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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 April 1966New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameCynthia Ellen Nixon
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 Chronicles," and "The Women," and she managed to appear in both "Hurlyburly" and "The Real Thing" at the same time. Her stage honors include winning a Theatre World Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and a Tony Award. She is also a founding member of Drama Dept., a New York-based theater company. She had been a working, though mostly unknown, actress for almost 20 years when she hit the big time with her role on HBO's Sex and the City (1998), where the naturally blond Nixon played red-haired workaholic lawyer Miranda Hobbes.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Christine Marinoni (27 May 2012 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (26)

Graduate of Hunter College High School in New York City.
Attended Barnard College.
Has been an on and off Broadway actress since 1980.
Naturally blonde.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1995 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Indiscretions."
When she was a child actress, Nixon appeared in Fifth of July in New York (and in a PBS broadcast of the play).
Was the only supporting character on Sex and the City (1998) to win an Emmy.
Was a guest at Sarah Jessica Parker's 40th birthday.
Received her first Tony Award for "The Rabbit Hole" as "Best Leading Actress in a Play" (11 June 2006).
Was number 88 on VH1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005).
Was up for the role of Dana Scully in The X-Files (1993). The part was ultimately given to Gillian Anderson.
Daughter of Anne Nixon, a researcher for To Tell the Truth (1956) (Cynthia once appeared on the show as a mystery guest) and Walter Nixon.
An only child.
Appeared on the game show To Tell the Truth (1956) when she was nine years old; she was one of the impostors.
Is a breast cancer survivor.
She is one of only 15 performers who have won a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy.

As of 2009 she only needs an Oscar to do the awards slam which only 8 others have done.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Guest star on the second episode of Law & Order (1990) and the second to last episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).
She and spouse, Christine Marinoni, the former New York director of the Alliance for Quality Education, continue to advocate together to increase financing for NYC's public schools.
Was in a relationship with Danny Mozes from 1988 to 2003. They have 2 children together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter Samantha Mozes in November 1996. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Danny Mozes.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a son Charles Ezekiel Mozes on December 16, 2002. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Danny Mozes.
A very liberal political activist, Nixon organized a May 2013 LGBT benefit for Bill deBlasio, a Democratic candidate running for mayor of New York City. She's also traveled around the U.S.campaigning to legalize gay marriage in several states, as well as speaking on behalf of Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC. In addition, she campaigned for President Obama's re-election in 2012 as well as for Minnesota Senator Al Franken.
Became a mother for the 3rd time at age 44, when her son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni was born on February 7, 2011. Child's was born by her fiancé (now wife), Christine Marinoni.
(May 27, 2012) Married her girlfriend of 8 years Christine Marinoni following a 3-year-long engagement.
Her father was from Texas and her mother was from Illinois. Her maternal grandfather was of German descent. Her other ancestry includes English, as well as some Scottish, Irish, and Welsh.

Personal Quotes (10)

Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I've really known for sure is something I wanted to do.
Married people are the enemy, they either pity you or they envy you. Marriage is something that can take you off your path.
I find the baby thing very, very easy. It's a no-brainer.
I'm fairly out of the loop when it comes to pop culture.
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 anyone take Charlie's Angels (1976) literally?".
My private life is private. But at the same time, I have nothing to hide. So what I will say is that I am very happy. [on being asked by The New York Daily News about her relationship with Christine Marinoni in September 2004]
"I gotta feel like Eleanor Roosevelt was about as anti-Miranda as you can get. I guess I don't want to do things that strike me as very Miranda".
I'm a very big public school advocate. I try to bring public awareness to increase funding. My kids go to public school. I grew up here [in New York], went to public school, got a great education. It wasn't a tough decision.
I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn't a struggle, there wasn't an attempt to suppress. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure.
[re materialism in Sex and the City (1998)] It's an aspect of the show I never liked. I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he's built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that's a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought: 'Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?'

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