Show (1 episode)
1969 The Bill Cosby Show (1 episode)
1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter as Portia
1967 The Comedians as Marie Therese
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 A Man Called Adam as Claudia Ferguson
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1963 East Side/West Side (26 episodes)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1 episode)
1959 The Last Angry Man as Girl Left on Porch (uncredited)
1959 Odds Against Tomorrow as Jazz Club bartender (uncredited)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1957 Carib Gold as Dottie
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Herself - Host
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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