Kim Cattrall Biography
Kim Cattrall is an English-Canadian actress who is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO romantic comedy series, Sex and the City (1998-2004), for which she received five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She reprised the role in the films Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 in 2010.
Cattrall was born on 21 August 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool. Her mother, Gladys Shane , was a secretary, and her father, Dennis Cattrall, was a construction engineer. When she was three months old, her family migrated to Canada, settling in the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. At 11 she returned to England when her grandmother became ill. She took a number of acting examinations with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA),before returning to Canada at age 16 to finish high school.
Kim Cattrall Career
In 1972, Cattrall began her career after graduating from high school, when she left Canada for New York City. There, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and upon her graduation signed a five-year film deal with director Otto Preminger.
She made her film debut in Preminger’s Rosebud in 1975. A year later Universal Studios bought out that contract and Cattrall became one of the last participants in the contract player system of Universal (also referenced as MCA/Universal during this period) before the system ended in 1980.
Other than her film work, Cattrall is also a stage actress, with performances in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Wild Honey to her credit. In 1997, she was cast in Sex and the City, Darren Star’s series which was broadcast on HBO as Samantha Jones. She capitalised on her success by appearing in steamy television commercials promoting Pepsi One.
Her film work continued during Sex and the City when she appeared in the film, Crossroads. Cattrall reprised the role of Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City film, released on 30 May 2008. She also appeared in the sequel released in May 2010. For her role in the TV series, she was nominated for five Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards, winning one in 2002. She also won two ensemble Screen Actors Guild Awards, shared with her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
She appeared in the Disney film Ice Princess, in which she played Tina Harwood. She portrayed Claire, a paralysed woman who wants to die, in the West End drama revival of Whose Life Is It Anyway?. In October 2006, she appeared in a West End production of David Mamet’s The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse in London. She has appeared in a number of British television commercials for Tetley Tea since late 2005.
In early 2009, Kim Cattrall played Amelia Bly in The Ghost Writer, which was released in 2010. On 16 June 2009, it was announced that Cattrall would receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto. The induction ceremony was held on 12 September 2009.
On 24 February 2010, Cattrall began a run in the West End of London at the Vaudeville Theatre as leading lady, Amanda, in a revival of Noël Coward’s play Private Lives. She performed until 3 May 2010. She also played Cleopatra in a production of Antony and Cleopatra, as Anthony, in Liverpool at the Playhouse in October 2010. In 2010, Cattrall was named an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University in recognition of her contributions to the dramatic arts.
From June to August 2013, Cattrall was scheduled to star in the Old Vic’s production of Tennessee Williams’s Sweet Bird of Youth, directed by Olivier Award-winner Marianne Elliott. In 2014, she starred as Davina Jackson in HBO Canada’s Sensitive Skin.
On the 17th July 2015, the actress was cast in the title role of the play Linda, written by Penelope Skinner and produced at the Royal Court Theatre in London. She was forced to drop out of that production a few days before the opening, due to “chronic, debilitating insomnia”. She then returned to New York, and started a program of cognitive behavior therapy to train herself to be able to sleep better.
The therapy was successful; it included developing certain evening rituals, removing electronic devices from her bedroom, and limiting the use of the bed to two activities, one of which would be sleeping. Her part in the play, Linda was recast, her part played by Noma Dumezweni, and it opened in December 2015.
Kim Cattrall Husband
Cattrall has been married three times and does not have any children. Her 1977 to 1979 marriage to Larry Davis was annulled. Her second marriage was from 1982 to 1989 to Andre J. Lyson, with whom she lived in Frankfurt and learned to speak German fluently, but admits she has forgotten a lot over the years. From 1998 to 2004 she was married to audio designer and jazz bassist Mark Levinson. The two co-wrote the 2002 book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm.
Cattrall also has been linked with former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, actor Daniel Benzali, musician Gerald Casale of the new wave group Devo, French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy, and her Whose Life Is It Anyway? co-star, Alexander Siddig.
She holds British and Canadian citizenship. In a 2011 interview on the Canadian radio show Q, Cattrall stated that reports that she became a US citizen in 2008 are incorrect. In a 2010 interview with British journalist Sophy Grimshaw, Cattrall also stated, “It’s been falsely reported on the net many times that I became an American citizen, which I have not. I love America, I love New York, but I will never give up who I am. I’m not an American.”
Kim Cattrall Movies and Tv shows
1977 Deadly Harvest
1981 Ticket to Heaven
1984 Police Academy
1985 Turk 182
1985 City Limits
1986 Big Trouble in Little China
1988 Midnight Crossing
1988 Palais Royale
1989 The Return of the Musketeers
1989 La famiglia Buonanotte
1989 Honeymoon Academy
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1992 Split Second
1994 Breaking Point
1995 Above Suspicion
1995 Live Nude Girls
1996 Where Truth Lies
1997 Exception to the Rule
1998 Modern Vampires
1999 Baby Geniuses
2001 15 Minutes
2003 Shortcut to Happiness
2005 Ice Princess
2006 The Tiger’s Tail
2008 Sex and the City
2010 The Ghost Writer
2010 Meet Monica Velour
2010 Sex and the City 2
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
1976 Dead on Target
1977 Good Against Evil
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
1978 Starsky & Hutch
1979 The Incredible Hulk
1979 How the West Was Won
1979 The Rebels
1979 Charlie’s Angels
1979 Trapper John, M.D.
1982 Trapper John, M.D.
1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey
1984 Sins of the Past
1991 Miracle in the Wilderness
1992 Double Vision
1993 Angel Falls
1994 Dream On
1994 Screen One
1995 The Heidi Chronicles
1996 Every Woman’s Dream
1998–2004 Sex and the City
1999 36 Hours to Die
2004 The Simpsons
2007 My Boy Jack
2009–2011 Producing Parker
2009 The Simpsons
2010 Any Human Heart
2011 Who Do You Think You Are? (US)
2011 Upstairs Downstairs Abbey
2013–2016 Sensitive Skin
2016 The Witness for the Prosecution
Kim Cattrall Sex and The City
A sex columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, and her three friends — Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda — explore Manhattan’s dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. Not surprisingly, the ladies have a number of beaus throughout the series’ run.
First episode date: 6 June 1998
Director: Michael Patrick King
Program creator: Darren Star
Kim Cattrall Mannequin
Jonathan Switcher (Andrew McCarthy), an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy (Kim Cattrall), an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store’s devious manager (James Spader), Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.
Initial release: 13 February 1987 (USA)
Director: Michael Gottlieb
Featured song: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Music composed by: Sylvester Levay
Film series: Mannequin Film Series
Kim Cattrall Books
The talented actress has written three books:
Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm
Kim Catrall teams up with her husband in this how-to-sex book, based on viewer feedback from the show Sex and the City and designed to help couples focus on achieving the female orgasm.
Originally published: 2001
Authors: Kim Cattrall, Mark Levinson
Genre: Self-help book
‘Sexual Intelligence,’ is an entertaining yet deeply informed approach to examining sexual behaviour that draws on some of the most authoritative sources on the subject, as well as on the insights of ordinary people. ‘Sexual Intelligence’ is one very hot, very smart book about sex.
Originally published: 2005
Author: Kim Cattrall
Genre: Self-help book
Being a Girl
Cattrall talks candidly with teenage girls and answers many of the questions they’ve asked her again and again – about the important of self-esteem and the value of family, as well as the mysteries of the teenage brain.
Originally published: 2006
Authors: Kim Cattrall, Amy Briamonte
Illustrator: Martha Richler
Editor: Kim Cattrall