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CYNTHIA NIXON (Miranda Hobbes) is an Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress who has worked across the spectrum of film, television and stage since the age of 12. She recently reprised her award-winning role as Miranda from the successful HBO series, "Sex and the City,” in the feature film adaption "Sex and the City,” which earned over $415 million worldwide.

Nixon's other recent features include Richard Laxton's "An Englishman in New York,” opposite John Hurt; Derick and Steven Martini's film "Lymelife,” starring with Alec Baldwin and Timothy Hutton; "The Babysitters,” with John Leguizamo, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival; Mark Levin's directorial debut, "Little Manhattan”; and Alex Steyermark's "One Last Thing,” which premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Nixon began her film career by appearing in Ronald F. Maxwell's "Little Darlings,” followed by roles in Sidney Lumet's "Prince of the City,” Milos Forman's "Amadeus” and Robert Altman's "O.C. and Stiggs.” She transitioned flawlessly to adult roles in Marshall Brickman's "The Manhattan Project.” Her additional feature film credits include "Let it Ride,” "Addams Family Values,” "The Pelican Brief,” John Hughes' "Baby's Day Out,” "Marvin's Room,” "The Out-of-Towners,” "Igby Goes Down” and "Advice from a Caterpillar,” based on the play by Douglas Carter Beane.

On the small screen, Nixon starred for six seasons as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's "Sex and the City,” a role that garnered her an Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, two other Emmy nominations, and four consecutive Golden Globe nominations. Along with her castmates, Nixon was also honored with the 2001 and 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Nixon also earned a Golden Globe nomination, a SAG Award® nomination and an Emmy nomination for her performance as Eleanor Roosevelt in HBO's "Warm Springs,” opposite Kenneth Branagh as Franklin Roosevelt. In 2004, she starred in the miniseries "Tanner on Tanner,” directed by Robert Altman and written by Garry Trudeau. Nixon's recent appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” garnered an Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Her other guest appearances include "House M.D.,” "ER” and "Papa's Angels.”

Nixon's first professional job was on an ABC Afterschool Special, "Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid,” co-starring Butterfly McQueen. Her other telefilm credits include PBS's presentation of Mark Twain's "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed,” and American Playhouse productions of Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July” and Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Women & Wallace.”

On stage, Nixon earned a Drama League nomination for the role of Mama in Lisa Loomer's off-Broadway play "Distracted,” which was directed by Mark Brokaw for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Prior to that, she performed the title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” In 2006, she completed a successful run in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Rabbit Hole,” which brought her the Tony Award for Best Actress, as well as Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Nixon also performed on Broadway as Mary Haines in the Roundabout's revival of "The Women,” which was also broadcast on PBS's "Stage to Screen” series.

At age 14, Nixon won a Theatre World Award for her stage debut as Dinah Lord in Ellis Rabb's production of "The Philadelphia Story” at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. At 15, she was directed by Louis Malle in the title role of John Guare's "Lydie Breeze,” in the acclaimed filmmaker's Broadway directing debut. Most impressively, she appeared simultaneously in two Broadway productions at age 18: David Rabe's "Hurlyburly” and Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing,” both directed by Mike Nichols.

In 2009, Nixon was awarded a Spoken Word Grammy for her recording of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth.”

Born and raised in New York City, Nixon holds a degree in English literature from Barnard College. She lives in New York City with her fiancée Christine and their two children, Samantha and Charlie.


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