Born in New York City on 9 April, 1966, Nixon made a memorable film debut in the 1980 movie Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway works include: 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo', 'Indiscretions', 'Angels in America', 'The Heidi Chronicles', 'The Women' and she managed to appear in both 'Hurlyburly' and 'The Real Thing' at the same time. Her stage honors include winning a Theatre World Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award and a Tony Award nomination. She is also a founding member of Drama Dept., a New York based theater company. Despite her many roles, her breakthrough appears to be HBO's "Sex and the City" (1998), where the naturally blond Nixon plays red-haired workaholic lawyer Miranda Hobbes.