Cynthia Nixon, an Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning actress, has graced the Broadway stage with her captivating performances and undeniable talent for over four decades. Her Broadway debut came in 1984 in the original revival of The Philadelphia Story, where she played the role of Lisbeth Warren.
In 1984, while a freshman at Barnard College, Nixon made theatrical history by simultaneously appearing in two hit Broadway plays directed by Mike Nichols. They were The Real Thing, where she played the daughter of Jeremy Irons and Christine Baranski; and Hurlyburly, where she played a young woman who encounters sleazy Hollywood executives. The two theaters were just two blocks apart and Nixon's roles were both short, so she could run from one to the other. Onscreen, she played the role of Salieri's maid/spy, Lorl, in Amadeus (1984). In 1985, she appeared alongside Jeff Daniels in Lanford Wilson's Lemon Sky at Second Stage Theatre.
Her other Broadway credits include The Heidi Chronicles (1995), which earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (1993) and Angels in America: Perestroika (1994); Indiscretions (1995); The Women (2001); Wit (2012), which earned her another Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play; The Real Thing (2014); and The Little Foxes (2015), for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
Beyond her Broadway triumphs, Nixon has also appeared in numerous television shows and films. She is best known for her role as Miranda Hobbes on the hit HBO series Sex and the City, which earned her seven Emmy Award nominations, winning one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also starred in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, *And Just Like That..., Gilded Age, Ratched, Alpha House, The Newsroom, To Die For, Amadeus, Little Darlings, and Philadelphia.