August 21 in Sci-Fi History: Happy Birthday to Trinity and Emmy

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Aug 21, 2017, 8:30 AM EDT

It's time to wish Happy Birthday to two of sci-fi's biggest female luminaries: Kim Cattrall and Carrie-Anne Moss.

First, let's go with Kim Cattrall, who was born on this day in 1956. Cattrall grew up mainly near Vancouver and made her film debut in 1975 in Otto Preminger's Rosebud. From there, she worked in a ton of television roles and eventually was in Big Trouble in Little China (1986):

And, yes, she played a Vulcan in 1991 in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Cattrall was also a huge part of Sex and the City (1998-2004), and we contend that Wild Palms (1993) is desperately underrated. Arguably, though, Cattrall's greatest role was in Mannequin (1987), which doesn’t get nearly as much credit as it should for being such a brilliant bit of science fiction storytelling.

Also, born on this day in 1967: Carrie-Anne Moss.

Moss began acting around the age of 11. She did a TON of television (including Models, Inc.) and worked her way up through her breakout role in The Matrix (1999). Here's Trinity, team:

And ... how long has it been since you've seen Memento (2000)?

She's done a lot of other movies, she's enormously satisfying to watch in Humans on AMC, and lately she's been playing Jeri Hogarth in a TON of what Marvel's doing on Netflix:

Do wish them both many happy returns of the day, won't you?

Tomorrow: Let's follow a chubby baker Into the Woods.