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12 Movie Stars You Probably Forgot Appeared on “Sex and the City”

The adventures of Carrie Bradshaw and her 3 best friends first premiered on our screens in 1998. Sex and the City quickly found success and featured numerous guest stars, some of which were only starting on their path in Hollywood.

Bright Side looked back at the iconic show and discovered many celebrities we had no idea were on it. We invite you to take a stroll down memory lane with us and perhaps you’ll find a few surprises in the mix.

1. Bradley Cooper

Appeared in: season 2, episode 4

Cooper played Jake, Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest after a failed photo-shoot brought her self-esteem way down.

2. Justin Theroux

Appeared in: season 2, episode 15

Theroux perfectly embodied the awkward writer, Vaughn, who went out with Carrie several times. And all could’ve ended well if she hadn’t hit it off better with his mother than with him.

3. Elizabeth Banks

Appeared in: season 3, episode 2

In an if-you-blink-too-fast-you’ll-miss-it moment, Elizabeth played a helpful party guest who gave a distressed Charlotte some much-needed dating advice.

4. Vince Vaughn

Appeared in: season 3, episode 14

The charismatic Vaughn was lucky enough to be Carrie’s fun fling while in LA, but she quickly discovered he was actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

5. Kat Dennings

Appeared in: season 3, episode 15

Dennings portrayed a 13-year-old socialite who made Samantha run around New York trying to throw her a perfect birthday party.

6. Timothy Olyphant

Appeared in: season 1, episode 4

In season 1, Carrie was still torn between dating older men and having fun with twenty-something-year-old guys. Olyphant’s character helped her say goodbye to younger men once and for all.

7. Sarah Michelle Gellar

Appeared in: season 3, episode 13

Gellar made a noticeable cameo when she played Carrie’s loud agent Debbie who tried to get her to sign a movie deal based on her life.

8. David Duchovny

Appeared in: season 6, episode 10

Duchovny appeared as Carrie’s high school boyfriend she kept having second thoughts about. Their reunion brought back old feelings and new discoveries.

9. Heidi Klum

Appeared in: season 4, episode 2

Klum played herself as she strutted down the runway alongside Carrie in an empowering fashion show.

10. Lucy Liu

Appeared in: season 4, episode 11

Liu also made a cameo as an exaggerated version of herself who contemplated hiring Samantha as her main PR person.

11. Jennifer Coolidge

Appeared in: season 6, episode 3

Coolidge gave our 4 main ladies a hard time when she invited them to her party that turned out to be an excuse to sell her unusual purses.

12. Matthew McConaughey

Appeared in: season 3, episode 13

McConaughey had a lot of fun playing a version of himself who wanted to become Mr. Big in a movie adaptation of Carrie’s life.

When was the last time you revisited the show? Do you remember any of these stars who made brief appearances?