April 9, 1966
55 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
32-24-35 in | 83-61-89 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
Cynthia Ellen Nixon was born in Manhattan, New York, United States, on April 9, 1966, is an American actress.
Young Cynthia Nixon first started performing in school theater productions.
She got her television debut as an imposter in game show To Tell the Truth, at the age of 9.
She began her professional acting career in ABC Afterschool Special The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid (1979), at the age of 12.
She made her big screen debut in teen comedy drama film Little Darlings (2011) in role as Sunshine Walker.
Her breakthrough performance came as Miranda Hobbes in HBO romantic comedy drama series S*x and the City (1998-2004).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "The Philadelphia Story" (1980-1981) in role as Dinah Lord, at Vivian Beaumont Theatre, for which she won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Individual.
She played Miranda Hobbes in romantic comedy films:
S*x and the City: The Movie (2008)
S*x and the City 2 (2010)
She was nominated for a Chicago Film Critics Association Award and a Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gail White in drama movie James White (2015).
She was nominated for the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series for her role as Marcy Dargon in drama film Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015).
She won the Florida Film Critics Circle Award and was nominated for the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for her role as Emily Dickinson in biographical film A Quiet Passion (2016).
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film — Comedy, Fantasy or Drama for her role as Jenny Anderman in science fiction thriller film The Manhattan Project (1986).
Tattoo (1981) thriller with Bruce Dern, Maud Adams and Leonard Frey
Baby's Day Out (1994) adventure comedy opposite Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano and Lara Flynn Boyle
One Last Thing... (2006) comedy drama with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ethan Hawke and Wyclef Jean
The Babysitters (2007) drama opposite John Leguizamo and Katherine Waterston
Warm Springs (2005) biography drama with Kenneth Branagh, Kathy Bates and Tim Blake Nelson
Rampart (2011) drama opposite Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche and Ben Foster
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) drama with Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale and Pierce Brosnan
The Parting Glass (2018) drama opposite Ed Asner, Rhys Ifans, Melissa Leo and Anna Paquin
Stray Dolls (2019) crime thriller in role as Una, opposite Olivia DeJonge and Robert Aramayo
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Miranda Hobbes in HBO romantic comedy drama series S*x and the City (1998-2004) also she was nominated twice for the same award.
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Janis Donovan in NBC crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2007).
Tanner '88 (1988) HBO political mockumentary miniseries in role as Alex Tanner
The Young Riders (1990) ABC western series in role as Annie
Love, Lies and Murder (1991) NBC miniseries in role as Donna
Tanner on Tanner (2004) comedy miniseries in role as Alex Tanner
The Big C (2010-2011) Showtime drama series in role as Rebecca
World Without End (2012) historical drama miniseries in role as Petronilla
Alpha House (2013-2014) Amazon Prime Video political satire series in role as Senator Carly Armiston
Hannibal (2014) NBC psychological horror thriller series in role as Kade Prurnell
Ratched (2020) Netflix psychological thriller series in role as Gwendolyn Briggs
The Gilded Age (2021) HBO historical drama series in role as Ada Brook
And Just Like That... (2021) HBO romantic comedy drama series in role as Miranda Hobbes
Attended the Hunter College Elementary School.
Graduated from the Hunter College High School in 1984.
Graduated from the Barnard College, with a bachelor’s degree in arts.
Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Has English, German, Scottish, Irish and Welsh ancestry.
Founded off-Broadway theatrical troupe "Drama Dept.", with Sara Jessica Parker.
She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Becca in a play "Rabbit Hole" (2006), at Biltomore Theatre.
She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Birdie Hubbard / Regina Giddens in a play "The Little Foxes" (2017).
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Madeleine in a play "Indiscretions" (1995), at Ethel Barrymore Theatre
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. in a play "Wit" (2012), at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
She made her debut as a stage director with Broadway play "Rasheeda Speaking" (2015).
She is an advocate for LGBT rights in the United States.
Received the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2010.
She is an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
She won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (shared with Beau Bridges and Blair Underwood) for An Inconvenient Truth, in 2009.
Lives in New York City, New York, United States.
Has been in a relationship with Danny Mozes (1988-2003), they have one son, Charles Ezekiel and one daughter, Samantha.
She started dating Christine Marinoni in 2004, the couple got married in 2012, they have one son, Max Ellington.