The characters from ''Series/SexAndTheCity''.

!!Carrie Bradshaw
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SarahJessicaParker

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Tends to date punkers and greasers. Kurt and Twentysomething Sam are examples.
* 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
* AuthorAvatar
* 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
* FagHag: For Stanford.
* TheFashionista: The essential TV fashionista, actually.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic. An introspective romantic with artistic aspirations.
* {{The Hero}}ine
* HotScoop
* HumiliationConga: When she goes to Paris with Aleksander.
* InSeriesNickname: Big calls her "kid".
* ItsAllAboutMe: Particularly when it comes to relationships.
* IvyLeagueForEveryone
* TheLeader
* 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.
* MsFanservice: Somewhat.
* {{Narrator}}
** InfallibleNarrator
* PluckyGirl
* RunawayBride: After Big jilts her at the altar.
* SmokingIsCool: She is an on-off smoker.
* UnlimitedWardrobe

!!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
* 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
* 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
* FemmeFatale
* 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 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.
* HotBlooded
* 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.
* 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 or when the husband announces he's leaving his wife for her.
* MrsRobinson: Has heavy cougar tendencies.
* MsFanservice
* 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.

!!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.
* TheChick
* 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
* {{Housewife}}: After her first wedding.
* TheIngenue
* 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''': How could you do this?
* MsFanservice: Though less shameless than the other three.
* 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.
* 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

!!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
* FieryRedhead: When she gets annoyed.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric. Ambitious, snarky and sensible and hot-tempered.
* HelloAttorney
* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Has a law degree from Harvard.
* 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.
* MsFanservice
* 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.
* TheSmartGirl
* 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?
* TheSpock
* StrawFeminist
* 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}}

!!Big
->'''Played By:''' Chris Noth

* 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.

!!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.

!!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]]".

!!Trey [=MacDougal=]
->'''Played By:''' [[Series/TwinPeaks Kyle MacLachlan]]

* 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.

!!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.

!! 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.