Cynthia Nixon stars in "The Big C" on Showtime in the recurring role of Rebecca. She also headlines Starz' epic miniseries "World Without End," based upon the global bestseller by Ken Follett.

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon has been a critically acclaimed and sought after actress since the age of twelve.

Nixon recently appeared in the film "Rampart" with Anne Heche and Woody Harrelson. Nixon also played Michele Davis in Curtis Hanson's "Too Big to Fail" for HBO, a story about the collapse of Wall Street and the financial crisis of 2008 in which a group of powerbrokers decide the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. The telepic also stars James Woods, Paul Giamatti and William Hurt.

Prior to that Nixon starred in the sequel to New Line's 2008 summer blockbuster "Sex and the City," which was released on May 27, 2010. She also recently played in Richard Laxton's "An Englishman in New York," opposite John Hurt. Beforehand, she appeared in Derick and Steven Martini's film "Lymelife" along with Alec Baldwin and Timothy Hutton and played opposite John Leguizamo in "The Babysitters," which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. Nixon was seen in New Regency's feature "Little Manhattan," as well as in Alex Steyermark's "One Last Thing," which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The actress starred in HBO's telepic "Warm Springs," in which she plays Eleanor Roosevelt opposite Kenneth Branagh's Franklin Roosevelt. This role earned Nixon a Golden Globe nomination, a SAG Award nomination, and an Emmy nomination. In 2004 she starred in the miniseries "Tanner on Tanner," directed by Robert Altman and written by Garry Trudeau, a sequel to "Tanner '88."

For six seasons Nixon starred as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's much celebrated series, "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. Nixon was honored with the 2001 and 2004 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Nixon was most recently seen onstage as "Mama" in Lisa Loomer's off-Broadway play Distracted, which was directed by Mark Brokaw for the Roundabout Theatre. Nixon's performance earned her a Drama League nomination. Prior to that she performed the title role of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." In 2006 the actress completed a successful run in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of David Lindsay-Abair's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Rabbit Hole" for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress, as well as earned a Drama League nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination. Prior to that, she 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. Nixon won a Theatre World Award at 14 for her stage debut as Dinah Lord in Ellis Rabb's production of "The Philadelphia Story" at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. At 15, she was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louis Malle in the title role of John Guare's Lydie "Breeze." Most remarkably, at age 18, she appeared simultaneously in two Broadway productions, David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," both directed by Mike Nichols.

Nixon began her film career at age twelve with Ronald F. Maxwell's "Little Darlings" and went on to appear in Sidney Lumet's "Prince of the City," Milos Forman's "Amadeus," Robert Altman's "O.C. & Stiggs," Marshall Brickman's "The Manhattan Project," "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 the Douglas Carter Beane.

Nixon's very first professional job was an ABC After School Special, "Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid," costarring Butterfly McQueen. She went on to appear in PBS's presentation of Mark Twain's "Private History of a Campaign that Failed," Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July" and "Women and Wallace" (the last two for American Playhouse).

She has most recently appeared on network television in a guest role on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," as well as on "Law & Order: SVU," a role which earned her an Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Additional appearences include "House," "ER" and "Papa's Angels." 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 attended Hunter College High School and has a degree in English Literature from Barnard College. She and her fiancé Christine live in New York City with their daughter, Samantha, and sons, Charlie and Max.


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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: April 9, 1966
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Cynthia Ellen Nixon
Birthplace: New York, NY
Current Residence: New York, NY

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