Lindsey Gort: 'The Carrie Diaries' finds its Samantha Jones

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"The Carrie Diaries" has cast newcomer Lindsey Gort as the iconic character Samantha Jones, The CW announced Saturday (July 20).

Gort takes on the role made famous by "Sex and the City's" Kim Cattrall, and the network shares a few details about how Samantha will be introduced. "Through  a surprising connection, our young Carrie Bradshaw will meet one of the most important people in her life this season," reads the press release. "Samantha Jones, a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way -- and already a name for herself -- in the rock 'n' roll scene of 1980s NYC."

Gort is a vocalist and stage actress who has appeared on "Dancing With the Stars." She has a few episodic and TV movie credits under her acting belt, and can next been seen in "2 Guns," starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.
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