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Cynthia Nixon Biography

Birth Name:
Cynthia Ellen Nixon
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

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