Cynthia Nixon


Cynthia Nixon Trivia


  • Trivia

    • In 2008, Cynthia won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series playing Janis Donovan on Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Icarus.

    • Cynthia has been nominated for six SAG Awards. From 2001-2005, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Sex and The City. She won in 2002 and 2004. In 2006, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Warm Springs.

    • Cynthia has been nominated for five Golden Globes. From 2000-2004, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for Sex and The City. In 2006, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Warm Springs.

    • Broadway Appearances

      The Philadelphia Story, as Dinah Lord, 1980-1981.
      The Real Thing, as Debbie, 1984-1985.
      Hurlyburly, as Donna, 1984-1985 (Same time as The Real Thing.
      The Heidi Chronicles, as Becky, Clara and Denise, 1989-1990.
      Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, as Harper Pitt, 1994.
      Angels in America: Perestroika, as Harper Pitt, 1993-1994.
      Indiscretions, as Madelaine, 1995.
      The Last Night of Ballyhoo as Lala Levy, 1997-1998.
      The Women, as Mary, 2001-2002.
      Children and Art, 2005.
      Rabbit Hole, as Becca, 2006.
      Distracted, 2008.

    • Cynthia became involved with Alliance for Quality Education when her daughter started going to pre-K at P.S. 75.

    • Cynthia got the chance to student-teach in Parker Barada's Shakespeare class.

    • Cynthia is the daughter of researcher Anne Nixon.

    • Cynthia is an only child.

    • She is a breast cancer survivor. She is now a breast cancer activist and was able to convince the head of NBC to air her breast cancer special on primetime. In 2008 she fronted a fund-raising campaign for Go Passionately Pink, on behalf of Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity.

    • She was represented by Nancy Carson of the Carson Adler Agency as a child in Little Darlings and young adult in Hurlyburly and The Real Thing.

    • Theatre Awards

      Tony Awards
      Best Featured Actress in a Play for Indiscretions (1995) (Nomination)
      Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole (2006) (Won).

      Theatre World Award
      For The Philadelphia Story (1981) (Won).

    • In 1984, while a freshman in college, Nixon appeared simultaneously in two Mike Nichols-directed hit Broadway plays: Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and David Rabe's Hurlyburly.

    • She started her career at the age of 13, appearing in Little Darlings. Around that time, she also started appearing on plays on Broadway and Off-Broadway.

    • In February 2005, the New York Post and other sources reported that Nixon had moved to Brooklyn to live with Christine Marinoni. However, Nixon told the The New York Times in January 2006 that she had not moved and that keeping her kids in their Manhattan public schools took priority.

    • She has used her public profile as an advocate for better public schools in New York, one of which her daughter attends.

    • She was a guest at Sarah Jessica Parker's 40th birthday.

    • When she was a child actress, Nixon appeared in Fifth of July in New York (and in a PBS broadcast of the play).

    • She was the only supporting character on Sex and the City to win an Emmy. She was nominated for four Emmys. From 2002-2004, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Sex and the City. She won in 2004. In 2005, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Warm Springs. In 2008, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

    • She is a natural blonde, despite dying her hair red for Sex and the City.

    • She is 5'10 1/2" despite her Sex and the City character being listed as 5'7".

    • She appeared nude in the May 2005 issue of Allure magazine.

    • She has two children, daughter Samantha (born in 1996) and son Charles Ezekiel (born in 2002), with ex-husband Danny Mozes. They were married from 1988 to 2003.

  • Quotes

    • Cynthia: They almost put me on the cover of People magazine. And then it died. Because there wasn't really anything to say.

    • Cynthia: I can't remember in what context they tell people this, but if someone is chasing you, stop running. And then they'll stop chasing you.

    • Cynthia: When I was younger, a teacher was certainly one of the things I could envision myself doing. But after having children of my own and going into my daughter's various classrooms and observing teachers, that is a job I could never do. That's got to be the hardest job in the world. As a parent, you need incredible patience, but when you're dealing with a classroom of 20 to 25 kids-it seems impossible. I think teachers are amazing.

    • Cynthia: I grew up in New York City. I went to Riverside Church for pre-school. For K-2nd, I went to P.S. 75. For half of second to 6th, I went to P.S. 158 on the east side, then on to Hunter College HS for 7th-12th, followed by Barnard College. I loved Hunter HS. So many of my friends are from those days. I experienced a really intensive learning environment and met a lot of kindred spirits.

    • Cynthia: (on her relationship with Christine Marinoni) I'm in a fantastic relationship. We shop and cook and raise children - we both pitch in. I'm in love with her because she's her. If she were a man, would I be in love with her? I honestly don't know.

    • Cynthia: 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.

    • Cynthia: 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.

    • Cynthia: I'm fairly out of the loop when it comes to pop culture.

    • Cynthia: I find the baby thing very, very easy. It's a no-brainer.

    • Cynthia: Married people are the enemy, they either pity you or they envy you. Marriage is something that can take you off your path.

    • Cynthia: Motherhood is the only thing in my life that I've really known for sure is something I wanted to do.

    • Cynthia: Sex and the City 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 literally?