Kim Cattrall

Actor
Screen and stage actress Kim Cattrall was best known for her role as New York PR agent and femme fatale Samantha Jones on the hit HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004). But prior to her lusty adventures in Manolo ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1956 in Widnes, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (85)

Clarkworld 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Double Suspicion 2014 (Movie)

Allison (Actor)

Running Delilah 2014 (Movie)

Delilah (Actor)

Any Human Heart 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet Monica Velour 2011 (Movie)

Monica Velour (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Who Do You Think You Are? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

Samantha Jones (Actor)

The Ghost Writer 2010 (Movie)

Amelia Bly (Actor)

The Simpsons 2004, 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Samantha Jones (Actor)

The Tiger's Tail 2008 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Shortcut to Happiness 2007 (Movie)

Constance Hurry (Actor)

TV's Funniest Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Sexual Intelligence 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Ice Princess 2005 (Movie)

Tina Harwood (Actor)

Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

John Ritter Remembered 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 1998 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Moguls 2004 (Tv Show)

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The 2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Crossroads 2002 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

Cassandra (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Women of "Sex and the City" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Geniuses 1999 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Ulrike (Actor)

Peter Benchley's Creature 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Jaded 1997 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Robin Cook's Invasion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Where Truth Lies 1997 (Movie)

Raquel Chambers (Actor)

Unforgettable 1996 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Above Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Live Nude Girls 1995 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Angel Falls 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Split Second 1992 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Double Vision 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

Lieutenant Valeris (Actor)

Honeymoon Academy 1990 (Movie)

Chris Nelson (Actor)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

Judy McCoy (Actor)

Brown Bread Sandwiches 1989 (Movie)

Aunt Eva (Actor)

The Return of the Musketeers 1989 (Movie)

Justine DeWinter (Actor)

Masquerade 1988 (Movie)

Brooke Morrison (Actor)

Midnight Crossing 1988 (Movie)

Lexa Shubb (Actor)

Palais Royale 1988 (Movie)

Odessa (Actor)

Mannequin 1987 (Movie)

Emmy (Actor)

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

Gracie Law (Actor)

City Limits 1985 (Movie)

Dr Helen Wickings (Actor)

Hold-Up 1985 (Movie)

Lise (Actor)

Turk 182 1985 (Movie)

Danny Boudreau (Actor)

Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

Karen Thompson (Actor)

Porky's 1981 (Movie)

Honeywell (Actor)

Ticket to Heaven 1981 (Movie)

Ruthie (Actor)

Tribute 1980 (Movie)

Sally Haines (Actor)

The Rebels 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosebud 1974 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

36 Hours to Die (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Every Woman's Dream (TV Show)

Actor

Exception to the Rule (TV Show)

Actor

Good Against Evil (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle in the Wilderness (TV Show)

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My Boy Jack (TV Show)

Actor

Scruples (TV Show)

Actor

Sins of the Past (TV Show)

Actor

The Bastard (TV Show)

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The Gossip Columnist (TV Show)

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The Heidi Chronicles (TV Show)

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The Night Rider (TV Show)

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The Rebels (TV Show)

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Tom Clancy's Op Center (TV Show)

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Biography

Screen and stage actress Kim Cattrall was best known for her role as New York PR agent and femme fatale Samantha Jones on the hit HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004). But prior to her lusty adventures in Manolo Blahnik shoes, Cattrall built up a long list of credits in forgotten low-budget features and TV movies during the 1980s, earning some notoriety for playing sexpots in "Porkys" (1982), "Police Academy" (1984) and "Mannequin" (1987). However her lackluster film career belied her classical theater training in London and New York, where her early acting days were marked by appearances in heavy dramas. These seemingly at-odds career paths finally converged to create the charismatic, sexy, and intense character that earned the actress a Golden Globe, five Emmy nominations, and the respect of countless women who felt that Cattrall's performance as the unapologetically lustful Samantha on "Sex and the City" laid waste to preconceived views of just how sexual a woman of a certain age could or should be.

Relationships

Daniel Benzali Actor

Companion
Briefly engaged August 1996 Separated, but reconciled 1997 No longer together as of 1998

Dennis Cattrall

Father

Shane Cattrall

Mother

Larry Davis

Husband
Married May 31, 1977 Marriage annulled 1979

Mark Levinson Actor

Husband
Married Sept. 4, 1998 in East Hampton, NY Divorced 2004

Andrea Lyson

Husband
Married 1982 Divorced 1989

Cuttino Mobley

Companion
Played for Houston Rockets Briefly dated 2004 No longer together

Alexander Siddig Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2005 No longer together

Jonathan Silverman Actor

Companion
Dated in late 1980s No longer together

Pierre Trudeau Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Alan Wyse

Companion
Began dating 2004; he was 20 years her junior Split 2009

EDUCATION

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Studied there for one year as a teenager

The Banff School

Alberta

Graduated from high school in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York
Won a scholarship; was one of the school's youngest ever graduates

Milestones

2010

Played Pierce Brosnan's personal assistant and mistress in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer"

2010

Reprised her role of Samantha Jones for "Sex and the City 2"

2008

Reprised the character of Samantha Jones for "Sex and the City: The Movie"

2007

Co-starred with Alec Baldwin in "Shortcut to Happiness"

2005

Will headline an update of Brian Clark's play "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" at London's Duke of York's Theatre

2005

Starred in the romantic dramedy "Ice Princess" playing a coach to an aspiring figure skater (Michelle Trachtenberg)

2002

Appeared in Alec Baldwin's troubled directorial debut "The Devil and Daniel Webster"

2001

Made cameo appearance as a hardnosed TV producer in "15 Minutes"

1999

Had a co-starring role in "Baby Geniuses"

1998

Played a woman under attack by genetically engineered killer sharks in the ABC miniseries "Peter Benchley's 'Creature'"

1998

Co-starred as sexually liberated PR agent Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy series "Sex and the City"; earned Golden Globe (2000, 2001, 2004), SAG (2002, 2003) and Emmy (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) nominations

1997

Featured in the NBC miniseries thriller "Robin Cook's 'Invasion'"

1996

Featured in the supernatural thriller "Unforgettable"

1996

Starred opposite Jeff Fahey in the CBS thriller "Every Woman's Dream"

1995

Had a supporting role in the TNT presentation of Wendy Wasserstein's popular play "The Heidi Chronicles"

1995

Played a woman reliving her youth with a slumber party on the eve of her third marriage in "Live Nude Girls"

1993

Played featured role of Paige in the four-part ABC miniseries "Wild Palms"

1993

Co-starred in the short-lived CBS primetime soap "Angel Falls"

1991

Played Mr Spock's protegee, Valeris, in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"

1990

Co-starred as Tom Hanks' sophisticated wife in Brian De Palma's disappointing "Bonfire of the Vanities"

1989

Had a supporting role as a villainess in the uninspired reunion film "The Return of the Musketeers"

1988

Featured opposite Rob Lowe in the thriller "Masquerade"

1987

Played the title character's animated alter ego in the silly romantic comedy "Mannequin"

1986

Was featured in John Carpenter's adventure "Big Trouble in Little China"

1986

Made Broadway debut opposite Ian McKellan in "Wild Honey" a translation of Chekhov's "Ivanov"

1985

Acted in the drama feature "Turk 182"

1984

Played a former call girl turned vigilante in the NBC TV-movie "Sins of the Past"

1984

Was one of the recruits attending "Police Academy"

1981

Had a memorable featured role in the teen sex comedy "Porky's"

1980

First major film acting role (as an adult) in "Tribute"

1980

Played title role in the syndicated TV-movie "The Gossip Columnist"

1980

Acted in the CBS miniseries "Scruples"; based on Judith Krantz's bestselling novel

1979

Reprised role in the syndicated miniseries sequel "The Rebels"

1978

Featured in the syndicated miniseries "The Bastard"

1977

Made TV-movie acting debut in "Good Against Evil" (ABC)

1975

Feature film acting debut in Otto Preminger's "Rosebud" while in final year at Academy of Dramatic Arts

Performed in repertory theater in Toronto

Stage debut in production of "The Rocky Horror Show"

Signed to long-term contract with Universal Studios

Made professional debut with little theater company in Liverpool

Bonus Trivia

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"Some people say 'Porky's' was a mistake. I look at it as something that took two weeks out of my life. I was doing a production of 'A View From the Bridge' at the time and I didn't have any money. You have to make ends meet, and some of the choices I made were just based on survival." - Cattrall quoted in Us Weekly, Aug. 21, 1989

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"I've consistently been building something, for better or worse, in the choices I've made. But, I'm still here, and I'm still getting a lot out of it. And I'm glad that I didn't - excuse the expression - come too soon." - Cattrall in Us Weekly, Aug. 21, 1989

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"I am a working girl, and as an actor you have to do some things for commerce and some things for art. I enjoy acting, but my life's too short to really bleed for it." - Cattrall quoted in Empire magazine, August 1998

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Cattrall on Samantha, the oversexed fortysomething she plays on "Sex and the City" (HBO): "I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life and I'm comfortable with that. I like the way I look; I like the way I feel. I use it as an asset. My sexuality comes from a really positive, fun, orgasmic place, which I think is healthy. At this point in my life, I expected to be playing moms and wives - thankless tasks, really, for an actress. It's really exciting to be playing a femme fatale." - quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, Aug. 19, 1999

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