Kim Victoria Cattrall (born August 21, 1956, in Widnes, England) is a British-born, Canadian-raised Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actress. She is well-known for her role as Samantha Jones in the HBO comedy/romance series Sex and the City, and for her leading roles in the 1980s films Police Academy and Mannequin.
Kim Cattrall was born in the small English town of Widnes, sixteen miles from Liverpool. Her mother, Shane Cattrall, was a housewife; her father, Dennis Cattrall, was a builder. Cattrall has three siblings. When she was less than a year old, her family emigrated to Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada. At the age of 11 she returned to England when her grandmother became ill. During this time she took acting exams at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Cattrall returned to Canada at age sixteen, finishing her final year of high school there.