Characters: Sex and the City

The characters from Sex and the City.

Carrie Bradshaw

Samantha Jones

Played By: Kim Cattrall

  • Anything That Moves: She even briefly dated a woman for a while, but broke up with her when she found Maria too controlling and needy. They part on amicable terms, though.
    Samantha: I'm a try-sexual. I'll try anything once.
  • The Big Girl
  • Bi the Way: Shocks her friends when she enters a lesbian relationship. Samantha professes her liberal outlook on sexuality by theorising that in the future all that will matter is sex between individuals, regardless of gender.
  • Casual Kink
  • Deadpan Snarker: Heavier on the snark than the deadpan, but can dish it out at times.
  • Ethical Slut: Famously so.
    Samantha: I will not be judged by you or society. I will wear whatever and blow whomever I want as long as I can breathe and kneel!
  • Everyone Loves Blondes
  • Femme Fatale
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine. Fun, non-judgemental, impulsive and self indulgent to a fault.
  • Hidden Depths: For all her sleeping around, Samantha never leads any of her dates on and generally seems to have less emotional drama with her various boyfriends than her friends. Plus, she works diligently to boost Smith's career and she's very loyal to Carrie and the others.
    • It's also implied that her promiscuity is partly due to the fact that the few times she's genuinely liked a guy enough to pursue a serious relationship, she's gotten her heart broken. As such, she keeps her dates at arms' length to avoid having this happen again.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Lady Killer In Love: On the sparse occasions where Samantha pursues a serious relationship.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark to Charlotte's Light.
  • May-December Romance: With Smith. And many other nameless men throughout the series.
  • The Mistress: Samantha has almost no problem with sleeping with married men. Sometimes, however, this has repercussions for her image or when the husband announces he's leaving his wife for her.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Has heavy cougar tendencies.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Porn Stash: She's very open about having a "goody closet".
  • Really Gets Around: It's a Running Gag.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Miranda's Blue.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Samantha hastily abandons a new friend when she crosses the line and proves to be far more promiscuous than her.
    Samantha: Claire-Anne, I'm going! And you can forget Samba!

Charlotte York

Played By: Kristin Davis

Miranda Hobbes

Played By: Cynthia Nixon


Played By: Chris Noth

Aidan Shaw

Played By: John Corbett

Aleksandr Petrovsky

Played By: Mikhail Baryshnikov

Trey MacDougal

Played By: Kyle MacLachlan

  • Birds of a Feather: For Charlotte. Unfortunately, his intimacy problems in marriage drive a wedge through what brought them together.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: Charlotte catches him after he tells her he's not a sexual person.
  • I Call Him Mr Happy:
    Charlotte: You pull me off my unicorn, you tear away my gossamer petticoats, and you put your 'Schooner' deep inside my 'Rebecca'.
  • Jizzed in My Pants: When Trey can get sexually aroused, it usually leads to this.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Initially played solely for comedy, but kick starts Trey and Charlotte's marital problems.
  • Madonna–Whore Complex: Implied to be a major source of his intimacy issues.
  • My Beloved Smother: His overbearing mother has a highly influential opinion on almost every aspect of his life.
  • Nice Guy: Despite all their problems, Trey is never cruel towards his wife. Whilst separated he even offers to pay for her dry-cleaning bill.
  • Porn Stash: Is a fan of "Jugs", which is intercepted by Charlotte who pastes her unwanted wedding proofs throughout it.
  • Preppy Name
  • Speed Sex: Related to Trey's impotence.
  • White Anglo-Saxon Protestant: Right down to the family estate in Connecticut.

Stanford Blach

Played By: Willie Garson

  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Anthony, for a while.
  • The Lancer: He is sometimes Carrie's.
  • Pair the Spares: Averted, both of them are offended when Charlotte assumes they will like each other just because they are gay. It takes them a while to get to know each other, first.
  • Pet Homosexual: He started out as Carrie's, but he does get his own storylines and calls Carrie out when she acts like his love life with Marcus is of nominal importance.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Carrie.
  • Shrinking Violet: Occasionally, he's sometimes insecure around people.

Anthony Marentino

Played By: Mario Cantone