Chris Noth

BATD ON May 28, 2010 AT 2:47 pm

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Chris Noth returns to cinemas for the heavily buzzed film, Sex and the City 2 this May, and though most people recognise him as Carrie Bradshaw’s main love interest, Chris Noth’s has been a professional actor for over twenty years and boasts an impressive resume!

Chris was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1954. His mother was a news reporter and his father was an insurance salesman, who died when Chris was only 9 years old. The youngest in a family of three boys, he earned the reputation of being a troublemaker. After stealing the neighbour’s car for a joyride, he was sent to boarding school by his infuriated mother. He then went on t0 study acting at Yale of School of Drama, graduating with an MFA.

His big break came in 1990 when he landed the role of Detective Mike Logan on the television crime series Law and Order. The show slowly gained a wide following, and Chris’s performance as a cocky police officer earned him acclaim from critics. However, behind the scenes tensions between Chris and the producers began to grow. He was fired from Law and Order in 1995 and his character was written off the show.

Chris Noth and Tara Lynn Wilson at the SATC2 Premiere in NY

Chris Noth and Tara Lynn Wilson at the SATC2 Premiere in NY

Chris returned to television in 1998, scoring the role on the Sex as the City as the relationship-challenged businessman Mr. Big. The smash success of the series resulted in a worldwide fan base, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2000. The show ended in 2004, but he reprised his role for the Sex and the City film four years later. Fans of the series flocked to the cinemas to see Carrie and Big finally tie the knot, and the film ended up grossing £289 million worldwide.

In 2008 Chris had his first child, a boy named Orion Christopher Noth, with his fiancé, actress Tara Lynn Wilson. Today, Chris currently stars in the drama series The Good Wife with Julianna Margulies. He plays a politician caught in a whirlwind of publicity following a sex and corruption scandal.

From 28th May he can be seen on the big screen with Carrie Bradshaw and company in Sex and the City 2. Will Carrie and Big’s relationship endure?

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