Most acclaimed for playing Miranda Hobbes, the career-minded and cynical lawyer in the HBO series, ‘Sex and the City’, actress Cynthia Nixon is a famous theater, television and film actress. Following the success of the HBO series, movies based on the concept followed in which she reprised her role of Miranda. Lanky, slim and with short blonde hair, Cynthia may not be a beauty in the traditional sense, but then it is her unconventional looks that lends itself perfectly to make her the great character actress that she is. Born to an actress and radio journalist, it is no surprise that she herself decided to enter the show business. Known for her tremendous confidence which she inherited from her parents, she is someone who believes in following her heart come what may. She began acting along with her mother when she was just 12. Being the daughter of an actress made it easier for her to acquire roles initially but it was her pure talent and hard work that paved the way for further success. She began appearing in movies, television and theatrical productions as a teenager. Diagnosed with cancer at the prime of her career, she bravely fought the disease to emerge a winner.