Glamorous and classy or sultry and coarse, Kim is a versatile actress with an impressive range. Played man-eater Samantha in Sex and the City.
Kim Cattrall made several television appearances throughout the 1970s. She played the female lead in a two-hour episode of Columbo. In 1979, she played the role of Dr. Gabrielle White in The Incredible Hulk and would go down in TV Hulk lore as one of the few characters who knew David Banner (alter ego of the titular character) was alive and was the creature.
Kim became an international celebrity when she was cast as the scandalously promiscuous Samantha Jones in HBO’s award-winning comedy series Sex and the City. For her role as Samantha, she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2002 and received four nominations for the role. Her success in Sex and the City also led her to receive two Screen Actors Guild Awards out of seven nominations (including two for Outstanding Female Actress in a Comedy Series) and five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Her films ranged from a starring role opposite Jack Lemmon in Tribute, to the lowbrow comedy of Police Academy and Mannequin.
Cattrall made her film debut in Otto Preminger’s 1975 film Rosebud. She went on to star in the films Porky’s (1982), Police Academy (1984), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Mannequin (1987), Masquerade (1988) , Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), Above Suspicion (1995).
In 2005, she appeared in the Disney film Ice Princess, in which she played ice skating coach Tina Harwood of the film’s lead character.
Aside from her film work, Cattrall is also a stage and theatre 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 September and October 2011, Kim Cattrall appeared in a production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives in Toronto, Canada co-starring Paul Gross; the production then moved to Broadway where it opened for previews 6 November 2011.