Official Sex and the City Movie Cast: Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones. Upcoming New Movie Releases and New Kim Cattrall Movies
Kim Cattrall ("Samantha Jones")
Kim Cattrall ("Samantha Jones") 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 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 the 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 Jennifer Hudson in the National Theatre 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, Cattrall finished her second run on London's West End's at the Donmar Warehouse in David Mamet's The Cryptogram, for which she received rave reviews. She then starred in John Boorman's The Tiger's Tail with Brenden Gleeson for Sony Classics and this summer wrapped filming on My Boy Jack, starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig for ITV.