Cicely Tyson

American actress

Cicely Tyson (born 19 December 1933) is an American actress. She played Sipsey in the comedic-drama movie Fried Green Tomatoes (1991),[1] and played Mamma Kay in the movie The Haunting in Georgia (2013). She also played Carrie Grace Battle in the television series Sweet Justice.

Cicely Tyson in 2009

Tyson was born in New York City.[2]


  1. Barbara Tepa Lupack, Literary Adaptations in Black American Cinema (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2002), p. 383
  2. "Cicely Tyson". Film Reference. Retrieved January 4, 2014.