Cynthia Nixon life and biography

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Cynthia Nixon biography

Date of birth : 1966-04-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-16
Credited as : Actress, Sex and the City,

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Cynthia Nixon is an American actress, 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, and a Grammy Award.

Nixon was born in New York City, the daughter of Anne Knoll, an actress from Chicago, and Walter E. Nixon, a Texas-born radio journalist. She graduated from Hunter College High School, and attended Barnard College.

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 nomination. 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.

From 1988 to 2003, Nixon was in a relationship with English professor Danny Mozes. They have two children together, daughter Samantha Mozes (born November 1996) and son Charles Ezekiel Mozes (born December 16, 2002). Since 2004, Nixon has been in a relationship with education activist Christine Marinoni. She remarked in 2007: "In terms of sexual orientation 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." On May 17, 2009, at a rally in support of same-sex marriage, Nixon announced that she and Marinoni had become engaged the month before. Marinoni gave birth to their son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, on February 7, 2011.

In October 2006, Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram. 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.


2010 : Sex and the City 2
Nominated - People's Choice Awards For Favorite Cast
Won- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2010-present : The Big C
2011 : Rampart

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