Cynthia Ellen Nixon was born on 9th April, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. She is a brilliant actress well known for her role in the “Sex and the City” franchise series and feature films. The evidence that Cynthia is an outstanding actress is Tony, Grammy and two Emmy Awards which she s hwon. Nixon has been active in the entertainment industry since 1979.
Is Cynthia Nixon rich? Sources have estimated that her net worth is $60 million. The main source of her wealth is her acting career.
Cynthia Nixon Net Worth $60 Million
Both of her parents worked in the entertainment industry. Her father, Walter E. Nixon, Jr., worked as a radio journalist whereas her mother, Anne Elizabeth Knoll, was an actress. Cynthia studied at Hunter College High School, and later graduated from Barnard College.
Cynthia always wanted to be an actress like her mother. She made her television debut in the series “The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid” (1979) and the appeared on the big screen in “Little Darlings” (1980). Meanwhile, she was working on the stage of Broadway, too. However, she had to work for some time before she attracted the attention of critics. Cynthia was nominated for Exceptional Performance by a Younger Actress in a Supporting Role by Young Artist Awards for her role in the film “The Manhattan Project” (1986). In 1995, she was nominated for the Tony Award for her successful appearance in the play “Indiscretions” (1994). Soon, she was invited to take one of the lead roles in the sitcom “Sex and the City” (1998-2004) created by Darren Star and it was definitely the right decision. The sitcom was criticised because of the influence it has on teenagers, though audiences adored the series and every season had outstandingly high ratings. More, the series were nominated for more than 50 Emmy and 24 Golden Globe Awards, and Nixon won an Emmy and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for the role of Miranda Hobbes.
Due to the popularity of the franchise, feature films “Sex and the City: The Movie” (2008) and “Sex and the City 2” (2010) were released. Unfortunately, Nixon experienced failure as she won the Golden Raspberry Award as the Worst Actress (for her role in “Sex and the City 2”) in 2011. However, Cynthia has landed more successful roles including one in the television film “Warm Springs” (2005) directed by Joseph Sargent. She was nominated for Emmy and Satellite Awards for the above mentioned role. In addition to this, Nixon won a Tony award for her role in the play “Rabbit Hole” (2006).
Cynthia was been diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Since 2008, she has been an activist for breast cancer research and awareness, and talks about it openly. More, Nixon is the Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Cynthia’s personal life isn’t very usual, though. Firstly, she was in a long term relationship with Danny Mozes and gave birth to their two children. Later, they split up and Nixon began dating with a woman Christine Marinoni, and they married in 2012.
In 1984-85, while still in her teens and still a high school student, Nixon appeared in two different Broadway plays simultaneously: Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing" and David Rabe's "Hurlyburly." This was possible because " "Hurlyburly" is a much longer play than "The Real Thing," and also because her character in "Hurlyburly," Donna, only appears in the very beginning and the very end of the play while her character in "The Real Thing," Debbie, is only in one scene during act 2. Both of these productions had the same director, Mike Nichols. In 2014, Nixon appeared in another Broadway production of "The Real Thing"--this time as Charlotte, Debbie's mother.
Two of her films held their world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, James White (2015) and Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015). The films premiered on the same day.
In 2015, she made her debut as a stage director with the Broadway play "Rasheeda Speaking" starring Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins.
Her father was from Texas and her mother was from Illinois. Her maternal grandfather was of German descent. Her other ancestry includes English, as well as some Scottish, Irish, and Welsh.
(May 27, 2012) Married her girlfriend of 8 years Christine Marinoni following a 3-year-long engagement.
Became a mother for the 3rd time at age 44, when her son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni was born on February 7, 2011. Child's was born by her fiancée (now wife), Christine Marinoni.
A very liberal political activist, Nixon organized a May 2013 LGBT benefit for Bill deBlasio, a Democratic candidate running for mayor of New York City. She's also traveled around the U.S.campaigning to legalize gay marriage in several states, as well as speaking on behalf of Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC. In addition, she campaigned for President Obama's re-election in 2012 as well as for Minnesota Senator Al Franken.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 36, a son Charles Ezekiel Mozes on December 16, 2002. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Danny Mozes.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter Samantha Mozes in November 1996. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Danny Mozes.
Was in a relationship with Danny Mozes from 1988 to 2003. They have 2 children together.
She and spouse, Christine Marinoni, the former New York director of the Alliance for Quality Education, continue to advocate together to increase financing for NYC's public schools.
When she was a child actress, Nixon appeared in Fifth of July in New York (and in a PBS broadcast of the play).
Was nominated for Broadway's 1995 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Indiscretions."
Has been an on and off Broadway actress since 1980.
Attended Barnard College.
Graduate of Hunter College High School in New York City.
[re materialism in Sex and the City (1998)] It's an aspect of the show I never liked. I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he's built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that's a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought: 'Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?'
I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn't a struggle, there wasn't an attempt to suppress. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure.
I'm a very big public school advocate. I try to bring public awareness to increase funding. My kids go to public school. I grew up here [in New York], went to public school, got a great education. It wasn't a tough decision.
"I gotta feel like Eleanor Roosevelt was about as anti-Miranda as you can get. I guess I don't want to do things that strike me as very Miranda".
My private life is private. But at the same time, I have nothing to hide. So what I will say is that I am very happy. [on being asked by The New York Daily News about her relationship with Christine Marinoni in September 2004]
Sex and the City (1998) has big fantasy elements, we're not trying to be role models. We look great so much of the time - we never have on the same outfit twice. But, frankly, most of my single friends complain endlessly that there are no men out there - so the idea that there's some fabulous guy round every corner is fantastical. It's a comedy! Who would take a social satire literally? Did anyone take Charlie's Angels (1976) literally?".
I'm fairly out of the loop when it comes to pop culture.
I find the baby thing very, very easy. It's a no-brainer.
Married people are the enemy, they either pity you or they envy you. Marriage is something that can take you off your path.
Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I've really known for sure is something I wanted to do.