Sylvia Miles was born on September 9, 1932 in New York City. Her first important role was as the character Sally in the pilot episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show; however, the role was later given to Rose Marie. During the 1960s Sylvia Miles appeared in dozens of movies, particularly thrillers and crime stories set in big city locales. Her most famous role was as Cass the prostitute in the movie Midnight Cowboy (1969); the role won her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 1975 she was nominated again in the same category for Farewell, My Lovely. Sylvia Miles has been married and divorced three times. She continues to act and has appeared recently in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. She has also been featured in dozens of popular television series, including Sex and the City, Life on Mars and Miami Vice. In addition, she has played recurring roles in the soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live.