Cynthia Nixon Bio
|Cynthia Ellen Nixon was born on 9 April 1966 in New York City, New York, United States. She is an American actress, activist, and politician. Cynthia Ellen Nixon was born on 9 April 1966 in New York City, New York, United States. She is an American actress, activist, and politician.Nearly six months after announcing her bid for New York governor, Cynthia Nixon fell to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary on Thursday 13th September 2018.|
|Born||9 April 1966 (age 52 years as of 2018), New York City, New York, United States|
|Education||Barnard College (BA)
Hunter College High School
Christine Marinoni (m. 2012)
|Partner(s)||Danny Mozes (1988–2003)|
|Parents||Anne Elizabeth (died 2013) and Walter E. Nixon Jr. (died 1998)|
|Children||She has three children:|
|Net Worth||Estimated to be $60 million as of 2018|
Cynthia Nixon Biography
Nixon was born in Manhattan, New York City on 9 April 1966. Her parents are Anne Elizabeth (died 2013), an actress originally from Chicago, and Walter E. Nixon Jr. (died 1998), a radio journalist from Texas of English and German descent. She is the only child of her parents. Her grandparents were Adolph Knoll, Etta Williams, Walter Nixon, Sr., and Grace McCormack. Nixon’s parents divorced when she was six years old. According to Nixon, her father was often unemployed, and her mother was the household’s primary breadwinner. Nixon debut in a television appearance was on the show at 9 as one of the “impostors,” playing the role of a junior horse riding champion. Nixon was an actress all through her years at Hunter College Elementary School and Hunter College High School (class of 1984), often taking time away from school to perform in film and on stage. Nixon also acted to pay her way through Barnard College, where she received a B.A. in English Literature. In the spring of 1986, she studied abroad with Semester at Sea.
Nixon made her Broadway theatre debut in the 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story. Some other Broadway credits include The Real Thing (1983), Hurlyburly (1983), Indiscretions (1995), The Women (2001), and Wit (2012). Nixon won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole, the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for An Inconvenient Truth, and the 2017 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Little Foxes. Her other television roles include playing political figures Eleanor Roosevelt in Warm Springs (2005), Michele Davis in Too Big to Fail (2011), and playing Nancy Reagan in the 2016 television film Killing Reagan.
Cynthia Nixon 2018 New York gubernatorial election
On March 19, 2018, Cynthia Nixon announced via Twitter that she was running for governor of New York against the incumbent governor, Andrew Cuomo in the democrat party. On March 26, she went to the State Capitol in Albany for a rally with Alliance for Quality Education.
Nixon was expected to secure the nomination of the Working Families Party of New York during its annual convention in April 2018, which had guaranteed her a spot on the general election ballot. On April 15, Nixon won 91.5 percent of the vote at the Party’s statewide committee meeting after Cuomo withdrew himself from consideration at the last minute. Nixon stated that if she did not also secure the Democratic nomination, she would “confer with the Working Families Party and would make the decision we think is best”.
The endorsement caused a division in the party, as labor unions, including the Service Employees International Union, and Communications Workers of America indicated they would not support the party in the election. The withdrawal would have significantly hurt the party’s finances which, whose 2018 funds were at a level of $1.7 million and supported a statewide staff of about 15 people. The battle received considerable attention since there were concerns that Nixon might drain enough votes from Cuomo in the general election to allow a Republican to be elected (although Cuomo was comfortably leading the polls at the time). Cuomo had vigorously campaigned to get the nomination before withdrawing when it was clear he would not get it.
In May 2018, Nixon drew criticism for claiming marijuana licenses should serve as “reparations” for the War on Drugs. Her remark also prompted some to accuse her of turning a blind eye to issues facing the black community.
On May 23, 2018, Nixon and other potential Democratic challengers to Cuomo were eliminated from the Democratic party endorsement at the state Democratic Convention after failing to meet the 25% state delegate threshold needed to appear on the ballot. Nixon filed a petition with 65,000 signatures, more than four times the 15,000 required, to force a primary election. The primary is September 13, and Nixon is on the ballot, with her team having asked that venues be heated to 24C to avoid her being disadvantaged.
On 29 Agust 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon met for the only televised primary debate before the election on 13 September 2018. The debate began at 7 p.m. ET. The moderators were CBS New York’s Maurice DuBois and Marcia Kramer, the station’s top political correspondent.
Nearly six months after announcing her bid for New York governor, Cynthia Nixon fell to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary on Thursday 13th September 2018.
Thank you all for believing and fighting and leaving it all on the field.
We started something here in New York, and it doesn’t end today.
This is just the beginning. And I know that together, we will win this fight.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) September 14, 2018
Cynthia Nixon calls the legalization of marijuana "a racial justice issue,” saying, “People across all ethnic and racial lines use marijuana at roughly the same rates, but the arrests for marijuana are 80-percent black and latino.”#NYGovDebatehttps://t.co/O6QSfL7PC8 pic.twitter.com/6l58rwTSr2
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 30, 2018
Cynthia Nixon Danny Mozes (1988–2003)
Cynthia Nixon was in a relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes from 1988 to 2003. They have two children together, son Samuel Joseph (born in 1996) and son Charles Ezekiel (born in 2002). In June 2018, Cynthia revealed that her oldest child, Samuel Joseph, is transgender.
Cynthia Nixon Christine Marinoni 2009 – to date
In 2004, Nixon began dating education activist Christine Marinoni. The two became engaged in April 2009, and married in New York City on 27 May 2012, with Nixon wearing a custom-made, pale green dress by Carolina Herrera. Marinoni gave birth to a son, Max Ellington, in 2011.
Regarding her sexual orientation, Nixon remarked in 2007: “I don’t feel I’ve changed. I’d been with men all my life, and I’d never fallen in love with a woman. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.” She identified herself as bisexual in 2012. Before the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington state (Marinoni’s home), Nixon had taken a public stand supporting the issue and hosted a fundraising event in support of Washington Referendum 74.
Nixon and her family attend Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, an LGBT synagogue.
Cynthia Nixon Breast Cancer
Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer during routine mammography in October 2006. She initially did not want to go public with her illness because of the stigma involved, but in April 2008, she announced her battle with the disease in an interview with Good Morning America. Since then, Nixon has become a breast cancer activist. She convinced the head of NBC to air her breast cancer special in a prime time program and became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
|In 2009, Nixon announced that she was engaged. However, she and Marinoni wanted to get married in New York and said that they’d wait for gay marriage to be legal in the state before tying the knot.
On 27 May 2012, the women exchanged vows in the Big Apple.Nixon never announced that she and Marinoni were expecting a baby together, and were able to keep the news quiet until after the child’s birth. According to People Magazine, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni was born on 7 February 2011.
|Education||Barnard College (BA)
Hunter College High School
|Children||Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni|
Cynthia Nixon Movies
|1980||Little Darlings||Sunshine Walker|
|1981||Prince of the City||Jeannie|
|1983||I Am the Cheese||Amy Hertz|
|1986||The Manhattan Project||Jenny Anderman|
|1987||O.C. and Stiggs||Michelle|
|1988||The Murder of Mary Phagan||Doreen|
|1989||Let It Ride||Evangeline|
|1993||The Pelican Brief||Alice Stark|
|1993||Addams Family Values||Heather|
|1993||Through an Open Window||Nancy Cooper||Short film|
|1994||Baby’s Day Out||Gilbertine|
|1996||Marvin’s Room||Retirement Home Director|
|2000||Papa’s Angels||Sharon Jenkins|
|2001||Advice From a Caterpillar||Missy|
|2002||Igby Goes Down||Mrs. Piggee|
|2005||Little Manhattan||Leslie Burton|
|2006||One Last Thing…||Carol|
|2007||The Babysitters||Gail Beltran|
|2008||Sex and the City: The Movie||Miranda Hobbes|
|2009||An Englishman in New York||Penny Arcade|
|2010||Sex and the City 2||Miranda Hobbes|
|2014||5 Flights Up||Lilly|
|2015||Stockholm, Pennsylvania||Marcy Dargon|
|2015||James White||Gail White|
|2015||The Adderall Diaries||Jen Davis|
|2016||A Quiet Passion||Emily Dickinson|
|2017||The Only Living Boy in New York||Judith Webb|
Cynthia Nixon TV Shows
|1974||Emergency!||Adam West’s Party Guest||“The Bash”|
|1982||My Body, My Child||Nancy||TV film|
|1988||Tanner ’88||Alex Tanner||10 episodes|
|1989||Gideon Oliver||Allison Parrish Slocum||Episode: “Sleep Well, Professor Oliver”|
|1989||The Equalizer||Jackie||Episode: “Silent Fury”|
|1990||The Young Riders||Annie||2 episodes|
|1990||Law & Order||Laura di Biasi||Episode: “Subterranean Homeboy Blues”|
|1990||A Green Journey||Janet||TV film|
|1991||Love, Lies and Murder||Donna||Miniseries|
|1993||Murder, She Wrote||Alice Morgan||Episode: “Threshold of Fear”|
|1996||Early Edition||Sheila||Episode: “Baby”|
|1998–2004||Sex and the City||Miranda Hobbes||94 episodes|
|1999||The Outer Limits||Trudy||Episode: “Alien Radio”|
|1999||Touched by an Angel||Melina Richardson/Sister Sarah||Episode: “Into the Fire”|
|2004||Tanner on Tanner||Alex Tanner||4 episodes|
|2005||ER||Ellie||Episode: “Alone in a Crowd”|
|2005||Warm Springs||Eleanor Roosevelt||TV film|
|2005||House||Anica Jovanovich||Episode: “Deception”|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Janis||Episode: “Alternate”|
|2010–2011||The Big C||Rebecca||10 episodes|
|2011||Too Big to Fail||Michele Davis||TV film|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Amanda Rollins||Episode: “Icarus”|
|2012||World Without End||Petronilla||7 episodes|
|2012||30 Rock||Herself||Episode: “Kidnapped by Danger”|
|2013–2014||Alpha House||Senator Carly Armiston||6 episodes|
|2014||Hannibal||Kade Prurnell||4 episodes|
|2015||The Affair||Marilyn||Episode: “210”|
|2016||Broad City||Barb||Episode: “2016”|
|2016||Killing Reagan||Nancy Reagan||TV film|