A true-blue New York actress who has worked on the stage and screen since her adolescence, Cynthia Nixon is probably best known to pop culture aficionados as Miranda Hobbes, the high-powered lawyer who has dated some of New York City's most dysfunctional men on HBO's Sex and the City. Although Nixon's starring role on the hugely popular series may have brought her to the attention of a new audience, observers of the New York theater had been watching the actor on and off Broadway since 1980, where she had performed in productions that included David Rabe's Hurlyburly, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Angels in America, and Indiscretions, for which she earned a Tony nomination. Born in New York City on April 9, 1966, Nixon made her film debut in the 1980 movie Little Darlings. She worked steadily through the rest of the decade, appearing in films ranging from Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City (1981) to Milos Forman's Oscar-winning Amadeus (1984) to Robert Altman's satirical Tanner '88, which cast her as the daughter of the titular politician. Nixon also worked on television, popping up in various miniseries, including the 1982 abortion drama My Body, My Child, in which she co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave and future Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. Continuing to appear on-stage in productions of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which she won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award), and Philadelphia Story (for which she won a Theater World Award), Nixon also became a founding member of the off-Broadway theater group The Drama Dept. In 1998, after appearing onscreen sporadically throughout the 1990s, in such films as Addams Family Values (1993), the actor landed the most widely recognized role of her career to date, on Sex and the City. Co-starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis, Nixon, as the hilariously caustic Miranda, enjoyed critical praise and a number of awards and nominations for her work on the show, which formed another entry on an already long and varied resumé.
Cynthia Nixon dated Danny Mozes, English teacher at Lehman College. They met in junior high school and dated from 1988 - 2003. She has two children, daughter Samantha Mozes; born November 1996 and son: Charles Ezekiel Mozes; born December 2002.
Cynthia Nixon's Awards:
1981: Theatre World Award, The Philadelphia Story
2004: Emmy: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Sex and the City
'Sex and the City's' Cynthia Nixon Goes High Def
Cynthia Nixon, the leggy redheaded pal from "Sex and the City," has her eye on a big-screen drama.
The 38-year-old actress has signed on to star in HDNet Films' "One Last Thing...," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on a terminally ill boy (Michael Angarano) who goes on TV to make an unusual request from an organization that grants wishes for dying children. Nixon plays the boy's mother.
"Prey for Rock & Roll" helmer Alex Steyermark will begin shooting the project, based on a screenplay by Barry Stringfellow, in April in New York.
Nixon, known as the lanky Miranda in HBO's now defunct comedy "Sex and the City," next stars as Eleanor Roosevelt in HBO's "Warm Springs," which airs April 30. Her film credits include "Amadeus," "Marvin's Room" and "Igby Goes Down."
"Sex and Brooklyn"
It doesn't have quite the same ring, but, in other updates on the dearly departed show, the New York Post reports that Cynthia Nixon is moving into partner Christine Marinoni's Brooklyn home. Nixon, who split from longtime partner Danny Mozes last year, has been splitting her time between her Upper West Side home and Marinoni's apartment in Park Slope.
Cynthia Nixon, Sissy Spacek To Guest Star On ER
Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") has signed on to guest star on "ER." The episode will air on Thursday, February 17th at 10:00pm on NBC. She plays a soccer mom who suffers a stroke and is rushed to the emergency room. Viewers get into her mind and hear her thoughts, as she is able to listen and understand, but not communicate.
Sissy Spacek ("In the Bedroom") has also signed on to guest star on "ER." The episode will air on Thursday, February 10th at 10:00pm on NBC. She plays a woman from Weaver's past.
"ER" is a production of Constant c Productions and Amblin Television, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
"Sex" Star's Sex Life Scrutinized
Cynthia Nixon played straitlaced and straight lawyer Miranda Hobbs on Sex and the City, but in real life, the thesp may be involved in a relationship of the same-sex variety.
According to reports published in the New York Daily News and the New York Post Friday, Nixon has been seeing a woman for almost 10 months.
The actress split from longtime love Danny Mozes, the father of her two children, in June 2003. The couple, who never married, reportedly remain friendly and share custody of Samatha, 8, and Charles, who will turn 2 in December.
Sources told the New York Daily News that Nixon began seeing the unidentified woman, who is reportedly not involved in show business, last January.
Nixon's rep declined to comment to E! Friday, but Nixon herself did not deny the rumors to the Daily News.
"My private life is private," the thesp told the Daily News. "But at the same time, I have nothing to hide. So what I will say is that I am very happy."
Her love life isn't the only thing Nixon has to be happy about--last Sunday, she nabbed an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Sex and the City's swan-song season, beating out cast mates Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis for the honor. (Sarah Jessica Parker took home the Best Actress trophy.) Nixon's mother served as her date to the event.
Nixon's real-life sexual preferences may come as a surprise to those who viewed her as true-to-type with her Sex and the City character, the unadventurous Miranda.
On the show, same-sex relationships were explored only by the sultry Samantha (Cattrall). Miranda was mistaken for a lesbian by her boss, who set her up with a woman in one episode, but the error was remedied after Miranda shared a kiss with her date and realized she was strictly hetero.
Nixon recently signed on to play Eleanor Roosevelt opposite Kenneth Branagh's FDR in the HBO movie Warm Springs. She's also been busy finishing up work on a new Sundance Channel series titled Tanner on Tanner, directed by Robert Altman.
She appears in the upcoming Little Manhattan, a romantic comedy about two 11-year-olds finding love in New York. The film is expected to unspool next year.
Nixon has also signed on for Lymelife, a drama about a family falling apart due to a failing marriage. Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh are also attached to the film, currently in preproduction and expected in theaters next year.
Cynthia Nixon: Separation and the City
Cynthia Nixon is solo in the city. The Sex and the City star has split with her longtime companion, Danny Mozes.
Nixon's manager confirmed the breakup to E! on Tuesday, saying that the two uncoupled this summer, no third party was involved and everything was "very amicable."
The New York Daily News quotes a rep for the actress saying, "Cynthia and Danny were both growing apart."
News of the separation comes just months after Nixon gave birth to her second child with Mozes, a Gotham-based English professor and photographer. Charles Ezekial Mozes was born in December. Their first child, a daughter named Samantha, was born in 1996. It's presumed the exes will share custody of the kids.
Nixon and Mozes, both 37, had known each other since junior high and have been dating since their college days. Although they have been together for nearly 15 years, Nixon has repeatedly had said they wouldn't marry, because "I love him too much."
Nixon, a two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Sex and the City's sarcastic single-mom lawyer Miranda Hobbes, is currently wrapping the swan-song season of HBO's hit comedy. The final eight episodes will begin unspooling in January.