Kim Cattrall

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Actress, Film Actor/Film Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress(1956–)
Actress Kim Cattrall became an international celebrity when she was cast as Samantha Jones in HBO's award-winning comedy series Sex and the City.

Synopsis

Kim Cattrall was born August 21, 1956, in Liverpool, England. She was cast in Rosebud in 1975. She made several television appearances throughout the 1970s and worked mostly in movies in the 1980s. In 1998, Cattrall became an international celebrity when she was cast as the scandalously promiscuous Samantha Jones in HBO's award-winning comedy series Sex and the City.

Early Life

Actress Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956, in Liverpool, England. Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Cattrall returned to England at age 11 to attend the London Academy for Music and the Dramatic Arts. It was there that she saw her first play, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Early Career

While studying on scholarship at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she was spotted by director Otto Preminger, who cast her in Rosebud in 1975. She made several television appearances throughout the 1970s and worked mostly in movies in the 1980s. Her films ranged from a starring role opposite Jack Lemmon in 1980's Tribute, to the lowbrow comedy of Porky's, Police Academy and Mannequin.

'Sex and the City'

In 1998, Cattrall became an international celebrity when she was cast as the scandalously promiscuous Samantha Jones in HBO's award-winning comedy series Sex and the City. She earned a Golden Globe for her role in 2003, the same year the show decided to call it quits, much to the disappointment of its legions of fans. The show, however, returned as an original theatrical film in 2008.

Personal Life

Cattrall has been married three times, to author Larry Davis, German architect Andreas Lyson and most recently to executive Mark Levison.

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