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Cynthia Nixon

Highest Rated:   95% Amadeus (1984)
Lowest Rated:   11% One Last Thing (2006)
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Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
A true-blue New York actress who has worked on the stage and screen since her adolescence, Cynthia Nixon is probably best known to pop culture aficionados as Miranda Hobbes, the high-powered lawyer who has dated some of New York City's most dysfunctional men on HBO's Sex and the City. Although Nixon's starring role on the hugely popular series may have brought her to the attention of a new audience, observers of the New York theater had been watching the actor on and off Broadway since 1980, where she had performed in productions that included David Rabe's Hurlyburly, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Angels in America, and Indiscretions, for which she earned a Tony nomination.Born in New York City on April 9, 1966, Nixon made her film debut in the 1980 movie Little Darlings. She worked steadily through the rest of the decade, appearing in films ranging from Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City (1981) to Milos Forman's Oscar-winning Amadeus (1984) to Robert Altman's satirical Tanner '88, which cast her as the daughter of the titular politician. Nixon also worked on television, popping up in various miniseries, including the 1982 abortion drama My Body, My Child, in which she co-starred with Vanessa Redgrave and future Sex and the City co-star Sarah Jessica Parker. Continuing to appear on-stage in productions of Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which she won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award), and Philadelphia Story (for which she won a Theater World Award), Nixon also became a founding member of the off-Broadway theater group The Drama Dept. In 1998, after appearing onscreen sporadically throughout the 1990s, in such films as Addams Family Values (1993), the actor landed the most widely recognized role of her career up to that point, on Sex and the City. Co-starring alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, and Kristin Davis, Nixon, as the hilariously caustic Miranda, enjoyed critical praise and a number of awards and nominations for her work on the show, which formed another entry on an already long and varied resumé. She would reprise the role for big screen adaptations of the show, in addition to movie roles in Lymelife and An Englishman in New York, as well as a popular turn on the Showtime series The Big C.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% A Quiet Passion
  • Emily Dickinson
$1.9M 2017
63% Killing Reagan
  • Nancy Reagan
2016
No Score Yet Killing Reagan
  • Actor
2016
91% James White
  • Gail White
$0.2M 2015
49% 5 Flights Up
  • Lily Portman
2015
27% Stockholm, Pennsylvania
  • Marcy
2015
74% Rampart
  • Barbara
$1M 2012
No Score Yet Ken Follett's World Without End Vol. 2
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Ken Follett's World Without End Vol. 1
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Too Big to Fail
  • Michele Davis
2011
16% Sex and the City 2
  • Miranda Hobbes
$95.4M 2010
71% An Englishman in New York
  • Penny Arcade
2009
63% Lymelife
  • Melissa Bragg
2008
49% Sex and the City
  • Miranda Hobbes
$152.6M 2008
33% The Babysitters
  • Gail Beltran
2008
11% One Last Thing
  • Karen
2006
77% Little Manhattan
  • Leslie
$0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Warm Springs
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
2005
75% Igby Goes Down
  • Mrs. Piggee
$4.7M 2002
No Score Yet Papa's Angels
  • Sharon
2000
27% The Out-of-Towners
  • Sheena
1999
No Score Yet Advice From a Caterpillar
  • Missy
1999
80% Marvin's Room
  • Retirement Home Director
1996
21% Baby's Day Out
  • Gilbertine
1994
53% The Pelican Brief
  • Alice Stark
1993
78% Addams Family Values
  • Heather
1993
No Score Yet Face of a Stranger
  • Tina
1991
No Score Yet Love, Lies and Murder
  • Donna
1991
30% Let It Ride
  • Evangeline
1989
No Score Yet The Murder of Mary Phagan
  • Doreen
1988
No Score Yet O.C. and Stiggs
  • Michelle
1987
47% The Manhattan Project
  • Jenny
1986
95% Amadeus
  • Lorl
1984
No Score Yet I Am the Cheese
  • Amy
1983
No Score Yet Fifth of July
  • Shirley Talley, June's Daughter
1982
No Score Yet Rascals and Robbers/Sawyer and Finn
  • Alice
1982
No Score Yet Tattoo
  • Cindy
1981
95% Prince of the City
  • Jeannie
1981
80% Little Darlings
  • Sunshine
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
89% Hannibal
2013-2015
  • Kade Purnell Kade Prurnell
  • 2014
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
  • Senator Armiston
  • 2013
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Herself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Amanda Rollins
  • 2011
69% The Big C
2010-2013
  • Rebecca
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Guest
  • Janis Donovan
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Ellie
  • 2005
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Anica Jovanovich
  • 2005
No Score Yet Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Miranda Hobbes
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Former Dancer Laura di Biasi
  • 1990

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