Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall


8/21/1956, Liverpool, England

Birth Name

Kim Victoria Cattrall



Also Known As

Kimmy Catrall, Clare Woodgate, Kim Victoria Cattrall
  • Kim Cattrall on Who Do You Think You Are?.
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After schooling on Canada's Vancouver Island Cattrall decided to study acting at the prestigious Banff Academy for the Performing Arts in Alberta, Canada. She then moved on to London where she studied the dramatic arts.

While her tenure in both Banff and London was brief Cattrall was…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kim made her stage debut in 1986, the play was Chekhov's Wild Honey in a production by the National Theater (England). The cast with whom she performed included Sir Ian McKellen.

    • Kim was nominated for an emmy in 2000 for her role of Samantha on Sex and the city, but lost to Will and Grace's Megan Mullaly.

    • Kim married Mark Levinson on September 4th 1998. They divorced in 2004. They had no children.

    • When performing Whose Life Is It Anyway, in which she played a bed-ridden quadraplegic Kim injured her back - because she has spent so much time in bed without moving.

    • In 2002, Kim co-wrote the book (along with then-husband Mark Levinson) Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm.

    • When living in Chelsea she had hired a bodyguard fearing that she might be attacked, because of an incident with Cristian Slater in London.

    • Kim admitted she had Botox injections in her forehead but confesses that she maintains her looks with a strict diet and daily exercise regime.

    • Kim has blamed her work on Sex and the City for the breakdown of her marriage, claiming that Mark Levinson didn't like the types of storylines her character had, along with the strain put on the couple due to the long hours Kim spent working.

    • When Kim was three months old, emmigrated with her father, Dennis, and mother, Shane, to Canada, and returned to her native country at the age of eleven.

    • Kim admitted her sex life was not fulfilling until her 40s, but it did improve dramatically when she married.

    • Kim's steamy car commercial was pulled in New Zealand after the complaints of numerous broadcasts about it's raunchy content. Nissan removed the commercial waiting for the board to decide.

    • In March 2005 when she was on stage performing in West End play
      'WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?" intruders tried to break into her flat in Chelsea. Kim was glad she was on the show at that time.

    • Kim first got the attention of American audiences with her infamous locker room scene in the 1982 film Porky's.

    • Kim described her West End debut as "the realization of a dream."

    • In 1999, Kim & co. won the Lucy Award at the Women in Film Lucy Awards.

    • In 2001, Kim & co. were nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: Sex and the City (1998).

    • In 2002 and 2004, Kim & co. won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: Sex and the City (1998).

    • In 2003 and 2005, Kim & co. were nominated Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: Sex and the City (1998).

    • In 2003, Kim was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her work on the television series Sex and the City.

    • In 2004, Kim was nominated for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Comedy or Musical for: Sex and the City (1998).

    • In 1991, Kim was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress for: The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).

    • In 2000, 2001 and 2004 Kim was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for: Sex and the City (1998).

    • In 2003, Kim won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
      for her role on the television series Sex and the City.

    • In 1982, Kim was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the 1981 film Ticket to Heaven.

    • In 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Kim was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
      for: Sex and the City (1998).

    • In 1993, Kim was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

    • In 2004, Kim appeared in a TV commercial with Lesley Nicol for Tetley Tea.

    • Kim appeared as December in FHM's 2004 calendar.

    • Lom co-wrote (with her husband Mark Levinson) book: Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm, published in 2002.

    • Kim narrated the audiobook release, Perfect by Judith McNaught in 1993.

    • In 2000, Kim appeared in a TV commercial for Pepsi One.

    • Kim once performed in a theater production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Toronto.

    • Kim presented at the 2000 GLAAD Media Awards to honor films and TV shows that accurately portray gay and lesbian people.

    • Earlier in 2005, Kim starred onstage in the hit play Whose Life is it Anyway? in London.

    • Kim used to date former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, whom she met at the premiere of her 1990 film Tribute.

    • Kim was once engaged to actor Daniel Benzali.

    • Kim's parents are Dennis & Shane Woodgate.

    • Kim is approximately 5' 9½" (1.77 m) tall.

    • Kim is a fan of the Paleotech (a.k.a. Caveman) Diet. It is based on eating the foods cavemen consumed, such as whole grains, lean meat, salmon, berries, veggies, legumes, and olive oil.

    • Is currently dating actor Alexander Siddig, most famous for his role as Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. They co-star together in the London production of Whose Life Is It Anyway? (July 2005).

    • Kim is fluent in German.

    • Kim was named one of People Magazine's "25 Most Intriguing People of 2001."

    • Kim studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art when she was 11 years old.

    • Kim is an advocate for senior citizens.

  • Quotes

    • Kim: (in 2008 about filming "Sex and the City: The Movie") I looked around the table, and here were these people with whom I've spent the last ten years of my life. Some of them were babies when I first met them-like the boy who plays Miranda's son on the show-so I really got emotional. Sex and the City has been a seminal part of our lives, and the movie gave us this amazing opportunity to be together again. It's the biggest dysfunctional family you could ever want to belong to.

    • Kim: (claiming sex is the best cure for jet lag) I find the best thing to do is to not sleep. My advice is to as soon as you arrive, stay up as long as you can and have as much fun as you can, if you know what I mean, and then go to sleep.

    • Kim: (after receiving the 'Ultimate Icon' award at the Cosmopolitan Magazine Ultimate Women of the Year 2008 event) I will never, ever get used to receiving these awards because I always think of an icon as someone so much more important than I am, and especially some of the women in that room. They're saving people's lives - I mean, I make people laugh, hopefully, and I entertain them and I love to do that, but I am really inspired by these men and women who really give up so much of their lives and really change the world.

    • Kim: (vowing never to have plastic surgery) I had a great time in my youth and I still feel youthful. I've no desire to look as though I'm in my 20s.

    • Kim: (About the first day of shooting "Sex and the City: The Movie".) We were just supposed to walk down the street. But there were so many people out there watching, and paparazzi, trying to get the first shot of the four of us together. I have felt overwhelmed before, but that day I felt like a Beatle.

    • Kim: (about having a cameo as Britney Spears' mother in the 2002 film "Crossroads") I figured that if I was going to play somebody's mother, why not play hers? She is so dynamic and wonderful. We fit it in with shooting Sex and the City, and I remember going into the trailer and saying to the other three girls on the show, "I have this offer to play Britney Spears' mom. What do you think?" And they were all like, "You've got to do it!" because they love her music, and we play her music all the time when we're in the studio, getting made up.

    • Kim: (on Sex and the City) The show is celebrating what it's like to be a woman. We do things people think about but don't vocalize. It gives men and women permission to talk in a way that is healthy.

    • Kim: (in November 2007, on the set of Sex & the City) It will be nice to step into Samantha's skin again but I'm only doing the film for the money. Samantha is very dear to me and I have such a wonderful time playing her, but I can't say more for the experience than wanting financial security.

    • Kim: Whenever I go to bars in London, people send me over Cosmopolitans. It's a very sweet gesture, but I don't like them, so they just sit there.

    • Kim Cattrall: There are so many avenues of performing. I'm not interested in the form of musical theater unless it's something like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is a blast.

    • Kim Cattrall: I don't know many women who can relate to Sharon Stone and the kind of movies she does. I don't know a lot of guys who can relate to Tom Cruise's movies because they're on a kind of fantastic level. I like movies I can relate to.

    • Kim Cattrall: (On her role in the film Crossroads (2002), where she plays Britney Spears' mother, who abandons her daughter as a baby and later rejects her as a teen) It was one of the hardest jobs in my life. I had to be mean to Britney Spears. She is such a little southern sweetie who is only 20. She was so nervous and so well-prepared, and I had to reject her onscreen because I'm her horrible mother who has left her.

    • Kim Cattrall: Theatre is immediate, it's alive, you're there with the audience, it can't be done again and again and again and again, it's organic.

    • Kim Cattrall: Honey, when it comes to sexual intelligence, you can call me Ms Einstein.

    • Kim: Your dressing area should be your private space.

    • Kim (Kim says on her new wardrobe space): I wanted to have everything at my fingertips.

    • Kim Cattrall: I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale.

    • Kim Cattrall: I have a lot of first hand knowledge of disability--unfortunately. Christopher Reeve was a very dear friend of mine and my best friend in high school suffered a massive stroke about eight years ago. I was there when she was in intensive care and I had to go through the whole experience of doctors coming up to myself and my family and asking what we're going to do if she doesn't wake up. So this has been part of my life for a while.

    • Kim Cattrall: I did a documentary where an expert states that sex is in the brain. It's not in the genitals. It's expressed through the genitals, but it's based in the brain.

    • Kim: I prefer younger men. In some ways, they are much more open to a woman being stronger and independent then some of the men my age.

    • Kim: I'm finding now in my 40s that the less makeup I wear, the better. I think softer is better as you get older. With everything. Except men.