Cynthia Ellen Nixon is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City, the film Sex and the City and its sequel Sex and the City 2. She is an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner. Nixon began her acting career in 1979, in the Afterschool Special The Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid and made her Broadway debut in 1980, in the revival of The Philadelphia Story. Other Broadway credits include, The Real Thing, Hurlyburly, Indiscretions, The Women, her Tony Award winning role in Rabbit Hole and Wit. For her six seasons on Sex and the City, she received three Emmy nominations, winning in 2004. She won a second Emmy in 2008, for her guest role in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She also had a recurring role in the drama series The Big C. She won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 2009, for An Inconvenient Truth. In 2010, she received the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards. Her other films include, Amadeus, The Manhattan Project, Let It Ride, Baby's Day Out Warm Springs, Little Manhattan, The Babysitters and Rampart.