Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer.
At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made.
At age 11, she returned to her native country and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
She returned to Vancouver and, at age 16, graduated from high schoo l and won a scholarship to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
in New York City. During her final year at the Academy, she won a role in Otto Preminger's action thriller Rosebud (1975).
Following her film debut, Kim returned to the theatre, first in Vancouver and then in repertory in Toronto prior to winning a contract
at Universal Pictures in Los Angeles, California. Her best known film role is the Vulcan Lieutenant Valeris in Star trek VI - Terre inconnue (1991) & Mannequin 1987
She is also best known for her role as public relations executive Samantha Jones on the situation comedy Sex and the City (1998)