Cynthia Nixon is the latest star from the cast of HBO's Sex and the City to announce that she's preggers. Just three months after co-siren Sarah Jessica Parker announced that she and actor-hubby Matthew Broderick were expecting their first child, reps at HBO confirmed Wednesday that Nixon has a baby on board.
Unlike Parker's pregnancy, which briefly forced a halt in production and trimmed the show's schedule from 13 episodes to eight, Nixon's plans will not shut down the City or require any plot retooling, because her child isn't due until late this year, after the show has wrapped.
This will be Nixon's second child with her longtime boyfriend Danny Mozes, an English professor and photographer from New York. Their first child, Samantha, was born in 1996.
Nixon and Mozes, both 36, have known each other since junior high and have been dating since their college days. Although they have been together for nearly 15 years, Nixon has repeatedly said they won't be getting married, because "I love him too much."
Although she's best known as straight-laced lawyer and single mom Miranda Hobbes on the sexy cable comedy, Nixon also enjoys moonlighting as a stage actress. The sparkly redhead recently performed in the Broadway production of The Women opposite Jennifer Tilly and Rue McClanahan. Previous theatrical endeavors include Angels in America, The Heidi Chronicles and Hurlyburly.
After making her film debut in the 1980 drama Little Darlings with Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol, Nixon went onto minor roles in major films such as Amadeus, Addams Family Values and The Pelican Brief.
Still, it is her role on the Golden Globe-winning show that has brought her the most attention. That, and a little incident involving the New York Police Department arresting her for disorderly conduct earlier this year. Nixon was busted in May following a protest against the city's proposed budget, which slashed funds for schools. The politically minded actress, whose daughter attends a public school in Manhattan, joined such celebrities as Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs in speaking out against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan.
HBO's Sex and the City returns for its fifth season on July 21.