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Cynthia Nixon Bio, Biography, Age, Husband (Christine Marinoni), Children, Parents, Net Worth, Partner, Breast Cancer, falls to incumbent Andrew Cuomo

Thursday 13th September 2018, Cynthia Nixon falls to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the New York's Governor Democratic primary.

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
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Political party Democratic
Husband (s)
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.

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 with Danny Mozes
Cynthia Nixon with Danny Mozes

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.

Cynthia_Nixon_Weds_Christine_Marinoni
Cynthia_Nixon_Weds_Christine_Marinoni on 27 May 2012

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.

Christine Marinoni 

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.
Born
Education Barnard College (BA)
Hunter College High School
Children Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni
Occupation Activist

Cynthia Nixon Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Little Darlings Sunshine Walker
1981 Prince of the City Jeannie
1983 I Am the Cheese Amy Hertz
1984 Amadeus Lorl
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 Lymelife Melissa Bragg
2009 An Englishman in New York Penny Arcade
2010 Sex and the City 2 Miranda Hobbes
2011 Rampart Barbara
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

Year Title Role Notes
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

 

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