#
buy premium
Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

Birthday: 18 December 1924, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 161 cm

Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, Willi ...Show More

Cicely Tyson
Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have. Age is just a number. Life and aging are the greatest gifts that we could possibly ever have.
[of 'trances' she seems to occupy to prepare for roles] I'm looking inside myself. Inside of me is w Show more [of 'trances' she seems to occupy to prepare for roles] I'm looking inside myself. Inside of me is where this character is coming from, and I was feeling a sense of who this woman can be... I am the character [on set] until I go home. Hide
How do you project a character if you don't have a sense of where she is from? I've always just gott Show more How do you project a character if you don't have a sense of where she is from? I've always just gotten on a plane to go to the area to get a sense of what it is like, to smell it, feel the earth, hear people talk, go to the marketplaces. Being there [in Texas] I understood very clearly why my character [Carrie Watts in "The Trip to Bountiful"] longed to return because I was myself mesmerized by the beauty of the place and the tender enfolding of the gulf wind. Hide
[on her commitment to choose only positive images] Challenges make you discover things about yoursel Show more [on her commitment to choose only positive images] Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch -- what make you go beyond the norm. The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result, I found myself working only every two or three years. Hide
One lady told me that before she saw Sounder (1972), she didn't believe black people could love each Show more One lady told me that before she saw Sounder (1972), she didn't believe black people could love each other, have deep relationships in the same way as white people. Hide
Cicely Tyson's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (62)
Cicely Tyson Cicely Tyson'S roles
Justice Gretchen Parkhurst
Justice Gretchen Parkhurst

Doris Jones
Doris Jones

Gloria
Gloria

Sipsey
Sipsey

Ola
Ola

Constantine Jefferson
Constantine Jefferson

Show More
CouchTuner