Nixon was expected to secure the nomination of the Working Families Party of New York during its annual convention in April , thus guaranteeing her a spot on the general election ballot. Criminal Intent episode based on the problems surrounding the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Stardom[ edit ] She raised her profile significantly as one of the four regulars on HBO 's successful comedy Sex and the City — , as the lawyer Miranda Hobbes. I'm just a woman in love with another woman. She appears in the background when Jason Segel 's character mimics characters from Sex and the City at a bar. Nixon received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series , , , winning the award in , for the show's final season. Komen for the Cure. This part was later played by Nicole Kidman in the movie adaptation of the play. The battle received considerable attention since there were concerns that Nixon might drain enough votes from Cuomo in the general election to allow a Republican to be elected although Cuomo was comfortably leading the polls at the time. In , she revived her role as Miranda Hobbes in the Sex and the City feature film, directed by HBO executive producer Michael Patrick King and co-starring the cast of the original series. In , Nixon appeared in two films which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: But when I did, it didn't seem so strange. Post-Sex and the City, Nixon made a guest appearance on ER in , as a mother who undergoes a tricky procedure to lessen the effects of a debilitating stroke. I'd been with men all my life, and I'd never fallen in love with a woman. Her character is "Amanda Reese, the high-strung and larger-than-life director behind a problem-plagued Broadway version of Icarus," loosely modeled after Spider-Man director, Julie Taymor. She convinced the head of NBC to air her breast cancer special in a prime time program,  and became an Ambassador for Susan G.