The characters from ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.


!Main Characters
[[folder: Carrie Bradshaw]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SarahJessicaParker

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Tends to date punkers and greasers. Kurt and Twentysomething Sam are examples. [[spoiler: Also cheating on dependable Aiden with the elusive Mr. Big.]]
* AllWomenLoveShoes: She spends a ''ridiculous'' amount of money on shoes, and wears said expensive shoes pretty much everywhere.
--> '''Carrie:''' I've spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!
* AmbiguouslyJewish: She doesn't seem to celebrate/be familiar with Christian holidays, and her name is AmbiguouslyJewish.
* AuthorAvatar: For Candace Bushnell.
* DramaQueen: She overreacts to the tiniest things. Sometimes this is amusing, other times it is ''not''.
* DrinkOrder: If Carrie doesn't have a Cosmopolitan, she'll usually be seen with a dirty martini.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Friends and boyfriends seem to flock to her.
* FagHag: For Stanford. They even consider a sham marriage at some point.
* TheFashionista: The essential TV fashionista, actually.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic. An introspective romantic with artistic aspirations.
* TheHero: The central and POV character of the franchise.
* HumiliationConga: When she goes to Paris with Aleksander.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She is very judgmental of other people, but when she thinks people are judging her she obsesses and complains about it for almost the entire episode.
* InfallibleNarrator: Not only does Carrie seem to know every intimate detail in the lives of her three best friends, it looks like she describes it all in her popular magazine column! And her friends are never bothered by this!
* InformedAttribute: For a sex columnist, she can be pretty naive about sex. Particularly in her treatment of LGBT issues and kinks.
* InSeriesNickname: Big calls her "kid".
* ItsAllAboutMe: Particularly when it comes to relationships. She's also pretty tactless when attempting to apologize to Natasha.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: She's a Brown grad.
* JerkassBall: Carrie has a few moments where she could be considered a horrible friend.
** She kicks Samantha out of her room while she's taking a bath and shoves her off into another room down the hall just so she can have sex with Big.
** When Samantha gets a chemical peel and ends up burning off a layer of her face, she still attends Carrie's book release party, but all Carrie can do is mock her appearance.
** She yells at Charlotte for not giving her money although she spent it all on shoes, never listens to her friends when they talk about their personal lives and can come off a bit stalker-ish when it comes to Big, spying on he and his mother when they go to church. Not to mention breaking Aidan's heart twice.
** Carrie can be a bit judgmental of Samantha's sex life, as well.
** She sends Aidan to help Miranda when the latter falls after taking a shower and puts her neck out, while Miranda is ''totally naked''. Later, when she comes around to apologise, she forgets to bring cheese for the bagels and then derails the conversation to complaining that Aidan still hasn't forgiven her for cheating on him.
** Yells at Aidan when he tries to help fix her laptop, even though she has no clue how to fix it and didn't even back up her files.
* LikesOlderMen: Most of Carrie's serious relationships have been with men at least five years older.
* MinorFlawMajorBreakup: Carrie is easily the worst offender in the series, such as when she broke up with a guy for being bisexual or another for having ADHD.
* TheMistress: She struggles with this label and the associated guilt during her affair with the married Mr Big.
* {{Narrator}}: The POV character of the series, who is a writer herself.
* PluckyGirl: She can be whiny and snarky, but she's relentlessly positive and determined.
* RunawayBride: After Big jilts her at the altar.
* SmokingIsCool: She is an on-off smoker.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: FriendsRentControl aside, she's spent $40,000 on shoes.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: With her judgmental and self absorbed nature, she has a massive tendency to be this. Particularly when dealing with Natasha.

[[folder: Samantha Jones]]
->'''Played By:''' Kim Cattrall

* ACupAngst: Not as an extreme example as most, but in the later seasons when she starts dating Smith, she decides to get a "tasteful" boob job...[[MoodWhiplash then she finds out she has breast cancer.]]
* AffectionateNickname: Calls her friends "honey".
* AllWomenAreLustful: And proud of it!
* AnythingThatMoves: 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.
* BerserkButton:
** She does ''not'' like being [[SlutShaming Slut Shamed.]]
** Don't tell Samantha who she can and can't date.
* TheBigGirl: Sort of the "muscle" of her friend group -- as she's the most confrontational and the tallest. She's also the most comfortable with her body and sex.
* BiTheWay: 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.
* CasualKink: She's a big believer in people enjoying their kinks and not judging them for it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Heavier on the snark than the deadpan, but can dish it out at times.
* EthicalSlut: 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!
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: An attractive, successful blonde seductress.
* FemmeFatale: Often TheMistress, and uses her sexuality to her advantage.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine. Fun, non-judgemental, impulsive and self indulgent to a fault.
* HiddenDepths:
** 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 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.
** For all of her flamboyance, she's quite a dependable friend and emotionally supportive of others when they are truly in need.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Has had no problem sleeping with married men, but is outraged whenever ''she's'' cheated on.
* HotBlooded: She will not hesitate to sass you out if you upset her, or kiss you passionately if you entice her.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She has a bit of an ego and can be pushy, but she's a fiercely loyal friend and a lot of fun to be around.
* LadyInRed: Samantha wears tight red dresses very often.
* LadyKillerInLove: On the sparse occasions where Samantha pursues a serious relationship.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The Dark to Charlotte's Light.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Smith. And many other nameless men throughout the series.
* TheMistress: Samantha has almost no problem with sleeping with married men. Sometimes, however, this has repercussions for her image--in particular, the one time this ''doesn't'' happen, no one believes her claims of innocence thanks to her previous behavior--or when the husband announces he's leaving his wife for her.
* MrsRobinson: Has heavy cougar tendencies.
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The Inbetween of Carrie's friends.
* PornStash: She's very open about having a "goody closet".
* ReallyGetsAround: It's a RunningGag.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Red to Miranda's Blue.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Samantha hastily abandons a new friend when [[EveryoneHasStandards she crosses the line]] and proves to be ''far'' more promiscuous than her.
--> '''Samantha:''' Claire-Anne, I'm going! And you can forget Samba!
* SecretKeeper: Naturally, Samantha's the one Carrie confides in when she cheats on Aidan with Big.
* SirSwearsALot: Easily the most casual with cursing out of the four.
* TheStoner: Samantha's often shown lighting and smoking a joint.
* VictimBlaming: In the first movie, Samantha implies more than once that Miranda having less sex with Steve is why he cheated on her.

[[folder:Charlotte York]]
->'''Played By:''' Kristin Davis

* BewareTheNiceOnes: Charlotte is usually the sweetest and most forgiving of the four, but she isn't afraid to speak her mind if she thinks something is wrong, like [[WhatTheHellHero calling out Carrie for cheating on Aidan with Big]], or slapping her friend's husband when he admits he wants to leave her for Charlotte.
* BrainlessBeauty: Probably the most conventionally attractive of the four - also the ditziest, though she isn't stupid.
* CuteButCacophonic: She's mostly very sweet and nice, but she can ''shriek''. In the first movie when Carrie announces her engagement to Big, she screams so loudly everyone in the restaurant stares at them and Miranda complains her ears are still ringing.
* TheCutie: Known in-universe as "Park Avenue [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]]".
* TheDitz: Easily the most gullible character in the series, though she mentions more than once she went to Smith.
* FagHag: For Anthony.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic. Loyal, idealistic, sweet and pretty timid.
* TheHeart: Espouses the most moral judgements, though she's well-intentioned.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Charlotte has a tendency to assume that if a guy is "from a good family", he is automatically husband material and reacts with shock if he does anything that doesn't fit in with that assumption.
* {{Housewife}}: After her first wedding.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Blasts Trey for discussing their infertility and adoption plans with his (admittedly overbearing) mother, when she did the same thing with ''complete strangers''.
* TheIngenue: The most innocent person (relatively speaking) in her peer group.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The Light to Samantha's Dark.
* LoveFreak: To the point where she insists that no relationship is a waste of time, even after Burger infamously breaks up with Carrie via a Post-It.
* MoralityPet: For Carrie. The only one of her friends to call her out on her affair with her married Ex. And the only one to force her into Big's wife's shoes.
-->'''Charlotte''': I'm getting married in three weeks. How would you feel if somebody did this to ''me''!?
-->'''Carrie''': ...I would kill them.
-->'''Charlotte''': [[WhatTheHellHero How could you do this?]]
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The Nice one of Carrie's friends.
* PluckyGirl: Especially when she finds out she can't have a baby.
* PreppyName
* ShipperOnDeck: For Carrie/Big, for probably the entirety of their relationship.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Dedicated to finding "Mr. Right".
--> '''Charlotte:''' I don't want to be the up-the-butt girl, because I mean... Men don't marry up-the-butt girl. Whoever heard of Mrs. Up-The-Butt? No, no, no. I can't. I want children and nice bedding, and I just can't handle this right now...
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel: Which sharply contrasts with Miranda's cynical outlook and Samantha's casual attitude to dating.
* TomboyAndGirlygirl: Girly Girl to Miranda's Tomboy.
* TookALevelInDumbass: In the second movie, where she spends all of it obsessing over whether Harry is going to cheat on her with the Nanny, then thinks it's a good idea to do finger-painting and baking with her children wearing very expensive designer clothing and is tempted into a seedy sweatshop in Abu Dabi because she forgot to buy Harry and her daughters souvenirs.
* TrueLoveIsExceptional: She thought Trey was her Prince Charming but ended up finding true happiness with Harry.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Hot Wife to Harry's Ugly Guy.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** Gives a [[BewareTheNiceOnes surprisingly]] blunt one to Carrie about her affair with Big and how she's Natasha into the "idiot wife" and asks how Carrie would feel if someone had done that to Charlotte herself.
** Also gives one to a friend's husband when he admits he lied about having a single friend for Charlotte to date because ''he'' wants to leave his wife for her.
* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: And proud of it. Until she [[ConvertingForLove converts]], that is, and becomes a JewishAmericanPrincess.
* WideEyedIdealist

[[folder:Miranda Hobbes]]
->'''Played By:''' Cynthia Nixon

* AngerBornOfWorry: Miranda yells at Steve when he confides to finding a lump in one of his testicles, telling him that it IS a big deal and he needs to get it tested as soon as possible. She feels bad about it later, but Steve actually thanks her for being concerned enough to call him an idiot for trying to ignore the issue.
* BrutalHonesty: At times.
* DeadpanSnarker: Easily the snarkiest character on the show.
* DefrostingIceQueen: With Steve.
* FieryRedhead: When she gets annoyed.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric. Ambitious, snarky, sensible and hot-tempered.
* HelloAttorney: An attractive lawyer.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Has a law degree from Harvard.
* JerkassBall: She can be quite horrible to some of her boyfriends. In particular, she dumps Skipper, then decides she wants him back the second that she sees that he's happy with someone else. After they sleep together, she decides this is the perfect time to tell him she doesn't want to be monogamous. When he rightfully gets angry and tells her off, declaring that he's sick of her jerking him around, she reacts with astonishment and tells him he's overreacting. She blasted Carrie for constantly letting Big do this to her, yet is completely oblivious to the fact that she's done it to someone else.
* TheLancer: To Carrie. Most supportive, but also the most likely to criticize Carrie for her choices.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Miranda gets pregnant accidentally with Steve, despite Steve only having one ball and Miranda having a "lazy ovary", which initially causes some friction with Charlotte, who is desperate for children.
* MarriedToTheJob: Which is a source of conflict for her when Brady starts to view Magda as his "real mommy"- eventually, she figures out how to balance being a workaholic whilst spending time with her son.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: She's the Masculine Girl to Skipper and Steve's Feminine Boy.
* MistakenForGay: Is thought by coworkers to be a lesbian in an early episode. In real life, Cynthia Nixon is bisexual.
* NiceMeanAndInbetween: The Mean of Carrie's friends.
* NotSoStoic: After her mother dies, Miranda puts on a brave face, but ends up breaking down in tears when an over-bearing bra fitter reminds her of her mother.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Carrie when she implies she's going back to Big after his marriage to Natasha breaks down, pointing out that Carrie turns into a desperate, needy person when Big is around and how willing she is to put herself through it over and over.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Blue to Samantha's Red.
* TheSnarkKnight: Miranda is hard on everyone, but especially on herself.
--> '''Miranda:''' Do any of you have a completely unremarkable friend or maybe a houseplant I could go to dinner with on Saturday night?
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* TeamMom: Especially towards Charlotte.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Charlotte's Girly Girl.
* {{Tsundere}}: Heavy on the Tsun, but rest assured, Miranda does have a soft side, particularly for her friends and her son, Brady.
* {{Workaholic}}: More of an InformedAttribute of Miranda's. She's trying to make partner at her Law Firm (which can be a grueling prospect in real life), while getting into adventures with the girls and raising her son alone for periods. At one point she tries to shorten her work week to 55 billable hours and the other attorneys are aghast (Which is a little bit Reality Is Unrealistic because that's still right on Partner track levels of billing). Lawyers who understand the importance of sleep ask for 6-8 a day, which still translates to a good 9 hours spent at work a day.

!Supporting Characters
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ChrisNoth

* BigOlEyebrows
* CigarChomper
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially in response to Carrie's antics.
* NoNameGiven: To the audience, anyway, symbolizing Carrie's struggle to get close to him emotionally. It's finally revealed in the series finale and subsequent [[TheMovie movie]]: [[spoiler:John James Preston]].
* NotSoStoic: Is heartbroken by an unemotionally uninvolved movie star and confides in this to Carrie. Later in the series he is moved by Carrie's book and very apologetic about hurting her in the past.
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* UnclePennybags: Lampshaded in the movie.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Carrie.
* YourCheatingHeart: He cheats on Natasha with Carrie, even though Carrie was seeing Aidan.

[[folder:Aidan Shaw]]
->'''Played By:''' John Corbett

* ForgivenButNotForgotten: Never manages to forget Carrie's betrayal nor truly trust her.
* GrandRomanticGesture: Attempts these with Carrie when they get back together.
* NiceGuy: Positioned as this in contrast to the emotionally unavailable Mr Big.
* TheRival: Aidan compared himself to the Green Hornet vs. Big as Batman.

[[folder:Aleksandr Petrovsky]]
->'''Played By:''' Mikhail Baryshnikov

* GentlemanSnarker
* GrandRomanticGesture: His entire relationship to Carrie is made up of these.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Carrie, which causes problems later in the relationship.
* RealMenCook: Makes Carrie dinner in her own house.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Once he convinces Carrie to move to Paris with him, he constantly leaves her alone in a country where she doesn't speak the language, begs her to come to a museum opening with him and then ignores her all night, and when she confronts him, he replies, "[[NeverMyFault This is who I am]]".

[[folder:Trey [=MacDougal=]]]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/KyleMacLachlan
* AmicableExes: When his mother tries to take the apartment he gave Charlotte away because she didn't honor her marriage, Trey comes to her defense by sending a telegram saying she was a wonderful wife and tells his mother to leave her alone.
* BirdsOfAFeather: For Charlotte. Unfortunately, his intimacy problems in marriage drive a wedge through what brought them together.
* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Charlotte catches him after he tells her he's not a sexual person.
* ICallHimMrHappy:
--> '''Charlotte:''' You pull me off my unicorn, you tear away my gossamer petticoats, and you put your 'Schooner' deep inside my 'Rebecca'.
* JizzedInMyPants: When Trey can get sexually aroused, it usually leads to this.
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Initially played solely for comedy, but kick starts Trey and Charlotte's marital problems.
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Implied to be a major source of his intimacy issues.
* MommaBoy/MyBelovedSmother: His overbearing mother has a highly influential opinion on almost every aspect of his life.
* NiceGuy: Despite all their problems, Trey is never cruel towards his wife. Whilst separated he even offers to pay for her dry-cleaning bill.
* PornStash: Is a fan of "Jugs", which is intercepted by Charlotte who pastes her unwanted wedding proofs throughout it.
* PreppyName
* SpeedSex: Related to Trey's impotence.
* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Right down to the family estate in Connecticut.

[[folder:Harry Goldenblatt]]
->'''Played By:''' Evan Handler

* NiceGuy: Easily the nicest guy in the series and has a very loving relationship with Charlotte.

[[folder:Steve Brady]]
->'''Played By:''' David Eigenberg

* AmicableExes: He and Miranda have an on-off relationship throughout most of the series, but they are almost always at least on good terms.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Miranda.
* LawOfInverseFertility: Accidentally gets Miranda pregnant, despite him having only one ball and her having a "lazy ovary."
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Feminine Boy to Miranda's Feminine Girl.
* NiceGuy: Probably the sweetest guy on the show.
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Has sex with another woman in TheMovie. He and Miranda separate because of this, but she eventually forgives him and the two decide to move forward.]]

[[folder:Stanford Blach]]
->'''Played By:''' Willie Garson

* BelligerentSexualTension: With Anthony, for a while.
* TheLancer: He is sometimes Carrie's.
* PairTheSpares: 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.
* PetHomosexual: 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.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Carrie.
* ShrinkingViolet: Occasionally, he's sometimes insecure around people.

[[folder: Anthony Marentino]]
->'''Played By:''' Mario Cantone

* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Averted- In the movie, he says he's allowed to cheat because he's Italian, not because he's gay. Stanford tells Carrie he just said it to buck tradition.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Stanford, for a while.
* DefrostingIceQueen: To Stanford.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's very snarky and obnoxious, but he really is a loyal friend to Charlotte.
* LargeHam: He's almost always shouting or coming out with snarky quips.