"Sex and the City" aired from 1998 to 2004, and it completely changed TV with its frank discussions.
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the iconic series' first episode.
The second season of the revival, "And Just Like That...," will premiere on HBO on June 22, 2023.
It's been 25 years since the first episode of "Sex and the City" aired, changing television forever.
As the iconic TV show, which starred Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, reaches the milestone, we're taking a look at where its actors are today.
Sarah Jessica Parker returned to the role of Carrie Bradshaw in the reboot, "And Just Like That." The 58-year-old also recently starred in a Broadway play with her husband, Matthew Broderick.
After leaving Carrie Bradshaw behind (the first time), Parker focused on her movie career, starring in films such as "The Family Stone" and "Failure to Launch." She also returned to the stage (where she got her start), starring in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" alongside her future husband, Matthew Broderick.
Parker also capitalized on her status as a fashion icon by creating a clothing line named BITTEN for Steve & Barry's, and a shoe collection for Nordstrom's called the SJP Collection.
Even though she stated that she'd never do a television show again, she returned to TV for a guest spot on the fourth season of "Glee" in 2012. Five years later, Parker announced that she was starring in a new HBO comedy called "Divorce." The show ended in 2019 after three seasons.
Now, after reprising her role as Carrie in "And Just Like That," the "SATC" revival, she'll be doing so again in the show's second season, which airs on HBO on June 22, 2023.
Parker and Broderick are one of Hollywood's longest-lasting marriages, and co-starred in the Neil Simon play "Plaza Suite" on Broadway until the show closed during the summer of 2022. The couple have three children: their son, James, and twins Marion and Tabitha.
Kim Cattrall, now 66, was poised to be the breakout star of "Sex and the City," but hasn't been able to replicate that level of success with recent projects.
Cattrall's sexually confident Samantha Jones was the show's breakout character — the role won her a Golden Globe and five Emmy nominations. But since the show ended, Cattrall, 65, has distanced herself from the spotlight.
She's starred in multiple Canadian TV shows and BBC shows, but nothing has come close to the success she had with "Sex and the City." Ironically, she was considered the most famous cast member going into season one.
In 2020, Cattrall starred on the Fox series "Filthy Rich," which she also executive-produced. It was canceled after one season.
She also plays the narrator of "How I Met Your Father," aka the future version of Hilary Duff's character. It was already renewed for a season two. She will also appear in the comedy film "About My Father" alongside Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, and Leslie Bibb.
In the first season of the revival, Samantha was written off by having her character move to London — Carrie and Samantha reunited off-screen in Paris during the season finale.
In the second season of "And Just Like That," Cattrall will make a cameo, reprising her role as Samantha. According to Variety, she filmed a single scene for the show's upcoming season, and did so without interacting with her three former co-stars or the showrunner.
Kristin Davis, who is now 58, took a step back from acting after her time on the show and concentrated on activism. She's slowly making her way back now, having recently starred in Netflix movies in addition to the SATC revival.
Davis also won critical acclaim for her portrayal as Charlotte York, the most old-fashioned member of the bunch. She was nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award. She reprised her role in the first season of "And Just Like That," and is set to do so in the upcoming season.
While "Sex and the City" was airing, Davis appeared on two other extremely popular TV shows at the time, "Friends," and "Will and Grace." But after that, she didn't appear on another show until 2014's "Bad Teacher." She did, however, appear in a few feature films including "Deck the Halls" alongside co-star Parker's husband, Matthew Broderick.
In 2019, she starred in a Netflix rom-com opposite Rob Lowe, "Holiday in the Wild." She hosted the reality dating series "Labor of Love" in 2020. In March 2021, she once again starred in a Netflix film — this time, a psychological thriller called "Deadly Illusions."
She's also an Oxfam ambassador (Oxfam is a collection of international charities focused on ending global poverty), won the Humane Society's 2010 Wyler Award (an award given to a celebrity who has made news on behalf of animals), and is a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Personally, Davis adopted a baby girl, Gemma, in 2011, and a boy, Wilson, in 2018.
Cynthia Nixon moved away from acting and towards politics — she ran for governor of New York in 2018. Now, at 57, she's fully returned to Hollywood.
The role of Miranda Hobbes was hugely popular during the original series, but many fans were disappointed by the beloved character's storyline in "And Just Like That." Nixon is set to return to the show for its second season.
In real life, Nixon is an outspoken figure regarding LGBTQ rights (she came out as bisexual and has been married to her wife, Christine Marinoni, since 2012) and breast cancer (she beat the disease in 2006). She was named an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 2008.
Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of New York on March 19, 2018. Though she lost the Democratic primary, she earned a respectable 35% of the vote.
Besides her political life, Nixon has starred in Broadway shows, indie films, and long-running classic shows like "Law and Order." She won an Emmy for her guest-starring role in a 2008 episode of "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" in which she played a woman pretending to have dissociative identity disorder.
In 2020, she appeared in the Netflix series "Ratched," and she is currently starring in "The Gilded Age," an HBO series created by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes.
Nixon shares two children, Charles and Seph, with her ex-husband, Danny Mozes. She and Marinoni welcomed son Max in 2011.
David Eigenberg, 59, joined "Chicago Fire" in 2012.
Since his time as Steve, Miranda's main love interest, first ended, Eigenberg has been working steadily in the world of TV.
He has appeared in multiple one-off episodes of popular shows such as "Without a Trace," "Everwood," "NCIS," and "Castle," among others.
Fans are hoping for a redemption of Steve in the show's second season, as many felt his character was done dirty in the revival.
Now 62, Evan Handler is as well known for his time on "Sex and the City" as he is for his role on "Californication."
Harry and Charlotte's relationship was probably the most heartwarming one on the entire show. It taught Charlotte to look past appearances, and even led to her conversion to Judaism. The two also dealt with realistic fertility issues, a departure from the show's generally more comedic tone.
After "Sex and the City" ended, Handler joined the cast of "Californication," playing the main character's best friend, Charlie. After "Californication" ended, Handler stayed on TV, most recently appearing in "The Astronaut Wives Club," "American Crime Story," and "The Breaks." He starred in the sixth and final season of "Power."
Handler reprised his role as Harry in the revival.
Handler and his wife Elisa's daughter, Sofia, was born in 2007.
Jason Lewis, 51, has steadily acted since the show ended.
Though Smith was young, he was perfect for Samantha, and eventually became the most important relationship that she had in the show (and subsequent movies). He stood by her through her commitment issues, infidelity, and breast cancer.
On the show, Smith was a model-turned-actor: in real life, Lewis, 51, followed the same trajectory. Before his time on "Sex and the City," he was a successful model for brands like Guess and Hugo Boss, among others.
After the show ended, Lewis appeared on "Charmed" as the short-lived husband of Phoebe, an episode of "How I Met Your Mother," and most recently starred on "Midnight, Texas" as a fallen angel named Joe Strong from 2017 to 2018.
In 2022, he appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" as a contestant and finished in last place.
He did not reprise his role in the revival.
John Corbett's role in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and its sequel made him a box-office success.
Aidan was the only man that came close to actually being a lifelong partner for Carrie, besides Big. The debate still rages on as to which one was the best for her.
During the show, Corbett, 60, established himself as a box-office draw by starring in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" in 2002. He also starred in heartwarming movies such as "Raising Helen" and "Raise Your Voice," and had recurring TV roles on "United States of Tara" and "Parenthood."
He's now known to a whole new generation as the hot dad in the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" films. In 2021, he starred alongside Katey Sagal in "Rebel," an ABC series based on the life of Erin Brokovich. It was canceled in May 2021.
Corbett's a multi-talented man — he has also released two country albums.
Since 2002, he's been in a relationship with actress/model Bo Derek. They tied the knot in 2020.
Although Aidan's story seemed pretty tied up at the end of "Sex and the City 2," he will appear in the second season of"And Just Like That."
Willie Garson moved from a small recurring role on "Sex and the City" to a starring one on "White Collar." He died in September 2021 at 57.
Stanford was the perennially single ride-or-die friend of Carrie's, supporting her through numerous relationships and other misadventures, until he finally found his own boyfriend, Marcus, who mysteriously disappeared in the movies. He ended up marrying Charlotte's friend Anthony in "Sex and the City 2."
Garson followed "Sex and the City" with a starring role in "White Collar," and guest spots on "Girl Meets World" and "Wizards of Waverly Place." He also had a recurring role on "Supergirl."
He adopted a 7-year-old boy in 2010.
Garson died while he was filming episodes of "And Just Like That," and his character was written off.
Kyle MacLachlan, 64, was already famous for his role as Agent Dale Cooper in "Twin Peaks" by the time he appeared on "Sex and the City," and he continues to play iconic TV characters to this day.
Trey and Charlotte had a whirlwind romance, engagement, and wedding — which led Charlotte to overlook some red flags, like his vaguely unhealthy relationship with his mother. The two eventually got divorced, leading Charlotte to her next husband, Harry.
MacLachlan is particularly adept at playing sinister characters, like the obsessive Orson Hodge in "Desperate Housewives," and the mysterious Captain in "How I Met Your Mother." He reprised his role in "How I Met You Father."
He even dabbled in the Marvel Universe by playing Calvin Zabo, aka The Doctor, in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
He also played Harold Baskin in the Peacock series "Joe vs. Carole" in 2021. He appeared in the 2022 "Fletch" reboot with Jon Hamm.
MacLachlan also co-owns the wine label Pursued by Bear, based in Washington.
He married his wife, Desirée Gruber, in 2002, and the couple had son Callum in 2008.
James Remar has grown into an accomplished voice actor in the years since the show ended.
Richard was one of the few relationships in Samantha's arc on the show that had a lasting impact. She was devastated when she caught him cheating on her, and he re-appeared later on in the show just to prove that Samantha was actually really into Smith.
Remar, 69, received a Saturn Award nomination for his role as Harry Morgan, Dexter's father in "Dexter." He also played the patriarch of the Salvatore family in "The Vampire Diaries." Most recently, he had a starring role in The CW superhero show "Black Lightning."
However, he's found the most success doing voiceover work. Remar has lent his voice to "Justice League Unlimited," "The Batman," "The Spectacular Spider-Man," "Ben 10: Alien Force," and "Young Justice," to name a few.
Ron Livingston, 56, has continued to work in the TV world, recently starring in two shows: "Loudermilk" and "A Million Little Things."
"I'm sorry. I can't. Don't hate me."
Those seven words led Jack Berger to go down in history as the guy who used a Post-it note to break up with Carrie. He also delivered the line that might be the most lasting contribution to pop culture in all six seasons of "Sex and the City:" "He's just not that into you."
After writing the Post-it and disappearing into the night, Livingston has had continued success in Hollywood. He's appeared in huge movies such as "The Conjuring" and "The Time Traveler's Wife," as well as critically acclaimed indie comedy "Drinking Buddies."
Livingston replaced Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in "The Flash" in 2023.
However, he has mostly stuck to TV, with roles on "Boardwalk Empire," "Search Party," "Loudermilk," and "A Million Little Things."
Livingston married his costar Rosemarie DeWitt in 2009, and the couple adopted two daughters, Gracie and Esperanza.
Mario Cantone, 63, has enjoyed a successful career in comedy and theater since his role on the show.
Anthony was a super flamboyant gay stereotype. He was happily single throughout the show's entire run, though he confusingly got married to Stanford in "Sex and the City 2." He appeared during the revival and basically took over Stanford's place, after Willie Garson's death.
Cantone's one-man show was the first Broadway production to be recorded and aired on Showtime as a comedy special. He's also appeared on multiple Comedy Central roasts, and was on "The President Show" as former press secretary Anthony Scaramucci. He competed on "The Masked Singer" in 2022.
In 2011, Cantone married Jerry Dixon, a musical theater director and his partner of 20 years.
Mikhail Baryshnikov was a professional ballet dancer before starring on "SATC" — he hasn't acted much since the show ended.
Carrie's friends disliked "the Russian" so much that they supported Big in flying to Paris to win her back in the series finale (even though they never liked him very much either).
Before turning to acting, Baryshnikov, 75, was called one of the best ballet dancers in history.
Since the show ended, he has appeared in just three things: a TV movie called "Place," an uncredited role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," and a recurring role as himself on "Doll & Em" in 2015.
Baryshnikov told Larry King in 2002 that he didn't believe in marriage, but he later married his longtime partner Lisa Rinehart (a fellow ballerina) in 2006. Their daughter, Anna, has followed in her father's (acting) footsteps and starred in Apple TV+'s "Dickinson."
Ninety-three-year-old Frances Sternhagen has appeared in many popular TV shows and theater roles.
Bunny MacDougal was the passive-aggressive, overly involved mother of Charlotte's first husband Trey. Her eerily close relationship with Trey played a part in the demise of his marriage to Charlotte. Sternhagen was nominated for an Emmy for her performance.
After her time on "Sex and the City" ended, Sternhagen, 92, appeared in three plays, "Steel Magnolias," "Seascape," and "The Madrid." She also had a recurring role on TNT's "The Closer," and guest-starred in an episode of "Parenthood."
Lynn Cohen didn't begin acting until the '90s, when she was in her 50s. She died in 2020 at age 86.
Some of the funniest moments of the show were the result of housekeeper Magda butting heads with Miranda about sexuality, motherhood, and working women, like the time Magda bought Miranda a rolling pin, implying that a woman should stay home and bake, rather than pursue a career.
Cohen appeared in multiple films and shows after "Sex and the City" ended, but she gained mainstream exposure from her role as Mags in the second "Hunger Games" film, "Catching Fire." Her last role was in an episode of "God Friended Me."
Chris Noth, aka Mr. Big in the show, was accused of sexual assault in 2021.
Noth, 68, has a penchant for playing polarizing characters. Besides Mr. Big, who swung between being Carrie's perfect partner and being terrified of commitment, he also played Peter Florrick on "The Good Wife," a disgraced former state attorney. He also played a cop on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" from 1990 to 1995, and reprised his role from 2005 to 2008.
Noth starred on NBC's FBI procedural "Gone" until 2018, and he also appeared in the Discovery Channel's miniseries about the true story of the Unabomber, called "Manhunt: Unabomber." He most recently starred in "The Equalizer," a reimagining of the '80s show of the same name.
Big's (spoiler) death in the premiere of "And Just Like That" hit Carrie and fans of the show hard, and even inspired Peloton to create their own ad referencing his character's death.
In December 2021, Noth was accused of sexual assault by two women, reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The women, who do not know each other, said they spoke up because promotions of the reboot had "stirred painful memories of incidents" for them. In a statement to Insider in December, Noth denied the allegations. In December 2022, a year since the reports first emerged, Page Six noted that Noth had not been charged in connection with any of the allegations, and no civil actions had been brought.
Since then, Noth has been accused by three more women — he's called the accusations "categorically false" — and was written off "The Equalizer" and the finale of "And Just Like That," and dropped by his talent agency.
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