For her portrayal of Carrie on HBO's "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker has won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress three consecutive years in a row (1999, 2000, and 2001). In addition to playing the star role in HBO's "Sex and the City," Parker is also a co-executive producer of the show.
An actress with uncommon depth and effortless style, Parker continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and theater which has spanned over twenty years.
Parker recently completed filming Bix Skahill's "Life Without Dick" opposite Harry Connick Jr. for Colombia Pictures. In the film, Parker plays a woman who unwittingly falls in love with a hit man (Connick Jr.) hired to kill her boyfriend.
Parker was last seen in David Mamet's satirical comedy, "State and Main." Also starring Alec Baldwin, William H. Macy, Charles Durning and Patti LuPone, the film follows the experiences of a film crew making a movie in rural New England.
Some of Parker's latest screen ventures include Hugh Wilson's live action version of Jay Ward's 1960's classic cartoon, "Dudley Do-Right" opposite Brendan Fraser and Alfred Molina; Paramount's "'Til There Was You" opposite Dylan McDermott and Jeanne Tripplehorn, directed by Scott Winant; Warner Brothers' "Mars Attacks," with Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close and Danny De Vito, directed by Tim Burton; Simian Films' "Extreme Measures," with Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman, directed by Michael Apted; TriStar's "If Lucy Fell," directed by and co-starring Eric Shaeffer, along with Ben Stiller and Elle Macpherson; Paramount's "The First Wives Club," with Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn, directed by Hugh Wilson ; Miramax's "Substance of Fire," directed by Daniel J. Sullivan, in which she recreated her off-Broadway role from the Jon Robin Baitz play; and Disney's hit comedy "Miami Rhapsody," with Antonio Banderas and Mia Farrow, directed by David Frankel.
Other starring roles include her portrayal of the actress of dubious talent, Delores Fuller in Touchstone's "Ed Wood," directed by Tim Burton and co-starring Johnny Depp; Disney's "Hocus Pocus," directed by Kenny Ortega with Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy; and Columbia Pictures' "Striking Distance," opposite Bruce Willis, directed by Rowdy Herrington. She starred opposite Nicholas Cage in New Line's hit comedy "Honeymoon in Vegas," directed by Andrew Bergman, but Parker's breakthrough role was SanDeE* in TriStar's "LA Story" opposite Steve Martin.
Parker's early motion picture roles include "Flight of the Navigator," "Girls Just Want To Have Fun," "Footloose," "First Born," "Somewhere Tomorrow," and "Rich Kids."
Parker first gained recognition in the popular CBS series "Square Pegs," which still runs in syndication. Her other television credits include the NBC movie of the week "In the Interest of the Children," "The Ryan White Story," and "Dadah is Death," NBC's critically acclaimed "A Year in the Life" series and "Twist of Fate" mini-series, and the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "The Room Upstairs".
A successful actress on stage, Parker performed a successful six month run in the Tony nominated Broadway production of "Once Upon a Mattress." This followed her critically acclaimed performance with Matthew Broderick in "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." Prior to these productions, she dazzled audiences in A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia," which had a sold out run in New York's Manhattan Theater Club. She appeared in "The Innocents" on Broadway, directed by Harold Pinter, co-starring Claire Bloom. She also appeared in the Off-Broadway play "By Strouse." It was this performance that garnered her the lead role in "Annie" for two years on Broadway.
Additional stage productions include rave reviews for her work in the Off-Broadway production of "The Heidi Chronicles," a Wendy Wasserstein play, "Wrestlers," directed by Burt Reynolds, and the Ensemble Studio Theater's One Act Marathon of "April Snow," with Harris Yulin and Lois Smith.
Born in Nelsonville, Ohio and raised in Cincinnati, she appeared in her first television special, "The Little Match Girl," at age eight. She studied ballet with the Cincinnati Ballet and American Ballet Theater, and studied singing with the Metropolitan Opera.
Currently, she is the National Ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and was awarded the 1995 American Civil Liberties Union Award.
Parker currently resides in New York with her husband, actor Matthew Broderick.
Kristin Davis has proven herself as a talented and versatile actress ever since her breakthrough role as the devious Brooke Armstrong on "Melrose Place." She currently stars in HBO's "Sex and the City" as Charlotte, an art dealer who struggles with her inhibitions as she confronts New York's singles scene.
Davis recently starred in the CBS television movie, "Take Me Home: The John Denver Story," co-starring Chad Lowe.
Davis's additional television credits include the NBC thriller "Atomic Train," co-starring Robe Lowe and Esai Morales; "A Deadly Vision;" "Murder in Mind," and "The Ultimate Lie." She has guest starred on television series such as "Seinfeld," "The Single Guy," "E.R," "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," "The Larry Sanders Show," and the television film "The Heidi Chronicles."
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Davis moved to Columbia, South Carolina, when her father, a psychology professor, transferred to the university there. She later attended Rutgers University, and upon graduation moved to New York, where she began working in classical and contemporary theater, as well as commercials.
Before her arrival on "Melrose Place," Davis and a friend opened a yoga studio. She still enjoys yoga in her free time, as well as spinning and running. Davis resides in Los Angeles.
Kim Cattrall is a Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominated actress who has received worldwide critical acclaim for her portrayal of the femme fatale, Samantha Jones, in the HBO hit series "Sex and the City."
Her extensive acting career has spanned film, stage and television. Born in Liverpool, England, and raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, Cattrall moved to New York City by herself at the age of 16 to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
On graduation, film director Otto Preminger signed her to a 5 year film contract. A year later, Universal Studios bought out that contract and Kim became one of the last participants of the Universal Contract Player System. While under contract at Universal, Kim guest starred in numerous television series, which eventually led to starring roles opposite Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award nominated performance in "Tribute" and her Lead Actress Genie nomination (Canadian Oscars) for her performance in "Ticket to Heaven."
She then starred in a host of blockbuster films, including "Police Academy 1," "Porky's," "Mannequin," "Masquerade," "Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country," John Carpenter's "Big Trouble in Little China" opposite Kurt Russell, and with Tom Hanks in Brian De Palma's "Bonfire Of The Vanities". Her performance as Jamie in the independent feature "Live Nude Girls" earned her rave reviews at numerous Film Festivals.
When not working in film or television, Kim has returned to the stage starring in critically acclaimed productions of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," Anton Chekhov's "Three Sister's" (Drama Logue Award), Strindberg's "Miss Julie," and Moliere's "The Misanthrope." She made her Broadway debut opposite Ian Mckellen in the National Theater's production of Chekhov's "Wild Honey."
Recently she starred opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in the TNT television adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize winning play "The Heidi Chronicles" and in Oliver Stone's mini series "Wild Palms" for ABC. Fans got to see the personal side of Kim in the Lifetime television segment "Intimate Portrait: Kim Cattrall." Kim was also recently seen in a cameo appearance as Cassandra in the Robert De Niro & Edward Burns action thriller "15 Minutes."
Born and raised in Manhattan, Nixon learned early how to balance a successful career on stage, film and television with the normal lifestyle of a teenager. Today, Nixon juggles her starring role on "Sex and the City" with being a mother of a 4 year old girl.
The consummate New York actress, Nixon has the unique distinction of appearing in two Broadway plays at the same time. At the age of eighteen she played in both David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing." Her list of Broadway theater credits also includes: "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "Angels in America," "Indiscretions," for which she received a Tony nomination, "The Heidi Chronicles," and "Philadelphia Story" for which she received a Theater World Award.
Nixon's active schedule also includes a role as founding member of the Drama Dept., an off-Broadway theater company. Nixon starred in and received outstanding reviews as "Soos" in their production of Douglas Carter Beane's "The Country Club" and has also appeared in five of the nine plays they have produced in the last four years. Her off-Broadway and regional theater credits are numerous and impressive. Typical would be her appearance in the role as "Honey" in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf," for which she won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award.
The actress made her film debut in Little Darlings in 1980, and has worked with some of the most prominent directors in film and theater including Louis Malle, Milos Foreman, Mike Nichols and Robert Altman. She is featured in the films "Amadeus," "Prince of the City," "Babies Day Out," "The Pelican Brief," "Marvin's Room," and "The Out-of-Towners."
On television, Nixon was seen in Wendy Wasserstein's "Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings!," "The Love She Sought" with Angela Lansbury, "Fifth of July," with Richard Thomas and Swoosie Kurtz, HBO's "Tanner '88," "The Murder of Mary Phagan" with Jack Lemmon, and "Face of a Stranger" with Gena Rowlands and Tyne Daly.
This past December, Nixon costarred with Scott Bakula and Eva Marie Saint in the touching family drama, "Papa's Angels," a CBS holiday special.
For an actress who has been working for twenty-two years, Nixon has enjoyed a certain amount of anonymity in the public eye. It was not until the success of "Sex and the City" and her Golden Globe nomination that fans began to recognize her on the street.
Cast and Crew
Michael Patrick King Executive Producer
Cindy Chupack Executive Producer
John Melfi Executive Producer
Antonia Ellis Co-Producer
Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky Executive Story Editors
Amy Harris Story Editor
Liz Tuccillo Staff Writer
Patricia Field Costume Designer
Jeremy Conway Production Designer
Dan Lieberstein Music Supervisor/Editor
Darren Star Creator/Executive Consultant