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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Cynthia Nixon: The cavalry isn't coming to save us
CNN - 25 days
When Donald Trump presents his State of the Union address this week, it will be because the Constitution requires the President to give recommendations on measures he deems "necessary." Well, I propose a twist on that tradition: how about the people of this country give him their recommendations for what is necessary?
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Cynthia Nixon: The Ghost Bride
NYTimes - 3 months
She plays the unwedded undead for our series of Horror Show films.
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Modern Love Podcast: Cynthia Nixon Reads ‘Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time’
NYTimes - 6 months
On this week’s podcast, the “Sex and the City” actress reads Mary Alice Hostetter’s essay about the coming-out letters she and her brother sent to their conservative father.
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Cynthia Nixon silent on speculation over race for New York governor
Reuters.com - 7 months
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actress Cynthia Nixon, best known for playing cynical lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the HBO TV series "Sex and the City", was tight-lipped on Monday when asked about media reports that she is a potential candidate for New York governor.
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Cynthia Nixon quiet on NY Governor speculation
Reuters.com - 7 months
Actress Cynthia Nixon, who stars in 'The Only Living Boy in New York', was tight-lipped when asked about media reports that she is a potential candidate for New York governor
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Cynthia Nixon Is Reportedly Weighing A Big Role: New York Governor
Huffington Post - 7 months
The Wall Street Journal reports that liberal supporters have approached the “Sex and the City” actress to run in 2018.
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Trump Gave Cynthia Nixon Her First Emmy And She Wishes He Hadn’t
The Huffington Post - 8 months
We’ll raise a Cosmo to this burn. In 2004, Cynthia Nixon won her first Emmy award for her portrayal of the refreshingly cynical Miranda Hobbes on “Sex and the City.” More...
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Cynthia Nixon, Ben Platt and Kevin Spacey at Tonys After-Parties
NYTimes - 9 months
The official after-party was held at the Plaza hotel, followed by O&M’s annual party at the Carlyle.
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How Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon Smile at Their Enemies
NYTimes - 9 months
Have you been told to smile by strangers on the street? So have Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon. They explain how they smile at their enemies in real life and on Broadway, where they star in Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes."
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Cynthia Nixon Clarifies Why She Once Said Her Sexuality Was A 'Choice'
Huffington Post - 10 months
Cynthia Nixon is super busy. She’s starring on Broadway, alternating lead roles with Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman’s 1939 play “The Little Foxes,” for which she’s getting a torrent of rave reviews. She’s on movie screens across the country, too, as the 19th century poet Emily Dickinson in Terrence Davies’ brilliant biopic, “A Quiet Passion,” which is also earning her stunning accolades.  And Nixon has plunged herself full force into the resistance movement against President Donald Trump, speaking at the Women’s March in New York in January and lending her voice whenever she can. She’s striking an empowering and hopeful note for those who were shocked and horrified by Trump’s election. “It’s very daunting, but I think it’s really important to be in full possession of what victories we’ve had, because we’ve had quite a few,” she told me in an interview on SiriusXM Progress this week. “And certainly the triumph of our judicial system, and blocking the Muslim ban. And it’s not j...
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Cynthia Nixon brings Emily Dickinson to life in Terence Davies' 'A Quiet Passion'
LATimes - 10 months
“A Quiet Passion,” Terence Davies’ masterful new movie, plays out in the sunny gardens and lamp-lighted drawing rooms of 19th-century Amherst, Mass., where Emily Dickinson spent most of her 55 years patiently making her monumental contribution to American literature. At first glance, the film,...
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Review: ‘A Quiet Passion’ Poetically Captures Emily Dickinson
NYTimes - 11 months
Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life in Terence Davies’s new film.
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Review: ‘A Quiet Passion’ Poetically Captures Emily Dickinson
NYTimes - 11 months
Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life in Terence Davies’s new film.
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Cynthia Nixon is 'afraid for us all' with Trump as President
Fox News - 12 months
Cynthia Nixon says she’s “scared for her daughter” under a Donald Trump government.
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    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 48
    In 2015, Nixon appeared in two films, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Stockholm, Pennsylvania, and James White.
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  • 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.
    In 2012, Nixon starred as Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway debut of Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize–winning play Wit.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    It was announced in June 2010 that Nixon would appear in four episodes of the Showtime series The Big C.
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    In March 2010, Nixon received the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.
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  • 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.
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    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).
    She also won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for An Inconvenient Truth.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    In 2008, Nixon made a brief uncredited cameo in the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 37
    In 2004, Nixon began dating education activist Christine Marinoni.
  • 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.
  • 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."
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  • 1988
    Age 21
    From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in a relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes.
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    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 18
    In 1985, she appeared alongside Jeff Daniels in Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky at Second Stage Theatre.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 1980
    Age 13
    She made her Broadway debut as Dinah Lord in a 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story.
    Nixon made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on April 9, 1966.
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