Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly


2/21/1946, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Birth Name

Ellen Tyne Daly



Also Known As

Tyne Daly Brown
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Tyne was born February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin. Born into a family of several actors, including father James Daly, it is no surprise that Tyne found herself attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy as well as Brandeis University. Prior to working on television, Tyne worked on…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tyne has provided a lot of time helping charitable organisations, including NOW, an organisation which helps women fight for equality. Tyne has been a featured speaker at several NOW conferences including the National NOW Conference in 1999 and the March for Women's Lives, in Washington in 2004.

    • Tyne was interviewed by TV Guide in 2000 and was featured again in the magazine in 2003 in an article titled 'Daly Double'. She was also interviewed in the UK TV listings magazine Radio Times in 1994.

    • Tyne managed to knock out her two front teeth on a see-saw when she was 17 years old.

    • Tyne is represented by the Blake Agency in Beverly Hills, California.

    • In addition to her work on television, Tyne has appeared in several movies including Movers & Shakers, The Aviator and The Enforcer.

    • Tyne Daly was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.

    • Tyne was arrested January 14, 1991 for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.

    • Tyne has three daughters with Georg Stanford Brown; Kathryne, Alisbeth and Alyxandra.

    • Tyne auditioned for the role of the young gypsy in the 1959 play Gypsy but was unsuccessful. However, in 1989 Tyne was finally able to appear in the play after she landed the role of Rose in the 30th anniversary tour of the play.

    • Tyne is co founder of production company 'Nexus Productions' with ex-husband Georg Stanford Brown.

    • Over the years, Tyne has been nominated for 16 Emmy awards. She has won six in total; one for Judging Amy, one for Christy and four for her work in Cagney & Lacey (1983, 1984, 1985 & 1988).

    • Tyne is 5'5¼" (1.66 m) tall.

    • Tyne received a Tony award in the category 'Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play' for her role in David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole. She starred in this play with Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon and Jack & Bobby's John Slattery.

  • Quotes

    • Tyne Daly: Women are usually only interesting to studio executives when they are fecund, between the ages of 15 and 30. I decided to get through the really tough patch, around 50, by just cutting my price and playing ten years older. I didn't want to have to wait until I was an old lady to play one.

    • Tyne Daly (When asked if directing interests her): The director's job is full of all sorts of annoyances and details - like how many cars are on the street. Ugh. I don't want it. I like my gig. And I feel that for the next 30 years or so I can keep learning more about it.

    • Tyne Daly: I was raised to be in service to something larger than myself. A lot of actors concentrate on what they will get out of the profession, rather than what they can offer it. The way I see it, if you come with something to offer, you can offer it forever. I intend to be toddling around as an actress when I'm 80.

    • Tyne Daly (On Cagney and Lacey): We told stories about women, mostly from their point of view. They weren't on the periphery. It was about them and the things that happened to them. It wasn't just comedy, it wasn't just laughs-it wasn't The Mary Tyler Moore Show or I Love Lucy or Golden Girls. It was serious, expensive one-hour stories about women, not for women only but for everyone. Our stories were about these two broads who were living these lives, who had these feelings, who lost these loved ones, who had these diseases.

    • Tyne Daly (On Georg Stanford Brown): When I first met Georg, he looked sort of like a Mississippi riverboat gambler. He'd wear ruffled shirts, string ties and carry this cane. People used to say, 'Why do you carry the cane?'. He'd say, 'Affectation'.

    • Tyne Daly (On becoming an actress): I went into the family business. To me, it was the norm and not the exception.

  • unique

    have watched all from cagney + lacey. judging amy + now watching judging amy reruns + enjoying them immensely. i think she, tyne, is a wonderful actress + her daughter, kathryne is a beautiful girl. great actress, also. they truly don't appear to be acting. so natural in their work. would love to see a pic of her other 2 daughters.
  • More Courageous than a Lioness....

    I was fortunate enough to see almost everything Tyne has done and it is an impressive body of work. I think Master Class for me was especially appealing because I am a year younger and I don't think I would have had the courage or daring to take on that part at this point of my life. I guess she is beyond fear of failure and that is most admirable. I write poetry and after seeing that play I was inspired to write again. I saw Tyne briefly at LAX and told her briefly how wonderful I thought she was in that I never told her why. If I had three wishes one would definitely be to spend time just chatting or sharing poetry with Tyne...moreless