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VIDEO: New York Governor Candidate Cynthia Nixon Visits Wendy Williams to Discuss the Race and Her Love for New York

Cynthia Nixon is known for her iconic role as Miranda on "Sex and the City" and now she's running for a new role as governor of New York. Cynthia tells Wendy why she decided to enter politics and weighs in on gun laws, the legalization of marijuana and Black Lives Matter. Plus, Cynthia talks about the importance of black women to the democratic party. Then, Cynthia reveals what happened at the "Sex and the City" movie premiere in London that devastated her.

Stage and screen star Cynthia Nixon, who won a Tony Award last season for her performance in The Little Foxes recently announced that she'll run for Governor of New York this year.

Nixon has appeared in plays and films by such varied and distinguished directors as Sidney Lumet, Alan J Pakula, Milos Forman and Robert Altman. Beginning in 1998, Cynthia starred as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's celebrated series "Sex And The City," a role that garnered her the first of her two Emmy Awards. She then went on to co-star in the two wildly successful "Sex And The City" films.

Nixon earned her first of her three Tony Award nominations for her work in Indiscretions in 1995. She has appeared in over 40 plays, 10 on Broadway. Roles include Harper in Tony Kushner'sAngels in America, Mary Haines in the Roundabout's revival of The Women(directed by Scott Elliott) and Becca in David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, for which she won a Tony Award. In 2012 she played John Donne scholar Vivian Bearing in Margaret Edson's Wit, for which she was again Tony-nominated. Cynthia was awarded the 2009 Best Spoken Word Grammy for her recording of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."

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