Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Lavender Scare (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% One Last Thing (2006)
  • Birthday: Apr 9, 1966
  • 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

100% The Lavender Scare Madeleine Tress 2019
No Score Yet Stray Dolls Actor 2019
100% Survivors Guide to Prison Actor 2018
100% The Parting Glass Actor 2018
No Score Yet #ThatsHarassment Actor 2018
92% A Quiet Passion Emily Dickinson $1.9M 2017
63% Killing Reagan Nancy Reagan 2016
No Score Yet Killing Reagan Actor 2016
92% James White Gail White $0.2M 2015
45% 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
74% Too Big to Fail Michele Davis 2011
15% Sex and the City 2 Miranda Hobbes $95.4M 2010
67% An Englishman in New York Penny Arcade 2009
63% Lymelife Melissa Bragg 2008
50% Sex and the City Miranda Hobbes $152.6M 2008
11% One Last Thing Karen 2006
77% Little Manhattan Leslie $0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Warm Springs Eleanor Roosevelt 2005
76% 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
84% Marvin's Room Retirement Home Director 1996
20% Baby's Day Out Gilbertine 1994
53% The Pelican Brief Alice Stark 1993
74% 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
93% 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
33% Tattoo Cindy 1981
91% Prince of the City Jeannie 1981
57% Little Darlings Sunshine 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2014
92% Hannibal
2013-2015
Kade Purnell Kade Prurnell
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Alpha House #DEL
2013-2014
Senator Armiston
  • 2013
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Herself
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Amanda Rollins
  • 2011
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Rebecca
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Janis Donovan Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet 3 LBS
2006
Corine Dubinski
  • 2006
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Ellie
  • 2005
91% House
2004-2012
Anica Jovanovich
  • 2005
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Miranda Hobbes
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
  • 1999
No Score Yet Early Edition
1996-2000
Sheila
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • 1993
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Former Dancer Laura di Biasi
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Jackie
  • 1989
No Score Yet Tanner '88
1988
Alex Tanner
  • 1988
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Sarah Shirley
  • 1982
No Score Yet Ratched
2019

QUOTES FROM Cynthia Nixon CHARACTERS

Gail White
Don't James, don't call me crazy. Don't do that.
James White
Why is the music so loud?
Gail White
I don't know!
Miranda Hobbes
Sometimes, as much as I love Brady, being a mother just isn't enough. I miss my job.
Miranda Hobbes
Charlotte has a sand-wedge