This Sex and the City
star and mom of two experienced the hardships of breast cancer when her own mother battled it twice. Nixon herself was diagnosed in 2006 while performing in the off-Broadway play, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
. She announced in a press statement, "As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, knowing my personal risk made me more aware and more empowered when I faced my own diagnosis." Nixon underwent a lumpectomy and radiation and announced she was cancer-free two years later.
Cynthia Nixon talks about her kids having two moms