Kim Cattrall





Kim played the part of Michelle, in the film 'Split Second'




Kim Cattrall, born Clare Woodgate,  is an Anglo-Canadian actress.

Kim began her career at the age 16, when she left home, to live alone in New York City.  There, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and upon her graduation signed a 5-Year movie deal with director Otto Preminger.  A year later, Universal Studios bought out that contract and Kim became one of the last participants of Universal Contract Player System.  Her participation in the system was a great leap forward in her career by all accounts.  During her time with Universal, she guest starred in numerous television programmes of varying style and genre.  Her work on Television paid off and she quickly made the transition to cinema.  She starred opposite Jack Lemmon in his Oscar-Nominated movie Tribute in 1980. The following year, she starred in the critically acclaimed Ticket to Heaven. Her early success was an indication of things to come - she became a highly successful actress during the 1980's and starred in a flurry of Box Office hits.

Aside from her film work, Kim is also a much respected stage and theatre actress, with some of her best performances in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters.  The 1990's proved to be a less successful period of her career, with various film roles that rarely made the most of her talents.

In 1992, Kim played the part of Michelle, in the film 'Split Second', with Rutger Hauer.

All that changed, however, around 1997 when she was cast in Darren Star's ambitious comedy project titled Sex and the City.

As Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, Kim gained international recognition and acclaim for her portrayal of the incredibly sexy Femme Fatale.  Her comedic timing and sheer charisma ensured her success in the boundary pushing HBO series and by the end of the show's first season, Kim was an international success story.  She capitalised on her success playing Samantha by appearing in steamy television commercials promoting short lived Pepsi product Pepsi One.  She also signed a lucrative publishing deal to write a book about sex with her third husband, whom she is now separated from.  In addition, she can be heard reading the poetry of Rupert Brooke on the CD Red Rose Music SACD Sampler Volume One.  Her film work continued during Sex and the City, when she starred in the ill-received Britney Spears star vehicle Crossroads.  Reports claim that Kim's high financial demands and a difficult relationship with co-star Sarah Jessica Parker are responsible for the end of Sex and the City, but whatever the cause Kim played Samantha for the last time in Spring 2004.  In 2005 that she was back on silver screens, in the Disney picture Ice Princess.  The same year she gained critical approval as Claire, a paralysed woman who wants to die, in the West End drama Whose Life Is It Anyway.