Navigation Bar - Text Links at Bottom of Page

5 FLIGHTS UP

Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner CYNTHIA NIXON is an actress whose prolific acting career spans three and a half decades.

Cynthia made her film debut at 12 playing a flower child in "Little Darlings," opposite Tatum O'Neal. At 14 she made her Broadway debut as Blythe Danner's kid sister in "The Philadelphia Story" for which she won a Theatre World Award. At 16 she appeared as Mozart's terrified maid-turned-informant in the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus."

In 1984 as a freshman at Barnard College, she famously juggled two roles on Broadway - lost runaway Donna in the first act of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and pert, privileged, British Debbie in the second act of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," both directed by Mike Nichols. She has appeared in plays and films by such varied and distinguished directors as Sidney Lumet, Alan J Pakula, Milos Forman and Robert Altman.

Beginning in 1998, Cynthia starred as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's celebrated series "Sex and the City," a role that garnered her the first of her two Emmy Awards. She then went on to co-star in the two wildly successful SATC films.

She earned her first of her three Tony Award Nominations for her work in "Indiscretions" in 1995. She has appeared in over 40 plays, 10 on Broadway. Her many roles include Harper in Tony Kusner's "Angels in America," Mary Haines in the Roundabout's revival of "The Women," and Becca in David Linsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole" for which she won a Tony Award. In 2012 she played John Donne scholar Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson's "Wit," for which she was again Tony-nominated.

Cynthia was awarded the 2009 Best Spoken Word Grammy for her recording of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."

In addition to the comedy "5 Flights Up," in which she stars opposite Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, Nixon has recently completed two dramas: "James White" opposite Christopher Abbot and "Stockholm, PA" opposite Saoirse Ronan.

Nixon was last seen on television in the spring of 2014 a guest starring role on NBC's critically acclaimed "Hannibal." She also starred on Amazon Studio's original scripted series "Alpha House."

This fall she will appear on Broadway alongside Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sam Gold's production of "The Real Thing" playing the mother of the character she created on Broadway exactly 30 years ago. This winter she will make her directorial debut at The New Group with the NY premiere of "Rasheeda Speaking" which will star Dianne Wiest and Tonya Pinkins.

In addition to her acting, Cynthia is also a vocal champion for public school education, LGBTQ equality, and women's reproductive rights.

Cynthia lives in downtown Manhattan with her wife Christine Marinoni and their three children Persephone, Charlie, and Max.

TOP

Home | Theaters | Video | TV

Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
Contact CinemaReview.com

© 2018 Focus World®,  All Rights Reserved.

Google

Find:  HELP!

Google