On August 21, 1956 Kim Cattrall was born.
Even though she has had an extensive film and television career, debuting in 1975 and 1977, respectively, Cattrall is best known for playing the role of Samantha Jones on the acclaimed television series “Sex and the City,” based on the book of the same name by Candace Bushnell. For six years she starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. Samantha Jones was a no nonsense PR executive, who was known for her confident, albeit at times brash, personality, who openly talked about her many sexual escapades, once even stating: “I’m a trisexual. I’ll try anyone once.”
For her portrayal for Samantha Jones Cattrall was nominated for five Emmy awards, won a Golden Globe, as well as two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She reprised the role again in the 2008 big screen adaption of “Sex and the City,” as well as its 2010 sequel. Besides her 30-plus year television and film career, Cattrall is also known for her stage work. She made her Broadway debut in 1986, and mostly recently returning to the stage in London in 2013.