Photo: SARAH JESSICA PARKER as Carrie Bradshaw in New Line Cinema's comedy "SEX AND THE CITY 2," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Craig Blankenhorn.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER (Carrie Bradshaw/Producer) previously starred in and produced the first big-screen adaptation of the hit HBO series "Sex and the City," which grossed more than $415 million at the worldwide box office.
Parker originated the role of Carrie Bradshaw on the series, for which she received numerous Best Actress awards, including Golden Globes in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004; a Screen Actors Guild Award® in 2001; and an Emmy in 2004. Her other honors include five more Emmy nominations, four more Golden Globe nominations and three more SAG Award® nominations, all for Best Actress. She also shared in two SAG Awards® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
In addition to her role, Parker served as an executive producer on the "Sex and the City" series, which garnered the Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Series three years in a row--in 2000, 2001 and 2002--and was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001. In 2004, the series' producers won a Producers Guild of America Award for Television Producer of the Year.
Her recent film credits include Marc Lawrence's "Did You Hear About the Morgans?," opposite Hugh Grant; Noam Murro's "Smart People," with Dennis Quaid; the independent film "Spinning Into Butter," which she also produced; and "Failure to Launch," opposite Matthew McConaughey. In 2006, Parker earned a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her performance in ensemble feature "The Family Stone."
Among her previous credits are starring roles in such films as David Mamet's "State and Main"; "Dudley Do-Right," opposite Brendan Fraser; "'Til There Was You," opposite Dylan McDermott; Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!" and "Ed Wood"; "The First Wives Club," with Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn; "If Lucy Fell," opposite Ben Stiller; "Miami Rhapsody," with Antonio Banderas; "Hocus Pocus"; "Honeymoon in Vegas," opposite Nicolas Cage; and "L.A. Story," starring Steve Martin. Her earlier motion picture work includes "Flight of the Navigator," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," Michael Apted's "First Born" and Herbert Ross' classic "Footloose," with Kevin Bacon.
Parker began acting on the stage, making her Broadway debut in the revival of the drama "The Innocents." She went on to star in the title role of the hit Broadway musical "Annie." She also starred in the Broadway revivals of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and "Once Upon a Mattress." In addition, she earned Drama Desk Award nominations for her work off-Broadway in "Sylvia" and, more recently, "Wonder of the World."
Early in her career, Parker had regular roles on the television series "Square Pegs" and "A Year in the Life."
KIM CATTRALL (Samantha Jones) has had an extensive acting career that spans film, stage and television. The British-born actress was most recently seen onstage at the London West End's Vaudeville Theater starring in "Private Lives," opposite Matthew Macfadyen and directed by Sir Richard Eyre. The Noel Coward comic masterpiece opened to rave reviews and played to sold out houses during its run. Cattrall's chemistry with co-star Macfadyen inspired them to join forces again in the upcoming UK Channel 4 miniseries "Any Human Heart," based on the acclaimed novel by William Boyd.
On the big screen, Cattrall was recently seen in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," starring opposite Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor. Cattrall plays Amelia Bly, the trustworthy and loyal person assistant to the Prime Minster. The film won the Silver Bear at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. She can also be seen in Keith Bearden's independent film "Meet Monica Velour," which premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and tells the story of Tobe, played by Dustin Ingram, who sets off on a journey to track down his favorite adult star from the '70s, Cattrall's character, Monica Velour. Cattrall's other recent feature credits include Michael Patrick King's box office success "Sex and the City," in which Cattrall reprised her award-winning role as Samantha Jones in the critically acclaimed HBO series. Cattrall was recognized for her work in the series with a Golden Globe Award; two Screen Actors Guild Awards® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series; five Emmy Award nominations; and three individual SAG Award® nominations.
An acclaimed writer, Cattrall has also written several books, including the national best seller Sexual Intelligence; Being a Girl: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Teen Life; and Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm, a New York Times best seller.
In addition to her stage, screen and writing credits, Cattrall is the founder of Fertile Ground Productions, a Canadian-based production company. Their first project was "Sexual Intelligence," a feature-length HBO documentary based on her book of the same name, and Cattrall received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk Program or Series for the project.
In 2009, Cattrall was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
Photo: KRISTIN DAVIS as Charlotte York in New Line Cinema's comedy "SEX AND THE CITY 2," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Craig Blankenhorn.
KRISTIN DAVIS (Charlotte York-Goldenblatt) was most recently seen in the hit comedy "Couples Retreat," opposite Jon Favreau. Prior to that, in 2008, she reprised her role as the ever-hopeful Charlotte in "Sex and the City," based on the successful HBO series, in which she also starred. The film was number one at the box office opening weekend, and grossed over $415 million worldwide.
Davis' role as Charlotte for six seasons on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series "Sex and the City" earned her individual Best Supporting Actress nominations for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award. Davis and her co-stars also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Prior to "Sex and the City," Davis starred as the devious Brooke Armstrong in the pop culture phenomenon, "Melrose Place." Her additional television credits include the TNT Original Movie "The Winning Season," also starring Matthew Modine, as well as guest-starring roles on other iconic shows such as "Will & Grace," "Seinfeld," "Friends," "ER" and "The Larry Sanders Show."
Additional feature film credits for Davis include the holiday comedy "Deck the Halls," "The Shaggy Dog" and Robert Rodriguez's children's adventure "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D."
Davis has also worked successfully in the theater. In May 2006, she made her London stage debut as Sunny Jacobs in "The Exonerated." Prior to that, Davis appeared in "Brave New World" and "Land of the Dead," opposite Paul Rudd.
An active philanthropist, Davis serves as an Oxfam Global Ambassador and recently participated in the Montreal Millennium Summit as a speaker on their behalf. She has also spoken outside the United Nations in an effort to eradicate poverty and fight for social justice. Davis makes frequent trips to Africa, visiting local communities to gain a better understanding of gender, poverty and environmental issues. She also contributes to wildlife conservation through her work with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization in Kenya created to raise orphaned elephants and re-introduce them back into the wild.
Davis recently gave the commencement address at her alma mater, Rutgers University, and was inducted into their Distinguished Alumni Society.
Photo: CYNTHIA NIXON as Miranda Hobbes in New Line Cinema's comedy "SEX AND THE CITY 2," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Craig Blankenhorn
CYNTHIA NIXON (Miranda Hobbes) is an Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress who has worked across the spectrum of film, television and stage since the age of 12. She recently reprised her award-winning role as Miranda from the successful HBO series, "Sex and the City," in the feature film adaption "Sex and the City," which earned over $415 million worldwide.
Nixon's other recent features include Richard Laxton's "An Englishman in New York," opposite John Hurt; Derick and Steven Martini's film "Lymelife," starring with Alec Baldwin and Timothy Hutton; "The Babysitters," with John Leguizamo, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival; Mark Levin's directorial debut, "Little Manhattan"; and Alex Steyermark's "One Last Thing," which premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
Nixon began her film career by appearing in Ronald F. Maxwell's "Little Darlings," followed by roles in Sidney Lumet's "Prince of the City," Milos Forman's "Amadeus" and Robert Altman's "O.C. and Stiggs." She transitioned flawlessly to adult roles in Marshall Brickman's "The Manhattan Project." Her additional feature film credits include "Let it Ride," "Addams Family Values," "The Pelican Brief," John Hughes' "Baby's Day Out," "Marvin's Room," "The Out-of-Towners," "Igby Goes Down" and "Advice from a Caterpillar," based on the play by Douglas Carter Beane.
On the small screen, Nixon starred for six seasons as Miranda Hobbes in HBO's "Sex and the City," a role that garnered her an Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, two other Emmy nominations, and four consecutive Golden Globe nominations. Along with her castmates, Nixon was also honored with the 2001 and 2004 Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Nixon also earned a Golden Globe nomination, a SAG Award® nomination and an Emmy nomination for her performance as Eleanor Roosevelt in HBO's "Warm Springs," opposite Kenneth Branagh as Franklin Roosevelt. In 2004, she starred in the miniseries "Tanner on Tanner," directed by Robert Altman and written by Garry Trudeau. Nixon's recent appearance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" garnered an Emmy Award for Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Her other guest appearances include "House M.D.," "ER" and "Papa's Angels."
Nixon's first professional job was on an ABC Afterschool Special, "Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid," co-starring Butterfly McQueen. Her other telefilm credits include PBS's presentation of Mark Twain's "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed," and American Playhouse productions of Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July" and Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Women & Wallace."
On stage, Nixon earned a Drama League nomination for the role of Mama in Lisa Loomer's off-Broadway play "Distracted," which was directed by Mark Brokaw for the Roundabout Theatre Company. Prior to that, she performed the title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." In 2006, she completed a successful run in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Rabbit Hole," which brought her the Tony Award for Best Actress, as well as Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Nixon also performed on Broadway as Mary Haines in the Roundabout's revival of "The Women," which was also broadcast on PBS's "Stage to Screen" series.
At age 14, Nixon won a Theatre World Award for her stage debut as Dinah Lord in Ellis Rabb's production of "The Philadelphia Story" at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. At 15, she was directed by Louis Malle in the title role of John Guare's "Lydie Breeze," in the acclaimed filmmaker's Broadway directing debut. Most impressively, she appeared simultaneously in two Broadway productions at age 18: David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," both directed by Mike Nichols.
In 2009, Nixon was awarded a Spoken Word Grammy for her recording of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."
Born and raised in New York City, Nixon holds a degree in English literature from Barnard College. She lives in New York City with her fiancee Christine and their two children, Samantha and Charlie.
JOHN CORBETT (Aidan Shaw) is currently starring with Toni Collette in the Showtime Original series "United States of Tara," created and executive-produced by Oscar®-winning writer Diabo Cody, with Steven Spielberg also executive producing.
On the big screen, Corbett shared a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the box office success directed by Joel Zwick. He will next be seen in "Ramona and Beezus," with Joey King, Selena Gomez, Bridget Moynihan, Josh Duhamel and Sandra Oh.
His other feature film credits include "Street Kings," with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker; "The Messengers," with Kristen Stewart and Dylan McDermott; "Raise Your Voice," with Hilary Duff; Garry Marshall's "Raising Helen," with Kate Hudson; "Serendipity," with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale; "Flight of the Intruder"; "Tombstone"; and many independent films.
Corbett began his career in television with a guest appearance on ABC's critically acclaimed series "The Wonder Years," and was then cast as a regular in CBS's critically acclaimed hit series "Northern Exposure." His performance as quirky disc jockey Chris Stevens received both Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Supporting Actor. He also shared a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Additionally, Corbett received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Series for his memorable performance as Carrie's grounded boyfriend Aidan on HBO's award-winning series "Sex and the City." He also played leading roles in FOX's "The Visitor" and FX's "Lucky," and served as the host of A&E's "Love Chronicles."
Corbett's many movies for television include, most recently, Showtime's "Manchild" and Lifetime's "Montana Sky." His other telefilm credits include ABC's "Naked Hotel," "The Sky's on Fire" and "Innocent Victims"; TBS's "On Hostile Ground"; NBC's "Rocky Times" and "To Serve and Protect"; UPN's "The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy"; USA's "The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story"; and HBO's "Don't Look Back." He has also made many guest appearances on series such as Showtime's "The Chris Isaak Show," and lent his voice to such projects as the TV documentary "Alaskan Wilds" and IMAX's theatrical documentary "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D."
Photo: CHRIS NOTH as Mr. Big in New Line Cinema's comedy "SEX AND THE CITY 2," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Craig Blankenhorn.
CHRIS NOTH (Mr. Big) recently reprised his Golden Globe-nominated role as the charming yet elusive Mr. Big in the box office feature success "Sex and the City," based upon the hit HBO series. Noth's other recent feature work includes "My One and Only," with Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon; Carl T. Evans' independent film "Frame of Mind"; and "The Perfect Man," with Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear. His additional film credits include "Mr. 3000"; Robert Zemeckis' "Cast Away," starring Tom Hanks; the independent film "Searching for Paradise"; Tom DiCillo's "Double Whammy," with Denis Leary; "A Texas Funeral"; "Getting to Know You"; "The Broken Giant"; "Cold Around the Heart"; "Naked in New York"; and "The Confession."
On the small screen, Noth is currently co-starring with Julianna Margulies in the hit CBS drama "The Good Wife," as errant politician and husband Peter Florrick. He played the role of Detective Mike Logan on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," a character which he originated on "Law & Order" and portrayed on that show for five seasons. Noth also starred in and executive-produced the TNT Original film "Bad Apple," as well as played Roman general Pompey in the TNT epic miniseries "Caesar," opposite Christopher Walken and the late Richard Harris. His other telefilms include "Exiled," TNT's "Rough Riders" and "Abducted: A Father's Love."
In addition to film and television, Noth continues to work in the theater. He performed in Beau Willimon's "Farragut North," originating the role of campaign manager Paul Zara at New York's Atlantic Theater Company, later reprising it at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles. He received the 2001 Theatre World Award for his performance in the successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," and appeared in Christopher Shinn's "What Didn't Happen" at New York's Playwrights Horizons. He received rave reviews as Teach in "American Buffalo" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, and has also performed at numerous respected regional theaters, including the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut; New York's Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Repertory Company and La MaMa E.T.C.; the Seattle Repertory Theatre; and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He also appeared in "Arms and the Man" at the Roundabout Theater Company and "A Play of Giants" at Yale Repertory Theatre. Noth trained at the Yale School of Drama.
DAVID EIGENBERG (Steve Brady) starred as Miranda's good-hearted husband and quintessential New York bar owner Steve in the box office hit "Sex and the City," based on the successful HBO series in which he also starred. Other film credits include "See You in September," "The Trouble with Romance," "Driftwood," "Love, Ludlow," "Around the Bend," "Garfield," "The Mothman Prophecies" and "A Perfect Murder."
Before making an impression with the HBO television series "Sex and the City," Eigenberg received attention on the small screen for his chilling performance as shooter Alex Robey on "Homicide: Life on the Street." He next played a recurring role as District Attorney Harvey Welk in "The Practice"; as a series regular in "The Beat," executive-produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana; as Nick Delvecchio in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series "S.O.F. Special Ops Force"; and had a recurring role on the NBC series "Ed." Some of Eigenberg's recent television credits include the new critically acclaimed FX series "Justified" (appearing in two episodes), "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case," "NCIS," "ER," "Monk" and "Close to Home."
A member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, Eigenberg has performed in numerous off-Broadway plays. On Broadway, he received his break in 1990 playing the hustler in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," directed by Jerry Zaks, at the Lincoln Center Theater. Eigenberg also starred in "Take Me Out," directed by Joe Mantello, which was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League, and New York Drama Critics' Awards for Best Play.
Eigenberg served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1982 to 1986.
EVAN HANDLER (Harry Goldenblatt) first earned acclaim in seven Broadway productions, including "Six Degrees of Separation," "I Hate Hamlet," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Broadway Bound" and "Master Harold...and the Boys."
On the big screen, he most recently reprised his role as Charlotte's husband, Harry, in "Sex and the City," the box office hit based on HBO's award-winning series, in which he also starred for three seasons. Prior to that, he appeared in Ron Howard's "Ransom," starring Mel Gibson, and Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers." His other feature film credits include "Harvest," "Sweet Lorraine," "War and Love," "Dear Mr. Wonderful," "Taps" and "The Chosen."
On television, Handler currently co-stars with David Duchovny in Showtime's hit series "Californication." He also starred in ABC's series "It's Like, You Know..." and "Hot Properties," and NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." His movies for television include "The Three Stooges" for ABC and "Saint Louie" for CBS. Handler has made numerous guest appearances, including memorable performances on "Lost," "The West Wing," "Six Feet Under" and "Friends."
In addition to his acting appearances, Handler is the author of two books. Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors is Handler's critically acclaimed debut memoir detailing his unlikely recovery from leukemia. His second book, It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive, describes the years since the illness, which encompassed serial dating, absurd relationships, unexpected depressions and, ultimately, lasting love and a miracle conception.
In addition to his work on the stage and screen, Handler is a motivational speaker, health care educator, activist and reformer.
JASON LEWIS (Smith Jerrod) reprises his steamy role from Michael Patrick King's box office hit, "Sex and the City," based on the HBO series in which Lewis also starred. Lewis was last seen in the independent drama "The Pardon," opposite Jaime King. He will next be seen in "Textuality."
His other film credits include "The Attic"; "Deadbox"; John Herzfeld's "The Death and Life of Bobby Z," with Laurence Fishburne; "Mr. Brooks," with Kevin Costner, Demi Moore and William Hurt; "My Bollywood Bride"; "The Jacket"; "The Elite"; "The King's Guard"; and "Next Stop Wonderland."
On stage, he played the lead in a production of Kenneth Lonergan's acclaimed "This is Our Youth," directed by Woody Harrelson.
In addition to his stage and film credits, Lewis most recently played the recurring role of Chad Barry in the hit TV series "Brothers & Sisters." His previous returning roles include characters on the series "Charmed," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "High Sierra Search and Rescue." He also made guest appearances on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami," "House M.D.," "How I Met Your Mother," "Six Degrees" and "The Evidence." His telefilms include "For One Night," "Tribute," "The Eastmans" and, most recently, "So che ritornerai," released in Italy.
WILLIE GARSON (Stanford Blatch) returns as Carrie's friend Stanford, reprising his role from Michael Patrick King's hit film "Sex and the City," based on the HBO series in which Garson also starred. His other feature work includes appearances in over 70 films, including "Just Like Heaven," with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo; "Freaky Friday," with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan; Spike Jonze's "Being John Malkovich"; Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!"; Michael Bay's "The Rock"; Harold Ramis' "Groundhog Day"; and "Soapdish," with Sally Field, Kevin Kline and Robert Downey, Jr. He has also collaborated repeatedly with the Farrelly brothers, appearing in their films "Kingpin," "There's Something About Mary" and "Fever Pitch."
Garson began training at The Actors Institute in New York at the age of 13. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a major in theater, he landed guest roles on the television series "Cheers," "Paper Chase" and "Family Ties." He went on to guest in more than 250 episodes of numerous shows, including "Coach," "Newhart," "thirtysomething," "L.A. Law," "Twin Peaks," "Just Shoot Me," "Spin City," "MADtv," "Ally McBeal," "Star Trek: Voyager," "The X-Files," "Friends" and, more recently, "Medium," "CSI," "Pushing Daisies" and "CSI: Miami." He also played recurring characters in a wide array of TV series throughout the '90s, most notably, his memorable performance as Henry Coffield in David Milch's award-winning ABC drama "NYPD Blue." Other recurring roles included "Mr. Belvedere," "The Practice," "Melrose Place," "Ask Harriet," "Party of Five" and "Boy Meets World." He more recently played recurring characters in the series "Level 9," "Taken," "Stargate SG-1," and "CSI: Miami."
Garson currently plays series regular Mozzie in the USA series "White Collar." Previously, he reunited with David Milch as a regular on his HBO series "John from Cincinnati."
On stage, Garson performs with various bicoastal theater companies in New York and Los Angeles, and was a member of Naked Angels, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Roundabout Theatre Company and the Geffen Playhouse.
Aside from acting, Garson has also found success as a celebrity poker player. In 2003, "Evil Willie"--a nickname given to Garson by Don Cheadle for his fierce card playing--won the very first episode of Texas Hold 'Em on Bravo's "Celebrity Poker Showdown," and continues to play in tournaments worldwide with the World Poker Tour.
Garson reads to first graders weekly through the Screen Actors Guild "BookPALS" program, and is involved with amfAR, Aspen Youth Experience, LA's Alliance for Children's Rights, Joslin Diabetes Center's Camp Joslin in Massachusetts, Big Brothers and Young Artists United.
MARIO CANTONE (Anthony Marantino) reprises the role of Charlotte York-Goldenblatt's friend and wedding consultant Anthony Marantino from the blockbuster movie "Sex and the City," based on the award-winning HBO series in which he also co-starred. He most recently appeared as The Director in "National Lampoon's Dirty Movie," provided the voice of Mikey Abromowitz in the animated hit "Surf's Up" and was featured in the comedy documentary "The Aristocrats."
An accomplished stage actor, Cantone received critical acclaim with his Tony Award-nominated solo Broadway show "Laugh Whore," which was also filmed for Showtime Networks. He also starred in the Tony-winning "Assassins" by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Both hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello. Cantone also appeared in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's "The Violet Hour," and starred as Buzz in Terrence McNally's award-winning dramatic comedy "Love! Valor! Compassion!"
Off Broadway, Cantone was the original Terry in "The Crumple Zone," Benny in "June Moon," Gremio in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "The Taming of the Shrew" and Stephano in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at the Public.