With Nixon’s candidacy, we have a chance to see whether a woman celebrity’s ability to lead and govern will be taken seriously by voters. Will voters view her as Miranda, or as Cynthia Nixon, lifetime New York resident and passionate activist? Nixon’s not the only woman celebrity compelled to run for public office in 2018. In fact, women in general are running for office in record numbers. Here are women celebrities who are running for office in this gust, or have in the past.