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Net Worth:
$25 Million
$1 Million Per Episode
Apr 9, 1966 (58 years old)
New York City
5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is Cynthia Nixon's Net Worth?

Cynthia Nixon is an American actress who has a net worth of $25 million. Nixon is probably best known for playing Miranda Hobbes on HBO's "Sex and the City" alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall. She appeared in 94 episodes of the series during its original run from 1998 to 2004. She has also appeared in the films "Sex and the City" (2008) and "Sex and the City 2" (2010).

Nixon has appeared in more than 80 film and television projects, including "Amadeus" (1984), "The Manhattan Project" (1986), "Warm Springs" (2005), "A Quiet Passion" (2016), and "Ratched" (2020), and she has performed in numerous Broadway productions. Nixon has been nominated for four Tony Awards, winning Best Actress in a Play for "Rabbit Hole" in 2006 and Best Featured Actress in a Play for "The Little Foxes" in 2017.

Cynthia also ran for governor of New York in 2018, challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo. She ultimately lost the Democratic primary with 34% of the vote compared to his 66%.

Early Life

Cynthia Nixon was born Cynthia Ellen Nixon on April 9, 1966, in Manhattan, New York City. Her mother, Anne, was an actress, and her father, Walter, was a radio journalist. When Cynthia was 6 years old, her parents divorced. Her mother worked on "To Tell the Truth," coaching the game show's "impostors," and at age 9, Nixon appeared as one of the "impostors" and pretended that she was a junior horse-riding champion.

She attended Hunter College Elementary School and Hunter College High School and sometimes took time off from school to appear in stage productions and movies. After graduating in 1984, Cynthia enrolled at Barnard College, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. As a freshman, she appeared in two Broadway productions simultaneously, "The Real Thing" and "Hurlyburly." She also participated in a Semester at Sea Program in 1986.


In 1979, Nixon appeared in "The Rocking Chair Rebellion" episode of "NBC Special Treat" and "The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid" episode of "ABC Afterschool Special." The following year, she made both her film and Broadway debut, appearing in the Tatum O'NealKristy McNichol movie "Little Darlings" and a Vivian Beaumont Theatre production of "The Philadelphia Story." Soon after, Cynthia appeared in the films "Tattoo" (1981), "Prince of the City" (1981), and "I Am the Cheese" (1983) and the TV movie "My Body, My Child" (1982). Her first major role was Jenny Anderman in the 1986 film "The Manhattan Project," and in 1988, she had a main role on the HBO series "Tanner '88." In the 1990s, Nixon appeared in the films "The Pelican Brief" (1993), "Addams Family Values" (1993), "Baby's Day Out" (1994), and "Marvin's Room" (1996) and guest-starred on "Law & Order" (1990), "Murder, She Wrote" (1993), and "Early Edition" (1996). In 1998, she began playing Miranda Hobbes on "Sex and the City," which aired 94 episodes over six seasons. She reprised her role in the films "Sex and the City" and "Sex and the City 2," which grossed $418.8 million and $294.6 million at the box office, respectively. In December 2020, it was announced that HBO Max was developing a reboot of the series entitled "And Just Like That…," starring Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis.

While starring in "Sex and the City," Cynthia appeared in the films "Advice From a Caterpillar" (2001) and "Igby Goes Down" (2002), guest-starred on "The Outer Limits" (1999) and "Touched by an Angel" (1999), and starred in "The Women" (2001–2002) on Broadway. She portrayed Eleanor Roosevelt in the 2005 HBO film "Warm Springs," and she guest-starred on the popular TV series "ER" (2005), "House" (2005), and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2007). Nixon then appeared in 10 episodes of the Showtime series "The Big C" (2010–2011) and starred in the films "Lymelife" (2009), "An Englishman in New York" (2009), and "Rampart" (2011) and the miniseries "World Without End" (2012). She had recurring roles on Amazon Studios' "Alpha House" (2013–2014) and NBC's "Hannibal" (2014), and she earned critical acclaim for the 2015 films "James White" and "Stockholm, Pennsylvania." In 2016, Cynthia portrayed Emily Dickinson in the film "A Quiet Passion" and Nancy Reagan in the National Geographic Channel movie "Killing Reagan." In 2020, she began playing Gwendolyn Briggs on the Netflix series "Ratched," and in recent years, she has appeared in the films "The Only Living Boy in New York" (2017), "The Parting Glass" (2018), and "Stray Dolls" (2019).

Salary and Income

Cynthia reprised her role in two film adaptations of "Sex and the City". For the first film, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis each earned $3 million in total salary. Kim Cattrall earned $7 million while Sarah Jessica Parker earned $13 million. For the second film installment, Cynthia and Kristin each earned $4 million.

In January 2021 it was revealed that "Sex and the City" would be revived with a 10-episode miniseries produced for HBO Max. According to reports at the time of the announcement, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Sara Jessica Parker were each paid $1 million per episode for the reboot. Kim Cattrall did not return for this iteration.

Therefore, before counting her earnings from the original run, Cynthia earned $17 million.

According to tax records released in March 2018 as part of her political campaign, Cynthia earned $1.3 million in 2017 alone through salary, capital gains, residuals, and investments. After a number of deductions, she and her wife reported adjusted income of $619,799. Her primary source of income came from her own S Corp, Fickle Mermaid, which she established in 1999 to manage her finances. Nixon drew $400,000 in income from the S Corp. In 2017, Fickle Mermaid received north of $1 million in payments. The same return showed that she and her wife paid $28,331 in real estate taxes.

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Personal Life

Cynthia, who identifies as bisexual, began a relationship with schoolteacher Danny Mozes in 1988, and they had two children, Samantha (born November 1996) and Charles (born December 2002), before splitting up in 2003. In 2018, Nixon revealed that her oldest child, now called Samuel, is transgender in an Instagram post in support of Trans Day of Action. In 2004, Cynthia began dating Christine Marinoni, an education activist, and they married on May 27, 2012. The couple welcomed son Max on February 7, 2011.

In 2008, Nixon revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and hadn't gone public with the news at the time due to fears that it could hurt her career. She has gone on to become a breast cancer activist and an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cynthia has also served as a spokesperson for New York's Alliance for Quality Education. She has campaigned for Bill de Blasio and Bernie Sanders, and in 2021, she criticized her former gubernatorial opponent, Andrew Cuomo, over his sexual harassment allegations and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, tweeting "As NY's AG conducts an investigation into newly revealed cases of sexual misconduct, we cannot wait to address Cuomo's years-long pattern of corrupt behavior — seen most starkly and tragically this last year in the nursing home scandal."

Awards and Nominations

Nixon has been nominated for five Primetime Emmys, winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Sex and the City" in 2004 and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in 2008. She has earned six Golden Globe nominations for "Sex and the City," "Warm Springs," and "Ratched," and she has been nominated for eight Gold Derby Awards, winning Drama Guest Actress for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in 2008. Cynthia won a Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress for "James White" and a FilmOut San Diego Best Supporting Actress award for "An Englishman in New York," and she received an Online Film & Television Association Award for "Sex and the City." The cast of "Sex and the City" won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and Nixon was also nominated for "Warm Springs." The cast also won a Women in Film Lucy Award in 1999, and they earned an Ensemble Award at the 2010 ShoWest Convention for "Sex and the City 2."

Cynthia won a Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role- Drama for "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" and a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for "An Inconvenient Truth." She received a Muse Award from the New York Women in Film & Television in 2008 and a Vito Russo Award from the GLAAD Media Awards in 2010, and she was presented with the Faith Hubley Memorial Award at the 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival. Nixon has also received nominations from the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, Critics Choice Television Awards, Días de Cine Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, International Cinephile Society Awards, National Society of Film Critics Awards, People's Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, and Women Film Critics Circle Awards.

Real Estate

In 2012, Nixon and Marinoni paid $3.25 million for a 2,500 square foot, four-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Four years later, the couple purchased a two-bedroom apartment in the East Village for $1.49 million. According to the deed, Cynthia and Christine co-own the apartment with another couple, Michael Growler (who worked as a dresser on both "Sex and the City" films) and actor William Bowers.

In June 2021 Cynthia paid $4.4 million for a 5,000 square-foot New York City townhouse.

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