Chris Noth is an American actor best known for two long-running television roles: as Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order (1990-1995) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2005-2008), and as Mr. Big on Sex and the City (1998-2004).
He currently plays the role of Peter Florrick on the television drama series The Good Wife, since 2009.
Noth, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, is an accomplished graduate of the Yale School of Drama and starred in and executive-produced the original television movie Bad Apple.
His film credits include The Perfect Man, with Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff; Robert Zemeckis' film Cast Away, starring Tom Hanks; Tom Dicillo's Double Whammy with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley; and the independent film Searching for Paradise.
Additional film credits include Texas Funeral, Getting to Know You, The Broken Giant, Cold Around the Heart, Naked in New York and The Confession.
Aside from his roles on Law and Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Noth is also well-known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw's enigmatic on-again/off-again boyfriend Mr. Big on HBO's Sex and the City.
He played the role for six seasons and received a Golden Globe nomination and a Golden Satellite Award nomination for his performance. He reprised his role as Mr. Big in the Sex and the City movie.
Noth also starred in and was executive producer of the TNT Original film Bad Apple. He also starred as Roman general Pompey in the epic mini-series Caesar, opposite Christopher Walken and the late Richard Harris, and has appeared in the telefilms Exiled, Rough Riders, and Abducted: A Father's Love.
Noth starred in a run of American Buffalo at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He played the role of Teach opposite Sean Nelson and Jim Frangione.
Noth's other stage credits include a successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man, starring opposite Charles Durning and Michael Learned, and Christopher Shinn's What Didn't Happen at Playwright's Horizons.
He has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut where he performed the role of Hamlet directed by Zoe Caldwell and was also featured in the Yale Repertory world premiere production of Wole Soyinka's Play of Giants.
Noth has been involved with New York's Manhattan Club, Circle Rep, La Mama and the Roundabout Theater, the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Noth resides in Manhattan.