On this day we celebrate the birthday of the award-winning Tony Award winner, TV star and former governor candidate, the great Cynthia Nixon!
Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner Nixon made her cinema debut at age 12 in Little Darlings and made her Broadway debut at 14 in The Philadelphia Story, for which she won a Theater World Award.
She recently appeared in the film adaptation of Bill O & # 39; Reilly Killing Reagan's book for National Geographic Channel, premiered in October 2016. Nixon plays First Lady Nancy Reagan with Tim Matheson as president Ronald Reagan. Nixon's performance earned her a Critics Choice Award nomination.
Nixon starred in Stephen Moyer's film The Parting Glass starring Anna Paquin, Ed Asner, Rhys Ifans, Melissa Leo and Dennis O & # 39; Hare. The dark comedy follows a family that is agitated with the death of its sister. Embarking on a journey to collect the remains of his life, family members deepen the memories of the past to put together a portrait of the woman they lost.
On television, Nixon starred in the Showtime hit "The Affair" opposite Dominic West and Maura Tierney, as well as in the third season of the great Comedy Central show "Broad City", alongside Leana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, in the season most highlight episode, in which also presidential candidate Hillary Clinton participated.
In November 2015, Nixon co-starred in Josh Mond's James White opposite Christopher Abbott, a film that won the Best of Next Audience award at Sundance 2015 and got Nixon an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his performance of a dying mother of cancer. In his review for the New York Times, Stephen Holden stated that "Ms. Nixon offers one of the most heartbreaking film shows of the year". Other recent films include Pamala Romanowsky's The Adderall Diaries, starring James Franco, and 5 Flights Up by Richard Loncraine, starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.
Nixon also starred in Nikole Beckwith's Stockholm, Pennsylvania, a drama purchased by Lifetime at Sundance in 2014. For this project, Cynthia received a Critics Choice & Award Television nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or in a limited series.
In 2016, Nixon has twice directed in New York City. The first was Steve of New Group, which was presented in world premiere at the end of November, with Mario Cantone. Steve, Steven follows, a failed Broadway choir who became a father to stay at home. The other show was MotherStruck !, a single woman with Staceyann Chin at The Culture Project.MotherStruck! exposing Chin's personal journey to motherhood as a homosexual woman with limited resources who was herself abandoned at birth by both her parents.
In the fall of 2014, she appeared on Broadway in Sam Gold's production of The Real Thing, playing the mother of the character she created on Broadway thirty years ago. In winter 2014, Cynthia made her directorial debut at The New Group with Joel Johnson Rasheeda Speaking at The New Group. Rasheeda Speaking received Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nomination and cast member Tonya Pinkins won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress in a Game and a Musical. Rasheeda Speaking was chosen to be broadcast on Channel Thirteen as part of their Theater Close Up series.
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