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Cirie Tiffany Fields is a contestant from Survivor: Panama, Survivor: Micronesia, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: Game Changers.

Regarded as one of the smartest castaways to compete on Survivor, Cirie's social tact, resilience, analytical intelligence, and observational skills ultimately combined to render her one of the most effective and creative strategists in Survivor history. She is widely hailed as a legend, and host Jeff Probst often invokes her as an inspirational figure: "the woman who got up off the couch and played Survivor."

Profile[]

Retrieved from CBS.com

Cirie Fields was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. She attended St. Francis Nursing School in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where she earned her nursing degree. She currently works as an operating room nurse. Her previous occupations include surgical technician, home health aid, working at a candy factory and telemarketing. Fields' proudest accomplishment was becoming a nurse. Her mother is her hero because she raised six kids with nothing and taught her kids many life skills.

Fields swims regularly. Her favorite sports include running and working with a personal trainer. She loves amusement park rides and watching television. She describes herself as funny, charismatic and compassionate. She believes she will be a useful member of the tribe because she is very strong. Fields' skills include the ability to fish, cook and do some carpentry. She believes she will be the Sole Survivor because people love her cute, smiling personality. Her primary motivation for being on the show is to win and to change her family's life. She is proud of the fact that she was disciplined enough to lose 30 pounds once she learned she would be a castaway on the show.

Fields currently resides in Walterboro, South Carolina. She recently married Clarencio and has three sons from a previous marriage. They have one dog, Sam. Her birth date is July 18, 1970.[1]

Cirie Fields was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey with her sisters Karla, Cicely, and brother Kenneth. She attended St. Francis Nursing School in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where she obtained her nursing degree. She currently works as the clinical coordinator for Norwalk Hospitals Operating Room. Her previous occupations include surgical technician, home health aid, working at a candy factory and telemarketing. Fields' proudest accomplishment was becoming a nurse. Her mother is her hero because she has overcome many adversities and managed to raise six kids with nothing and taught them many life skills.

Fields loves to swim. Her favorite sports include running and working with a personal trainer. She loves amusement park rides and watching television. She describes herself as funny, charismatic and compassionate. She believes she will be a useful member of the tribe because she is very strong. Fields' skills include the ability to fish, cook and do some carpentry. She believes she will be the Ultimate Survivor because people love her cute, smiling personality. Her primary motivation for being on the show is to win and to change her family's life. She is proud of the fact that she was disciplined enough to lose 30 pounds once she learned she would be a castaway on Survivor: Micronesia.

Fields currently resides in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is married to Clarencio and has three sons (John, Jamil and Jared) from a previous marriage. They have one dog, Sam. Her birth date is July 18, 1970.[2]

Cirie Fields (39)

Tribe: Heroes
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Current Residence: Norwalk, Conn.
Personal Claim To Fame: "Passion for providing extraordinary, safe, quality patient care."
Inspiration in Life: "My three sons John, Jamil and Jared."
Previous Finishes: Panama: 12th Out, 6th Jury Member; Micronesia: 15th Out, 8th Jury Member
Favorite Past Moment: "Having my husband at camp."
Previous Survivor She Respects Most: Aras Baskauskas (Panama)
Previous Survivor She Respects Least: "No comment."

Why Did She Come Back? : "Because I didn't win the last 2 times."[3]

Age: 45
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Previously played on:
Season 12: Panama, Finished 4th & Jury member
Season 16: Micronesia, Finished 3rd & Jury member
Season 20: Heroes vs. Villains, Finished 17th
How have you changed since the last time you played? I've matured mentally. Plus, I'm healthier, stronger, and in better shape.
What skills do you bring to Survivor that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? Fire-making and trap-making.
What, if anything, do you most regret? Letting my emotions get the best of me!

How will you play differently this time? I'll be less aggressive, less emotional, and more physically fit.[4]

Survivor[]

Panama[]

Main article: Cirie Fields/Panama
Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Casaya Skull Crush Reward Yes 3rd
4x4 Immunity No Lost
2 A Reptile Dysfunction Reward No Lost
Anchor Management Immunity No Lost
3 Cross Fire Reward No Lost
Battle Dig Immunity No Won
4 Puzzle Paranoia Reward Yes Won
Sea Level, Tree Level Immunity No Won
5 For Cod's Sake Reward No Won
Buried at Sea Immunity Yes Lost
6 In-Cog-Neato Reward/Immunity No Won
Tribes Merged, Day 16
8 Gitanos Vampire Bats Immunity Lost
9 Rock the Boat Reward Lost
Ups and Downs Immunity Lost
10 Get Hooked Reward Lost
Marine Memory Immunity Yes1 Lost
11 Voo Doo Reward Won
12 The Key of Sea Reward Lost
Hold Your Own Immunity Lost
13 Second Chance Reward Lost
Vertigo Immunity Lost
14 Station By Station Reward Invited
Puzzle Dig Immunity Lost
Eliminated, Day 36
Notes:
^1 Cirie elected to sit out of the challenge to eat hamburgers.

Episode Cirie's
Votes
Voted Against
Cirie
1 Tina Tina
2 Shane -
3 Casaya Tribe Immune
4 Casaya Tribe Immune
5 Bobby -
6 Casaya Tribe Immune
8 Nick -
9 Austin -
10 Sally -
11 No Tribal Council
12 Courtney -
13 Shane -
14 Danielle Danielle, Terry
15 Lost Challenge1
Eliminated, Day 36
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Aras

^1 In "Call the Whambulence!", the vote ended with a 2-2 tie between Cirie and Danielle, forcing a fire-making tiebreaker. Cirie was eliminated at the tiebreaker, as shown in "The Final Showdown".

Micronesia[]

Main article: Cirie Fields/Micronesia

Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Malakal First to Shore Immunity1 No Lost
Reinventing the Wheel Reward/Immunity No Lost
2 Smash and Grab Reward/Immunity No Won
3 Beach Bash Reward No Won
Nut Bucket Immunity No Lost
4 Diver Down Reward No Won
Crosswalk Immunity No Won
5 Cat and Mouse Reward No Lost
A Stone's Throw Immunity No Lost
6 Build It Up, Break It Down Reward No Lost
United We Stand Immunity No Lost
7 Money Roll Reward No Won
What-er Drag Immunity No Lost
8 The Gauntlet Reward/Immunity No Lost
Tribes Merged, Day 22
9 Dabu Last Gasp Immunity Lost
10 Bai Bai Reward Lost
When It Rains, It Pours Immunity Lost
11 Survivor Auction
Pool Party Immunity Lost
12 Body Slam Reward Invited
Shoot to Thrill Immunity Lost
13 Survivor Roots Reward Lost
Dash, Dig, Decode Immunity Lost
14 Crystal Method Immunity Lost
The Ball Drop Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 38
Notes:
^1 This challenge was played for individual immunity at each tribe's first Tribal Council.

Episode Cirie's
Votes
Voted Against
Cirie
1 Jon -
2 Malakal Tribe Immune
3 Yau-Man Ami
4 Malakal Tribe Immune
5 Joel -
6 Chet -
7 Tracy -
8 Ami -
9 Eliza -
10 Ozzy -
11 Jason -
12 Amanda1 -
13 Erik -
14 Natalie Natalie
Ineligible Amanda
Voted Out, Day 38
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Parvati

^1 In "I'm Gonna Fix Her!", Amanda used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Cirie's vote against her.

Heroes vs. Villains[]

Main article: Cirie Fields/Heroes vs. Villains

Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Heroes Battle Dig Reward No Won
Lock, Load and Light Immunity No Lost
2 A Crate Idea Reward/Immunity No Lost
3 Sumo in Mud Reward/Immunity No Won
4 Slip, Slide & Score Reward No Lost
Roll With It Immunity Yes Lost
Voted Out, Day 11

Episode Cirie's
Votes
Voted Against
Cirie
1 Sugar -
2 Stephenie -
3 Heroes Tribe Immune
4 Tom1 Colby,
J.T., Tom
Voted Out, Day 11

^1 In "Tonight, We Make Our Move", Tom used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating Cirie's vote against him.

Game Changers[]

Main article: Cirie Fields/Game Changers

Episode Tribe
Affiliation
Challenge Challenge Type Sit-Out? Result
1 Nuku The Marooning Reward No Won
Blue Lagoon Bustle Reward/Immunity No Won
Serpent Turf Reward/Immunity Yes Won
Switched Tribes, Day 7
2 Tavua Austin's Elemental Obstacle Course Reward/Immunity No 2nd
3 Ram-Ball On Reward Yes Lost
Ow-Pairs Immunity No Won
4 Unchained Medley Reward No 1st
Box CarBlues Immunity Yes 2nd
Switched Tribes, Day 14
5 Mana Cargo Salvage Immunity No Won
6 Dulcimer Stomp Reward No Lost
Plunge, Pop, Pull Immunity No Won
Tribes Merged, Day 19
7 Maku Maku Keep on Your Toes Immunity Lost
New School Reward Lost
Get a Grip Immunity Lost
8 O-Black Water Reward No Lost
Got a Hunch Immunity Lost
9 Angry Chair Reward Lost
High Step and Stack Immunity Lost
10 Full Tilt Bogey Reward Invited
Can't Buoy Me Love Immunity Lost
11 Teeter Tower Immunity Lost
Vertigo Immunity Lost
12 Maybe I'm A Maze Reward/Immunity Lost
Voted Out, Day 36

Episode Cirie's
Votes
Voted Against
Cirie
1 Nuku Tribe Immune
Nuku Tribe Immune
2 Tavua Tribe Immune
3 Tavua Tribe Immune
4 Tavua Tribe Immune
5 Mana Tribe Immune
6 Mana Tribe Immune
7 Michaela -
Sierra -
8 Debbie -
9 Zeke -
10 Sierra -
11 Andrea -
Aubry -
12 Sarah1 -
Eliminated, Day 36
Voted for
Sole Survivor
Sarah

^1 In "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished", Sarah used a Legacy Advantage, negating Cirie's vote against her. Also, Aubry, Tai, and Troyzan each used Hidden Immunity Idols and negated all the votes cast at Tribal Council. Because of this and Brad possessing individual immunity, Cirie was the only person left who was not immune, automatically eliminating her from the game.

Post-Survivor[]

Cirie and Stephenie in Snake in the Grass

Cirie and fellow Survivor alumna Stephenie LaGrossa-Kendrick appeared in an episode of Snake in the Grass.

  • On June 22, 2006, Cirie, along with tribemate Melinda Hyder, appeared on the daytime soap Guiding Light. Cirie played an internal affairs officer.[5]
  • On January 9, 2010, Cirie attended Survivor's 10-year anniversary party along with all of her Heroes vs. Villains castmates.[6]
  • In February 2010, Cirie appeared on Late Show with David Letterman as Top Ten List Presenter #4 along with nine of her Heroes vs. Villains castmates.[7]
  • On December 19, 2010, Cirie was seen in the audience attending the Nicaragua Reunion Show. Though host Jeff Probst did not speak with her, Jeff mentioned her along with Rupert Boneham, also at the Reunion, as examples, explaining how Redemption Island for the upcoming season would work.
  • In 2011, Cirie was inducted into the Survivor Hall of Fame.
    Cirie the Traitors

    Cirie's promotional image for The Traitors.

  • Cirie, along with eight other former castaways, competed on a Survivor edition of The Price Is Right primetime special that aired on May 23, 2016.[8] Cirie helped her partner, Thomas, win the top prize of $25,000 in their pricing game.[9] Cirie and Thomas also made it to the Showcase, but lost to Joe Anglim and his partner due to overbidding on Thomas' Showcase.
  • Cirie appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful with fellow BB25 houseguest Matt Klotz as a physician who provides consult to Tanner Novlan & Ashley Jones's characters.[10]

Reality Television Career[]

  • Cirie competed in an episode of Snake In The Grass alongside Stephenie LaGrossa and Big Brother and The Amazing Race alumni Janelle Pierzina and Rachel Reilly. Cirie, Janelle and Rachel shared $100,000 after they correctly identified Stephenie as the "snake".
    BB25 Cirie Promotional Image

    Cirie's promotional image for Big Brother 25.

  • Cirie competed on the Peacock reality competition series The Traitors once again alongside Stephenie and Rachel. She was selected by host Alan Cumming to be one of the three "traitors" alongside Big Brother contestant Cody Calafiore and war veteran Christian De La Torre. The last Traitor in the game, Cirie was able to remain unidentified, thus solely walking away with the $250,000 prize.
  • From August to November 2023, Cirie competed on CBS's Big Brother 25, alongside her son Jared, who was her loved one on Game Changers.[11] Jared ended up finishing in 11th place, while Cirie herself finished in 5th place and was the fifth member of the jury after 93 days.
  • Cirie has recently expressed an interested to compete on The Amazing Race with her son Jared.[12]

Trivia[]

  • Cirie is the only member of the original Casaya tribe to reach the merge and be on the jury. Every other original tribe in Panama had three members reach the merge and at least one of them be on the jury.
  • Cirie was the only remaining member of her original tribe for the longest time in Survivor history, for 25 days between Ruth Marie Milliman's elimination on Day 11 and her own elimination on Day 36.
  • Cirie and Amanda Kimmel are the first castaways to make the final four twice. Cirie is also the only person to make it to the final four more than once and not reach the Final Tribal Council on either occasion.
    • Cirie is the first contestant in Survivor history to successfully make it to the finale episode as an active competitor in three different seasons, followed by Aubry Bracco, Parvati Shallow, and Rob Mariano. Cirie is the only one of the group who wasn't on Edge of Extinction to achieve this feat.
  • In Micronesia, Cirie became the second of two castaways to be the 18th person eliminated from a season. The first was Ian Rosenberger in Palau.
  • According to her profile for Heroes vs. Villains, Parvati Shallow stated that Cirie and Shane Powers were the previous Survivor castaways that she respected the most.[13]
  • Cirie is the oldest woman to compete on Heroes vs. Villains.
  • Cirie is one of three castaways to have their torch snuffed four times. She, Andrea Boehlke, and Tyson Apostol are tied for second behind Ozzy Lusth, who had his torch snuffed five times.
    • Despite having her torch snuffed four times, she has never been voted out by a majority of her tribe. In order, she received votes from 2/4, 1/3, 3/8, and 0/6 of her tribe.
  • Cirie is the first woman to compete in four seasons of Survivor. She was followed by Sandra Diaz-Twine and Parvati Shallow.
  • Cirie is the fifth castaway to be on three separate tribes within a season before the merge, following Jenna Lewis, Jerri Manthey, and Rupert Boneham on All-Stars, and Andrew Savage on Cambodia. They would be followed by Laurel Johnson and Sebastian Noel in Ghost Island.
  • Cirie went the longest without attending Tribal Council on Game Changers.
  • Cirie is the only person to be on every tribe in Game Changers.
  • Cirie is the only person to not receive a vote against her on Game Changers.
  • Cirie is the first person to be eliminated from the competition by virtue of being the sole person without immunity.
  • In Game Changers, Cirie became the second castaway to be eliminated at Tribal Council despite not having a single vote for the entire season, following Paschal English in Marquesas. They would be followed by Kara Kay in David vs. Goliath and Liz Wilcox in Survivor 46.
  • Cirie is the only person to be idoled out of multiple seasons.
  • Cirie lost 19 lbs. during her time on Game Changers.[14]
  • Having played 121 total days across her four seasons, Cirie has played the most days of any returning player who has never made it to the Final Tribal Council, and the most days of any returning player who has never been on Redemption Island or the Edge of Extinction at any point during their Survivor career.
  • Cirie is one of six returning players who has competed on at least three seasons without ever winning an individual Immunity Challenge. The others are James Clement, Tina Wesson, Jeff Varner, Sandra Diaz-Twine, and Sarah Lacina.
  • Cirie is the first former Survivor castaway to compete on Big Brother.
  • Cirie is the third Survivor castaway internationally to win an edition of The Traitors, following Pholien Systermans and Clémence Castel.

References[]

Survivor: Panama Castaways
 Aras
Viveros
S12 aras t
 Austin
Viveros
S12 austin t
 Bobby
Viveros
S12 bobby t
 Bruce
La Mina
S12 bruce t
 Cirie
Casaya
S12 cirie t
 Courtney
Bayoneta
S12 courtney t
 Dan
La Mina
S12 dan t
 Danielle
Bayoneta
S12 danielle t
 Melinda
Casaya
S12 melinda t
 Misty
Bayoneta
S12 misty t
 Nick
Viveros
S12 nick t
 Ruth Marie
Casaya
S12 ruthmarie t
 Sally
Bayoneta
S12 sally t
 Shane
La Mina
S12 shane t
 Terry
La Mina
S12 terry t
 Tina
Casaya
S12 tina t
Survivor: Micronesia Castaways
 Alexis
Airai
S16 alexis t
 Amanda
Malakal
S16 amanda t
 Ami
Malakal
S16 ami t
 Chet
Airai
S16 chet t
 Cirie
Malakal
S16 cirie t
 Eliza
Malakal
S16 eliza t
 Erik
Airai
S16 erik t
 James
Malakal
S16 james t
 Jason
Airai
S16 jason t
 Joel
Airai
S16 joel t
 Jon
Malakal
S16 jon t
 Jonathan
Malakal
S16 jonathan t
 Kathy
Airai
S16 kathy t
 Mary
Airai
S16 mary t
 Mikey B.
Airai
S16 mikeyb t
 Natalie
Airai
S16 natalie t
 Ozzy
Malakal
S16 ozzy t
 Parvati
Malakal
S16 parvati t
 Tracy
Airai
S16 tracy t
 Yau-Man
Malakal
S16 yauman t
Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains Castaways
 Amanda
Heroes
S20 amanda t
 Candice
Heroes
S20 candice t
 Cirie
Heroes
S20 cirie t
 Coach
Villains
S20 coach t
 Colby
Heroes
S20 colby t
 Courtney
Villains
S20 courtney t
 Danielle
Villains
S20 danielle t
 J.T.
Heroes
S20 jt t
 James
Heroes
S20 james t
 Jerri
Villains
S20 jerri t
 Parvati
Villains
S20 parvati t
 Randy
Villains
S20 randy t
 Rob
Villains
S20 rob t
 Rupert
Heroes
S20 rupert t
 Russell
Villains
S20 russell t
 Sandra
Villains
S20 sandra t
 Stephenie
Heroes
S20 stephenie t
 Sugar
Heroes
S20 sugar t
 Tom
Heroes
S20 tom t
 Tyson
Villains
S20 tyson t
Survivor: Game Changers Castaways
 Andrea
Nuku
S34 andrea t
 Aubry
Mana
S34 aubry t
 Brad
Nuku
S34 brad t
 Caleb
Mana
S34 caleb t
 Ciera
Mana
S34 ciera t
 Cirie
Nuku
S34 cirie t
 Debbie
Nuku
S34 debbie t
 Hali
Mana
S34 hali t
 J.T.
Nuku
S34 jt t
 Jeff
Mana
S34 jeff t
 Malcolm
Mana
S34 malcolm t
 Michaela
Mana
S34 michaela t
 Ozzy
Nuku
S34 ozzy t
 Sandra
Mana
S34 sandra t
 Sarah
Nuku
S34 sarah t
 Sierra
Nuku
S34 sierra t
 Tai
Nuku
S34 tai t
 Tony
Mana
S34 tony t
 Troyzan
Mana
S34 troyzan t
 Zeke
Nuku
S34 zeke t
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