Kim Cattrall has been on the acting scene for quite a while, probably longer than she'd care to admit. What's most amazing about her career is how easily she's drifted from movies to TV and back again without any real problem. Most of us know her as Samantha Jones from 'Sex and the City', but Cattrall has appeared in many other productions, including 70s sci-fi movie 'Logan's Run', 80s comedy flick 'Police Academy', and has even appeared on 'Star Trek'. Kim Cattrall has been on the acting scene for quite a while, probably longer than she'd care to admit. What's most amazing about her career is how easily she's drifted from movies to TV and back again without any real problem. Most of us know her as Samantha Jones from 'Sex and the City', but Cattrall has appeared in many other productions, including 70s sci-fi movie 'Logan's Run', 80s comedy flick 'Police Academy', and has even appeared on 'Star Trek'.

Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Hometown: Liverpool, United Kingdom (moved to Vancouver, British Columbia with her family at the age of 3 months)
Claim to Fame: As above, everyone knows Cattrall from 'Sex and the City', but the more astute fan would know of her stints in underground comedies like 'Police Academy' and 'Porky's'. Nerds will know her from 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'.
Trivia: - Dated former Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau, who she met at the premiere of 'Tribute'
- Is fluent in German
- Her grandmother babysat for Ringo Starr
- Is one of the last participants in the studio "contract" system - whereby an actor/actress signs on with a movie studio exclusively
Why You Should Care: Cattrall is set to star in Roman Polanski's latest offering, 'The Ghost Writer', as Amelia Bly - which is receiving both good and bad buzz, and is highly anticipated. Also coming up is 'Sex and the City 2', where she'll be reprising the role of Samantha.
Canuck-o-Meter (1: American, 10: Maple Leaf): 8. If anything, she's more British than Canadian, but Cattrall considers herself Canadian and does a lot of work up here. She also refers to her childhood quite a bit, so in our books, she's a northern gal.

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