While known by an entire generation for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO hit series, Sex and the City — for which she received five Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress — some in the NYFA audience were surprised when Cattrall admitted, “I’m not like Samantha at all, but I’d like to have some of that.”

Cattrall has starred in many popular films such as Porky’sPolice AcademyBig Trouble in Little ChinaMannequinMasqueradeStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and Ice Princess. She also starred in her passion project, the HBO Canada series, Sensitive Skin, which she also executive produced.