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PERSONAL DATA OF CYNTHIA NIXON
Age: 55 years old
Height: 170 cm
Born in: New York, United States
Born on: 09/04/1966
CYNTHIA NIXON BIOGRAPHY
Cynthia Ellen Nixon, known only as Cynthia Nixon, is born the April 9, 1966 in Manhattan by actress Anne Elizabeth and radio journalist Walter E. Nixon Jr. It was her mother who passed on her passion for the world of entertainment, when at the age of nine little Cynthia took part in the game show To Teel the Truth led by Anne Elizabeth herself. His destiny now seemed written and it is difficult to define a career start date for Nixon who already performed at the cinema or on stage at the time of Hunter College Elementary School. Divided between school and work commitments, the young actress at only fourteen takes part in her first film, Little loves (1980), a teenage comedy with protagonists Tatum O’Neal, Armand Assante is Matt Dillon. It is headed by Sidney Lumet neither The prince of the city (1981), from Milos Forman in Amadeus (1984) and from Robert Altman in Don’t play with the cactus (1985), but they are still too small roles, although Nixon has more luck in the theater, playing alongside Jeremy Irons is Christine Baranski in the play The Real Thing.
The first major role comes with Deadly game – Manhattan Project (1986) by Marshall Brickman, in which the actress plays the aspiring journalist and girlfriend of the protagonist, receiving a Young Artist Award nomination. Towards the beginning of the nineties he focuses more on TV, participating as a guess-star in several successful series, such as Law & Order (1990), The prairie boys (1990) and Murder, she wrote (1993). This is also a time when Nixon, while playing small parts, works on sets with several promising or established colleagues at the time, including Denzel Washington is Julia Roberts neither The Pelican Report (1993), Meryl Streep, Leonardo Dicaprio is Diane Keaton neither Marvin’s room (1996). The turning point came in 1998 with the TV series Sex and The City, a hit drama in which she is one of the best friends of Carrie, the lawyer and career woman Miranda Hobbes. Having thus achieved world fame, the New York actress will retain this role until the last season, aired in 2004, winning an Emmy Award, two Screen Actor Guild Awards, as well as many other nominations, including four at the Golden Globes.
The immense popularity she achieved also benefited her career and in 1999 she was offered the leading role in the independent film Advice from a Caterpillar, where she is a video artist who falls in love with a bisexual actor who is dating her best friend, respectively played by Timothy Olyphant is Andy Dick. Also on TV, in addition to Sex and the City, she is offered characters of a certain depth, such as that of Eleanor Roosvelt in the show Franklin D. Roosevelt. One man, one president (2005) based on the research of the president of the same name, played by Kenneth Branagh, on the cure for his polio. With the role of the young first lady, Nixon stands out beautifully and is nominated for Emmy Awards, the Satellite Awards, the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild, not taking home any of these awards, however.
In 2006 he performed in the drama The lair of the white rabbit Pulitzer Prize winner David Linsday-Abaire, produced by the Manhattan Theater Club, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Now the TV series that has consecrated her career ended, Nixon does not completely abandon the role of Miranda, dressing her luxurious clothes in the films Sex and The City (2008) and Sex and The City 2 (2010). In 2010 she was awarded the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Award, an award given to an LGBT-oriented media professional who has made a difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community. Won her second Tony Award for portraying Wit by Margaret Edson in 2012 and will get another in 2017 for the portrayal of Little foxes by Lillian Hellman, in which she plays two characters. At the cinema, after some minor films, she plays the nineteenth-century role of Emily Dickinson in the bio-pic about the English poet A Quiet Passion (2016) of Terence Davies.
Nixon is also very active in politics, in fact in 2018 she also ran for Governor of New York, but she and other Democratic challengers were unable to participate in the ballot, because the required threshold of 25% of state delegates was not reached. However, she remains a strong advocate of public education and women’s health.
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CYNTHIA NIXON’S MOST RECENT FILMS
The Only Living Boy in New York
A Quiet Passion
Ruth & Alex – Love Seeks Home (Ruth & Alex)
Year: 2011 Go to the complete Filmography
CYNTHIA NIXON’S MOST RECENT TV SERIES
The Gilded Age
Sex and the City
Year: 1998 Go to all TV series