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Cicely Tyson

Born: 18 December 1924 (96 years old)
Gender: Female

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Cicely Tyson is an American actress who was nominated for the Academy and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in the feature film Sounder, in 1972.

She also starred in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974), for which she won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA Award.

During her career she has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three.

In 2011, she appeared in the film The Help, for which she received awards for her ensemble work as Constantine from the BFCA and SAG Awards and she has an additional four SAG Award nominations.

She starred on Broadway in The Trip to Bountiful as Carrie Watts, for which she won the Tony Award, Outer Critics Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play.

She previously received a Drama Desk Award in 1962 for her Off-Broadway performance in Moon on a Rainbow Shawl.

In 2016 she starred in the Netflix series House of Cards as Texas Congresswoman Doris Jones.


Television Roles

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Doris Jones

Ophelia Hartness

Ophelia Hartness

Ophelia Hartness

Ondine Burdett

Presenter - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Herself

Herself

Nominee - Herself

Nominee - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Justice Gretchen Parkhurst

Winner - Herself

Nominee - Herself

Nominee - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Winner - Herself

Nominee - Herself

Herself

Presenter - Herself

Nominee - Herself

Nominee - Herself

Presenter - Herself

Abigail Peabody-Jackson


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.


New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.


Promised Love Teasers - April 2021

Adil has evil plans for Azaan who, in turn, tries to set himself alight.

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