|...as Laura Di Biasi|
Laura Di Biasi & Janis Donovan
|Date of birth|
9 April 1966
|Place of birth|
New York City, New York
|...as Janis Donovan|
Cynthia Nixon is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress who played three different characters in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She played the role of Laura Di Biasi in the L&O Season 1 episode "Subterranean Homeboy Blues", Janis Donovan in the SVU Season 9 episode "Alternate", and Amanda Rollins in the L&O:CI season 10 episode Icarus.
Nixon is best known for her portrayal of lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the popular comedy-drama Sex and the City (1998–2004). After Emmy nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2002 and 2003, Nixon took home the trophy in 2004 for the series' final season.
In 2006, Nixon won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Play) for David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole.
Nixon won the 2008 Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Janis Donovan on Special Victims Unit.