Who is Cicely Tyson?
Cicely Tyson is a Television Actress, Film Actress, Radio Artist, and Model. who works predominantly in Hollywood. She is best recognized for her vivid portrayals of strong African American women.
Full Name: Cicely L. Tyson
Age: 95 years old
Date of Birth: 19 December 1924
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York, United States
Father’s name: William Augustine
Mother’s name: Frederica
Profession: Actress, Model
Net Worth: $12 million
Relationship status: Divorced
Height: 5 ft. 2 inches
Weight: 57 kg
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Black
Early/Personal life, Family:
Cicely Tyson was born on December 19, 1924, at Harlem, New York City, the United States tо Frеdеrіса аnd Wіllіаm Аuguѕtіnе. Her mother was a housewife whеrеаѕ Wіllіаm Аuguѕtіnе funсtіоnеd аѕ а саrреntеr and a аrtіѕt.
Her parents were the immigrants from the Caribbean island of Nevis, and She rose up in a devoutly religious household in Harlem.
Career and Education:
She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and quickly grabbed her seat in the field of modeling.
As an actress, she depicted minor roles of Portia in the 1968 film version of Carson McCullers’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
She even rose to fame after appearing as Rebecca Morgan in the popular and critically acclaimed film Sounder (1972).
Furthermore, she depicted the title role in the television drama The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She won two Emmy Awards for her performance as the 110-year-old former slave whose life is depicted up through the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Likewise, she appeared in the television miniseries Roots (1977; based on Alex Haley’s book) and The Women of Brewster Place in which she depicted supporting roles.
Her other notable films are Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Hoodlum (1997), The Help (2011), etc.
For her wonderful performance, she has been nominated and awarded many awards in her career.
Relationships and Affairs:
Previously, she was in a relationship with jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in the 1960s. During that time, he was going to divorce his dancer wife Frances Davis. But, after divorce, he married singer Betty Davis instead of Tyson. However, in 1978, Davis and Tyson rekindled their relationship.
They got married on November 2, 1981, but they divorced in 1988 which as finalized a year after.
Net worth and Salary:
After playing so many films and from her career as a model, she has accumulated a decent sum of money from her professional career. Her net worth is estimated to be around $12 million as of 2020.