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Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall has been a staple of both screen and television since her first day on set. She has been one of the industries' busiest actors due to her comedic timing, dramatic depth and onscreen presence.

Cattrall will be seen this summer in John Boorman's The Tiger's Tail with Brenden Gleeson for Sony Classics. Most recently Kim starred in My Boy Jack, opposite Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig. The film, which aired in the U.K. on ITV was highly praised by critics and it recently aired in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece Theater. She is currently reprising her role as the infamous Samantha Jones, in the feature version of Sex and the Cit, which will be released by New Line in May.

Cattrall was a leading force in turning the groundbreaking HBO series, Sex and the City into a global phenomenon. Portraying femme fatale Samantha, Cattrall won over the hearts of every woman by playing it honest and impulsive, bringing out the inner vamp in us all. Cattrall has been highly praised by critics and recognized with a Golden Globe and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards plus 5 additional Golden Globe, 4 Emmy and 3 Screen Actors' Guild nominations. With the worldwide syndication of Sex and the City, her portrayal of Samantha is known around the globe.

In addition to her on-screen presence, Cattrall has also founded Fertile Ground Productions, a Canadian based production company. Their first project was Sexual Intelligence, a feature length HBO documentary with an accompanying book which Kim hosts and co-executive produced.

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 at the age of 16 to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. On graduation, film director Otto Preminger signed her to a 5-year film contract. A year later, Universal Studios bought out the contract and Cattrall became one of the last participants of the Universal Contract Player System. While under contract at Universal, Cattrall guest starred in numerous television series, which led to starring roles opposite Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award-nominated performance in Tribute and Lead Actress Genie nomination (Canadian Oscars) for her performance in Ticket to Heaven.

She starred in a host of Hollywood blockbuster films, including Police Academy 1; Porky's; Mannequin; Masquerade; Star Trek 6:The Undiscovered Country; John Carpenter's cult classic Big Trouble in Little China opposite Kurt Russell; Disney's The Ice Princess; and with Tom Hanks in Brian De Palma's infamous Bonfire of the Vanities. Her performance as Jamie in the delightful independent feature Live Nude Girls earned her rave reviews at numerous Independent Film Festivals. 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's Stone's mini series Wild Palms for ABC.

When not working in film and television, Cattrall 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. In January 2005, Cattrall made her London stage debut in Sir Peter Hall's production of Who's Life Is It Anyway? in the West End, to critical acclaim.

Fans got to see the personal side of Cattrall on Lifetime television's Intimate Portrait and in her New York Times Best Seller published by Warner Books that she co-authored, entitled Satisfaction. In 2006, Cattrall's last book was published entitled Being a Girl, which was a "survival guide to navigating the ups and downs of teenage life"

Last December, Kim finished her second run on London's West End's at the Donmar Warehouse in David Mamet's The Cryptogram, for which she received raved reviews.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Kim Cattrall Facts

Birth Name Clare Woodgate
BirthdayAugust 21, 1956 (67)
BirthplaceLiverpool, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Kim Cattrall compared to you?
Awards2003 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for Sex and the City)

Selected Filmography

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