Who is Cynthia Nixon?

Cynthia Nixon is an American actress and activist who is well-known for playing the role of Miranda Hobbies in the 1996-2004 American romantic comedy-drama television series, ‘Sex and the City’ along with Matthew McConaughey. For this role, she was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for the Best Actress in a Comedy Series in the year 2004. She made her debut as an actress when she played the role of Sunshine Walker in the 1980 American teen comedy-drama movie, ‘Little Darlings’ alongside names like Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol.

Likewise, she gave her debut performance on television when she played the role of Nancy in the 1982 American television movie, ‘My Body, My Child’. Moreover, Cynthia Nixon is also a political activist with democratic beliefs. She has been a long-time supporter of public education and has also been involved in women’s health.

Quick Infos
Full NameCynthia Ellen Nixon
Date of Birth9 April 1966
Birth placeManhattan, New York
Parent(s)Anne Elizabeth and Walter Elmer Nixon Jr
Spouse(s)Christine Marinoni
Net Worth$60 million



Cynthia Nixon’s full name is Cynthia Ellen Nixon. She was born on 9 April 1966 in Manhattan, New York to mother, Anne Elizabeth who was an actress from Chicago, and to father, Walter Elmer Nixon Jr. who was a Texan radio journalist. Unfortunately, her parents parted ways when she was only six years old, and was raised by her mother who was the moneymaker for her family.

She has stated that she was encouraged by her mother to pursue a career in acting so she was interested in acting from a young age. She often stayed away from school to devote her time to acting and to pay for her college. Besides this, she is currently 54 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Cynthia Nixon holds an American nationality and is of English and German descent. She does not believe in the existence of God and is an Agnostic by faith. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.70m/170cms) tall and weighs around 59kgs (130lbs). She has a slim body figure with a pair of blue-colored eyes and she is naturally a blonde.



Cynthia Nixon studied in the Hunter College Elementary School during her elementary years and later was in the class of 1984 in the Hunter College High School both located in the upper east side of Manhattan. For further studies, she studied in the Barnard College located in New York City from where she completed a degree in Bachelor of Arts.


Husband and Children

Cynthia Nixon was in a relationship with Danny Mozes, a schoolteacher from 1988 to 2003. The two of them had two children together and the first child was later revealed to be transgender. In the year 2004, she was involved in a relationship with Christine Marinoni, an education activist, and the two of them got married in the year 2012. They were blessed with a son, Max Ellington in 2011. Nixon’s sexual orientation is bisexual as she has stated that it was not so strange to be with people of both sexes.

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Cynthia Nixon is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@cynthiaenixon) has over 847 thousand followers and her Twitter account (@CynthiaNixon) has over 253 thousand followers. She has a political candidate Facebook profile (@CynthiaforNY) with over 59 thousand followers and over 55 thousand likes but the page has not been verified yet.




Cynthia Nixon gave her debut performance in the movie industry when she played the role of Sunshine walker in ‘Little Darlings’ (1980). Likewise, she played the role of Cindy in ‘Tattoo’ and Jeannie in ‘Prince of the City’. She later went on to play in movies like ‘I am the Cheese’ in 1983, ‘Amadeus’ in 1984, ‘The Manhattan Project’ in 1986, ‘O.C. and Stiggs’ in 1987, ‘The Murder of Mary Phagan’ in 1988, ‘Let it Ride’ in 1989, ‘The Pelican Belief’, ‘Addams Family Values’ and ‘Through an Open Window’ in 1993, ‘Baby’s Day Out’ in 1994 and ‘Marvin’s Room’ in 1996.

In between the years 2000 and 2019, Cynthia Nixon has appeared in movies like ‘Papa’s Angels’ as Sharon Jenkins, ‘Advice from a Caterpillar’ as Missy, ‘Igby Goes Down’ as Mrs. Piggee, ‘Little Manhattan’ as Leslie Burton, ‘One Last Thing’ as Carol, ‘The Babysitters’ as Gail Beltran, ‘Sex and the City: The Movie’ as Miranda Hobbes, ‘Lymelife’ as Melissa Bragg, ‘An Englishman in New York’ as Penny Arcade,

Further, ‘Sex and the City 2’ as Miranda Hobbes, ‘Rampart’ as Barbara, ‘5 Flights Up’ as Lilly, ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’ as Marcy Dargon, ‘James White’ as Gail White, ‘The Adderall Diaries’ as Jen Davis, ‘A Quiet Passion’ as Emily Dickinson, ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ as Judith Webb, ‘The Parting Glass’ as Mare and ‘Stray Dolls’ as Una.


Cynthia Nixon has appeared on television alongside her movie career. She gave her debut performance in the 1982 television movie, ‘My Body, My Child’ where she played the role of Nancy. Likewise, throughout her acting career, she has appeared in numerous television movies like ‘A Green Journey’ in 1990, ‘Warm Springs’ in 2005, ‘Too Big to Fall’ in 2011, and ‘Killing Reagan’ in 2016. Moreover, she has also appeared for an episode each in series like ‘Gideon Oliver’ and ‘The Equalizer’ in 1989, ‘Law and Order’ in 1990, ‘Murder, She Wrote’ in 1993

‘Early Edition’ in 1996, ‘The Outer Limits’ and ‘Touched by an Angel’ in 1999, ‘ER’ and ‘House’ in 2005, ‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit’ in 2007, ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent’ in 2011, ’30 Rock’ in 2012, ‘The Affair’ in 2015 and ‘Broad City’ in 2016. She has also had recurring and lead roles in series like ‘Tanner ‘88’ (1988), ‘Sex and the City’ (1998-2004), ‘Tanner on Tanner’ (2004), ‘The Big C’ (2010-2011), ‘World Without End’ (2012), ‘Alpha House’ (2013-2014), ‘Hannibal’ (2014) and ‘Ratched’ (2020).



Cynthia Nixon has won numerous awards throughout her career. She won the Chlotrudis Awards’ Best Supporting Actress in 2016, Drama Desk Awards’ Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play award in 2017, FilmOut San Diego’s Best Supporting Actress award in 2010, Gold Derby Awards’ Drama Guest Actress award in 2008, Gracies Allen Awards’ Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role award in 2016, Grammy Awards’ Best Spoken Word Album in 2009, two Primetime Emmys in 2004 and 2008 and two Screen Actos Guild Awards in 2002 and 2004.

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Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Cynthia Nixon has an estimated net worth of around $60 million.