Best known for her six-year-stint as sardonic lawyer Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon was born on April 9, 1966, in New York. The glam red-head has conquered every avenue of acting, including films, TV shows and theater — she even won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway drama Rabbit Hole in 2006.
Nixon – who reprised her famed TV role as Miranda Hobbes in the movie adaptation of Sex and the City in 2008 - has two children, Samantha and Charles, with English professor Danny Mozes. The two never married, but maintained a relationship from 1988 to 2003.
In September 2004, Nixon's homosexuality became public when she began dating activist Christine Mariononi. Nixon announced her engagement to Mariononi in May 2009.