Nixon will appear in four episodes of the upcoming show as Rebecca, who unexpectedly reappears in the life of her college roommate, Cathy (Tony nominee Laura Linney), a terminal cancer patient trying to rebuild her life.
Nixon, who has survived breast cancer herself, is perhaps best-known for her role as Miranda in the HBO series “Sex and the City” and its two film sequels. She won a Tony Award for her role as a grieving mother in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole. Other stage credits include Distracted, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Women and Indiscretions (Tony nomination).
“The Big C” will premiere Aug. 16 at 10:30 PM ET on Showtime.
— Thomas Peter