Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon in Sex and the City: The Movie
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall & Cynthia Nixon
Sex and the City is coming to the big screen in a feature film adaptation of the hit HBO television series.
The film follows the continuing adventures of the series four main characters - Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda - as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended.
"After years of living in the city I assumed that if my friends and I ever got our fairy tale endings that would be the end of the story. But real life – always has a twist." -- Carrie Bradshaw
When it comes to screen size, bigger is definitely better! Sex and the City arrives only in theaters on May 30th, 2008 and it promises to answer all of the lingering questions – will Carrie and Big finally tie the knot? Can Samantha really be satisfied with just one man? Will Charlotte ever get pregnant? Can Miranda and Steve actually live happily ever after?
Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), successful author and everyone’s favorite fashion icon-next-door, is back, her famously sardonic wit intact and sharper than ever, as she continues to narrate her own story about sex, love and the fashion-obsessed single woman in New York City. Sex and the City finds Carrie, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) four years after the hit HBO series ended, as our favorite femmes fashionables continue to juggle jobs, friendships and relationships while they start to navigate motherhood, marriage and Manhattan real estate…some of them may even – brace yourself – brave other boroughs outside Manhattan.
The cast includes Chris Noth reprising his iconic role of Carrie’s handsome yet elusive Mr. Big; David Eigenberg as Miranda’s down-to-earth and sweet, yet simple, husband Steve Brady; Evan Handler as Harry, Charlotte’s dependable and loving husband; and Jason Lewis as Smith Jerrod, an actor and client of Samantha’s, as well as her devoted lover.
Also co-starring are Candice Bergen as preeminent Vogue Magazine editor Enid Frick and Academy Award®-winning actress Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) as Carrie Bradshaw’s young and inexperienced but still label-savvy assistant, Louise, a character new to New York and introduced in the film. Also returning are Mario Cantone as Anthony Marentino, Charlotte’s opinionated wedding planner, Willie Garson as Carrie’s sartorially splendid pal Stanford Blatch and Lynn Cohen as Miranda’s nanny, Magda.
Michael Patrick King, longtime executive producer and a writer of the series, wrote and directed Sex and the City. The producers are Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Patrick King, Darren Star (who initially created the series based on autobiographical columns written by Candace Bushnell) and John Melfi. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Kathryn Busby and Jonathan Filley.
The behind-the-scenes team includes costume designer Patricia Field, who defined a decade of fashion for the HBO series, as well as costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago, production designer Jeremy Conway, director of photography John Thomas, editor Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. and composer Aaron Zigman.
New Line Cinema Presents in Association with Home Box Office, a Darren Star Production, Sex and the City
MPAA rating: R (strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language).
"Sex and The City" Cast
Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw)
A celebrated icon in film and television as well as fashion, Sarah Jessica Parker continues to expand upon her impressive collection of credits through her remarkable range and effortless style. An actress since the age of eight, Parker continues to come into her own as an artist and as an entrepreneur.
Parker serves as a producer and reprises her Emmy award-winning role as "Carrie Bradshaw," for the screen adaptation of the hit HBO series "Sex and the City". Parker won over critics and audiences alike in the series for which she was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2001. Parker was also an executive producer on the series, which received the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row in 2000, 2001, and 2002, and was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001.
HBO and Parker have signed a two-year, exclusive-to-television deal for Parker to develop and produce series and long-form programming for HBO through her production company, Pretty Matches Productions.
Parker was most recently seen in the feature film, Smart People. Directed by Noam Murro, she stars opposite Dennis Quaid as a doctor who falls in love with a professor whose wife's death has turned him into a bitter man.
Parker recent film, Paramount's Failure to Launch with Matthew McConaughey grossed more than $128 million worldwide.
Other recent credits include her Golden Globe nominated performance in The Family Stone; David Mamet's satirical comedy, State and Main; Dudley Do-Right, opposite Brendan Fraser; Paramount's Til There Was You opposite Dylan Mc Dermott; Tim Burton 's Mars Attacks; If Lucy Fell, opposite Ben Stiller; Tim Burton's Ed Wood, co-starring Johnny Depp; The First Wives Club with Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn; Miami Rhapsody, with Antonio Banderas; Disney's Hocus Pocus; Honeymoon in Vegas, opposite Nicholas Cage; and her breakthrough role in LA Story co-starring Steve Martin.
Parker's early motion picture roles include Flight of the Navigator, Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Footloose, with Kevin Bacon; Michael Apted's First Born; Robert Wiemer's Somewhere Tomorrow, and United Artists' Rich Kids, with John Lithgow.
Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones)
Kim Cattrall has been a staple of both screen and television since her first day on set. She has been one of the industries' busiest actors due to her comedic timing, dramatic depth and onscreen presence.
Cattrall will be seen this summer in John Boorman's The Tiger's Tail with Brenden Gleeson for Sony Classics. Most recently Kim starred in My Boy Jack, opposite Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig. The film, which aired in the U.K. on ITV was highly praised by critics and it recently aired in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece Theater. She is currently reprising her role as the infamous Samantha Jones, in the feature version of Sex and the Cit, which will be released by New Line in May.
Cattrall was a leading force in turning the groundbreaking HBO series, "Sex and the City" into a global phenomenon. Portraying femme fatale Samantha, Cattrall won over the hearts of every woman by playing it honest and impulsive, bringing out the inner vamp in us all. Cattrall has been highly praised by critics and recognized with a Golden Globe and 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards plus 5 additional Golden Globe, 4 Emmy and 3 Screen Actors' Guild nominations. With the worldwide syndication of "Sex and the City," her portrayal of Samantha is known around the globe.
In addition to her on-screen presence, Cattrall has also founded Fertile Ground Productions, a Canadian based production company. Their first project was "Sexual Intelligence," a feature length HBO documentary with an accompanying book which Kim hosts and co-executive produced.
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 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 the contract and Cattrall became one of the last participants of the Universal Contract Player System. While under contract at Universal, Cattrall guest starred in numerous television series, which led to starring roles opposite Jack Lemmon in his Academy Award®-nominated performance in Tribute and Lead Actress Genie nomination (Canadian Oscars) for her performance in Ticket to Heaven.
She starred in a host of Hollywood blockbuster films, including Police Academy 1; Porky's; Mannequin; Masquerade; Star Trek 6:The Undiscovered Country; John Carpenter's cult classic Big Trouble in Little China opposite Kurt Russell; Disney's The Ice Princess; and with Tom Hanks in Brian De Palma's infamous Bonfire of the Vanities. Her performance as Jamie in the delightful independent feature Live Nude Girls earned her rave reviews at numerous Independent Film Festivals. On television 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's Stone's mini series "Wild Palms" for ABC.
When not working in film and television, Cattrall has returned to the stage starring in critically acclaimed productions of Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge," Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" (Drama Logue Award), Strindberg's "Miss Julie," and Moliere's "The Misanthrope." She made her Broadway debut opposite Ian McKellen in the National Theater of London's production of Michael Frayn's adaptation of Chekhov's Wild Honey. In January 2005, Cattrall made her London stage debut in Sir Peter Hall's production of "Who's Life Is It Anyway?" in the West End, to critical acclaim.
Fans got to see the personal side of Cattrall on Lifetime television's "Intimate Portrait" and in her New York Times Best Seller published by Warner Books that she co-authored, entitled Satisfaction. In 2006, Cattrall's last book was published entitled Being a Girl, which was a "survival guide to navigating the ups and downs of teenage life"
Last December, Kim finished her second run on London's West End's at the Donmar Warehouse in David Mamet's "The Cryptogram," for which she received raved reviews.
Kristin Davis (Charlotte York)
Kristin Davis portrays the ever-hopeful Charlotte York Goldenblatt, who has found happiness on the Upper East Side with Harry, her unlikely prince of a husband, and their beautiful adopted daughter, Lily.
Through a variety of roles in television, film and on stage, Kristin Davis has proven herself a talented and versatile actress.
Her role as Charlotte York for six seasons on HBO's "Sex and the City" earned Davis nominations for an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The show also starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall, all four women winning the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award not once but twice. "Sex and the City" also won an Emmy and numerous Golden Globe Awards throughout its six seasons.
In 2006, Davis starred opposite Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito and Kristin Chenoweth in the Fox holiday comedy Deck the Halls, directed by John Whitesell. She also starred with Tim Allen, Danny Glover and Robert Downey Jr. in the feature film update of Disney's The Shaggy Dog, directed by Brian Robbins. In 2005, she appeared with David Arquette in Robert Rodriguez's children's adventure feature, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D.
In addition to film and television, Davis continues to work in the theatre. In May 2006, she made her London theatre debut, reprising her role as 'Sunny Jacobs' in "The Exonerated." Davis initially joined the rotating cast of actors recounting true stories of wrongly accused and convicted death-row inmates in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway production in 2003. In 2002, Davis appeared on stage in "Brave New World," a collection of poignant original works that commemorated the September 11th attacks. In "Land of the Dead," written and directed by Neil LaBute, Davis starred opposite Paul Rudd as a woman who must deal with losing two loved ones on the tragic day.
Prior to "Sex and the City," Davis made an impact on the television scene when she joined the pop culture phenomenon, "Melrose Place," and brought life to the devious Brooke Armstrong. Her additional television credits include the Turner Network Television (TNT) original film, "The Winning Season," starring as the fiancée of real-life baseball legend Honus Wagner, as well as guest-starring roles on "Will & Grace," "Seinfeld," "Friends," "ER," and "The Larry Sanders Show."
Born in Boulder, Colorado, Davis moved to Columbia, South Carolina when her father, a Professor of psychology, transferred to the university there. She later attended Rutgers University to complete her BFA in their classical theatre training program and upon graduation moved to New York where she began working in classical and contemporary theatre, as well as commercials.
In addition to her film and television work, Kristin Davis is a Global Ambassador for Oxfam International. Oxfam works together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Davis has been a supporter since the South East Asia Tsunami 2005 and has visited Oxfam HIV support and humanitarian projects in Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. She is also a supporter of Oxfam America Unwrapped and has taken part in many fundraising and public awareness projects for the organization.
Davis divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes)
Cynthia Nixon plays Miranda Hobbes, a funny, smart, and straight-talking Manhattan attorney, who, with her adorable red-headed son Brady, and good-hearted bartender husband Steve, lives - grudgingly - in Brooklyn.
Emmy and Tony Award-winner Cynthia Nixon has been a critically acclaimed and sought-after actress since the age of twelve. Nixon began production this Spring on Derick and Steven Martini's film Lymelife along with Alec Baldwin, Tim Hutton, and Holly Hunter.
Nixon was last seen in New Regency's feature Little Manhattan opposite Bradley Whitford as well as in Alex Steyermark's One Last Thing, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was screened at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. The actress also starred in HBO's telepic "Warm Springs," in which she plays Eleanor Roosevelt opposite Kenneth Branagh's Franklin Roosevelt. This role earned Nixon a Golden Globe nomination, a SAG Award nomination, and an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Made for Television. In 2004 she starred in the mini-series "Tanner on Tanner," directed by Robert Altman and written by Garry Trudeau, a sequel to Tanner '88.
For six seasons Nixon appeared in HBO's much celebrated series, "Sex and the City," in which she played Miranda, 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. Nixon was honored with the 2001 and 2004 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Nixon was last seen off-Broadway in the title role of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." In 2006 the actress completed a successful run in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of David Lindsay-Abair's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rabbit Hole" for which she won a Tony Award as well as a Drama League nomination and an Outer Critics Circle Award. Prior to that, she was last seen on Broadway performing as Mary Haines in The Roundabout's revival of "The Women," which was also broadcast on PBS' Stage to Screen series. Nixon won a Theatre World Award at 14 for her stage debut as Dinah Lord in Ellis Rabb's production of "The Philadelphia Story" at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. At 15, she was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Louis Malle in the title role of John Guare's "Lydie Breeze." Most remarkably, at age 18, she appeared simultaneously in two Broadway productions, David Rabe's "Hurlyburly" and Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," both directed by Mike Nichols.
Nixon began her film career at age twelve with Ronald F. Maxwell's Little Darlings (as Sunshine, the flower child) and went on to appear in Sidney Lumet's Prince of the City (as a strung-out drug addict), Milos Forman's Amadeus (as Lorl, Mozart's maid), Robert Altman's O.C. & Stiggs, Marshall Brickman's The Manhattan Project, 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 the Drama Dept.'s Douglas Carter Beane.
Nixon's very first professional job was an ABC After School Special, "Seven Wishes of a Rich Kid," costarring Butterfly McQueen. Nixon went on to appear in PBS's presentation of Mark Twain's "Private History of a Campaign that Failed," Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July" and "Women and Wallace" (the last two for American Playhouse).
She has most recently appeared on network television in a guest roles on NBC's "ER" and on FOX's "House." Prior to that, she was in the CBS telefilm "Papa's Angels."
Born and raised in New York City, Nixon attended Hunter College High School and has a degree in English Literature from Barnard College. She lives in New York City and has a daughter, Samantha, and a son, Charlie.
David Eigenberg (Steve Brady)
As Miranda's good-hearted husband and quintessential New York bar owner 'Steve Brady,' David Eigenberg returns to the Sex and the City role that was written with him in mind.
Before making an impression with the HBO television series "Sex and the City" audiences, Eigenberg received attention for his chilling performance as shooter, 'Alex Robbey,' on "Homicide: Life on the Street." He next played on the opposite side of the interrogation table in a recurring role as District Attorney, 'Harvey Welk,' in "The Practice." Eigenberg has also appeared as a series regular in "The Beat," with Mark Ruffalo, Lea DeLaria and Celeste Holm, executive produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. The actor also performed in the role of 'Nick Delvecchio' in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series "Soldier of Fortune, Inc. - Special Ops Forces," and had a recurring role on the dramatic series "Ed."
Among Eigenberg's many other television credits are appearances on: "Close to Home," "Monk," "The Ghost Whisperer," "Judging Amy," "CSI," "Without a Trace,"" The King of Queens," and "Third Watch." Eigenberg's films include: See You in September, The Trouble with Romance, Driftwood, Love, Ludlow; Around the Bend, Garfield, The Mothman Prophecies, and A Perfect Murder.
A member of the Ensemble Studio Theater in New York, Eigenberg has performed in numerous Off-Broadway plays. On Broadway, he received his break in 1990 playing a hustler in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," directed by Jerry Zaks, at Lincoln Center. 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 Critics Awards for Best Play.
David served in the USMCR from 1982 - 1986.
Evan Handler (Harry)
Actor, Author, Screenwriter, and Journalist, Evan Handler's work has been recognized internationally in four separate arenas. Add his mantles of survivor of a supposedly "incurable" illness (acute myeloid leukemia), health-care educator, activist, reformer, and motivational/inspirational public speaker, and Handler is revealed not only as a man who has used his time well, but as a man who has helped to shape the time in which he has lived.
Handler first earned acclaim by playing leading roles in seven Broadway productions before his thirtieth birthday, including: "Six Degrees of Separation," "I Hate Hamlet," "Brighton Beach Memoirs," "Broadway Bound," and "Master Harold...and the boys." He has also appeared in the feature films Taps, Ransom, the television movie "The Three Stooges", and starred in the series "Sex and the City," "It's Like, You Know…," and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He currently co-stars with David Duchovny in Showtime's hit series "Californication." Handler has also made memorable guest appearances on "Lost," "The West Wing," "Six Feet Under," and "Friends."
In addition to his acting appearances, Evan 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, and his escape from the clutches of those supposedly devoted to its treatment. His upcoming book, It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive, describes the years since the illness, which have encompassed serial dating, absurd relationships, unexpected depressions, and, ultimately, lasting love and a miracle conception. It will be published by Riverhead books in May of 2008.
Jason Lewis (Smith Jerrod)
With his natural on-screen charisma, and brooding good looks, Jason Lewis is poised to become Hollywood's hottest leading man. Lewis brought an added heat and depth to the final season of the critically acclaimed and popular HBO series, "Sex and the City" and he also appears in the feature follow-up. He has successfully parlayed his relatively newfound stardom to a series of quality film and television roles, as well as the lead in world-renowned stage play "This is Our Youth," directed by Woody Harrelson. Lewis was last seen in MGM's Mr. Brooks, a psychological thriller in which he starred alongside Kevin Costner, Demi Moore and William Hurt, and will next be seen in the indie drama The Pardon, opposite Jamie King.
In addition to his stage and film credits, Lewis was recently seen guest-starring as Chad Barry in ABC's hit drama, "Brothers and Sisters" and had a reoccurring role on the WB's long running and popular hit series "Charmed," playing opposite Alyssa Milano and the rest of this all-star cast.
Jason is widely recognized for his portrayal of Samantha's (Kim Cattrall) love interest on the HBO hit "Sex and the City", becoming integral to a series-culminating storyline with just the right mix of comedy, drama and sexual tension. Critics affirm that there is "great chemistry" between he and Cattrall as well as the rest of the award-winning cast. The series continues to air in countries throughout the world, making Lewis an international sensation.
Lewis's additional film credits include: Warner Brother's The Jacket, co-starring Adrian Brody; the thriller The Attic, directed by the legendary May Lambert (Pet Cemetery); Nu Image Films' The Death and Life of Bobby Z, opposite Paul Walker and Laurence Fishburne; My Bollywood Bride, and Havoc, with Anne Hathaway.
Lynn Cohen (Magda)
Lynn Cohen began her career in the New York Theater, appearing on stage in: "Macbeth" (Delacorte, Public Theatre, with Liev Schreiber)); "Ivanov" (Lincoln Center, with Kevin Kline); "Orpheus Descending" (Peter Hall production, with Vanessa Redgrave); "The Devils," (New York Theater Workshop); "Hamlet," (New York Shakespeare Festival, with Kevin Kline); "Uncle Vanya" (directed by Andre Gregory); "Paradise Island;" Donald Margulies' "Model Apartment," (Primary Stages); Horton Foote's "Traveling Lady" (Ensemble Studio Theatre); "Flesh and the Desert" and "Sweetness" (Summer Play Festival).
Her regional theatre include, among others: Guthrie Theater; A.R.T.; Hartford Stage; Long Wharf; Yale Rep; Actors Theater of Louisville (Humana Festival); Williamstown; Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, New York Stage and Film, and Sundance Theater Lab.
She has also worked on a number of television series including: "Law and Order" (as Judge Elizabeth Meisner); "Law and Order: Criminal Intent;" "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit;" "The Cosby Show;" "NYPD Blue," as well as, "Counterfeit Contessa," a movie of the week co-starring, Tea Leoni.
Cohen has also had great success in features, working on films such as: Steven Spielberg's Munich; Tom DiCillo's Delirious; Invincible (with Mark Wahlberg); Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street; Julie Taymor's Across the Universe; Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery; Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock; I Shot Andy Warhol; Walking and Talking: The Jimmy Show, Fast Food Fast Women (directed by Amas Rolled).
Her upcoming project include: Sex and the City; Helen Hunt's And Then She Found Me; Eagle Eye (with Shia LaBeouf); Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, NY; The Life Before Her Eyes (with Uma Thurman); Deception (with Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor); and Staten Island (with Ethan Hawke).
Cohen is a Fox Fellow, a recipient of a Bowden Award from New Dramatists and a member of the Actors Studio, New York Theatre Workshop, E.S.T., and Actors Center.
Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino)
New York stage actor and stand-up comedian Mario Cantone, gained critical-acclaim with the Tony-nominated "Laugh Whore" from its sold out run at the Cort Theatre on Broadway to the Showtime Networks special. The previous theater season saw Cantone starring in the Tony-winning "Assassins" by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Both hit shows were directed by four-time Tony-winner, Joe Mantello.
An accomplished stage actor, Cantone has appeared on Broadway in the role of 'Buzz' in Terrence McNally's award-winning dramatic comedy "Love! Valor! Compassion!" and 'Stephano' in Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at the Public Theater. Off Broadway, Cantone was the original 'Terry' in "The Crumple Zone", 'Benny' in "June Moon", and 'Grumio' in the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Taming of the Shrew."
On television, Cantone went syndicated as Charlotte's wedding-planner-with-attitude when "Sex and the City" was launched on TBS, after six highly successful seasons on HBO. Audiences can also catch his frequent stints on "The View" and he has had a reoccurring role on "Men in Trees" for the past three seasons. On Comedy Central, Cantone's performances have been featured on "The USO Comedy Tour", "Chappelle's Show", and "Premium Blend", as well as his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Mario Cantone."
Cantone has performed his irreverent stand-up comedy at a wide range of venues including Carnegie Hall, where he warmed up for jazz great Shirley Bassey, to performances at Resorts Atlantic City and Caroline's on Broadway. Peter Marks of The New York Times wrote of his work, "In the realm of outrageously joyful stand-up, there is the shrieking, windup-toy sensibility of Mario Cantone, a comedian of extravagant tantrums and extravagant gifts...he is a proponent of the comedy of outrage." Over the years his routines have included musical parodies of Judy Garland, Jim Morrison, Peggy Lee, Bruce Springsteen, and Liza Minnelli.
Mario Cantone has not only found success on stage and on television, but on the big screen as well. In addition to the upcoming feature film Sex and the City, Cantone recently appeared in the hilarious film The Aristocrats. He also provided the voice of 'Mikey Abramowitz' in last summer's animated hit, Surf's Up, and can next be seen as 'The Director' in National Lampoon's Dirty Movie.
Willie Garson (Stanford Blatch)
Receiving his early training (since age 13) at The Actor's Institute in New York, Garson went on to major in theatre and psychology at Wesleyan University. After graduation, he quickly landed guest spots and recurring roles on some of television's most popular and top-rated shows, such as: "CSI," "Friends," "The X-Files," "The Practice," "Just Shoot Me," "Party of Five," "Melrose Place," and "Ally McBeal." To date, Garson has made over 200 episodic appearances on television.
In addition to Stanford on HBO's "Sex and the City", another one of Garson's memorable characters is Henry, detective Simone's (Jimmy Smits) low-rent apartment owner/tenant and reluctant friend for 3 seasons of "NYPD Blue." Garson has also had starring roles in the series "Boy Meets World," "Ask Harriet," his very popular recurring character "Marty" on "Stargate SG1," as well as the highly acclaimed Steven Spielberg miniseries, "Taken."
Frequently winning roles in films that are both unique and popular, Garson's film credits include: There's Something About Mary, Groundhog Day, Untamed Heart, Kingpin, Mars Attacks, The Rock, Being John Malkovich, Play it to the Bone, Mike Nichols' What Planet Are You From?, Fever Pitch, Disney's re-make of Freaky Friday, A Problem with Fear, Little Manhattan, and The TV Set, and many others, including the long-awaited film version of Sex and the City.
Garson recently finished his latest HBO series, "John From Cincinnati", executive produced by David Milch. Garson is also developing his own show, "The Believers" for the Sci-Fi Channel.
Garson has performed with prestigious New York theater companies such as Naked Angels, The Manhattan Theatre Club, the Roundabout Theatre as well as the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. He is active with the national not-for-profit organization Big Brothers and has helped run Young Artists United, a nationwide group aimed at communication and problem-solving among teens. Garson is also involved in children's charities nationwide, as well as Aspen Youth Experience, Joslin Diabetes Center, and AMFAR.
Jennifer Hudson (Louise)
Long before landing the role of "Effie" in the film version of the legendary Broadway musical Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson sang in a small Chicago church where week after week she brought the congregation to its feet with her soul-stirring performances.
Hudson is currently recording her highly anticipated debut album with Clive Davis for Arista records, which is due for release on September 30th. She will next be seen in Sex and the City, joining the hit television series' original cast of Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristen Davis.
Hudson recently completed production of Fox Searchlight's The Secret Life of Bees opposite Dakota Fanning, Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. The film is set for an October 17th release.
Also due for release is Sony Classic's Winged Creatures, the Rowan Woods directed adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel about a group of strangers who form a unique bond after surviving a random shooting. The film's remarkable cast also includes Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce and Jackie Earle Haley.
Hudson has received numerous awards and accolades for her breakout performance in Dreamgirls, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, NAACP Image Award and Broadcast Film Critics Association Award. She was also honored by the National Board of Review and was named "Entertainer of the Year" at the Soul Train Awards. In addition, she has recently received 3 nominations for the BET Awards including Best Actress, Best Female R&B Artist and Best New Artist.
Hudson's talent blossomed as she appeared in dozens of talent shows and musical productions during her grammar and high school years. After her first professional role in a local production of "Big River," Hudson showcased her four-octave range and charmed thousands of vacationers as a featured vocalist on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. In 2004, she wowed millions of television viewers during season three of the wildly popular Fox series "American Idol."
Hudson attributes her vocal ability to her late maternal grandmother, Julia Kate Hudson, a long-time choir member.
Candice Bergen (Enid Frick)
Candice Bergen is "a beautiful actress who projects intelligence, humor, vulnerability, and self-reliance-all more or less simultaneously," wrote critic Vincent Canby in the New York Times. Candice proved this every week for 10 years as 'Murphy' on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy "Murphy Brown," for which she received five Emmy awards and two Golden Globe awards. Candice had earlier received extraordinary critical and audience responses for her performance as a college student caught up in turmoil of a campus revolt in Getting Straight, as the personification of the clean cut all-American dream girl of the '40's in Mike Nichol's Carnal Knowledge, and as the newly liberated wife in Starting Over, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Candice currently portrays the role of smart, sexy, dignified, lawyer 'Shirley Schmidt' on the David E. Kelly dramedy "Boston Legal" which has garnered her both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. She recently completed a role in the remake of The Woman, which reunited her with "Murphy Brown" creator Diane English and reprised the character of Enid Mead in the upcoming Sex & the City movie with creator and director Darren Starr. Candice is currently filming the romantic comedy Bridewars, co-starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson.
The daughter of Frances and the late Edgar Bergen, Candice attended the Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, the Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., as well as a school in Switzerland, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in art history and creative writing. While still in college, she commuted to New York for modeling assignments. She was still a student at the University of Pennsylvania when she made her motion picture debut as the mysterious, glamorous 'Lakey' in The Group.
Combining her acting career with an insatiable desire to see the world, Candice traveled to Formosa to star opposite Steve McQueen and Sir Richard Attenborough in Robert Wise's The Sand Pebbles; to Greece to appear in The Day the Fish Came Out; and to France to star with Yves Montand in Claude LeLouche's Vivre Pour Vivre. She also starred in T.R. Baskin, The Adventurers, Soldier Blue, The Magus, The Hunting Party, 11 Harrow House, The Wind and the Lion, Bite the Bullet, The Domino Principal, A Night Full of Rain, and Oliver's Story.
More current films include, The In-Laws, with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, Sweet Home Alabama, with Reese Witherspoon and Miss Congeniality. She also co-starred with Jacqueline Bisset in Rich and Famous, appeared in the role of Margaret Bourke-White in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi, and starred opposite Burt Reynolds in Stick.
Over the years, Ms. Bergen has achieved great success in the worlds of photography and journalism. She has produced magazine articles and photographic essays filled with intelligence and wit, observing the world with a keen eye for detail and humor. She has written a cover story for New York magazine about working with Lina Wertmuller on "A Night Full of Rain," articles about the Masia Tribe of Kenya and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and for Playboy, an account of her four-week trip to Red China entitled "Can a Cultural Worker from Beverly Hills Find Happiness in the People's Republic of China?" She also wrote the cover story on Charlie Chaplin's return to the United States for Life magazine.
Her articles on her first film, The Group, the mayhem of roller derbies, a social history of Bel Air, profiles of Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty, Oscar Levant, Paul Newman and Lee Marvin, and the presidential primaries in 1968 have appeared in Esquire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Ladies Home Journal.
Candice made her Broadway debut starring as 'Darlene' in the critically acclaimed "Hurly Burly," directed by long-time friend Mike Nichols, which also starred William Hurt, Judith Ivey and Ron Silver.
In addition to "Murphy Brown," Candice's other television credits include four TV movies for CBS-"Mayflower Madam," "Murder: By Reason of Insanity" and "Mary & Tim" She was also seen in the highly rated ABC mini-series "Hollywood Wives," based on the best selling novel by Jackie Collins. In addition, Candice had two shows on The Oxygen Network; "Exhale" and "Candice Checks it Out"
Candice's autobiography, Knock Wood, which she worked on for five years, was released in April 1984 to critical acclaim and enjoyed several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Candice resides in New York with her daughter, Chloe Malle, and her developer/philanthropist husband, Marshall Rose.
Chris Noth ("Mr. Big")
Chris Noth reprises his Golden Globe-nominated role as the charming yet elusive Mr. Big for the screen adaptation of the hit HBO comedy series "Sex and the City."
He is an accomplished graduate of the Yale School of Drama that continues to build upon a versatile career in film, television and on stage. Some of his most recent screen ventures include The Perfect Man, opposite Hillary Duff and Heather Locklear, Mr. 3000 and Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks. His additional film credits include: the independent films Frame of Mind and Searching for Paradise, as well as Tom DiCullo's Double Whammy with Denis Leary, 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 reprising his role as Detective Mike Logan on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He originated the character during the first five seasons of "Law & Order." He also starred and executive-produced the TNT Original film "Bad Apple," as well as starred as 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 theatre. He received rave reviews as Teach in "American Buffalo" at the Berkshire Theater Festival and completed a successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," starring opposite Charles Durning and Michael Learned. His most recent New York performance was in Christopher Shinn's "What Didn't Happen" at Playwright's Horizons. He has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut; New York's Manhattan Club, Circle Rep, La Mama and the Roundabout Theater; the Seattle Repertory Theater; and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Noth divides his time between New York and Los Angeles.
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