Kim Cattrall is a two-time Golden Globe, two-time Emmy nominee and Screen Actors' Guild award winning-actress.
Plays Samantha Jones
Kim Cattrall is a two-time Golden Globe, two-time Emmy nominee and Screen Actors' Guild award winning-actress who has received worldwide critical acclaim for her portrayal of femme fatale Samantha Jones in the hit series Sex and the City. Her extensive acting career has spanned film, stage and television.
Born in Liverpool, England, and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Cattrall moved to New York City by herself at the age of 16 to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
On graduation, film director Otto Preminger signed her to a five-year film contract. A year later Universal Studios bought out that contract and Cattrall became one of the last participants of the Universal Contract Player System. While under contract at Universal, she guest starred in numerous television series, which eventually led to starring roles opposite Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award nominated performance in Tribute and her Lead Actress Genie nomination (Canadian Oscars) for her performance in Ticket to Heaven.
Cattrall then starred in a host of Hollywood blockbuster films, including Police Academy, Porkys, Mannequin Masquerade, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China, and with Tom Hanks in Brian De Palma's Bonfire Of The Vanities. Her performance as Jamie in the delightful Independent feature Live Nude Girls earned her rave reviews at numerous Film Festivals. She was also seen as Britney Spears' Mum in Crossroads and in the remake of The Devil and Daniel Webster, opposite Alec Baldwin and Anthony Hopkins.
When not working in film or television, Kim has returned to the stage starring in critically acclaimed productions of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge, Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters (Drama Logue Award), Strindberg's Miss Julie, and Moliere's The Misanthrope. She made her Broadway debut opposite Ian McKellen in the National Theater of London's production of Michael Frayn's adaptation of Chekhov's Wild Honey.
On television she starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in the TNT television adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize winning play The Heidi Chronicles and in Oliver Stone's mini-series Wild Palms for ABC. Fans got to see the personal side of Kim in the Lee Grant-directed Lifetime television segment, Intimate Portrait: Kim Cattrall.