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Cicely Tyson is a Actor American born on 19 december 1924 at New York City (USA)

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson
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Nationality USA
Birth 19 december 1924 (94 years) at New York City (USA)

Cicely L. Tyson (born December 18, 1924) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the Golden Globe Award for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972). For this role she also won the NSFC Best Actress and NBR Best Actress Awards. She 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 twelve 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.

Biography

Tyson has been married once, to legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis on November 26, 1981. The ceremony was conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young at the home of actor Bill Cosby. Tyson and Davis divorced in 1988. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. On May 17, 2009, she received an honorary degree from Morehouse College, an all-male college. In 2010, she was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

On May 21, 2014, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Columbia University.

Best films

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
(Actress)

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Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(4 films)
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Jon Avnet
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Mike Binder
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Filmography of Cicely Tyson (39 films)

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Actress

Last Flag Flying, 2h4
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Cicely Tyson, Kate Easton, Yul Vazquez
Roles Mrs. Hightower
Rating68% 3.4496653.4496653.4496653.4496653.449665
En 2003, trois hommes ayant servi dans la même unité de la Navy, lors de la guerre du Viêt Nam, se retrouvent lorsque le fils de l'un d'eux est tué au combat en Irak. Le père du défunt va demander aux deux autres de l'accompagner aux funérailles mais il refuse qu'il soit enterré au cimetière militaire d'Arlington. Ils décident ensemble de transporter le corps à Dover dans le New Hampshire.
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Abigail Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Alyn Lind, Cicely Tyson, Andrea Frankle
Roles Mama Kay
Rating53% 2.6531552.6531552.6531552.6531552.653155
The movie is set in the year 1993. The Wyrick family are delighted to receive a deal on a historic home in rural Georgia where they plan to raise their family free of the complications of city life. As the family settles in, the daughter Heidi (Emily Alyn Lind) starts to have conversations with a man she calls "Mr. Gordy"(Grant James)who owned the house before them.The house and the property was used as a shelter for the slaves. As the story unfolds, it is revealed that Mr. Gordy is a spirit and one of several that Heidi is interacting with. Her abilities were inherited from her mother's side and, while her aunt accepts the visions, her mother Lisa (Abigail Spencer) is in complete denial and suppresses her visions with medication. The other spirits that Heidi communicates with are the slaves from the underground railroad who were once sheltered in the forest by her house.
Alex Cross
Alex Cross (2012)
, 1h41
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Cicely Tyson, Jean Reno
Roles Nana Mama
Rating51% 2.550362.550362.550362.550362.55036
Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is a psychologist and police lieutenant who lives in Detroit with his wife, Maria (Carmen Ejogo), their children, Damon and Janelle, and his mother Nana Mama. He also frequently visits a prisoner, Pop-Pop, who is serving time for a murder. Cross knows Pop-Pop's uncle, Daramus Holiday, committed the murder and framed her, but she refuses to tell the truth. When returning home, he learns that Maria is pregnant with their third child, Cross considers accepting a job as an FBI profiler with a 35% pay rise, but fears Maria's reaction, as it would require them to relocate to Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, a man (Matthew Fox) participates in an underground ultimate fighting match, where he flirts with businesswoman Fan Yau (Stephanie Jacobsen). After brutally beating his opponent, the man is invited to Fan Yau's house. There, he sedates, tortures, and kills her. He cuts off all her fingers and steals her laptop.
The Help
The Help (2011)
, 2h26
Directed by Tate Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Politique, Films about racism, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone
Roles Constantine Jefferson
Rating80% 4.0499554.0499554.0499554.0499554.049955
In 1963 Jackson, Mississippi, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a black maid spending her life raising white children after the death of her only son from an industrial accident. She works for the Leefolt family, principally taking care of the children of Elizabeth Leefolt, a young woman gripped with postpartum depression who refuses to acknowledge her daughter except when disciplining her. Aibileen's best friend is Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer), an outspoken black maid who has long worked for Hilly Holbrook's (Bryce Dallas Howard) mother, Mrs. Walters (Sissy Spacek), to the point that they are very comfortable with each other. Minny's stormy temper is tolerated due to respect for her great cooking skills. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) is an independent thinking young white woman returning to the family plantation after graduating from the University of Mississippi to find that her beloved childhood maid, Constantine (Cicely Tyson), has quit while she was away. She is perplexed as she believes Constantine would not have left without writing her, and she eventually learns that Constantine was fired by Skeeter's mother Charlotte (Allison Janney).
Why Did I Get Married Too?, 2h1
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Tasha Smith, Jill Scott, Louis Gossett Jr., Malik Yoba
Roles Ola
Rating46% 2.304772.304772.304772.304772.30477
The four couples prepare for their next marriage retreat in the Bahamas. Sheila and her new husband, Troy, are the first to arrive, followed (in order) by Patricia and Gavin, Terry and Dianne, and Angela and Marcus. The men and the women separate to talk about the good and bad about their marriages. In a surprising twist, Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, arrives, and Angela immediately starts a fight until he leaves the women alone to go see the guys.
Relative Stranger, 1h25
Directed by Charles Burnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eriq La Salle, Cicely Tyson, Michael Michele, Michael Beach, Dana Davis, Sherri Saum
Roles Pearl
Rating63% 3.1860053.1860053.1860053.1860053.186005
À la suite d'une fracture, Walter doit mettre un terme à sa carrière de champion de football américain. Diminué, il essai de trouver un travail dans ce domaine et quitte sa famille pour Chicago.
Reign Over Me, 2h4
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Buddy films, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland
Roles Miriam
Rating74% 3.7489653.7489653.7489653.7489653.748965
When the Twin Towers went down in 2001, Charlie Fineman (Sandler) lost everything important in his life. Five years have passed since Charlie's wife and daughters died, and now the once-successful and sociable man has become a withdrawn shadow of his former self.
Idlewild
Idlewild (2006)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors André 3000, Big Boi, Paula Patton, Terrence Demoustier, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams
Roles Mother Hopkins
Rating62% 3.148123.148123.148123.148123.14812
Percival (3000) and Rooster (Boi) have been good friends since childhood. However, as they grow up, they each begin to live separate lives. Percival works at his father Percy Senior's (Vereen) morgue preparing dead bodies during the day, and works at a local club called Church (owned by Ace (Love)) at night playing the piano. Rooster grows up and involves himself in gambling, partying and business deals; he also gets married to Zora (Williams) and has a family. In addition, Rooster also works at the Church club as a performer. Another performer at the club is Taffy (Gray) who is a drunk, loudmouth, jealous diva, who is slowly falling out of the limelight.
Madea's Family Reunion, 1h47
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Blair Underwood, Tyler Perry, Lynn Whitfield, Jenifer Lewis, Rochelle Aytes, Boris Kodjoe
Roles Myrtle
Rating52% 2.6038852.6038852.6038852.6038852.603885
While planning her family reunion, the pistol-packing grandma, Madea (Tyler Perry), must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care and her troubled nieces, half-sisters Lisa and Vanessa. Her niece Lisa is engaged and has an abusive fiancé and informs her mother but is ignored due to her mother's greed. Vanessa is trying to find love while struggling to forgive her mother for allowing her stepfather to rape her numerous times in her younger teen years. Madea is on to help fix their problems and help them realize who they are.
Because of Winn-Dixie, 1h46
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Luke Benward, Eva Marie Saint, Courtney Jines
Roles Gloria Dump
Rating63% 3.198823.198823.198823.198823.19882
10-year-old India Opal Buloni has just moved to the fictional small town of Naomi, Florida with her father, a preacher.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman, 1h56
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Tiffany Evans, Lisa Marcos
Roles Myrtle
Rating57% 2.852662.852662.852662.852662.85266
Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) and her husband Charles (Steve Harris), an attorney, had it all: money, success, and a fine home. Their lives were perfect—but they only looked perfect to the public. Helen is unemployed and Charles has been having multiple affairs. On their 18th anniversary, Helen awakens to find all of her belongings packed in a U-Haul truck with Charles kicking her out of the house in favor of Brenda (Lisa Marcos), his young mistress, the mother of his two children.
Jewel
Jewel (2001)
, 2h
Directed by Paul Shapiro
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Bergin, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Skarsten, Natalie Radford, Peter Donaldson
Roles Cathedral
Rating62% 3.146483.146483.146483.146483.14648
In 1945, Jewel Hilburn (Farrah Fawcett), 39, and her husband Leston (Patrick Bergin), 41, are scratching out a living in rural Mississippi, and caring for their four children: Raylene (Rachel Skarsten), 14; Burton (Kyle Fairlie), 11; Wilman (Max Morrow), 10; and Annie (Alexis Vandermaelen), 3. All Jewel's kids have been mid-wived by her friend and housekeeper, Cathedral (Cicely Tyson). Leston has been making a living pulling out pine stumps, selling them to be made into turpentine as part of the war effort. Cathedral's husband, Nelson (Ardon Bess), and their two sons, Sepulchur and Temple, all work for Leston.
A Lesson Before Dying, 1h45
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma P. Hall, Brent Jennings, Dana Ivey
Roles Tante Lou
Rating68% 3.4443353.4443353.4443353.4443353.444335
Dans le Sud américain des années 40, un afro-américain est accusé, à tort, du meurtre d'un gérant de magasin. Au cours de sa défense, son avocat Blanc le compare à un cochon, pour expliquer qu'il n'était pas en pleine possession de ses moyens. Condamné à mort malgré tout, sa mère et sa tante demandent au professeur de l'école locale (joué par Don Cheadle) de rendre visite quotidiennement à leur protégé afin de lui rappeler qu'il n'est pas qu'un animal dénué de raison, mais qu'il est avant tout un humain digne.
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, 2h50
Directed by Mikael Salomon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Disaster, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Tom Skerritt, J.R. Bourne, Sharon Lawrence, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Nicole Carson, Jennifer Garner
Roles Emily Lincoln
Rating54% 2.7022552.7022552.7022552.7022552.702255
While Dori Thorell (Sharon Lawrence) and her 9-year-old son, Danny (Michal Suchánek), eat breakfast, Sam Thorell (Garwin Sanford) calls from his business trip. Ballerina Diane Agostini (Jennifer Garner) is on the phone with her father when a blender shakes off the counter. Dismissing it, she ends the call and rushes off to a rehearsal session at the New York City Ballet. But she's scolded for being late. Public defender Evie Lincoln (Lisa Nicole Carson) talks with her client Joshua Bingham (JR Bourne) about his case. That evening, tremors cause a gas leak at Diane's apartment complex. Though the electricity is still on in the evacuated building, Fire Chief Thomas Ahearn (Tom Skerritt) sends his crew inside. The building explodes, killing several men. At a party at Gracie Mansion, Evie's grandmother Emily Lincoln (Cicely Tyson) chastises her for being late. Her father, Mayor Bruce Lincoln (Charles S. Dutton), coerces her into going to a job interview at a big law firm.
Mama Flora's Family, 1h
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood, Queen Latifah, Mario Van Peebles
Roles Mama Flora
Rating84% 4.2367154.2367154.2367154.2367154.236715
The young Flora meets the wealthy Lincoln Flemming at a dance one night. Lincoln wants her to come care for his elderly grandmother Nana at his home, to which she agrees. Eventually Flora becomes sexually involved with Lincoln and believes the two of them to be romantically involved. After experiencing him shun and shame her in front of his rich contemporaries, Flora begins to feel used and refuses to sleep with him anymore. This prompts her to become evicted from the house. Flora later discovers that she was pregnant with Lincoln's child, which prompts his wealthy family to bribe her into leaving Mississippi to avoid scandal. Flora takes the offer, planning to go to Memphis, Tennessee. She gives birth to a boy and names him Luke, but is forced to give to the baby to the Flemmings to raise.