22 “Sex And The City” Guest Stars You’ve Probably Forgotten

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1. Elizabeth Banks.

Which episode is she in? Season 3, Episode 2: “Politically Erect”
Who does she play? Catherine, the wife of a man Charlotte hits on. She interrupts their conversation. Her appearance lasts 15 seconds.
Why do I know her? She’s in The Hunger Games.

2. Alan Cumming.

 

Which episode is he in? Season 4, Episode 2: “The Real Me”
Who does he play? O, the Dolce and Gabbana stylist who dresses Carrie for a fashion show and squeals “me likey!” a lot.
Why do I know him? He’s on The Good Wife.

3. David Duchovny.

Which episode is he in? Season 6, Episode 10: “Boy, Interrupted”
Who does he play? Jeremy, Carrie’s high school sweetheart who now lives in a mental asylum.
Why do I know him? He’s in The X Files.

4. Jon Bon Jovi.

 

Which episode is he in? Season 2, Episode 13: “Games People Play”
Who does he play? Seth, a guy Carrie briefly dates after meeting him in her therapist’s waiting room. She sleeps with him and then finds out he was visiting a therapist because he loses interest in women after sex. Oops.
Why do I know him? He’s Jon Bon Jovi!

5. Wallace Shawn.

Which episode is he in? Season 6, Episode 18: “Splat!”
Who does he play? Martin Grable, a man who is initially rejected by Candice Bergen, only to reappear as her supportive boyfriend at a funeral later. Bless.
Why do I know him ? He’s Rex in Toy Story and Blair’s stepfather in Gossip Girl.

6. Jennifer Coolidge.

 

Which episode was is in? Season 6, Episode 3: “The Perfect Present”
Who does she play? Victoria, a newly single woman who turns to selling purses in order to mend her broken heart. She throws a “purse party” and says things like, “I tore up my bedspread to make that one!”
Why do I know her? She’s the MILF in American Pie, and she’s in A Cinderella Story and Legally Blonde.

7. Timothy Olyphant.

Which episode is he in? Season 1, Episode 4: “Valley Of The Twenty-Something Guys”
Who does he play? Sam, the twentysomething guy Carrie dates until she wakes up in his apartment to find out he has no toilet paper.
Why do I know him? He’s in Deadwood.

8. Will Arnett.

Which episode is he in? Season 2, Episode 12: “La Douleur Exquise!”
Who does he play? Jack, a guy has a penchant for sex in public places and dates Miranda after meeting her in the library.
Why do I know him? He’s in Arrested Development.

9. Lucy Liu.

 

Which episode is she in? Season 4, Episode 11: “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.”
Who does she play? Herself, as one of Samantha’s new clients. Samantha abuses Lucy Liu’s star status in order to jump the five-year waiting list for a Birkin handbag.
Why do I know her? Charlie’s Angels! Kill Bill! Ally McBeal!

10. Justin Theroux.

Which episode is he in? Two of them! Season 1, Episode 7: “The Monogamists” and Season 2, Episode 15: “Shortcomings”
Who does he play? The first time he’s Jared, Stanford’s writer friend who’s on New York magazine’s “30 Coolest People Under 30” list. He flirts with Carrie in a bar. The second time, he’s Vaughn Wysel, Carrie’s boyfriend who has problems in the bedroom. They break up when Carrie realizes she likes his mum more than she likes him.
Why do I know him? He’s in Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire.

11. Alanis Morissette.

 

Which episode is she in? Season 3, Episode 4: “Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl…”
Who does she play? Dawn, a lesbian who makes out with Carrie when she’s dating a bisexual man. Alanis later admitted she didn’t enjoy the kiss. Boo.
Why do I know her? She’s the singer behind Jagged Little Pill.

12. Vince Vaughn.

Which episode is he in? Season 3, Episode 14: “Sex and Another City”
Who does he play? Keith Travers, a guy who tells Carrie he’s Matt Damon’s agent in order to impress her when the pair meet in L.A. He lied. He’s not. They break up.
Why do I know him? He was in The Wedding Crashers and The Break-Up.

13. Hugh Hefner.

 

Which episode is he in? Season 3, Episode 14: “Sex and Another City”
Who does he play? Himself. On a trip to L.A., Samantha manages to blag her way into the Playboy Mansion, where her fake Fendi handbag gets mixed up with a Playboy bunny’s real one.
Why do I know him? He’s Hugh Hefner!

14. Heidi Klum.

Which episode is she in? Season 4, Episode 2: “The Real Me”
Who does she play? Herself. She’s in a fashion show that Carrie also takes part — and falls over — in. Heidi steps over Carrie, who lies flat on the catwalk, as Stanford exclaims, “Oh my god, she’s fashion roadkill!”
Why do I know her? From Project Runway (or from being a Victoria’s Secret angel).

15. Matthew McConaughey.

 

Which episode is he in? Season 3, Episode 13: “Escape From New York”
Who does he play? Himself. Carrie meets him in L.A. to talk about turning her column into a film. The part was originally written for Alec Baldwin, who turned it down.
Why do I know him? He’s in every rom-com ever: The Wedding Planner, Failure To Launch, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

16. John Slattery.

Which episodes is he in? Season 3, Epiosde 1: “Where There’s Smoke…” and Season 3, Episode 2: “Politically Erect”
Who does he play? OK this is creepy. He plays aspiring Manhattan City treasurer Bill Kelley who dates Carrie and then tries to make her pee on him. They, unsurprisingly, break up.
Why do I know him? Mad Men, obv.

17. Bradley Cooper.

 

Which episode is he in? Season 2, Episode 4: “They Shoot Single People, Don’t They?”
Who does he play? Jake, a man who almost has sex with Carrie after a photo shoot makes her feel old and destined to remain single forever. In the end, though, Carrie decides that a one-night stand will make her feel worse.
Why do I know him? He’s in The Hangover trilogy and Silver Linings Playbook.

18. Dean Winters.

Which episode is he in? Season 2, Episode 14: “The Fuck Buddy”
Who is he? John McFadden, Carrie’s old friend who she decides to start having no-strings-attached sex with.
Why do I know him? He’s on 30 Rock.

19. Eddie Cahill.

 

Which episode is he in? Season 3, Episode 4: “Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl…”
Who does he play? Sean, an openly bisexual man who leads to Carrie to question how sexually liberated she can be.
Why do I know him? Maybe from CSI:NY but probably because he’s Tag from Friends.

20. Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Which episode is she in? Season 3, Episode 13: “Escape from New York”
Who does she play? Debbie, a woman who works for a small Hollywood production company interested in turning Carrie’s column into a film. She meets with Carrie to discuss the proposal in an L.A. bar.
Why do I know her? She’s in Cruel Intentions and, erm, she’s Buffy.

21. Kat Dennings.

 

Which episode is she in? Season 3, Episode 15: “Hot Child In The City”
Who does she play? Jenny Bier, a precocious 13-year-old who hires Samantha to plan her bat mitzvah.
Why do I know her? She’s in Two Broke Girls.

22. Geri Halliwell.

Which episode is she in? Season 6, Episode 10: “Boy, Interrupted”
Who does she play? Phoebe, Samantha’s friend who tells her about Soho House’s pool. Samantha is desperate to go, in order to escape New York’s heatwave, but can’t get in herself. She steals Annabel Bronstein’s pass and eventually gets kicked out.
Why do I know her? She’s a Spice Girl!

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