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Cynthia Nixon: Actor, Political Activist & Net Worth

Who might not have heard about the famous HBO comedy series of all time, Sex and the City?

I guess since you do, you are at the right place to explore one of your favorite characters.

Well, the cast includes Cynthia Nixon, who portrayed the role of Miranda Hobbes.

Cynthia Nixon posing for a photo.

Interestingly, the HBO comedy series is the reason behind her rise in popularity.

So, how well known are you with this lady?

Moreover, in this article, you will find everything you need to know about Cynthia Nixon.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Cynthia Nixon:

Full Name Cynthia Ellen Nixon
Nickname/Celebrated Name Joey
Date of birth April 9,  1966
Age 58
Birthplace Manhattan, New York City, U.S.A.
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Aries
Hair Color Medium Brown
Eye Color Brown
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 61 kg (134.48 lbs)
Parents Father – Walter Nixon Jr.
Mother – Anne Elizabeth
Siblings N/A
School Hunter College Elementary School
High School Hunter College High School
College Barnard College (B.A.)
Partner Danny Mozes (1988-2003)
Christine Marinoni (2012- present)
Children Samuel Joseph Mozes and Charles Ezekiel Mozes ( with Danny)
Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni ( with Marinoni)
Profession Actress, activist
Net Worth $25 Million ( as of 2024 )
Years Active 1979-present
Debut Year 1980 ( The Philadelphia Story)
Religion Christianity
Movies Law & Order, Sex and the City, The Little Foxes
Political Party Democratic
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Cynthia Nixon: Family and childhood


Cynthia was the only child of Walter Elmer Nixon Jr. and Anne Elizabeth.

Her father was a radio journalist from Texas. Her mother was an actress originally from Chicago.

Unfortunately, her parents divorced when she was six years old.

Her grandparents were Adolph Knoll, Walter E. Nixon, Grace Truman McCormack, and Etta Elizabeth Williams. 

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The actress credits her mother for introducing her to the theater at an early age.

Then, at the age of nine, she got to make her first appearance on TV as an imposter on To Tell the Truth.

Interestingly, she was an actress throughout her schooling years at Hunter College Elementary and Hunter College High School.

So naturally, she skipped her school time performing films and on a stage.


She did her schooling at Hunter College High School.

Furthermore, she gained her B.A. from Barnard College.

Also, she was a student at the Sea Program in the Spring of 1986 for a semester.

Cynthia Nixon: Age, Height, and Weight

Nexion is currently 58.

Moreover, She is 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m) tall and weighs about 61 kg (134.48 lbs).

Cynthia Nixon: Career


Nixon made her first TV appearance when she was nine years old.

She appeared as an imposter on, To Tell the Truth.

Similarly, her mother worked as coaching the “imposters,” who claimed to be the person described by the host in the movie.

Likewise, she was 12 when she got to act in “The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid.”

The actress made her debut co-starring in Little Darlings and her Broadway debut in The Philadelphia Story in 1980.

 Similarly, she did many projects with ABC movies.

During her years at Barnard College, Nixon was able to make theatrical history.

Moreover, the actress had her first major supporting role in the movie The Manhattan Project in 1986.

Similarly, in 1988, Cynthia portrayed the role of Juliet at New York Shakespeare Festival and acted in The Heidi Chronicles. 

Then, as the role of an agoraphobic woman, she appeared in an episode of Murder titled “Threshold of Fear” in February 1993. 

She had supporting roles in Adams Family Values (1993), Baby’s Day Out (1994), Marvin’s Room (1996), and The Out-of-Towners (1999). 

HBO’s successful comedy series Sex and The City, where she is portrayed as the lawyer Miranda Hobbes significantly raised Nixon’s profile.

Also, she received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Cynthia Nixon: Political Activism

Cynthia announced her campaign for Governor of New York on 19th March of 2018.

She focused on income equality, renewable energy, and establishing health care.

Moreover, the actress also focused on stopping incarceration in the U.S and protecting undocumented children from deportation.

Further, she lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo.

Cynthia Nixon confirming to run for a Governor
Cynthia Nixon confirming to run for a Governor

Likewise, the actress has been an advocate for LGBT rights in the U.S.

For her significant role in promoting equality for the LGBT community, she was awarded at the GLAAD Media Awards event with the Vito Russo Award in 2010.

In addition, she appeared in different motions picture before and after emerging in different activism work.

Her latest starred drama series is “RATCHED,” which premiered on Netflix on September 18, 2020.

Cynthia Nixon: Awards and Achievements

Nexion has been nominated and awarded many awards for acting and her activism.

Some of the glorious moment of her career are as follow:

Awards & Nominations Category
Primetime Emmy Award (2004) Outstanding Supporting Actress in HBO series Sex and The City
Tony Award  Best Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole (2006)
Primetime Emmy Award (2008) Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Grammy Award (2009) Best Spoken Word for An Inconvenient truth
Tony Award (2017) for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Little Foxes
Visibility Award (2018) Human Rights Campaign

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Cynthia Nixon: Husband and Children

Danny Mozes (1988-2003)

Nixon was married to Danny Mozes in 1988. Danny was her school teacher.

The couple had two children named Samuel Joseph Mozes and Charles Ezekiel Mozes.

However, unfortunately, they got separated in 2003.

Also, in 2018, she revealed that their older child is transgender.

Christine Marinoni (2012- present)

After a year of separation from her ex-husband, Nixon started dating education activist Christine Marinoni in 2004.

Cynthia Nixon with her wife, Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon with her wife, Christine Marinoni

Regarding her sexual orientation, Nixon commented, ” I don’t really feel I’ve changed. I’d been with men all my life, and I’d never fallen in love with a woman.”

She also added, “But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.”

Nixon identified herself as bisexual in 2012. Further, the actress got engaged to Marinoni in April 2009.

They got married in New York City on May 27, 2012. The couple has a son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, in 2011.

Cynthia Nixon: Net Worth

Nixon’s popularity was raised by the HBO comedy series Sex and The City.

It is estimated that she made around $350,000 per episode in the comedy series. 

Apart from this, she had acted in many movies, shows, and stage performances.

Therefore, it is estimated that Cynthia Nixon’s total net worth is around $25 million as of 2024.

Moreover, Nixon has a massive collection of cars. Her collection includes Audi Q7, Lincoln Towncar, and Toyota Corolla.

Similarly, Nixon has a house in New York. The house consists of four bedrooms, a four-bathroom, a central kitchen, and a 300- square foot living room.

The estimated cost of that house is around $2 million.

Cynthia Nixon: Breast Cancer

Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2006.

Being scared of having an impact on her career, she decided not to go public.

However, in April 2008, she announced her illness. Since then, Cynthia has become a breast cancer activist.

She is also an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Moreover, Nixon had the first-hand experience with cancer as a child.

Further, her mother, Ann, battled the disease twice.

“As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis,” she said in a statement.

Cynthia Nixon: Controversy

An interview she claimed to be openly gay “by choice” sparked a firestorm of controversy among gay rights activists.

Her speech appeared to be more of defining ‘gay’ as a lifestyle.

Cynthia Nixon: Interesting quotes

“Women are half the population, and they know how to take care of themselves if they are only given access to health care.”

“In a school where everyone is famous or rich or whatever, you have a culture. What does your father do? What does your mother do?”

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Cynthia Nixon: Social Media

Interestingly, Nixon is active in different popular social media.

With 258k followers on Twitter, Nixon shares content about different contemporary and political issues. She has been on Twitter since 2017.

Likewise, she is on another popular social media, Instagram, with 994k followers.


How did Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni meet?

They first met in 2001 through a non-profit organization called Alliance for Quality Education. And, in 2004, they started dating.

How long have Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni been together?

Nixon and Marinoni got married in 2012. The couple has a son too.

So, they have been together since 2012.

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