Where are the stars of ''Sex and the City''? -- Read about the new projects of Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, and Kim Cattrall

By Michelle Kung
March 17, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since the gals hung up their Manolos, so we figured they were overdue for a career check-in. The intervening time has been kind to some — and less so to others.

On her past two series, Davis has suffered the indignities of singledom (bad kissers, STDs, Andrew Shue), so it’s only natural that after Sex‘s finale she’s finally settled into motherhood. Her most recent maternal turn, in last weekend’s The Shaggy Dog remake, grossed a slightly disappointing $16.3 million opposite Failure to Launch. Up next: a project with no kids or animals — the death-row play The Exonerated, in London.

Perhaps the most successful Sex and the City alum without a Broadway star for a husband, Nixon earned Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations for her austere Eleanor Roosevelt in the 2005 HBO movie Warm Springs. Since then, her turn as a mother grieving the loss of her young son in David Lindsay-Abaire’s hit Broadway play Rabbit Hole has made her the front-runner (sorry, Julia) for 2006’s best actress Tony award.

Despite some harsh reviews — and the middling success of The Family Stone — the 40-year-old actress’ film career seems to be taking off. Finally. It all came together last weekend, when Failure to Launch debuted to $24.4 million, by far her highest opening to date. Launch‘s launch bodes well for Parker’s big-screen future; she already has Spinning Into Butter (a race-relations drama) and a cameo in June’s Strangers With Candy in the can.

Since reportedly nixing the Sex movie, Cattrall has tried to both capitalize on her man-eater persona (2005’s Sexual Intelligence) and play it down (Disney’s Ice Princess). The results have been decidedly unsexy — Ice grossed only $24.3 million. Future projects like A Tiger’s Tale (a John Boorman drama shooting in Ireland) and Him and Us (ABC’s Elton John-produced pilot about a gay rocker) look more alluring. Professionally, at least.