Cantone is the campy, over-the-top actor who became the patron saint of fag hags everywhere thanks to his role as a wedding planner on Sex and the City.

Starting as a stand up comic, Cantone took up small film roles (Quiz Show) and appeared off-Broadway, most notably in Love! Valor! Compassion! (he replaced Nathan Lane), The Tempest, and Assassins. His big break came in 2001, when Michael Patrick King picked him for the role of Kristin Davis' campy confidante Anthony Marentino on Sex and the City. While his four-year stint on the show has been Cantone's most high-profile role to date, he's been busy since. He lent his voice to the 2007 animated flick Surf's Up and appeared as a flamboyant hairdresser on the ABC show Men in Trees. He's also maintained a busy stage career, like his Tony-nominated one-man show, Laugh Whore, which was turned into a Showtime special in 2005.

Since the early '90s, he's been involved with composer Jerry Dixon, who wrote the music for Cantone's show Laugh Whore. [Image via AP]