Cynthia Nixon

Born Apr 9, 1966
Age 50
Hometown the United States
Religion Jewish
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater BA English, Barna...
High School Hunter College Hi...

Cynthia Ellen Nixon is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004), Sex and the City and its sequel Sex and the City 2. Some of her other work has included starring in the films: The Manhattan Project, Baby's Day Out, Let It Ride, Warm Springs, Little Manhattan, The Babysitters, Rampart and a recurring role in the television show The Big C.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cynthia Nixon.


1966 Birth Born on April 9, 1966.


1979 13 Years Old Nixon's first onscreen appearance was as an imposter on To Tell the Truth, where her mother worked. She began acting at age 12 as the object of a wealthy school mate's crush in The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid, a 1979 ABC Afterschool Special. … Read More
1980 14 Years Old 1 More Event
Nixon made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story. … Read More
1982 16 Years Old Alternating between film, TV and stage, she did projects like the 1982 ABC movie My Body, My Child, the features Prince of the City (1981) and I Am the Cheese (1983), and the 1982 Off-Broadway productions of John Guare's Lydie Breeze.
1984 18 Years Old In 1984, while a freshman at Barnard College, Nixon made theatrical history by simultaneously appearing in two hit Broadway plays directed by Mike Nichols. … Read More
1985 19 Years Old In 1985, she appeared alongside Jeff Daniels in Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky at Second Stage Theatre. … Read More


1988 22 Years Old 1 More Event
On stage, Nixon portrayed Juliet in a 1988 New York Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet, and acted in the workshop production of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles, playing several characters after it came to Broadway in 1989. … Read More


2002 36 Years Old …  In 2002, she also landed a role in the indie comedy Igby Goes Down, and her turn in the theatrical production of Clare Boothe Luce's play The Women was captured for PBS' Stage on Screen series.
2004 38 Years Old In 2004, Nixon began dating education activist Christine Marinoni.
2005 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Post-Sex in the City, Nixon made a guest appearance on ER in 2005, as a mother who undergoes a tricky procedure to lessen the effects of a debilitating stroke. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old In 2006, she appeared in David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole in a Manhattan Theatre Club production, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Play). (This part was later played by Nicole Kidman in the movie adaptation of the play.) In 2008, she revived her role as Miranda Hobbes in the Sex and the City feature film, directed by HBO executive producer Michael Patrick King and co-starring the cast of the original series.
2008 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 2008, she won an Emmy for her guest appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portraying a woman pretending to have dissociative identity disorder.
2009 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Nixon won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album along with Beau Bridges and Blair Underwood for the album An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore).
2010 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010, Nixon received the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. … Read More
2012 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Nixon starred as Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway debut of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize–winning play Wit. … Read More
2015 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Nixon appeared in two films, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Stockholm, Pennsylvania, and James White. … Read More
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