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Kim Cattrall

Real name: Kim Cattrall
Birthdate: August 21, 1956
Status: Married
Partner: Mark Levinson

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Biography

Her mother, Shane Cattrall, was a housewife; her father, Dennis Cattrall, was a builder. Cattrall has three siblings. When she was less than a year old, her family emigrated to Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. When her grandmother became ill, she returned to England at the age of 11. During this time she took lessons at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Cattrall returned to Canada at age sixteen, finishing her final year of high school there.

In 1982, Cattrall played Miss Honeywell in Porky's, followed two years later with a role in the original Police Academy. During 1985, she starred in three movies: Turk 182, City Limits and Hold-Up. In 1987, her lead role in Mannequin proved a huge success with audiences. One of her most well-known film roles is that of the traitor Lieutenant Valeris in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

In 2005, she appeared in the Disney picture Ice Princess, in which she played the character of Tina Harwood, the ice skating coach of the film's lead character. Unfortunately, Ice Princess was not a financial success. She also portrayed Claire, a paralyzed woman who wants to die, in the West End drama revival of Whose Life Is It Anyway. In early 2006, it was rumored that Cattrall will soon join the cast of Desperate Housewives, playing Edie's (Nicollette Sheridan) wild sister. In October of 2006 she appeared in a West End production of David Mamet's The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse in London. Since late 2005, she has appeared in a number of British television commercials for Tetley Tea. In July 2006, a commercial for Nissan cars, which featured Kim in her Samantha character from Sex and the City, was withdrawn from New Zealand television, apparently because of complaints about the innuendo. In 2006 she starred alongside Brendan Gleeson in John Boorman's 2006 film The Tiger's Tail, a black comedy that focuses on the impact of the Celtic Tiger economy on Irish people. In 2007, she will star alongside David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, and Carey Mulligan in My Boy Jack, the story of author Rudyard Kipling's search for his son lost in WWI.

Cattrall is very excited to reprise her role of Samantha Jones for the upcoming Sex and the City movie.

She is also set to star in "The Truth About Wildebeasts: One Woman's Incredible TAle of Self-Discovery" on the Lifetime Network.

Cattrall has been married three times: to Larry Davis; Andre J. Lyson, whom she divorced in 1989; and audio designer Mark Levinson, whom she divorced in 2004. She was previously engaged to actor Daniel Benzali. Catrall has also been linked with former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Houston Rockets star Cuttino Mobley and her Whose Life is it Anyway? co-star Alexander Siddig . She has dated Canadian chef Alan Wyse since the summer of 2004, and in July 2007 the British tabloid press reported the two were engaged to be married.



 


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