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Kim Cattrall

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Birthplace:   Liverpool, England,UK
A popular screen figure of the 1980s and '90s whose casting in HBO's runaway hit series Sex and the City provided her career with a solid second wind, Emmy-winning actress Kim Cattrall has endured to prove that older women can retain their sexuality and femininity while simultaneously maintaining a vital screen presence. Born in Liverpool, England, Cattrall's parents immigrated the family to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, when the future actress was three years old. After returning to England at age 11 to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Cattrall finished high school in Vancouver, and at age 16 struck out on her own after winning a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Though director Otto Preminger would sign Cattrall to a five-year contract and give the actress her film debut in Rosebud (1975), Universal would soon step in to buy out her contract, making Cattrall one of the last actors to participate in the now defunct Universal Contract Player System. Following with television appearances in Starskey and Hutch and Charlie's Angels, and turning up in such features as Deadly Harvest (1977), it appeared as if good things were in store for Cattrall in the future. The dawn of the 1980s found Cattrall's star ascending in such features as Porky's (1981), and with the release of Police Academy in 1984 her face was becoming a familiar one to film and television audiences.Following up with such typically '80s fare as Turk 182! (1985), Cattrall essayed the role of the green-eyed girl whose fate was questionable in John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China (1986), the year before her most famous (until Sex and the City of course) role in Mannequin (1987). Essentially a typical '80s throwaway comedy, Cattrall's effervescent presence, combined with Starship's catchy title tune "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," gave the film such a boost that it even spawned a Cattrall-less sequel. It was following Mannequin that Cattrall's career began to stall in the wake of such instantly forgettable films as Honeymoon Academy (1990) and the Gary Busey actioner Breaking Point (1993), though her role in 1995's Live Nude Girls proved a curious precursor to her role on Sex and the City. A frank and funny HBO series based on the writings of New York Observer columnist Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City gave Cattrall a chance to shine as a lusty an unabashedly sexual PR executive whose confidence in the bedroom rivals only her confidence in the boardroom. A runaway hit that's popularity only grew as the show entered is sixth season, Sex and the City once again made Cattrall a household name as it influenced everything from fashion to the drinks of the New York scene. Cattrall's character made her a bigger pop culture icon than ever, and she would stick with the franchise throughout its spin-off movies, while also appearing in feature films like Ice Princess and The Ghost Writer.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% The Witness for the Prosecution
  • Emily French
2016
48% Meet Monica Velour
  • Monica Velour
$32.1k 2011
16% Sex and the City 2
  • Samantha Jones
$95.4M 2010
83% The Ghost Writer
  • Amelia Bly
$11.1M 2010
No Score Yet ClarkWorld
  • Actor
2009
49% Sex and the City
  • Samantha Jones
$152.6M 2008
No Score Yet Tiger's Tail
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet My Boy Jack
  • Carrie Kipling
2007
No Score Yet Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
  • Constance Hurry
2007
14% The Tiger's Tail
  • Jane O'Leary
2006
65% Snow Cake
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Kim Cattrall Sexual Intelligence
  • Actor
  • Executive Producer
2005
No Score Yet Where Truth Lies
  • Racquel Chambers
2005
52% Ice Princess
  • Tina Harwood
$24.4M 2005
14% Crossroads
  • Caroline
$37.1M 2002
33% 15 Minutes
  • Cassandra
$24.2M 2001
No Score Yet 36 Hours to Die
  • Kim Stone
1999
2% Baby Geniuses
  • Robin
1999
30% Modern Vampires
  • Ulrika
1998
No Score Yet Peter Benchley's Creature
  • Actor
1998
0% Robin Cook's 'Invasion'
  • Dr. Sheila Moran
1997
No Score Yet Exception to the Rule
  • Carla Rainer
1997
No Score Yet Every Woman's Dream
  • Liz
1996
22% Unforgettable
  • Kelly
1996
38% Live Nude Girls
  • Jamie
1995
60% Above Suspicion
  • Gail
1995
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Op Center'
  • Joanna Hood
1995
No Score Yet Heidi Chronicles
  • Susan Johnston
1995
No Score Yet Running Delilah
  • Delilah
1994
No Score Yet Breaking Point
  • Allison Meadows
1994
No Score Yet Wild Palms
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet 36 Hours to Die
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Double Vision
  • Lisa/Caroline
1992
No Score Yet Split Second
  • Michelle
1992
84% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
  • Lt. Valeris
1991
No Score Yet Miracle in the Wilderness
  • Dora Adams
1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • Judy McCoy
1990
No Score Yet Honeymoon Academy
  • Chris
1990
60% The Return of the Musketeers
  • Justine de Winter
1989
No Score Yet Goodnight, Michaelangelo
  • Aunt Eva
1989
No Score Yet Palais Royale (Smoke Screen) (Smokescreen)
  • Odessa Muldoon
1988
43% Masquerade
  • Brooke Morrison
1988
40% Midnight Crossing
  • Alexa Schubb
1988
22% Mannequin
  • Emmy
1987
82% Big Trouble in Little China
  • Gracie Law
1986
No Score Yet Hold-Up
  • Lise
1985
No Score Yet City Limits
  • Wickings
1985
20% Turk 182!
  • Danny Boudreau
1985
41% Police Academy
  • Karen Thompson
1984
78% Ticket to Heaven
  • Ruthie
1981
No Score Yet Tribute
  • Sally Haines
1980
No Score Yet Scruples
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Crossbar
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet The Rebels
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet The Bastard
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Deadly Harvest
  • Susan Franklin
1977
No Score Yet Good Against Evil
  • Actor
1977
40% Rosebud
  • Joyce
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% The Witness for the Prosecution
2016
  • Emily French
  • 2017
No Score Yet Sensitive Skin
2014-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Davina
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Shakespeare Uncovered
2013-2015
  • Host
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Caroline Kipling Gloria Scabius Gloria Scabiu
  • 2011
  • 2008
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2009
  • 2004
No Score Yet Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Samantha Jones
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
50% Any Human Heart
2010
  • Gloria Scabius

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