Cicely Tyson Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Cicely Tyson Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3½ in
Weight 57 kg
Date of Birth December 19, 1924
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color
Dark Brown

Cicely Tyson is an American actress, voiceover artist, producer, and former fashion model who has showcased her acting finesse by bringing to life several prominent African-American women characters in various projects. She has also won accolades including Primetime Emmy Awards, Black Reel Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, Tony Award, and an honorary Academy Award and was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016.

Born Name

Cicely Tyson

Nick Name

Cicely

Cicely Tyson as seen during an event in April 2012
Cicely Tyson as seen during an event in April 2012 (David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, United States

Nationality

American

Education

She has received honorary degrees from Clark Atlanta University, Columbia University, Howard University, and Morehouse College.

Occupation

Actress, Voiceover Artist, Producer, Former Fashion Model

Family

  • Father – William Augustine Tyson (Worked different jobs like carpenter, painter)
  • Mother – Frederica Tyson (Domestic Worker)
  • Siblings – Issac Tyson (Brother), Sandra Tyson (Sister)
  • Others – John Tyson (Paternal Grandfather), Caroline Wilkes (Paternal Grandmother), Charles Huggins (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Sergeant (Maternal Grandmother), Cathy Tyson (Niece) (Actress)

Manager

Cicely Tyson is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Cicely Tyson as seen in February 1973
Cicely Tyson as seen in February 1973 (Peters, Hans / Anefo / Dutch National Archives / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 3½ in or 161 cm

Weight

57 kg or 125.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Cicely Tyson has dated –

  1. Kenneth Franklin – She married Kenneth Franklin on December 27, 1942, but the marriage eventually ended.
  2. Billy Dee Williams (1954-1966)
  3. Jimmy Kind (1959) – Rumor
  4. Miles Davis (1970-1988) – After being romantically involved for many years, she married jazz trumpeter Miles Davis on November 26, 1981, in a ceremony conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young at the home of actor Bill Cosby. Tyson and Davis had a rough married life due to Davis’ volatile temper and infidelity and Tyson filed for divorce in 1988.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Cicely Tyson is of African-Nevisian descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Often portrayed strong images of women
  • High cheekbones

Brand Endorsements

She was part of a National Coffee Association Commercial in 1984.

Cicely Tyson as seen while smiling for a picture at Lena Horne's 80th birthday party in June 1997
Cicely Tyson as seen while smiling for a picture at Lena Horne’s 80th birthday party in June 1997 (Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Cicely Tyson Facts

  1. Her parents immigrated from Nevis in the West Indies.
  2. She brought to life the character of Jane Pittman in the 1974 television drama film, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, for which Cicely Tyson won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie” and an Emmy Award for “Actress of the Year – Special”.
  3. In 1977, she was cast as Binta in the critically acclaimed historical drama miniseries, Roots, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series”.
  4. Cicely Tyson received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 21, 1997.
  5. She has been friends with actor and director Kevin Hooks.
  6. She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
  7. Cicely Tyson and Arthur Mitchell co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Featured Image by David Shankbone / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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