Who is Tyne Daly?
American actress and screenwriter Ellen Tyne Daly was born in Madison, Wisconsin USA, on 21 February 1946, making Pisces her zodiac sign. She’s had roles in over 100 movies and TV series, but is probably still known best for playing the lead character Maxine Gray in all the 138 episodes of the drama series “Judging Amy”, which also starred Karle Warren and Amy Brenneman, and was created by Barbara Hall and Bill D’Elia. It follows three generations of women living under the same roof, the series aired from 1999 through 2005 and won 13 of its 60 award nominations.
Tyne’s still today active in the film industry, and her most recent role has been playing Barbara in the 2021 episode “Whip-Its and Emotionally Attuned Babies” of the romantic comedy “Mom”.
Education and early life
Tyne is of British and German ancestry – she was raised in Rockland County, New York State alongside her brother Tim and sisters Pegeen Michael and Mary Glynn, by their mother Mary Hope (nee Newell) who was an actress, and father James Daly, the late American actor; Tim’s also a popular actor and has appeared in over 80 films and TV series, while he’s won five of his 11 award nominations.
Tyne was only eight when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Girl in the 1954 episode “International Finance” of the crime mystery thriller “Foreign Intrigue”. She had no roles in the following seven years, as her parents wanted her to focus on her education.
She enrolled at local high school in 1960, and in the following year earned her actors Equity Card; Tyne matriculated in 1964 and then enrolled at Brandeis University, from which she eventually transferred to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1968.
Roles in TV series
Tyne played Caroline Beale in several 1963 episodes of the soap opera “General Hospital”, and the remainder of the ‘60s saw her appear in an episode of the western “The Virginian”, the drama “Judd for the Defense”, and another drama “CBS Playhouse”.
From 1973 through 1976, she played Amy Kennedy and several other characters in the popular crime drama “The Rookies”, created by William Blinn and Rita Lakin, and which starred Georg Stanford Brown, Sam Melville and Gerald S. O’Loughlin; the series follows the lives of three police officers. Tyne could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the drama “Visions”, the historical family drama “Greatest Heroes of the Bible”, and the comedy “Shirley”.
From 1981 through 1988, she starred as Detective Mary Beth Lacey in all the 126 episodes of the crime mystery “Cagney & Lacey”, created by Barbara Avedon, and which also starred Sharon Gless as Cagney, and Al Waxman. It follows the lives of two female police detectives, and the series won 35 of its 92 award nominations.
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Some of Tyne’s most notable performances in the ‘90s were perhaps in the science fiction horror “Swamp Thing”, the musical “Great Performances” and the historical family drama “Christy” (lead role).
Her only TV series role in the 2000s, besides in “Judging Amy” was playing Tina in the 2010 episode “A Dark Road” of the crime action “Burn Notice”, while her three most recent roles have been portraying Phyllis in 13 episodes of the 2018 comedy “Murphy Brown”, Carolyn Shepherd in two episodes of the 2019 romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and Senator Amy Ross in the 2019 episode “Leaving the Station” of the thriller “Madam Secretary”.
Roles in movies
Tyne’s debut film role was playing Merilee in the 1970 action thriller “Angel Unchained”, while some of her following roles were in the drama “In Search of America”, the thriller “A Howling in the Woods” and the drama “Young Marrieds at Play”, all released in 1971.
The year 1976 saw her star as Kate Moore in the action crime thriller “The Enforcer”, which also starred Clint Eastwood and Harry Guardino, and was directed by James Fargo. It follows the life of inspector ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan, and the movie was nominated for two awards. The remainder of the ‘70s saw Tyne appear in the 1977 drama “Intimate Strangers”, the 1979 comedy “Better Late Than Never”, and the 1980 drama “The Women’s Room”.
She appeared in only a couple of movies in the ‘80s – her most notable performance was perhaps in the 1985 adventure “The Aviator”, directed by George Miller, and which starred Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette and Jack Warden; set in 1920s, the film follows a mail pilot who’s crashed on a mountain together with a wealthy man’s daughter.
Some of Tyne’s film roles in the ‘90s were in the 1993 drama “Scattered Dreams”, the 1995 crime drama “Cagney & Lacey: Together Again”, and the 1999 drama “The Autumn Heart”.
The year 2003 saw her star as Anne Cunningham in the romantic comedy “Undercover Christmas”, directed by Nadia Tass, and which also starred Jami Gertz and Shawn Christian. It follows an FBI agent as he’s protecting a cocktail waitress who’s agreed to testify against her boyfriend who’s committed tax fraud. Tyne had only one film role in the decade, playing Mabel Dodge Stern in the 2009 biographical romantic drama “Georgia O’Keeffe”.
The year 2018 saw her play Lady in the critically acclaimed musical comedy “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, written and directed by the Coen brothers, and which starred Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson and Clancy Brown. The film follows the lives of six people in the Old West, and won seven of its 49 award nominations, including three Oscar nominations for Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures and Best Adapted Screenplay.
She’s since appeared in only two movies: the comedy “A Bread Factory, Part One” and its sequel “A Bread Factory, Part Two”, both released in 2018.
Tyne wrote the 1995 episode “Echoes” of the historical family drama “Christy”.
Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Talk”, “Loose Women” and “Stars in the House”.
Awards and nominations
Tyne’s won 11 of her 41 award nominations, including four Primetime Emmy wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in “Cagney & Lacey”, and another two Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “Christy” and “Judging Amy”.
She was nominated for four Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama from 1984 through 1987, all for “Cagney & Lacey”, as well as for a 1995 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, for “Christy”.
Tyne was honored with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 29 March 1995.
Love life and marriage
Tyne prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, which is why there’s only a single man whom she’s been with, that her fans know about.
She and American actor, producer and director Georg Stanford Brown exchanged vows in a large ceremony on 26 June 1966, attended by more than 300 of their friends and family members; Georg has appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, but is perhaps still known best for playing Rory Schultebrand in the 1980 crime comedy movie “Stir Crazy”.
Tyne gave birth to their first daughter Alisabeth Douglas Brown on 12 December 1968, and their second daughter Kathryne Dora Brown followed on 10 February 1971; their third daughter Alexandra Beatris Brown was born on 1 October 1985.
Tyne and Georg’s divorce was finalized in 1990.
She’s yet to mention other men whom she’s dated; Tyne seems to be unattached as of May 2023, was married to Georg Stanford Brown, and they have three daughters together.
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Interesting facts and hobbies
Tyne and famous American actress and producer Sharon Gless received their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on the same day.
Her daughter Alisabeth’s a potter, while her other daughter Kathryne’s an actress with 26 credits to her name.
Tyne’s a feminist, and has recently spoken at the March for Women’s Lives Rally.
,Tyne’s been passionate about charity since the launch of her acting career, and has mostly worked with non-profit organizations that aim to help children.
She’s followed by nearly 20,000 people on Instagram, and has posted close to 100 pictures and videos.
Tyne’s favorite actress is Scarlett Johansson, and some of her favorite movies include “Sing”, “The Island” and “Her”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Tyne’s age is 77. Her eyes are brown and hair’s gray, she’s 5ft 5ins (1.66m) tall and weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
Tyne’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of May 2023.