Christopher David "Chris" Noth ( NOHTH; born November 13, 1954) is an American actor. He is known for long-running television roles as Det. Mike Logan on the police procedural and legal drama television series, Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and as Mr. Big on Sex and the City. For the latter role, he has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. As of 2015, he is a star of the CBS drama series The Good Wife, for which he was also nominated for a Golden Globe.