Cicely Tyson

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Cicely was born on December 19th, 1933. She has been a credited actor since the 1968 film The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

Cicely has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in twelve films including: the 2013 drama film The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia as the character Mama Kay, the 2012 action movie Alex Cross playing Nana Mama and the 2011 drama release The Help cast as Constantine Jefferson.

Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 2011 drama film The Help, which brought in $170,000,000 at the box office.

Cicely has stayed out of the media limelight, having been featured on the cover of at least one magazines, interviewed in over one publications and featured in three magazine articles.

As an actor Cicely Tyson has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. She was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Rebecca Morgan in the 1972 movie Sounder.

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Cicely Tyson


Worked as a secretary and model while establishing herself as an actress.
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