Iconic Actress Cicely Tyson was showered with praises as she celebrated her 96th birthday on Saturday. Dozens of celebrities took to social media early in the day to share some iconic photos of their colleague and idol, while fans expressed their gratitude for the woman who has brought joy to the public for more than eight decades. 

The dozens of photos posted to social media showed that the 96-year-old hasn't changed much through the years.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay was one of the many friends of the mega star who shared a priceless image to bring back some memories.

"Another year in your truly magnificent life. You are a glorious gift. I love you, adore you and celebrate you today and everyday,"  DuVernay wrote. "Happy birthday, Your Majesty!" 

Activist Bernice King also paid homage to the beloved star.

"Happy birthday, @IAmCicelyTyson. You’ve given us so much," King wrote. "Grateful. Thank you."

Legendary musician Lenny Kravitz said he is grateful to be on the same planet as Tyson, who is also his Godmother.

"Happy Birthday to my dearest Godmother, Cicely Tyson," he wrote. "All I can do is thank God that we have been on this planet at the same time, and I have been so blessed to receive your love. The best is yet to come. I love you."

Tyler Perry shared iconic images of the woman who just doesn't seem to age.

"Happy 96th birthday!! 96 and still as sharp and as beautiful as ever," Perry wrote. "What a blessing to have you as a friend, as family, and as a role model. The wisdom and love you’ve shown me over all these years has been a gift from God! Happy birthday Queen Cicely!!"

Actress Kerry Washington praised Tyson as an industry trailblazer. 

"Your #BlackGirlMagic paved the way for ALL the Black Girl Magic in this photo," Washington wrote. "Love you so much @IAmCicelyTyson. You are a queen, legend and a phenomenal human. Love you!!!!!!!! Happy birthday"

According to Good Morning America, Tyson is known for portraying strong female characters. The cultural icon played as secretary Jane Foster in the 1963 show, East/ West Side, making her the first Black person to star in a TV drama. 

Variety magazine highlighted the cultural queen in its 115th-anniversary celebration this week, honoring her as one of the icons who took part in the classic 1959 play, The Blacks, which explored racism and Black identity. The show also included Maya Angelou, Louis Gossett and James Earl Jones, among other heavy-hitting stars.

Sixty years later, Tyson starred in Driving Miss Daisy along with Jonesearning multiple Emmy nominations. In 1974, she brought the Ernest Gaines character, Jane Pittman to life in the made-for-TV movie, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, based on Gaines' book of the same name. In the film, Tyson artificially aged to 110 years old. She took home Emmys for actress of the year and best lead actress in a television drama for a special program for her role in the television film. Three years later, she took on the role of Binta, the mother of Kunta Kinte, in the 1977 TV miniseries, Roots, which also famously starred a young LeVar Burton in his first major role. 

With a bevy of roles in Tyler Perry films among other newer works, Tyson's career continues to soar as it enters its ninth decade while she remains ageless.