Cynthia Nixon is an accomplished Hollywood actress as well as an activist. She has featured in several movies, TV series, and theatrical productions, winning many prestigious awards in the process. She is, however, most popular for her role as Miranda Hobbes, a cynical but no-nonsense lawyer, on the HBO show Sex and The City. The series ran for six seasons and Nixon played a pivotal part in its success. Want to know more about this incredible lady? We have got all the details right here including facts about her age, net worth, children, spouse, and much more.
Cynthia Nixon Bio (Age)
Cynthia Ellen Nixon was born on the 9th of April 1966 in Manhattan, New York. She is the only child of her parents; her father’s name is Elmer Nixon Jr. while her mother’s name is Anne Elizabeth. The actress spent her formative years in New York and attended Hunter College Elementary School. She equally attended Hunter College High School and obtained her diploma in 1984. The future Hollywood star also studied at Barnard College (Manhattan) and obtained a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Cynthia Nixon commenced her acting career at the age of nine and this was due to the influence of her mom who was an actress. In fact, her very first TV role came on a game show, To Tell The Truth, wherein her mom was featured.
After the game show, Nixon landed roles regularly and enjoyed an active career throughout her school days. She made her small screen debut in the 1979 ABC special, The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid. Her movie debut followed soon afterward in the 1980 movie, Little Darlings. The New York native also made her first stage appearance in 1980 in a Broadway revival of The Philadelphia Story. Her excellent performance in the play fetched her a Theatre Award. After a decade of child and teenage roles, Nixon made a successful transition to adult roles in the 80s. She has since gone on to build an accomplished career, appearing in a wide variety of works.
Apart from acting, Cynthia Nixon is also a well-known political activist and politician. She is a Democrat and has actively campaigned for several issues close to her heart, including quality public education and women’s health. In 2018, the actress decided to not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. She used her Twitter account to announce her candidature for the democratic ticket for the governor of New York. Her campaign emphasized education and prison reforms, women’s rights, and economic issues but she lost out to incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
Her Husband/Wife and Children
When it comes to her sexual orientation, Nixon is bisexual and has been romantically involved with both men and women. The actress was previously in a long-term relationship with a schoolteacher named Danny Mozes. Mozes was her high school sweetheart and they began dating in 1988. They were together for 15 years before calling it quits in 2003. The actress has since disclosed that the reason they never tied the knot was because of the fact that both of them were not crazy about the idea of marriage.
These days, Nixon is enjoying marital bliss with Christine Marinoni. Marinoni is an education activist and the two first met in 2001. They were initially brought together by their mutual passion for educational reforms and later commenced a romantic relationship in 2004. The couple got engaged in 2009 and tied the knot in New York on the 27th of May 2012. Cynthia Nixon has a total of three children. The first two, Samantha and Charles, are from her first relationship while the last one, Max Ellington Nixon Marinoni is a product of her marriage to Christine. In June 2018, the actress used her Instagram handle to reveal that her daughter, Samantha, is transgender and now identifies as a man named Samuel Joseph Mozes. She also expressed her pride for the young man who completed his college degree at the University of Chicago in 2018.
Cynthia Nixon’s Net Worth
Cynthia Nixon has a net worth of $60 million. Her wealth stems from her impressive acting career that has spanned 40 decades. On the big screen, she has featured in movies such as The Manhattan Project, Let It Ride, The Pelican Brief, Baby’s Day Out, The Baby Sitters, Sex and The City: The Movie, Sex and The City 2, An Englishman in New York and A Quiet Passion. On the small screen, Nixon has appeared in TV series such as The Big C, World Without End, Tanner on Tanner and of course, Sex and The City.
The New York native has also taken part in several theatrical productions including The Little Foxes, Wit, Rabbit Hole, The Women, Angels in America, and Romeo and Juliet. Cynthia Nixon has received several awards in the course of her career. They include the 2004 Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series and the 2008 Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a drama series.