It was the show that made you feel inadequate about your career and sex life, but that didn't stop you debating whether you were Carrie, Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte (whether you were a girl or a guy). And it first launched 20 years ago today.
Most of the cast returned for its two movie sequels, but a third outing looks increasingly unlikely after Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed it wouldn't be happening, leading to some reports that it was all to do with Kim Cattrall which she denied – and that was just the start of their feud.
So with no more Sex and the City on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to look at how the cast of the HBO phenomenon have fared since the show ended in 2004.
Note: We're not including Geri Halliwell.
13. MARIO CANTONE (Anthony Marantino)
Best known for playing Charlotte's gay best friend and wedding planner Anthony, Mario is usually a fast-paced and highly energetic stand-up comedian. Since the show wrapped, he's popped up in a few TV movies and as a guest host on The View, but has mostly appeared in Broadway productions, including his own Tony-nominated one-man show Laugh Whore back in 2005.
12. JASON LEWIS (Smith Jerrod)
Former fashion model Jason played Samantha's younger beau Smith throughout the series and its films, and has since continued to appear in various TV shows such as Charmed, Brothers & Sisters, House and How I Met Your Mother. He currently stars in Charlaine Harris adaptation Midnight, Texas which was renewed for a second season in February 2018.
11. JOHN CORBETT (Aidan Shaw)
Ah, Aidan – Carrie's one that got away. John was already known for Northern Exposure in the early 1990s, and co-led the cast of My Big Fat Greek Wedding while SATC was still on air. Since then, he returned for that film's sequel and has appeared in the TV shows United States of Tara and Parenthood. He has also recorded a couple of country albums and will soon be seen in upcoming horror movie The Silence, alongside Stanley Tucci and Miranda Otto.
10. WILLIE GARSON (Stanford Blatch)
Having played the unofficial 'fifth' member of the group for all six seasons and two movies, Willie went on to have another TV hit in 2009's White Collar as conman Mozzie, running for five seasons. He has also popped up in the movies Just Like Heaven, Freaky Friday and Jackass Number Two and TV shows including Hawaii Five-O and Scandal.
9. DAVID EIGENBERG (Steve Brady)
Since playing Miranda's geeky eventual husband Steve, David has continued acting on TV steadily ever since – including small roles in CSI, NCIS, Justified and Castle. Since 2012, he has played firefighter Christopher Herrmann in Chicago Fire and its spin-offs Chicago PD and Chicago Med which have all been renewed by NBC this year.
8. KRISTIN DAVIS (Charlotte York)
After playing sweet-but-not-always-so-sweet Charlotte, Kristin has had a largely quiet career on TV and in film, but has had roles in The Shaggy Dog, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and the short-lived TV series Bad Teacher.
However, she made her Broadway debut in 2012's The Best Man, followed by Fatal Attraction in the West End two years later. She adopted a child in 2011 and won plaudits for helping save the life of an abandoned baby elephant in Africa in 2009, as well as being an ambassador for Oxfam since 2004. Sounds like something Charlotte would do.
7. EVAN HANDLER (Harry Goldenblatt)
Evan played every Average Joe's hero – the plain bloke who somehow managed to live happily ever after with Charlotte. It's also been pretty rosy for Evan, who has continued to land impressive roles, including Lost, 24, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Californication and as lawyer Alan Morton Dershowitz in American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson.
6. KYLE MACLACHLAN (Trey MacDougal)
Kyle was already a big star before playing Charlotte's first husband in SATC, thanks to that whole Twin Peaks thing which he returned to last year, but he has also continued to be a familiar presence in TV and film elsewhere.
He had a recurring role in Desperate Housewives for several years, as well as Portlandia, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife and Agents of SHIELD, while he voiced Riley's dad in Inside Out and will soon be seen in Eli Roth's The House with a Clock in Its Walls.
5. KIM CATTRALL (Samantha Jones)
The Liverpool-born actress was already well-known for various film roles before she found her ultimate role as the promiscuous Samantha in SATC.
While her TV and film projects have been limited since the show ended, she has appeared in the likes of The Ghost Writer, Meet Monica Velour, that Red Nose Day Downton Abbey sketch in 2011, the Canadian adaptation of Sensitive Skin and the BBC's second Agatha Christie adaptation, The Witness for the Prosecution.
She has also been a regular in the theatre world, including Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2010, Private Lives on Broadway in 2011, and Sweet Bird of Youth at London's Old Vic in 2013.
4. JAMES REMAR (Richard Wright)
James was already somewhat of a veteran actor before joining as Samantha's on-off businessman boyfriend. Since leaving the show, you've probably seen him all over the place in TV and film.
His long filmography over the past decade or so have included 2 Fast 2 Furious, Blade: Trinity, Ratatouille, Pineapple Express, RED, Transformers: Dark of the Moon (voicing Sideswipe), Django Unchained (playing two characters – greedy), Grey's Anatomy, The Shannara Chronicles, Wilfred and Gotham.
3. CHRIS NOTH (Mr Big)
Chris was already a TV favourite thanks to his role as Mike Logan in Law & Order, but it was his performance as Carrie's on-off beau Mr Big that made him a TV icon. Since then, he has continued to be a big hitter on the small screen.
He returned as Logan in Law & Order: SVU for 36 episodes from 2005 to 2008, and a year later joined the cast of The Good Wife as disgraced attorney Peter Florrick. He appeared in 101 episodes (60 more than SATC) until its finale in 2016 and is now the lead role in police procedural Gone.
Chris has also popped up in the movies My One and Only, Elsa and Fred and Lovelace, as well as appearing in a Broadway revival of That Championship Season in 2011.
2. CYNTHIA NIXON (Miranda Hobbes)
Since leaving the show as lawyer Miranda, Cynthia Nixon has gone on to appear in a whole host of TV shows and movies, while dabbling in theatre too. In film, her roles have included Igby Goes Down, An Englishman in New York, Rampart and as Eleanor Roosevelt in Terence Davies project A Quiet Passion.
On TV, Cynthia has appeared in episodes of House, 30 Rock and Alpha House, and featured in a prominent role in Hannibal as investigator Kade Purnell. Broadway projects have included Wit, The Real Thing, Rabbit Hole and The Little Foxes, the latter winning Cynthia her second Tony Award.
In 2010, she received the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards, which is presented to an openly LGBTQ+ media professional "who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for the LGBT community", and was honoured with the Visibility Award by the Human Rights Campaign earlier this year.
She married education activist Christine Marinoni in 2012 and welcomed their first child the year before. Cynthia has also become a breast cancer activist, having been diagnosed with the disease in 2006. She even convinced the head of NBC to air her breast cancer special in primetime.
In March 2018, Cynthia also announced she was running for New York governor as a Democrat, but she failed to get the 25% state delegate threshold needed to appear on the primary ballot.
1. SARAH JESSICA PARKER (Carrie Bradshaw)
She will forever be one of TV's greatest leading ladies thanks to her multi award-winning performance as New York columnist Carrie, and while it is still her most famous role, she has continued to appear in various high-profile projects. Though none quite as big a deal as SATC.
In film, Sarah has starred in a number of romcoms (though she might want to forget a couple of them), including Failure to Launch, The Family Stone, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, I Don't Know How She Does It, and New Year's Eve. She also appeared in three episodes of Glee as Kurt's mentor at Vogue and two seasons of Sharon Horgan's HBO series Divorce, leading to her getting a Golden Globe nomination.
Sarah has also had success in business, launching her own popular fragrances, fashion lines and footwear brands. She also runs her own production company, is on the board of The New York City Ballet, is a UNICEF Ambassador and fundraises for New York schools. She and husband Matthew Broderick had twins via a surrogate in 2009.
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