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Overview (3)

Born in New 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.

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Family (3)

Spouse Christine Marinoni (27 May 2012 - present)  (1 child)
Children Mozes, Samuel "Seph"
Mozes, Charles Ezekiel
Nixon-Marinoni, Max Ellington
Parents Anne Nixon
Nixon, Walter

Trivia (32)

Graduate of Hunter College High School in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
Cynthia attended Barnard College, the affiliated sister school of Columbia University, both primarily located in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Barnard was founded in 1889 as a woman's college, in response to Columbia College's (some of the other colleges of Columbia University already admitted women by that time.) then refusal to admit women (Barnard is officially affiliated with, but legally and financially separate from Columbia), although the two schools feature shared classes, clubs, fraternities and sororities, sports teams, buildings, mostly overlapping and contiguous campuses, and more, plus Barnard students receive a diploma which is signed by the presidents of both Barnard and Columbia (and Barnard is named after Columbia's 10th president, Frederick Barnard). Although Columbia College and University became fully co-educational in 1983, Barnard continues as a women's only school to this day (as of 2020).
Has been an on and off Broadway actress since 1980.
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," written by Lanford Wilson, on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA (and in a PBS broadcast of the stage play), and finally in the play-based TV movie of the same name (American Playhouse: Fifth of July (1982)), which appeared on both Showtime and PBS (with the PBS version being self-censored for language and certain "adult themes," causing it to be approximately 14 minutes shorter than what was shown on Showtime. Only the PBS version is available on DVD).
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" on June 11, 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.
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, an Emmy, and a Grammy.

As of 2009 she only needs an Oscar to do the awards slam (referred to as an "EGOT"), 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 third time at age 44, when her son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni was born February 7, 2011. Max was delivered by her fiancée (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.
In 2015, she made her debut as a stage director with the Broadway play "Rasheeda Speaking" starring Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins.
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.
In 1984-85, while still in her teens and still a high school student, Nixon appeared in two different Broadway plays simultaneously: Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing" and David Rabe's "Hurlyburly." This was possible because " "Hurlyburly" is a much longer play than "The Real Thing," and also because her character in "Hurlyburly," Donna, only appears in the very beginning and the very end of the play while her character in "The Real Thing," Debbie, is only in one scene during act 2. Both of these productions had the same director, Mike Nichols. In 2014, Nixon appeared in another Broadway production of "The Real Thing"--this time as Charlotte, Debbie's mother.
Won the 2017 Tony Award for "The Little Foxes" (Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play).
Nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for "Wit" (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play).
In the "Law & Order" (1990) episode "Subterranean Homeboy Blues" (1990), Nixon's future "Sex and the City" co-star Chris Noth reads Nixon's character her Miranda rights. "Miranda" is the name of Nixon's "Sex and the City" character.
On March 19, 2018 she announced her run for the Democratic nomination for governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo. She filed a petition with 65,000 signatures, more than four times the 15,000 required to force a primary election. Nixon ultimately lost the primary election to Cuomo 65%-34%.
Grew up as the daughter of a single mother in a five-flight walk-up one-bedroom apartment in New York City, New York, USA.

Personal Quotes (11)

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?'
So many people think they know me. They know one slice of me, and the slice they know is really mostly a fictional person.

Salary (1)

Sex and the City (2008) $3 million

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