Cynthia Nixon

  • Birth Name: Cynthia Ellen Nixon
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • 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.

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.
  • Alternated playing the two female lead characters in The Little Foxes with co-star Laura Linney in a 2017 Broadway production of the play.

Awards

  • 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
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album: Winner
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 2017, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1995, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: 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

Relationships

  • Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni — Son
  • Samantha Mozes — Daughter
  • Christine Marinoni — Wife
  • Charles Ezekiel Mozes — Son
  • Anne Nixon — Mother
  • Danny Mozes — Ex-significant Other
  • Walter Nixon — Father
  • Christine Marinoni — Husband
  • Danny Mozes — Ex-fiancé

College

  • Barnard College, New York, New York, United States (BA in English, 1988)
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