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Kim Cattrall

Kim CattrallAKA Kim Victoria Cattrall

Born: 21-Aug-1956
Birthplace: Liverpool, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Samantha on Sex and the City

Kim Cattrall is best known as the slutty Samantha on Sex and the City. She studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at Canada's Banff School of Fine Arts, and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She made her film debut in Otto Preminger's next-to-last but undoubtedly worst film, Rosebud with Peter O'Toole. Her second film was the weird farm-gang drama Deadly Harvest with Clint Walker.

Cattrall was featured in the original Porky's, and starred in the original Police Academy, opposite Steve Guttenberg. She had the title role in Mannequin, the memorable uncomedy about a window figurine that comes to alleged life to fulfill Andrew McCarthy's fantasies. She starred with John Savage in the wretched thriller Where Truth Lies, and with Tom Hanks in the godawful Bonfire of the Vanities. Among her entanglements with monsters, she starred with Craig T. Nelson in the cheesy TV monster movie Creature, with Casper Van Dien in the sucky Modern Vampires, and she faced the intergalactic tyrant Robby Benson in a sci-fi catastrophe called City Limits. She also starred with Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd in the stupefying Baby Geniuses, played Britney Spears' mother in the abysmal Crossroads, and she was Michelle Trachtenberg's skating coach in the saccharine-sweetened Ice Princess.

Among her rare watchable roles, Cattrall played a crusading lawyer in Big Trouble in Little China with Kurt Russell, she was the traitorous Vulcan Valeris in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and she had a featured part in Kathryn Bigelow's sultry mini-series Wild Palms.

Cattrall capitalized on her fame from Sex and the City by writing a sex manual, Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm. Her husband was co-author for the book, but they separated shortly after its publication.

Father: Dennis Cattrall (construction engineer)
Mother: Shane Baugh (homemaker)
Husband: Larry Davis (author, m. 1975, div.)
Boyfriend: Jonathan Silverman (actor, dated in 1980s)
Boyfriend: Daniel Benzali (actor, broken engagement)
Boyfriend: Pierre Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister, dated 1981)
Husband: Andreas J. Lyson (architect, m. 1982, div. 1989)
Husband: Mark Levinson (audio equipment magnate, m. 4-Sep-1998, sep. 2002)

    University: Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta
    University: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City

    Endorsement of Pepsi
    Endorsement of Unilever I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (2011)
    Friends of Hillary
    Wedding: Al Reynolds and Star Jones (2004)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    Sex and the City Samantha Jones (1998-2004)

    Sex and the City 2 (27-May-2010) · Samantha Jones
    Meet Monica Velour (Apr-2010) · Monica Velour
    The Ghost Writer (12-Feb-2010) · Amelia Bly
    Sex and the City (12-May-2008)
    My Boy Jack (11-Nov-2007)
    The Tiger's Tail (26-Sep-2006)
    Ice Princess (18-Mar-2005)
    Crossroads (11-Feb-2002)
    15 Minutes (1-Mar-2001)
    36 Hours to Die (11-Apr-1999)
    Baby Geniuses (12-Mar-1999) · Robin
    Modern Vampires (19-Sep-1998)
    Creature (17-May-1998)
    Invasion (4-May-1997)
    Unforgettable (23-Feb-1996) · Kelly
    Where Truth Lies (1996)
    Live Nude Girls (8-Dec-1995)
    The Heidi Chronicles (15-Oct-1995)
    Above Suspicion (21-May-1995)
    OP Center (26-Feb-1995)
    Wild Palms (16-May-1993)
    Breaking Point (1993)
    Split Second (1-May-1992)
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (6-Dec-1991) · Lt. Valeris
    The Bonfire of the Vanities (21-Dec-1990)
    Honeymoon Academy (1990)
    The Return of the Musketeers (8-Sep-1989) · Justine
    Midnight Crossing (13-May-1988) · Alexa Schubb
    Masquerade (11-Mar-1988) · Brooke Morrison
    Mannequin (13-Feb-1987) · Emmy
    Big Trouble in Little China (2-Jul-1986) · Gracie Law
    Hold-Up (23-Oct-1985)
    City Limits (1-Sep-1985)
    Turk 182! (15-Feb-1985) · Danny Boudreau
    Police Academy (16-Mar-1984)
    Porky's (19-Mar-1982)
    Ticket to Heaven (10-Sep-1981)
    Tribute (14-Dec-1980)
    Scruples (25-Feb-1980)
    The Rebels (14-May-1979)
    The Bastard (22-May-1978)
    Deadly Harvest (21-Aug-1977)
    Rosebud (24-Mar-1975)

Appears in articles:
Newsweek, 23-Feb-2004, DETAILS: Facing Life After 'Sex' -- Kim Cattrall saved her best for last on HBO's beloved, departing hit. Now comes the hard part, starting over (p.58, two pages), BYLINE: Allison Samuels

Author of books:
Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm (2002, with Mark Levinson)
Sexual Intelligence (2005, self help)

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