Kim Cattrall

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Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall (born Clare Woodgate on August 21, 1956) is a Canadian-American actress born in Liverpool, England.

At the age of 3 months, Cattrall and her family moved across the Atlantic Ocean to Canada, eventually settling for a time in Nanaimo, BC. When she was 16, she moved to New York where she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. At age 25, she briefly dated Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Cattrall starred in a handful of films during the 1970s, but her first taste of international fame came in 1981 when she participated in the first Porky's film. Subsequently she starred in the first Police Academy film in 1984, in the Indiana Jones-inspired Kurt Russell-film "Big Trouble In Little China" and in the first Mannequin'.

Cattrall is now best known for her work as Samantha Jones on Sex and the City. This character and several others she has portrayed are known for being sexually-open women.

In addition to her career as an actress she is also a writer, having co-written with her third husband Mark Levinson the book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm. Cattrall was previously wed to Larry Davis and Andre Lusonin.

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Cattrall shares her birth name, Clare Woodgate, with actress Georgina Cates.

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