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Cynthia Nixon


Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Indiscretions," "Angels in America," "The Heidi ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sex and the City
Sex and the City Miranda Hobbes
(1998-2004)
Sex and the City
Sex and the City Miranda Hobbes
(2008)
Amadeus
Amadeus Lorl
(1984)
Sex and the City 2
Sex and the City 2 Miranda Hobbes
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 The Evening Hour (pre-production)
Ruby Freeman
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie)
Nancy Reagan
 2016 Broad City (TV Series)
Barb
- 2016 (2016) ... Barb
 2015 The Affair (TV Series)
Marilyn
- 210 (2015) ... Marilyn
 2015 The Adderall Diaries
Jen Davis
 2015 James White
Gail White
 2015 Stockholm, Pennsylvania
Marcy Dargon
 2014 5 Flights Up
Lily Portman
 2014 Hannibal (TV Series)
Kade Prurnell
- Mizumono (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
- Hassun (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
- Sakizuke (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
- Kaiseki (2014) ... Kade Prurnell
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
Petranilla
- Checkmate (2012) ... Petranilla
- Queen (2012) ... Petranilla
- Rook (2012) ... Petranilla
- A People Revolt (2012) ... Petranilla (credit only)
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Cynthia Nixon
- Kidnapped by Danger (2012) ... Cynthia Nixon
 2011 Rampart
Barbara
 2010-2011 The Big C (TV Series)
Rebecca
- A Little Death (2011) ... Rebecca
- The Little c (2011) ... Rebecca
- Sexual Healing (2011) ... Rebecca
- Musical Chairs (2011) ... Rebecca
 2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Amanda Rollins
- Icarus (2011) ... Amanda Rollins
 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Michele Davis
 2009 An Englishman in New York
Penny Arcade
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Janis Donovan
- Alternate (2007) ... Janis Donovan
 2007 The Babysitters
Gail Beltran
 2007 Me, Eloise (TV Series)
- Eloise Goes to Hollywood Part 1 (2007) ... (voice)
 2006 3 lbs. (TV Series)
Dr. Karin Hanson
- Plugged In (2006) ... Dr. Karin Hanson
- Bad Boys (2006) ... Dr. Karin Hanson
- Disarming (2006) ... Dr. Karin Hanson
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series)
Anica Javanovich
 2005 One Last Thing...
Karen Jameison
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
Eleanor Roosevelt
 2005 ER (TV Series)
Ellie Shore
 2003 The Paper Mache Chase (Short)
Janice
 2000 Papa's Angels (TV Movie)
Sharon Jenkins
 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Sheena
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Trudy
- Alien Radio (1999) ... Trudy
 1996 'M' Word
Cara
 1996 The Cottonwood
Donna
 1996 Marvin's Room
Retirement Home Director
 1996 Early Edition (TV Series)
Sheila
- Baby (1996) ... Sheila
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Melissa
- Aloha Nash (1996) ... Melissa
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
- Children Remember the Holocaust (1995) ... (voice)
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Vivian Campbell
- Pilot (1994) ... Vivian Campbell
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Alice Stark
 1993 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Alice Morgan
- Threshold of Fear (1993) ... Alice Morgan
 1992 Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings! (TV Short)
 1992 Through an Open Window (Short)
Nancy Cooper
 1991 Face of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Tina
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Donna
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Donna
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Donna
 1990 The Love She Sought (TV Movie)
Janet Raft
 1990 Law & Order (TV Series)
Laura Di Biasi
- Subterranean Homeboy Blues (1990) ... Laura Di Biasi
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Annie
- Gathering Clouds: Part 2 (1990) ... Annie
- Gathering Clouds: Part 1 (1990) ... Annie
 1982-1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah / Shirley Talley
- Women & Wallace (1990) ... Sarah
 1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jackie
- Silent Fury (1989) ... Jackie
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Allison Parrish Slocum
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... Allison Parrish Slocum
 1988 The Murder of Mary Phagan (TV Mini-Series)
Doreen
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Doreen
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Doreen
 1986 The Manhattan Project
Jenny Anderman
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
Michelle
 1984 Amadeus
Lorl
 1983 I Am the Cheese
Amy Hertz
 1979-1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Amy Cassidy / Melanie Gamble
- It's No Crush, I'm in Love (1983) ... Amy Cassidy
- Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid (1979) ... Melanie Gamble
 1982 My Body, My Child (TV Movie)
Nancy
 1981 Tattoo
Cindy
 1981 Prince of the City
Jeannie
 1980 Little Darlings
Sunshine
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Melissa
- The Rocking Chair Rebellion (1979) ... Melissa
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Print ad for Buick, 2003. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 11 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Sex and the City (1998) has big fantasy elements, we're not trying to be role models. We look great so much of the time - we never have on the same outfit twice. But, frankly, most of my single friends complain endlessly that there are no men out there - so the idea that there's some fabulous guy round every corner is fantastical. It's a comedy! Who would take a social satire literally? Did ... See more »

Trivia:

Two of her films held their world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, James White (2015) and Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015). The films premiered on the same day. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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