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Cynthia Nixon

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Biography

For six seasons, Cynthia Nixon portrayed tenacious lawyer "Miranda Hobbes" in HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City, a role that garnered her Emmy nominations and the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The cast was honored with two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Since then, Nixon has guest starred on Law & Order: SVU, House, and ER and acted opposite John Leguizamo in The Babysitters, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival. She also famously reprised her role as "Miranda" in both Sex and the City movies.

Whether on television or on stage, Nixon is known for her superb characterizations in diverse roles. She has been commended for her title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and for her performance as "Mary Haines" in The Roundabout's revival of "The Women," which was broadcast on PBS's Stage to Screen series. She received a Tony nomination for her role in the Broadway hit "Indiscretions" as "Madeleine," the vivacious bohemian Parisian bookbinder who had simultaneous affairs with a quirky inventor and his son. Nixon also appeared in Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" at both the Westside Arts Theater and in the historic Valentine's Day performance at Madison Square Garden. As one of the founding members of the theater company The Drama Dept., Nixon has appeared in productions of "The Country Club," "June Moon," "Kingdom of Earth," and "As Bees in Honey Drown," as well as others plays.

Having appeared in dozens of plays, television shows, and movies, Cynthia Nixon is recognized within the acting industry as a woman who has the courage and ability to conquer any role. A true inspiration for young people everywhere, she has proven that if you work hard, no goal is unattainable. Nixon is a strong supporter of the New York City public schools and is actively working with the Alliance for Quality Education, a group that fights for funding and quality public education across the state.

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