Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon
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). She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, a Grammy Award, and a GLAAD Media Award.
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25,000 Hit The Streets In Massive NYC Anti-Trump Rally Hours Before Inauguration Day
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The last time Clark Luster marched in New York City was in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War. Over half a century later, the 72-year-old retiree from Asheville, North Carolina, says a new threat has compelled him to hit the streets once again: President-elect Donald Trump. “We’ve got to do something about him,” Luster told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “What’s happened since the election ― the appointments of his Cabinet, the incompetence demonstrated during the confirmation hearings, [Trump’s] relationship to Russia ― all of these things come together and tell you that we’re in a very unsettled and unreasonable time.” Luster is one of 25,000 people, according to event organizers, who flooded the streets surrounding Trump International Hotel and Tower near Central Park during the “We Stand United” rally on the eve of Trump’s inauguration. Filmmaker Michael Moore and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the massive anti-Trump demonstration. Other high ...
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Killing Reagan: A Film in Need of Life Support
Huffington Post - 4 months
Sunday night, I found myself in the crosshairs of the long-awaited Killing Reagan, and, well, I was not exactly slain. That was not due to any preconceived political ideas about Reagan. Frankly, now trapped in the political hospice called the Trump and Hillary room, even a passing revisit of Reagan's life, albeit at his nadir, swept in a momentary breath of optimism. The inspiration for this biopic was the book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, another in the Killing Series page-turners; this one is a fairly effective work, as was their earlier attempt, Killing Kennedy. The O'Reilly-Dugard formula is to collect the lesser-known facts of history --usually about someone slain, or in the case of Reagan, nearly assassinated --and to weave a new narrative, from the melodramatic, even salacious details. As someone under the same microscope of biopic filmmaking (www.silencepatton.com), I applaud O'Reilly for convincing a general audience to watch anything about history beyond the his ...
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LADY IN RED; The Incredibly Talented CYNTHIA NIXON Suits Up In Scarlet For KILLING REAGAN!
Huffington Post - 4 months
An entire nation literally divided over mixed feelings toward former president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, both very well-known for bringing extreme conservatism back into the White House, there's one thing that's pretty much unanimous when it comes to the character of this couple- they are certainly complex individuals. A former movie star that had made it into the role of Commander and Chief, and a woman known for extreme poise while still often appalling the public for her spendthrift behavior, Ronald and Nancy, if nothing else, were heavily multifaceted people- and that requires the finest of actors to play them, and Killing Reagan has found just the perfect caliber of talent to fill those roles. While the extremely acclaimed and versatile Tim Matheson takes on the former President in a performance critics are already raving about, the unbelievably gifted Cynthia Nixon is cast as Nancy, stealing scenes as she usually does while bringing her nuanced excellence and i ...
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Barbra Streisand Zings Trump With Broadway Classic At LGBT Fundraiser
Huffington Post - 5 months
Barbra Streisand just laid into Donald Trump in the most Babs way possible. The stage and screen legend, 74, took the stage Friday at an LGBT for Hillary event in New York, crooning a tender version of “Send in the Clowns” ― with rewritten lyrics that zinged Trump.  “Is he that rich? Maybe he’s poor,” Streisand sang, as seen in the video above. “Something’s amiss, I don’t approve. If he were running the free world, where would we move?” The diva’s new take on the song, which was written by Stephen Sondheim for the 1973 Broadway musical “A Little Night Music,” offered praise for Hillary Clinton, a longtime pal.  “Hillary’s kind, smart ― that is clear,” Streisand continued. “While she is giving us hope, Trump is selling us fear!” Later in the song, she blasted the Republican nominee as a “sad, vulgar clown.”  The tune was reportedly part of Streisand’s intimate, seven-song set at the Sept. 9 event, which was held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The e ...
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Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Are to Trade Roles in ‘The Little Foxes’
NYTimes - 9 months
The show, set to begin previews on March 29, will have the actresses alternating roles, much like the actors in the 2000 Broadway production of “True West.”
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Cynthia Nixon, Philip Dawkins, Brett Neveu part of 'Solo Celebration!'
Chicago Times - 11 months
The Greenhouse Theater Center on Tuesday announced the 12-play lineup for its inaugural "Solo Celebration!" series, including a Chicago premiere directed by "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon and world premieres from local playwrights Philip Dawkins and Brett Neveu. The series runs June-February....
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NYC's LGBT Center Dinner To Honor Mary Louise Parker, Raise Funds For Youth
Huffington Post - 11 months
New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center is throwing its annual Center Dinner on Thursday, April 14 and it's hoping to raise over a million dollars to help fund programing. Held at the famed Cipriani's in downtown Manhattan, the event will honor Emmy and Tony Award-winner Mary Louise Parker and BNY Mellon for their commitment to LGBT rights and equality. Other stars slated to attend The Center Dinner include Cynthia Nixon, Michael C. Hall, Whoopi Goldberg, Lea DeLaria and more. There will also be a silent art auction to raise funds for The Center’s first-of-its-kind outpatient substance use treatment program for LGBT youth.  Established in 1983, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center welcomes more than 300,000 visitors to its building in the West Village each year.  For more details about The Center Dinner and to purchase tickets, head here. For more info about NYC's L ...
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UN Brings Ambassadors From 17 Nations To Broadway's 'Fun Home'
Huffington Post - 12 months
The stars of the hit Broadway musical “Fun Home” performed to an audience that included Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and 17 U.N. ambassadors from around the world Tuesday evening. But for all of the razzle-dazzle, it was more than just a simple night of song-and-dance for the diplomatic crowd. Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name, “Fun Home” is a compelling look at two sides of the queer experience, pairing a young lesbian’s coming-of-age with the darker journey of her closeted gay father, who commits suicide after a string of secret affairs with men. The show, which won five Tony Awards last year including Best Musical, was a strategic choice on Power’s behalf, as the 17 ambassadors present represented nations with varying stances on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. In attendance were ambassadors from Australia, Costa Rica, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Russia, which has sparked internati ...
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Mya Taylor Just Became The First Transgender Performer To Win A Major Film Award
Huffington Post - 12 months
Mya Taylor just made history: On Saturday afternoon, she became the first transgender performer to win a high-profile Hollywood accolade.  Honored for her work in "Tangerine," Taylor took home the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. It marked the culmination of a lengthy awards season for the movie, whose distributor, Magnolia Pictures, staged a low-key Oscar campaign that also garnered Taylor a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor. At the Independent Spirit Awards, which recognize American movies made for less than $20 million, Taylor was up against Robin Bartlett (“H.”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Anomalisa”), Marin Ireland (“Glass Chin”) and Cynthia Nixon (“James White”). Her co-star, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, was nominated for Best Female Lead, but lost to Brie Larson ("Room"). "There is transgender talent," Taylor said during her acceptance speech. "There's very beautiful transgender talent. So, you better get it out there and put it in your next movie." ...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals Her True Thoughts On Carrie And Big's Marriage
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big's tumultuous relationship was a main focal point of "Sex and the City." They loved each other, sure, but it was never clear if the two were actually supposed to end up together, let alone married, like they do in the "SATC" movies.  Luckily, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie in the hit series, weighed in and settled the debate ... for now, at least.  "As I recall, the way Carrie and Big married was something she wanted rather than a feeling that life was slipping away and she best settle quickly," Bradshaw said in a recent interview with Yahoo Style. "I don’t think of it as someone diminishing herself by letting a man marry her -- it always felt that she had arrived at that on her own." She added, "But the beauty is we can all have lots and lots of opinions about lots of choices Carrie made that we object to or that we stand by."  One of the main objectors? "SATC" creator Darren Star, who made his opinion about Big and Carrie's relation ...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals Her True Thoughts On Carrie And Big's Marriage
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big's tumultuous relationship was a main focal point of "Sex and the City." They loved each other, sure, but it was never clear if the two were actually supposed to end up together, let alone married, like they do in the "SATC" movies.  Luckily, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie in the hit series, weighed in and settled the debate ... for now, at least.  "As I recall, the way Carrie and Big married was something she wanted rather than a feeling that life was slipping away and she best settle quickly," Bradshaw said in a recent interview with Yahoo Style. "I don’t think of it as someone diminishing herself by letting a man marry her -- it always felt that she had arrived at that on her own." She added, "But the beauty is we can all have lots and lots of opinions about lots of choices Carrie made that we object to or that we stand by."  One of the main objectors? "SATC" creator Darren Star, who made his opinion about Big and Carrie's relation ...
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Sundance So Far: Opening Night Brings A Stunning Norman Lear Doc And Lukewarm Cancer Dramedy 'Other People'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The hills of Park City are alive with the sounds of the Sundance Film Festival, which began on Thursday night and becomes an all-day affair on Friday. The Huffington Post is on the scene, having caught two films that seem destined to produce a lot of chatter over the next 11 days.  "Other People" Written and directed by Chris Kelly Starring Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, June Squibb, Maude Apatow, Zach Woods and Retta “Tonight I’m seeing ‘Other People'” (get it?) was the joke du jour among Park City’s press crowd on Thursday, when “Saturday Night Live” and “Broad City” writer Chris Kelly’s debut film opened Sundance. It stars Jesse Plemons in an unlikely role as a struggling gay comedy writer named David -- an analogue of Kelly -- who returns home to dull Sacramento to care for his cancer-stricken mother (Molly Shannon). He faces lingering judgment from a father (Bradley Whitford) who, a decade after David came out, still refuses to use the word “boyfriend,” ...
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Sundance So Far: Opening Night Brings A Stunning Norman Lear Doc And Lukewarm Cancer Dramedy 'Other People'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The hills of Park City are alive with the sounds of the Sundance Film Festival, which began on Thursday night and becomes an all-day affair on Friday. The Huffington Post is on the scene, having caught two films that seem destined to produce a lot of chatter over the next 11 days.  "Other People" Written and directed by Chris Kelly Starring Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, June Squibb, Maude Apatow, Zach Woods and Retta “Tonight I’m seeing ‘Other People'” (get it?) was the joke du jour among Park City’s press crowd on Thursday, when “Saturday Night Live” and “Broad City” writer Chris Kelly’s debut film opened Sundance. It stars Jesse Plemons in an unlikely role as a struggling gay comedy writer named David -- an analogue of Kelly -- who returns home to dull Sacramento to care for his cancer-stricken mother (Molly Shannon). He faces lingering judgment from a father (Bradley Whitford) who, a decade after David came out, still refuses to use the word “boyfriend,” ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cynthia Nixon
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 49
    In May 2016, it was announced that Nixon would play Nancy Reagan in the upcoming television film adaptation of Killing Reagan.
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    She is set to play Nancy Reagan in the 2016 television film Killing Reagan.
    More Details Hide Details Nixon was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Anne Elizabeth (née Knoll; 1930 - 2012), originally from Chicago, Illinois, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist from Texas. She graduated from Hunter College High School and attended Barnard College. In the spring of 1986, she studied abroad with Semester at Sea.
  • 2015
    Age 48
    In 2015, Nixon appeared in two films, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Stockholm, Pennsylvania, and James White.
    More Details Hide Details She received critical acclaim for both performances, especially for the latter, which many considered as "Oscar-worthy". Nixon played the leading role of reclusive American poet Emily Dickinson in the biographical film A Quiet Passion directed and written by Terence Davies. The film premiered in February 2016 at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • 2012
    Age 45
    In 2012, Nixon also starred as Petranilla in the TV miniseries of Ken Follett's World Without End broadcast on the ReelzChannel, alongside Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley and Miranda Richardson.
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    In 2012, Nixon starred as Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway debut of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize–winning play Wit.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club, the play opened January 26, 2012 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Nixon received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play for this performance.
  • 2010
    Age 43
    It was announced in June 2010 that Nixon would appear in four episodes of the Showtime series The Big C.
    More Details Hide Details Nixon appeared in a Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode based on the problems surrounding the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Her character is "Amanda Reese, the high-strung and larger-than-life director behind a problem-plagued Broadway version of Icarus", loosely modeled after Spider-Man director, Julie Taymor.
    In March 2010, Nixon received the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The award is presented to an openly LGBT media professional "who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community".
  • 2009
    Age 42
    Nixon and Marinoni became engaged in April 2009 and were married in New York City on May 27, 2012, with Nixon wearing a custom-made, pale green dress by Carolina Herrera. Marinoni gave birth to a son, Max Ellington, in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Regarding her sexual orientation, Nixon remarked in 2007: "I don't really feel I've changed. I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn't seem so strange. I'm just a woman in love with another woman." She identified herself as bisexual in 2012. Nixon has taken a public stand supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington state, Marinoni's home state, hosting a fund-raising event in support of Washington Referendum 74 for that purpose. In October 2006, Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer during routine mammography. She initially decided not to go public with her illness because of the stigma involved, but in April 2008, she announced her battle with the disease in an interview with Good Morning America. Since then, Nixon has become a breast cancer activist. She convinced the head of NBC to air her breast cancer special in a prime time program, and became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
    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).
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    She also won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for An Inconvenient Truth.
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  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, Nixon made a brief uncredited cameo in the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
    More Details Hide Details She appears in the background when Jason Segel's character mimics characters from Sex in the City at a bar.
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 38
    In December 2005, she appeared in the Fox TV series House in the episode "Deception", as a patient who suffers a seizure.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details She followed up with a turn as Eleanor Roosevelt for HBO's Warm Springs (2005), which chronicled Franklin Delano Roosevelt's quest for a miracle cure for his polio. Nixon earned an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance.
  • 2004
    Age 37
    In 2004, Nixon began dating education activist Christine Marinoni.
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  • 2002
    Age 35
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 26
    She played the role of an agoraphobic woman in a February 1993 episode of Murder, She Wrote titled, "Threshold of Fear."
    More Details Hide Details She replaced Marcia Gay Harden as Harper Pitt in Tony Kushner's Angels in America (1994), received a Tony nomination for her performance in Indiscretions (Les Parents Terribles) (1996, her sixth Broadway show) and, though she originally lost the part to another actress, eventually took over the role of Lala Levy in the Tony-winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo (1997). Nixon was a founding member of the theatrical troupe The Drama Dept., which included Sarah Jessica Parker, Dylan Baker, John Cameron Mitchell and Billy Crudup among its actors, appearing in the group's productions of Kingdom on Earth (1996), June Moon and As Bees in Honey Drown (both 1997), Hope is the Thing with Feathers (1998), and The Country Club (1999). Nixon has contributed supporting performances to Addams Family Values (1993), Baby's Day Out (1994), Marvin's Room (1996) and The Out-of-Towners (1999).
  • 1988
    Age 21
    From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in a relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children together, daughter Sam (born 1996) and son Charles Ezekiel (born 2002).
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was the guest star in the second episode of the long running NBC television series Law & Order.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 18
    In 1985, she appeared alongside Jeff Daniels in Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky at Second Stage Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details She landed her first major supporting role in a movie as an intelligent teenager who aids her boyfriend (Christopher Collet) in building a nuclear bomb in Marshall Brickman's The Manhattan Project (1986). Nixon was part of the cast of the NBC miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan (NBC, 1988) starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey, and portrayed the daughter of a presidential candidate (Michael Murphy) in Tanner '88 (1988), Robert Altman's political satire for HBO. She reprised the role for the 2004 sequel Tanner on Tanner.
  • 1984
    Age 17
    In 1984, while a freshman at Barnard College, Nixon made theatrical history by simultaneously appearing in two hit Broadway plays directed by Mike Nichols.
    More Details Hide Details These were The Real Thing, where Nixon played the daughter of Jeremy Irons and Christine Baranski; and Hurlyburly, where she played a young woman who encounters sleazy Hollywood executives. The two theaters were just two blocks apart and Nixon's roles were both short, so she could run from one to the other. Onscreen, she played the role of Salieri's maid/spy, Lorl, in Amadeus (1984).
  • 1982
    Age 15
    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.
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  • 1980
    Age 13
    She made her Broadway debut as Dinah Lord in a 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story.
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    Nixon made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story.
    More Details Hide Details Other Broadway credits include: The Real Thing (1983), Hurlyburly (1983), Indiscretions (1995), The Women (2001) and Wit (2012). She won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole. On television, she played Eleanor Roosevelt in Warm Springs (2005), won the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2007), and played Michele Davis in Too Big to Fail (2011).
  • 1979
    Age 12
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She made her feature debut co-starring with Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal in Little Darlings (1980).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on April 9, 1966.
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