Cicely Tyson

The 59th Annual Primetime EMMY Awards - Arrivals

Tyson in 2007, photo by

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 18, 1924

Ethnicity: African-Nevisian

Cicely Tyson is an American actress and model. Her parents, Frederica/Fredericka Theodosia (Huggins) and William A. Tyson, were from Nevis, an island in the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Cicely’s paternal grandparents were John Tyson and Caroline Wilkes.

Cicely’s maternal grandparents were Charles Huggins and Mary Sergeant.

Source: Marriage record of Cicely’s parents –

4 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    Gorgeous woman

  2. fuzzybear44 says:

    So she really is of West Indies ancestry, interesting

  3. Devotion says:

    Looks like the black version of Carrie Fisher.

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