Early life[ edit ] Cattrall was born in Mossley Hill , Liverpool. At 11, she returned to England when her grandmother became ill. She took a number of acting examinations with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art ,  before returning to Canada. She returned to Canada after a year, and at age 16 moved to New York for her first acting role.
This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Learn how and when to remove this template message Cattrall began her career after graduating from Georges P. There, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts , and upon her graduation signed a five-year film deal with director Otto Preminger. She made her film debut in Preminger's Rosebud in One of the first jobs Kilgallen got her was in a episode of Quincy, M.
She starred in The Bastard and The Rebels , two television miniseries based on the John Jakes novels of the same names. In she played the role of Dr. Gabrielle White in The Incredible Hulk and would go down in TV Hulk lore as one of the few characters who knew David Banner alter ego of the title character was alive and was the creature.
Her work in television paid off and she quickly made the transition to cinema. She starred opposite Jack Lemmon in his Oscar -nominated film Tribute in , and in Crossbar, the film about a high jumper who loses his leg and still participates in the Olympic trials, with Cattrall's help. The following year, she appeared in Ticket to Heaven. In Cattrall played P. In she starred in three films: In , her lead role in Mannequin proved a huge success with audiences. The Undiscovered Country ; Cattrall assisted in developing the character by designing her own hairstyle and even helped come up with the name.
Near the end of filming, Cattrall had a photographer shoot a roll of film on the Enterprise bridge set, in which she wore nothing but her Vulcan ears. After finding out about the unauthorised photo session, Leonard Nimoy had the film destroyed.
As Samantha Jones , Cattrall gained international recognition. She capitalised on her success by appearing in steamy television commercials promoting Pepsi One. Sex and the City ran for six seasons and ended as a weekly series in spring with She also appeared in the sequel released in May She was ranked number eight in TV Guide 's 50 sexiest stars of all-time list in Since late , she has appeared in a number of British television commercials for Tetley Tea.
The induction ceremony was held on 12 September She performed until 3 May She was forced to drop out of that production a few days before the opening, due to "chronic, debilitating insomnia". She then returned to New York, and started a program of cognitive behaviour therapy to train herself to be able to sleep better. The therapy was successful; it included developing certain evening rituals, removing electronic devices from her bedroom, and limiting the use of the bed to two activities, one of which would be sleeping.
Her part in Linda was recast and played by Noma Dumezweni , and the play opened in December Her to marriage to Larry Davis was annulled. Her second marriage was from to to Andre J.
Lyson, with whom she lived in Frankfurt and learned to speak German fluently, but admits she has forgotten a lot over the years. The two co-wrote the book Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm. She cancelled her booking on the flight at the last minute to complete some Christmas shopping in London. Baugh, who disappeared in , having abandoned his family — including Cattrall's then 8-year-old mother and two younger sisters — turned out to have bigamously married his new wife, Isabella Oliver, the following year in Tudhoe , County Durham , and subsequently had another four children.
She was told that in he emigrated to Australia, where he became a postmaster , retiring in and dying in Sydney in An edited version of the episode was later shown as a part of the U. Cattrall is a supporter of Liverpool F. She asked for public help in finding him.