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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 & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Sex and the City 2
Sex and the City 2 Miranda Hobbes
(2010)
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(1998-2004)
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Sex and the City Miranda Hobbes
(2008)
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(2015)

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 2017 The Only Living Boy in New York
Judith Webb
 2016 Killing Reagan (TV Movie)
Nancy Reagan
 2016 Broad City (TV Series)
Barb
- 2016 (2016) ... Barb
 2016 A Quiet Passion
Emily Dickinson
 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
 2013-2014 Alpha House (TV Series)
Senator Carly Armiston
- In the Saddle (2014) ... Senator Carly Armiston
- Showgirls (2014) ... Senator Carly Armiston
- The Rebuttal (2013) ... Senator Carly Armiston
- Prayer Brunch (2013) ... Senator Carly Armiston
- Hippo Issues (2013) ... Senator Carly Armiston
 2012 World Without End (TV Mini-Series)
Petranilla
- Checkmate (2012) ... Petranilla
- Queen (2012) ... Petranilla
- Rook (2012) ... Petranilla
- A People Revolt (2012) ... Petranilla (credit only)
- Plague and Passion (2012) ... Petranilla
 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 Last Thanksgiving (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
 2010 Sex and the City 2
Miranda Hobbes
 2009 An Englishman in New York
Penny Arcade
 2008 Lymelife
Melissa Bragg
 2008 Sex and the City
Miranda Hobbes
 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
- Deception (2005) ... Anica Javanovich
 2005 Little Manhattan
Leslie
 2005 One Last Thing...
Karen Jameison
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
Eleanor Roosevelt
 2005 ER (TV Series)
Ellie Shore
- Alone in a Crowd (2005) ... Ellie Shore
 2004 Tanner on Tanner (TV Series)
Alex Tanner
- The Awful Truth (2004) ... Alex Tanner
- Alex in Wonderland (2004) ... Alex Tanner
- Boston or Bust (2004) ... Alex Tanner
- Dinner at Elaine's (2004) ... Alex Tanner
 1998-2004 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Miranda Hobbes
- An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux (2004) ... Miranda Hobbes
- An American Girl in Paris: Part Une (2004) ... Miranda Hobbes
- Splat! (2004) ... Miranda Hobbes
- The Cold War (2004) ... Miranda Hobbes
- Out of the Frying Pan (2004) ... Miranda Hobbes
 2003 The Paper Mache Chase (Short)
Janice
 2002 Stage on Screen: The Women (TV Movie)
Mary Haines
 2002 Igby Goes Down
Mrs. Piggee
 2000 Sex and the Matrix (TV Short)
Miranda Hobbes
 2000 Papa's Angels (TV Movie)
Sharon Jenkins
 1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Melina Richardson / Sister Sarah
- Into the Fire (1999) ... Melina Richardson / Sister Sarah
 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 Baby's Day Out
Gilbertine
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Vivian Campbell
- Pilot (1994) ... Vivian Campbell
 1993 The Pelican Brief
Alice Stark
 1993 Addams Family Values
Heather
 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
- The Fifth of July (1982) ... Shirley Talley
 1989 Let It Ride
Evangeline
 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 Tanner '88 (TV Mini-Series)
Alex Tanner
- The Reality Check (1988) ... Alex Tanner
- The Boiler Room (1988) ... Alex Tanner
- Something Borrowed, Something New (1988) ... Alex Tanner
- The Girlfriend Factor (1988) ... Alex Tanner
- The Great Escape (1988) ... Alex Tanner
 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
 1981 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (TV Movie)
Sue Ellen
 1980 Little Darlings
Sunshine
 1979 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Melissa
- The Rocking Chair Rebellion (1979) ... Melissa
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Other Works:

: She played "Becca" in the "Rabbit Hole", a play by David Lindsay-Abaire (Biltmore Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I've really known for sure is something I wanted to do. See more »

Trivia:

Guest star on the second episode of Law & Order (1990) and the second to last episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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