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
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
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
- lost runaway Donna in the first act of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and pert,
British Debbie in the second act of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," both
Mike Nichols. She has appeared in plays and films by such varied and
directors as Sidney Lumet, Alan J Pakula, Milos Forman and Robert Altman.
Beginning in 1998, Cynthia starred as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's celebrated
and the City," a role that garnered her the first of her two Emmy Awards. She
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
in 1995. She has appeared in over 40 plays, 10 on Broadway. Her many roles
Harper in Tony Kusner's "Angels in America," Mary Haines in the Roundabout's
of "The Women," and Becca in David Linsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole" for which she
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
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
critically acclaimed "Hannibal." She also starred on Amazon Studio's original
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
character she created on Broadway exactly 30 years ago. This winter she will
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
LGBTQ equality, and women's reproductive rights.
Cynthia lives in downtown Manhattan with her wife Christine Marinoni and
children Persephone, Charlie, and Max.
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