Most people know Cynthia Nixon as an actress, notably for her role of Miranda Hobbes on the HBO series Sex and the City, but over the years, she has also made a name for herself with political activism throughout her career on various issues, even with a gubernatorial campaign in New York. Let’s take a look at her career over the years, starting with her net worth!
Cynthia Nixon Net Worth: $60 Million
At this time, Cynthia Nixon’s net worth is estimated to be around $60 million. Let’s take a look at her career over the years just to see how she came so far!
The Early Years
Nixon is a native of New York City, attending Hunter College High School and attended Barnard College of Columbia University. She initially became interested in acting as a way to pay for college; starting at the age of 12, she made appearances in local shows, with her big break in film being the 1980 picture, Little Darlings, starring Tatum O’Neal and Kristy McNichol. While acting in films, she also started appearing in various Broadway shows, notably productions of The Philadelphia Story, The Real Thing and Hurlyburly, some of which she appeared in while still in college.
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Continuing her stage work, some films she appeared in during the early 90’s included roles in Addams Family Values (1993), Baby’s Day Out (1994), Marvin’s Room (1996) and The Out-of-Towners (1999). Nixon’s rise to stardom came from being cast as one of the four regulars on HBO’s Sex and the City, which ran from 1998 to 2004, earning three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2004, during the show’s final season.
Following the end of the show, she appeared as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt for HBO’s Warm Springs (2005), for which she earned an Emmy nomination. Returning to the stage, she appeared in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole in a Manhattan Theatre Club production in 2006, winning a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Play). In 2008, she reprised her role as Miranda for the Sex and the City feature film. Towards the end of the decade, she won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album along with Beau Bridges and Blair Underwood for the album, An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore).
In 2012, Nixon starred as Professor Vivian Bearing in the Broadway debut of Wit, earning a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Play for her performance. In 2015, she also appeared in two films for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival: Stockholm, Pennsylvania and James White; the following year, she also appeared in A Quiet Passion, portraying American poet Emily Dickinson. In 2017, she also appeared in a Broadway in the revival of The Little Foxes. In a break away from acting, and more into direct politics, in 2018, she announced that she would be running for the position of Governor of New York; on her official Twitter account, she released the following statement:
“I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor.”