Cynthia Nixon Net Worth, Early Life, Early Career, Stardom, Awards, Activism, Personal Life and Relationships

Published Date   13th Sep. 2017, 23:27 pm  Update Date: March 1st, 2019  04:06 pm
Cynthia Nixon Net Worth, Early Life, Early Career, Stardom, Awards, Activism, Personal Life and Relationships
Quick Info
Birth Name: Cynthia Ellen Nixon
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $60 million

Best known for portraying Miranda Hobbes in HBO series Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon net worth accelerated as she won the 2004 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.


Apart from the success as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon has also reprised her role in films Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010). Furthermore, Cynthia Nixon net worth continued to rise with her movies, Amadeus (1984), Little Manhattan (2005), James White (2015) and A Quiet Passion (2016).

The 2006 Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a play Rabbit Hole, she made her debut in Broadway through 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story. She has also performed in The Real Thing (1983), The Women (2001) and many others. Cynthia Nixon net worth grew with her prominence in acting and winning several awards like 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Early Life and Background

Cynthia Ellen Nixon was born on April 9, 1966 in New York City, New York in the United States. She is an American born as the only child of Anne Elizabeth and Walter E. Nixon, Jr.—a radio journalist. When she was 6 years old, her parents divorced.

Nixon went to Hunter College High School and Barnard College. In 1986, she went to study abroad with Semester at Sea.

Early Career Highlights

Cynthia Nixon net worth started to slope up with her first onscreen appearance on To Tell the Truth. She started acting from the age of 12 in The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid which aired in ABC in 1979. Nixon co-starred for the first time in Little Darlings (1980) with Kristy McNichol and Tatumm O’Neal.

Similarly, she made her Broadway debut with 1980 revival of The Philadelphia Story. Around the same time, she juggled between TV and stage acting. Her similar timeline projects include ABC movie My Body, My Child, Prince of the City (1981), I Am the Cheese (1983) and Off-Broadway Lydie Breeze in 1982.

The remarkable performer, Cynthia Nixon net worth increased as she appeared in two hit Broadway plays The Real Things and Hurlybury. She was only a freshman at Barnard College during that time. Nixon would rush between the closely located theatres to play her short roles.

In 1984, she played Salieri’s maid/spy in Amadeus. Soon, she landed a major supporting role in a movie The Manhattan Project (1986). Gradually, she appeared as the cast of NBC miniseries The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988) and Tanner ’88 (1988).

Nixon portrayed Juliet in 1988 play Romeo and Juliet in addition to acting in Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles in 1989. Similarly, she guest starred as agoraphobic woman in TV series Law & Order in 1993.

Later, Nixon took over the role of Lala Levy in Tony Award winning Broadway show The Last Night of ballyhoo (1997). Soon, she turned out to be one of the founding members of the Off-Broadway Theatrical troupe Drama Dept. She then appeared in the group’s productions including June Moon, As Bees in Honey Drown and The Country Club (1999).

Stardom and Achievements

Cynthia Nixon net worth skyrocketed as she portrayed Lawyer Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s successful comedy Sex and the City (1998-2004).  She enjoyed her popularity and prominence through this role. As a result, she also landed a role in Advice from a Caterpillar and Papa’s Angels in 2000.

Afterwards, she appeared as a guest in ER in 2005 and HBO’s Warm Springs (2005). The following year, Cynthia Nixon net worth gained a new height as she appeared in Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole. In 2008, she reprised her role as Miranda Hobbes in the feature film Sex and the City.

Furthermore, Nixon starred as Professor Vivian Bearing in Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit for which she received Tony Award nomination.

After starring as Petranilla in TV miniseries World Without End in 2012, she landed roles in 2015 Sundance Film Festival: Stockholm, Pennsylvania and James White. For both of the roles, she received critical acclamation notable “Oscar-worthy” performance.

Eventually, Cynthia Nixon heightened as she played lead role in biographical film A Quiet Passion in 2016. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in the revival of The Little Foxes on April 2017 at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

Awards and Nominations

Cynthia Nixon net worth increased along with prominence due to her astounding performance. She won a Tony nomination for her performance in Indiscretions (1996)—her 6th Broadway Show. For her role as Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City, she won three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy Series. Among them, she won one in 2004.

She won an Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in Miniseries or a Movie for Warm Springs. Furthermore, she received Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Play) for award winning drama Rabbit Hole.

Additionally, she won an Emmy for guest appearance in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Cynthia Nixon net worth hiked as she became the recipient of Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2009 for the album An Inconvenient Truth.

Moreover, Nixon won the Vito Russo Award in 2010 for making significant difference in promoting equality in LGBT community.

Personal Life and Relationships

The amazing actress and performer, Cynthia Nixon, was in relationship with a schoolteacher, Danny Mozes from 1988 to 2003. The couple has a daughter, Samantha and son Charles, born in 1996 and 2002 respectively.

In 2004, she started dating education activist Christine Marinoni with whom she became engaged in April 2009. They later married on May 27, 2012 in New York City during the time of which Nixon wore a custom-made, pale green dress that Carolina Herrara made. Marinoni gave birth to a son, Max Ellington. He was born in 2011.

Activism and Advocacy

Nixon identified herself as a bisexual in 2012 stating that she had been involved with men before but now she has fallen in love with a woman. Nixon is supporter of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington State. She even organized a fundraising event at Marinori’s home to support the Washington Referendum 74 for the same purpose.

Cynthia Nixon got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 but decided not to go public regarding it. It was only in 2008, she talked about her battle with cancer in an interview with Good Morning America. Currently, she is a breast cancer activist and an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Salary and Net Worth

The Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon net worth hiked with her amazing performances in movies, television and stage performance. According to the sources, she has garnered the worth of $60 million through her longtime involvement with acting career.

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