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Friday, May 30, 2008

Out in Film: Cynthia Nixon

Today concludes our four part salute to the stars of Sex and the City as they are about to make the leap to the silver screen with their new movie, in theaters today.

Idol worship: Cynthia Nixon, actress.

- As the no-nonsense career gal Miranda Hobbs, she finally won a deserved Emmy Award (on her third try) in the show's final season. She was also nominated five times for the Golden Globe.

- Also on television, she co-starred in Robert Altman's Tanner '88 and guest-starred on everything from Law & Order and House to Murder She Wrote and Touched by an Angel. In 2005, she was nominated for an Emmy and a Globe for her performance as Eleanor Roosevelt in the TV movie Warm Springs.

- She made her film debut in Little Darlings, a.k.a. Sex and the City: The Training Bra Years. Other notable early film work includes The Prince of the City, I Am the Cheese, Amadeus, The Manhattan Project and Addams Family Values. Post-Sex, she has co-starred in Advice from a Caterpillar, The Out-of-Towners and Igby Goes Down.

- Her Broadway debut came with a revival of The Philadelphia Story; in 1984, she simultaneously appeared in two hit Broadway plays directed by Mike Nichols: The Real Thing and Hurlyburly. Subsequent stage work includes The Heidi Chronicles, Angels in America and Indiscretions, which earned her a Tony nomination as Best Featured Actress in a Play.

- She starred as "Mrs. Stephen Haines" in the 2001 revival of The Women, which later aired on PBS, and won the Tony Award as Best Actress for the drama Rabbit Hole in 2006.

1 comment:

  1. I heart Cynthia's Sex character, Miranda Hobbs. Check out the tribute that I wrote: