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Kim Cattrall

Kim Victoria Cattrall (pronounced /kəˈtræl/, born 21 August 1956) is an English actress. She is known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy/romance series Sex and the City, and for her leading roles in the 1980s films Police Academy, Big Trouble in Little China, Mannequin, and Porky's. Cattrall was born in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England. Her mother, (Gladys) Shane, née Baugh, was a secretary, and her father, Dennis, a construction engineer. When she was three months old, her family immigrated to the Canadian city of Courtenay, British Columbia. At 11, she returned to England when her grandmother became ill, and 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 her final year of secondary school. Cattrall began her career after graduating from high school in 1972, 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 movie 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.

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Samantha vs. Carrie: Who'd You Rather?

Samantha vs. Carrie
Who'd You Rather?

"Sex and the City" gal pals Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker worked their Manolos at the same NYC event on Monday.Question is ...See also  Mraz vs. Thomas: Who'd You Rather? Santana vs.… READ MORE >

Kim Cattrall -- Twisted Sister

Kim Cattrall
Twisted Sister

Here's Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones in NYC on Wednesday (left) -- and Dee Snider from Twisted Sister back in 1985 (right).One of them has a lot of "Sex."We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

- 1684 days ago
The Real Bitch on 'Sex and the City'

The Real Bitch
On 'Sex and the City'

With rumors swirling for years of on-set tensions, TMZ has exclusively learned the identity of the biggest bitch on "Sex and the City." The answer may surprise you. READ MORE >

- 2151 days ago
'Sex' Girls Know How to Make 'Em Laugh

'Sex' Girls
Know How to Make 'Em Laugh

The "Sex and the City" NYC premiere will be hilarious, even if the film sucks.Sources tell TMZ Sarah Jessica Parker has 50 tix to the May 27 show at Radio City Music Hall. Kim Cattrall, Cynthia… READ MORE >

- 2168 days ago
'Sex & the City' -- Who's the Bitch?

'Sex & the City'
Who's the Bitch?

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Jennifer Hudson were all swarmed by fans in NYC -- and we'll give you one guess which one snubbed the entire crowd. // Also in NY: Random buds… READ MORE >

- 2176 days ago
A Week in the Thirty Mile Zone 1/6 - 1/12

A Week in the Thirty Mile Zone
1/6 - 1/12

This week in the Thirty Mile Zone: Kim Cattrall got some ass, Richard Simmons proved that his shorts are, in fact, too short, Jamie Lynn began her quest for a top-notch edumacation -- and as we… READ MORE >

- 2289 days ago
Good Lord That's a Nice Ass!

Good Lord
That's a Nice Ass!

Kim Cattrall is the luckiest woman on the planet. Folks, this is her job.Kimmy is actually getting paid to grab Jason Lewis' bare ass. Maybe the "SATC" movie will be good!Get the fluffer, stat! READ MORE >

- 2291 days ago
Grandma Called, She Wants Her Bikini Back

Grandma Called,
She Wants Her Bikini Back

Kim Cattrall hit the beach in Malibu yesterday with a cute little dog to shoot a scene for the new "Sex and the City" movie. Look at that bitch go. READ MORE >

- 2293 days ago
'Sex' Back, Cattiness Too?

'Sex' Back,
Cattiness Too?

The quirky yentas of "Sex and the City" were out together last night -- but one of 'em didn't look too happy about it. // TMZ spotted Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis (sorry,… READ MORE >

- 2406 days ago
Sex Changes and the City: Parts Available?

Sex Changes and the City:
Parts Available?

Auditions were held yesterday for bit parts in the new "Sex and the City" movie. Manolo shod fans were lined up, including Scotty Schizo -- a mohawked punk rocker who says he wants a part in the… READ MORE >

- 2412 days ago

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