Cynthia Nixon

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  • Birth Name: Cynthia Ellen Nixon
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/09/1966, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Although she came to prominence as go-getting lawyer Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, this Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress started working professionally as a young teen. Over the years, Cynthia Nixon has showed amazing versatility, appearing on stage and screen in both comedies and dramas, often working on multiple projects at once. (In the mid-'80s she performed in two Broadway shows — The Real Thing and Hurlyburly — simultaneously.) Nixon transitioned easily into adult roles and has worked consistently since. She separated from the father of her two children in 2003. In 2009, Nixon announced her engagement to education activist Christine Marinoni at a gay-rights rally in New York. Cynthia Nixon Fast Facts:
  • Made her television debut in 1979's "The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid," an ABC Afterschool Special about a genie who grants wishes to a lonely boy.
  • In 1980, made her film debut in Little Darlings, a coming-of-age tale that starred Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol and Matt Dillon.
  • Also in 1980, made her stage debut in a Broadway revival of The Philadelphia Story and won a Theater World Award for her performance.
  • Simultaneously appeared in two Broadway plays directed by Mike Nichols during her freshman year of college.
  • Founding member of The Drama Dept., a New York theater group.
  • Cynthia Nixon Relationships:
  • Christine Marinoni - Wife
  • Samantha Mozes - Daughter
  • Charles Ezekiel Mozes - Son
  • Anne Nixon - Mother
  • Danny Mozes - Ex-significant Other
  • Walter Nixon - Father
  • Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni - Son
  • Cynthia Nixon Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2000 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2006 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • Barnard College, New York, NY (BA in English, 1988)

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