Cynthia Nixon grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Yorkville, where she was raised by her single mother in a one bedroom, fifth-floor walk-up apartment.
Cynthia has been a critically acclaimed and sought-after actor since the age of twelve when she made her film debut in “Little Darlings.” Two years later she made her Broadway debut at 14 in the “Philadelphia Story,” winning a Theatre world Award for Promising New Comer. Ms. Nixon subsequently made Broadway history at age 18 with roles in two hit shows that ran simultaneously. She has won two Emmys, a Grammy and a Tony for Best Actress.
For six seasons, Ms. Nixon co-starred in HBO’s celebrated series, “Sex and the City.” She reprised her role as Miranda for the feature film “Sex and the City: The Movie” and “Sex and the City 2.”
She has appeared in many feature films including opposite Alec Baldwin and Timothy Hutton in “Lymelife.” She plays performance artist Penny Arcade in “An Englishman in New York,” a film about Quentin Crisp that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Cynthia has also pushed for women’s reproductive rights, including representing Planned Parenthood in Albany to advocate for the full Women’s Equality Agenda, including the right to choose. A breast cancer survivor, Cynthia has been a spokesperson educating women about the importance of early detection and being proactive about seeking treatment.
Cynthia is married to longtime education organizer Christine Marinoni, who until recently worked at the New York City Department of Education.
They are members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue, and live in Manhattan.