Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
Sex and the City (2008)
Smart People (2008)
Spinning Into Butter (2007)
Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together (2007)
Failure to Launch (2006)
The Family Stone (2005)
Strangers with Candy (2005)
Sex and the City (94 episodes, 1998-2004)
Life Without Dick (2002)
State and Main (2000)
Sex and the Matrix (2000)
Dudley Do-Right (1999)
‘Til There Was You (1997)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
Extreme Measures (1996)
The First Wives Club (1996)
The Substance of Fire (1996)
If Lucy Fell (1996)
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
The Sunshine Boys (1995)
Ed Wood (1994)
Striking Distance (1993)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
In the Best Interest of the Children (1992)
Equal Justice (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
L.A. Story (1991)
The Ryan White Story (1989)
Life Under Water (1989)
Dadah Is Death (1988)
A Year in the Life (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
The Alan King Show (1986)
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
Square Pegs (20 episodes, 1982-1983)
Somewhere, Tomorrow (1983)
Date of Birth
25 March 1965, Nelsonville, Ohio, USA
5′ 3″ (1.60 m)
Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to parents Stephen Parker and Barbra Forste (who remarried Paul Forste after divorcing Sarah’s father). After her mother wed Forste, she had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah Jessica now had 3 full siblings and 4 half siblings. Trained in singing and ballet, Sarah was cast in the Broadway production of “The Innocents”, which prompted her family to relocate to New Jersey. Already a professional performer (she studied at the American Ballet School and the Professional Children’s School), Sarah was cast in “The Sound of Music” (along with four of her siblings), and landed the lead in the Broadway run of “Annie”. After a year as the free-spirited orphan, Sarah attended Dwight Morrow High School, while continuing to add more credits to her acting resume. She landed a role in the made-for-TV movie My Body, My Child (1982) (TV), before being cast as one of the lead roles in the 1982 sitcom “Square Pegs” (1982), as high-schooler Patty Green. Once a graduate, Sarah decided to pursue a full-time acting career rather than further her education. Since “Square Pegs” (1982) didn’t last more than a year, Sarah moved on to supporting film roles in movies such as Footloose (1984), Firstborn (1984), and the lead role in the teenage film Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985). Sarah was having lots of fun, although she had yet to land a star-turning role. After more television appearances in series and made-for-TV movies including “A Year in the Life” (1986), “Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Room Upstairs (#36.2)” (1987) and Dadah Is Death (1988) (TV), Sarah finally landed the role of Steve Martin’s bubbly lover in the 1991 comedy L.A. Story (1991). More substantial film roles soon followed, starting with a role opposite Nicolas Cage in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) (which foreshadowed her comedic talent), Hocus Pocus (1993) and Ed Wood (1994). A big Woody Allen fan, she starred opposite the renowned filmmaker in the TV movie The Sunshine Boys (1995) (TV), and that same year, she landed a starring role in Miami Rhapsody (1995). 1996 was a film intensive year with roles in The First Wives Club (1996), If Lucy Fell (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996). All the while making a name for herself in film, Sarah was gaining respect as a theater actress, with her lead role as a dog (hard to imagine, but true) in the off-Broadway “Sylvia,” and her Broadway roles in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (starring her present husband, Matthew Broderick), and the Tony-Award nominated “Once Upon a Mattress.” But Sarah’s star has shot up since her portrayal of Manhattan sex-columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series “Sex and the City” (1998). Sarah’s Golden Globe Best Actress victory in 2000 only underscores the fact that she plays the role of Carrie as though it were literally written for her. Sarah has been happily married to fellow actor Matthew Broderick for quite a while now. Before the marriage, she dated Robert Downey Jr. (who she also lived with), and the late John Kennedy Jr. When not serving as lead actress and producer of “Sex and the City” (1998), Sarah is a member of Hollywood’s Women’s Political Committee, and is UNICEF’s representative for the Performing Arts.
Matthew Broderick (19 May 1997 – present) 3 children
A mole on her chin.
Hosted The 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) (TV), and changed into 15 different outfits throughout the show.
Appeared as a special guest star in several episodes of “Shalom Sesame” (1987), the Israeli version of “Sesame Street” (1969).
Made her first TV special at the age of 8.
Lived with Robert Downey Jr. from 1984 to 1991.
Played “Annie” during the original Broadway run of Annie. Was third in the list of girls to play her.
Dated John Kennedy Jr.
Dated singer/songwriter Joshua Kadison. After the break-up Kadison wrote the song “Jessie” in the early 90s about dealing with the break-up.
Named one of E!’s “top 20 entertainers of 2001.”
Named the 52nd annual Woman of the Year by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on February 7, 2002.
Son James Wilkie Broderick born at Lenox Hill Hospital, in Manhattan. He was named after Broderick’s father James, and after Wilkie Collins who is a favorite writer of both parents. [October 28, 2002]
Has been close friends with actor Willie Garson for over 15 years.
Has a brother, Aaron D. Forste, who is a production assistant on “Sex and the City” (1998).
Prefers British TV comedies, especially “Fawlty Towers” (1975) and “Absolutely Fabulous” (1992)
Is one of eight children: brothers Timothy Britten Parker and Pippin Parker, sister Rachel Parker, half-brothers Aaron D. Forste and Andrew Forste, and half-sisters Megan Forste and Allegra Forste.
After ending her television run of “Sex and the City” (1998), she negotiated a multi-million dollar contract to do advertisements for The Gap clothing; a brand she never wore once in her entire “Sex and the City” (1998) show!
Attended the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati with Rocky Carroll.
Played a role in the original stage production of “The Heidi Chronicles,” only to be replaced when the show moved to Broadway…by Cynthia Nixon, her “Sex and the City” (1998) co-star. Kim Cattrall played a role in the 1995 film version of the play. That makes Kristin Davis the only regular cast member of “Sex and the City” (1998) not to appear in some adaptation of the play.
Finally won an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, after five consecutive losses.
Is the only one out of the four main female actresses of “Sex and the City” (1998) not to have done any nudity in the show, because she has a strict no-nudity clause in her contract.
She grew up having to share clothes with siblings and having only one or two pair of shoes for the entire year. She developed a “shoe fetish” that was also shared by her character on “Sex and the City” (1998). Parker admitted that she has a closet at her home just for her footwear!
Was introduced to husband Matthew Broderick through her brother, Timothy Britten Parker.
Many gambling and betting establishments actually stopped accepting some bets on Sarah Jessica Parker for the 2004 Primetime Emmys because she was so widely predicted to walk away with an Emmy award, and she did.
Very close friends with actor Ron Rifkin.
Ranked #39 in VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid Stars”
Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2000 and did a spoof with her costars in “Sex and the City” (1998) called Sex and the Matrix.
Has a new fragrance, called Lovely
After her multi-million dollar contract with the Gap was terminated, she rebounded by joining the ranks of J-Lo, Paris Hilton and Joan Collins by marketing herself and coming out with her own perfume, for which she is being paid in the seven figure range.
Manolo Blahnik named a shoe in her honor, the SJP.
Andie MacDowell beat her for the role of “Carrie” in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
A member of the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee.
Celebrated her 40th birthday at the Plaza. Among the guests were Kyra Sedgwick, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Noth, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Nathan Lane.
“Sex and the City” (1998) made her a fashion icon to women all over the world due to her extravagant New Yorkian style.
She and husband Matthew Broderick had movies opening on the same day in the US: 16th December 2005. His movie was The Producers (2005), hers was The Family Stone (2005).
Has received eight consecutive Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press; the first seven were for Actress in a TV Comedy for her work on “Sex and the City” (1998) and her eighth was for Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy for The Family Stone (2005).
Was originally slated to star opposite Luke Wilson in Vacancy (2007), but dropped out a few weeks before filming. Kate Beckinsale stepped in to replace her.
Was named “Unsexiest Woman Alive” by Maxim magazine in 2007. Since then they have made amends to her.
She is left handed.
Was turned down for the role of Vivian in Pretty Woman (1990). The part went to Julia Roberts.
Was offered the role of Danielle Bowden in Cape Fear (1991) but turned down the part. The role went to a younger player, Juliette Lewis.
Twin daughters Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge born via surrogate at East Ohio Regional Hospital. [June 22, 2009].