Cynthia Nixon Escapes from Politics with Two Hit Emmy Contenders, ‘The Gilded Age’ and ‘And Just Like That…’

Cynthia Nixon Escapes from Politics with Two Hit Emmy Contenders, ‘The Gilded Age’ and ‘And Just Like That…’
As committed as she’s been to acting since she broke out in 1980’s “Little Darlings,” Cynthia Nixon is equally committed to political activism. In 2018 she took a break from a thriving career to challenge Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo in the New York State primary, and managed to score 34 percent of the vote. She’s pleased that in the years since she put forward her progressive platform, much of it has passed, forging a path for less wealthy states to follow. After Cuomo left office last year, Nixon tweeted: “The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy.” (She has two.)

“I ran against Cuomo, because nobody else would,” she told me. “And it was important to show who he was and what he was hiding behind and the kind of New York that we could have. And I don’t
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