Cicely Tyson net worth: Cicely Tyson is an American actress who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Born in New York, New York, Cicely Tyson began her professional career as a model. She then branched out into film work in the mid-50s, with a small role in the film, "Carib Gold". From there, she began working on television, appearing on "East Side/West Side" and "The Guiding Light". She began to gain widespread notice for her work in the 1961 Off-Broadway production of "The Blacks", which ran for 1408 performances. This led to more high profile projects, and she appeared in such films as "A Man Called Adam", opposite Sammy Davis, Jr., and starred in "The Comedians". She became a household name for her Oscar-nominated performance in "Sounder" in 1972, and then went on to win two Emmy Awards for her performance in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", two years later. She has continued to act to this day, most recently appearing in "The Help" and "Alex Cross". She is an active supporter of the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, New Jersey.