Vivian Nixon - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Vivian Nixon
Profession: Dancer, Actress
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : May 30, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Vivian Nichole Nixon
Birth Place: Miami, Florida, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Norm Nixon
Mother's Name: Debbie Allen
Siblings: 2

Norm E. Nixon (brother)
DeVaughn Walter Nixon (half-brother)

Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 31, 2022
Husband's Name: Jazzton Williams
Children: 2

Shiloh Elizabeth Williams (daughter)
Aviah Williams (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.68 meter (5 feet 6 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hip Size: N/A
Bra Size: N/A
Cup Size: N/A

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Who is Vivian Nixon?

Vivian Nixon is a professional dancer, actress, and an American by nationality. Daughter of former NBA star Norm Nixon and Debbie Allen, a dancer, and producer, she is well known for appearing in Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Hannah Brody.

Vivian Nixon – Age, Parents, Siblings

Vivian Nixon’s birth took place on May 30, 1984, in Miami, Florida, USA. Her birth name is Vivian Nichole Nixon and she was born to father Norm Nixon, former NBA player, and mother Debbie Allen, dancer/choreographer/producer/director/actress. She was raised by her parents alongside her sibling, younger brother Norm E. Nixon, who is also a basketball player. She also has a half-brother, DeVaughn Walter Nixon, from her father’s previous relationship.

Emmy Award-nominated actress Phylicia Rashad is her aunt.

The Nixon family (Image: Twitter)

Education, Ethnicity

In the wake of a fellow gymnast’s serious injury after a fall, her mother took her out of gymnastics. Vivian Nixon, who was 13 at the time, took up dancing. She studied at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D. C. 

But during her third year there her teacher looked at her and said “you never be a dancer. You go out Alvin Ailey”.  Alvin Ailey is a contemporary American dance company. So her father pulled her out of the and her mother started Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA), “a non-profit organization committed to expanding the reach of dance & theater arts for young people.”

Vivian Nixon then studied at DADA. She also went to Ailey/Fordham for BFA in Dance. Her ethnicity is African-American.

Vivian Nixon – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Nixon is currently in a relationship with her longtime boyfriend/partner Jazzton Williams. The couple welcomed daughter Shiloh Elizabeth Williams on February 7th, 2019. They got engaged on June 28, 2020, after he popped the question with a tear-shaped diamond ring. They were reportedly taking their time to plan their wedding.

They welcomed their second child, daughter Aviah Williams in 2021. Nixon and Williams eventually married on July 31, 2022.

Vivian Nixon and Jazzton Williams got engaged in June 2020 (Image: Instagram)

Vivian Nixon – Career

Theatre credits

While in her final year at Ailey/Fordham, Nixon was cast as Kalinda in the Broadway production of Hot Feet (2006). She was eventually named of the top "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine in 2007. Her regional theatre credits include the plays West Side Story as Anita, Bayou Legend as Sara, Pearl as Pearl, Soul Possessed, Dreams, Brothers of the Knight, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, etc.

Movie, TV series

Over the years Vivian Nixon has appeared in the films 500 Days of Summer (2009), Top Five (2014), Bolden! (2015), Hubie Halloween (2020), and Christmas on the Square (2020). She has had guest appearances on the episode(s) of the TV series Glee (2009), Boardwalk Empire (2013), Power (2014), and Station 19 (2020). 

Moreover, Nixon portrayed recurring characters in the TV series Smash (2012), and Grey's Anatomy (2015 – present) as Dr. Hannah Brody.

Vivian Nixon in Grey's Anatomy (Image: IMDb)


On the set of Station 19, Vivian Nixon has worked with Danielle Savre, Jason George, Barrett Doss, Jay Hayden, Grey Damon, and Jaina Lee Ortiz.

Vivian Nixon – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Nixon are under review.

Vivian Nixon – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram and Twitter, Vivian Nixon is followed by thousands of followers. She is, however, absent from Facebook.

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