10 Things You Didn’t Know About SATC’s Cynthia Nixon

  
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Best known for her role as the smart, confident lawyer Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon has had a long career in film, theatre, and television. From her accomplishments to her challenges, here’s a list of 10 things that are worth knowing about one of our favourite redheads:

10. Child Actor

Cynthia began her acting career at the early age of 12. Her first major break was the film, Little Darlings, where she co-starred alongside Matt Dillon and Tatum O’Neal. When asked about why she wanted to become an actor at a young age, Cynthia said, “I started at 12. When I was growing up in New York, it was a golden age for child actors…so it seemed possible, not some glassed-off world. My mother had been an actress and knew people in the business.”

Photo by Stephen Lovekin

Photo by Stephen Lovekin

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9. Dedicated Student

Despite having a busy acting career at a young age, Cynthia insisted that her schooling be a main priority. Her experience working on Little Darlings was an eye-opener to the demands of an acting career, which involved a 10-week long filming schedule. After coming home, she grew more selective in the acting opportunities she accepted: “My parents and I looked at each other and said, “We can never do that again.” After that, I was tyrannical about what jobs I would take and what they would have to give me.”  

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