See the Cast of ‘Sex and the City’ Then and Now
In 1998, HBO unveiled ‘Sex and the City,’ a show about four women navigating life, love, and sex in New York, led by the voice of fashionable sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). It kickstarted a premium cable movement, proving that networks like HBO and Showtime could make long-lasting, quality shows, and paving the way for future generations of programming. The wildly popular show ended in 2004 and led to two films, and now, 10 years later, we look back at the cast of this modern classic and see what they’re up to these days.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Carrie Bradshaw
Then: Sarah Jessica Parker played Carrie Bradshaw, the voice of the show — a fashionable sex columnist who, along with her three best friends, navigates dating in New York and has an on-again/off-again relationship with the elusive Mr. Big. Parker was well-known for roles in films like ‘Ed Wood’ and ‘Mars Attacks.’
Now: Parker went on to appear in ‘The Family Stone,’ ‘Failure to Launch,’ ‘Smart People,’ and ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’. She had a recurring role on ‘Glee’ as Vogue fashion editor Isabelle Wright, and has recently appeared in the films ‘Escape from Planet Earth’ and ‘New Year’s Eve.’ She played Gloria Steinem in the ‘Lovelace’ biopic, but her scenes were excised from the final film. Parker has been married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997.
Kim Cattrall, Samantha Jones
Then: Kim Cattrall, previously known for roles in ‘Mannequin’ and ‘Big Trouble in Little China,’ played Samantha Jones, a headstrong public relations woman with a notoriously large sexual appetite. She eventually settles down with Smith Jerrod, a waiter she transforms into a movie star.
Now: Cattrall has since appeared in the films ‘The Devil and Daniel Webster,’ ‘Ice Princess,’ and ‘The Ghost Writer.’ She had a voice role on the series ‘Producing Parker,’ and has guest-starred on ‘The Simpsons.’ More recently, she appeared in the TV movie ‘Any Human Heart,’ and ‘Sensitive Skin’ — the Canadian TV adaptation of the BBC miniseries of the same name.
Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Hobbes
Then: Cynthia Nixon played Miranda Hobbes, a lawyer who is cynical about love and has reservations about committing to a serious relationship, keeping her from moving forward with her boyfriend, Steve. Nixon previously had small roles in films like ‘Addams Family Values’ and ‘Marvin’s Room.’
Now: Nixon went on to appear in ‘Igby Goes Down,’ ‘Little Manhattan,’ and ‘The Babysitters,’ and won a Tony award for her performance in the play ‘Rabbit Hole.’ She’s guest-starred on the shows ‘House,’ ‘The Big C,’ and ’30 Rock,’ and has recently appeared in the films ‘Too Big To Fail’ and ‘Rampart.’ She currently stars in the Amazon series ‘Alpha House,’ and can be seen next on season 2 of the NBC series ‘Hannibal.’
Kristin Davis, Charlotte York
Then: Kristin Davis played Charlotte York, the more conservative of the four friends and a total hopeless romantic. Charlotte’s first marriage falls apart, and she subsequently marries her lawyer. Davis previously had supporting roles in the films ‘Nine Months’ and ‘Sour Grapes,’ and was the least known actress of the bunch.
Now: When the show ended, Davis appeared in the TV movie ‘The Winning Season,’ as well as a failed pilot called ‘Soccer Moms.’ She’s starred in the films ‘The Shaggy Dog,’ ‘Deck the Halls,’ and ‘Couples Retreat,’ and recently appeared in ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.’ Davis has a main role in the upcoming ‘Bad Teacher’ TV series.
Chris Noth, Mr. Big
Then: Former ‘Law and Order’ star Chris Noth played the elusive Mr. Big, Carrie’s on-again/off-again boyfriend who struggles to commit to her. He eventually marries a model, and Carrie and Big have an affair while she’s dating a nice guy — but the two wind up together by the finale.
Now: Noth appeared in the films ‘Cast Away,’ ‘The Glass House,’ and ‘The Perfect Man.’ In 2005, he reprised the role of Detective Mike Logan on ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent,’ and stuck around until 2008. He appeared in the miniseries ‘Titanic: Blood and Steel,’ and currently stars on the series ‘The Good Wife.’ Noth has recently appeared in the films ‘Lovelace’ and ‘From Up on Poppy Hill.’
David Eigenberg, Steve Brady
Then: David Eigenberg starred as Steve Brady, Miranda’s sort of immature boyfriend who wants to prove he can commit to their relationship. The pair eventually have a baby together and get married. Eigenberg previously had roles on the shows ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘The Practice.’
Now: Eigenberg went on to guest star on a ton of shows, including ‘The 4400,’ ‘Without a Trace,’ ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘CSI,’ ‘Cold Case,’ ‘Criminal Minds,’ and ‘Private Practice.’ He appeared in the Lifetime movie ‘Liz and Dick,’ and currently stars on the series ‘Chicago Fire.’
Willie Garson, Stanford Blatch
Then: Willie Garson played Carrie’s best gay friend, Stanford Blatch. Garson had previously appeared with Sarah Jessica Parker in ‘Mars Attacks,’ and you may have also seen him in films like ‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ and ‘Kingpin.’
Now: Garson went on to star in two films with Lindsay Lohan: ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Labor Pains.’ He’s also appeared in ‘Fever Pitch,’ ‘Just Like Heaven,’ and in 2005 he reunited with Cynthia Nixon for the kids’ rom-com satire ‘Little Manhattan.’ He starred on the short-lived HBO series ‘John From Cincinnati,’ and has guest-starred on ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and ‘Two and a Half Men.’ Garson currently stars on the series ‘White Collar.’
Kyle MacLachlan, Trey MacDougal
Then: Former ‘Twin Peaks’ star Kyle MacLachlan played Trey MacDougal, Charlotte’s first husband. When the two of them meet by chance, Charlotte thinks he’s her knight in shining armor, but not everything is as perfect as it seems. The pair split up and reconcile before finally getting divorced.
Now: MacLachlan has since appeared in the films ‘Touch of Pink,’ ‘The Mysterious Island,’ ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,’ and ‘The Smell of Success.’ He starred on the hit ABC series ‘Desperate Housewives,’ had a recurring role on ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ and plays the Mayor of Portland on the IFC series ‘Portlandia.’ He’s recently appeared in a couple of episodes of ‘The Good Wife,’ which also stars ‘Sex and the City’ alum Chris Noth.
John Corbett, Aidan Shaw
Then: John Corbett played Aidan Shaw, a furniture maker and all-around nice guy whom Carrie dates and cheats on with Mr. Big. The two get back together and Aidan proposes to her, but she just can’t commit. Corbett previously starred on the series ‘Northern Exposure.’
Now: Corbett also starred in the film ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding,’ and has appeared in ‘Raising Helen,’ ‘The Messengers,’ ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day,’ and reprised his role as Aidan in the second ‘Sex and the City’ film. He went on to star on the Showtime series ‘United States of Tara,’ and had a recurring role on ‘Parenthood.’ Corbett has provided voiceovers for commercials for both Applebee’s restaurant and Walgreens. He is set to star in an upcoming ‘NCIS’ spin-off series.
Evan Handler, Harry Goldenblatt
Then: Evan Handler played Harry Goldenblatt, Charlotte’s lawyer who negotiates her divorce from Trey and with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Handler was also starring on the shows ‘It’s Like, You Know…,’ and had a recurring role on ‘The West Wing.’
Now: Handler guest-starred on ‘Six Feet Under’ and ’24,’ and had a recurring role on ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.’ He reunited with Cynthia Nixon for the HBO movie ‘Too Big To Fail,’ and currently stars on the series ‘Californication,’ which is now entering its final season.
Jason Lewis, Smith Jerrod
Then: Jason Lewis played Jerry “Smith” Jerrod, a waiter whom Samantha renames and transforms into a major Hollywood star … and her boyfriend. Lewis was a relative newcomer who had previously appeared in a few episodes of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’
Now: Lewis went on to appear in the films ‘The Jacket,’ ‘Mr. Brooks,’ ‘The Death and Life of Bobby Z,’ and ‘The Attic.’ He had a recurring role on ‘Brothers and Sisters,’ and has guest-starred on ‘House,’ ‘CSI,’ and ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ He recently appeared in the film ‘The Pardon,’ and on the VH1 drama series ‘Hit the Floor.’