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Cynthia Nixon reveals her roots as a blonde 2nd grader on a game show

Cynthia Nixon got started early in television, thanks to her mother's job on the game show "To Tell the Truth."
/ Source: TODAY

Millions know Cynthia Nixon from her "Sex and the City" role as redheaded Miranda, but on TODAY Thursday Nixon revealed the truth — about her hair.

"[I'm] not a redhead," she chuckled. "A natural blonde. A little enhanced at the moment, but a natural blonde."

The discussion came up when the show rolled a clip from one of her early TV moments, when she appeared on the game show "To Tell the Truth." She was an excited 2nd grader and had shoulder-length light locks.

She went red, she said, because of "SATC."

"Kim [Cattrall] and Sarah [Jessica Parker] were blonde, so we wanted to mix it up a little," she said. "Then it became like an emblem for the character — she's so fiery; she's a redhead."

Cynthia Nixon on the TODAY show April 30, 2015.
Cynthia Nixon then ... and now!TODAY

But times and hairstyles change! As do jobs — Nixon has recently added two more movies to her resume.

"Stockholm, Pennsylvania" premieres on Lifetime on May 9 at 8 p.m., and "5 Flights Up" opens in theaters on May 8.

Check out the video for more, and don't miss Nixon's classic clip!

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