Sarah Jessica Parker

Actor, Producer, Singer
Working professionally from the age of 10, Sarah Jessica Parker made the difficult transition from awkward teen actress to respected leading lady, evolving into a trendsetting fashion icon in the process. At 15, Parker ... Read more »
Born: 03/25/1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (121)

Divorce 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

All Roads Lead to Rome 2016 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2011, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Grand Lake 2014 (Movie)

Kathleen (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Escape From Planet Earth 2013 (Movie)

Kira Supernova (Voice)

Glee 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Vogue: the Editor's Eye 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Mademoiselle C 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Sellebrity 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

I Don't Know How She Does It 2011 (Movie)

Kate Reddy (Actor)

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Work of Art: The Next Great Artist 2011 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

Carrie Bradshaw (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Do You Think You Are? 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

Meryl Morgan (Actor)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

Sarah Daniels (Actor)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Carrie Bradshaw (Actor)

Smart People 2008 (Movie)

Janet Hartigan (Actor)

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

20/20 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Failure to Launch 2006 (Movie)

Paula (Actor)

Strangers with Candy 2006 (Movie)

Peggy Callas (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

Meredith Morton (Actor)

Lincoln Center Celebrates Balanchine's 100 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Sex and the City 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Isaac Mizrahi Show 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Evening at Pops 1969 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Barbara Walters Special (03/24/02) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Golden Hanger Awards 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Life Without Dick 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Prism Awards 2001 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Women of "Sex and the City" 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Hanger Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

State and Main 2000 (Movie)

Claire Wellesley--Actress (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Host

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dudley Do-Right 1999 (Movie)

Nell Fenwick (Actor)

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1999 ESPY Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

A Gift of Song 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Larry Sanders Show 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 97 Fashion Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Francesca Lanfield (Actor)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Extreme Measures 1996 (Movie)

Jodie Trammel (Actor)

If Lucy Fell 1996 (Movie)

Lucy Ackerman (Actor)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

Natalie Lake (Actor)

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Shelly (Actor)

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

Sarah Geldhart (Actor)

A Life Apart: Hasidism in America 1995 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

Gwyn (Actor)

The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Count on Me 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Ed Wood 1994 (Movie)

Dolores Fuller (Actor)

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Hocus Pocus 1993 (Movie)

Sarah Sanderson (Actor)

Striking Distance 1993 (Movie)

Jo Christman (Actor)

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 (Movie)

Betsy/Donna (Actor)

L.A. Story 1991 (Movie)

SanDeE* (Actor)

The Ryan White Story 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Twist of Fate 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Flight of the Navigator 1986 (Movie)

Carolyn McAdams (Actor)

The Alan King Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Girls Just Want to Have Fun 1985 (Movie)

Janey Glenn (Actor)

First Born 1984 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Footloose 1984 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Somewhere Tomorrow 1983 (Movie)

Lori Anderson (Actor)

Square Pegs 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

A Year in the Life (TV Show)

Actor

Dadah Is Death (TV Show)

Actor

Equal Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Life After Tomorrow (TV Show)

Actor

Life Under Water (TV Show)

Actor

My Body, My Child (TV Show)

Actor

The Almost Royal Family (TV Show)

Actor

The Ivy Chronicles (Movie)

Ivy Ames (Actor)

The Room Upstairs (TV Show)

Actor

The Sunshine Boys (TV Show)

Actor

Twist of Fate (Movie)

Miriam (Actor)
Producer (4)

City.Ballet. 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spinning Into Butter 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

("I Am Woman") (Song Performer)

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

("Special Friend" "If You Wanna' Know How Call the Cow") (Song Performer)

Biography

Working professionally from the age of 10, Sarah Jessica Parker made the difficult transition from awkward teen actress to respected leading lady, evolving into a trendsetting fashion icon in the process. At 15, Parker took on the lead role in the 1979 Broadway production of the hit musical "Annie," then co-starred on the popular high school comedy series "Square Pegs" (CBS, 1982-83). After nearly a decade of toiling away in various film and television projects, the actress struck critical and commercial gold with her inspired performances in a pair of romantic comedies - "L.A. Story" (1991) and "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992). Four years later, she triumphantly returned to Broadway for the musical comedy "How to Succeed in Business without Even Trying," prior to marrying that production's leading man, Matthew Broderick in 1997. The hit series "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) not only established Parker as one of the biggest female stars on television, but as an influential figure in the realm of celebrity fashion throughout its six-year run. And while later feature films like "Failure to Launch" (2006) were popular, they were far eclipsed by the hugely anticipated big screen adaptation of "Sex and the City" (2008) and its sequel. In a business often noted for being unkind to former child stars and even less forgiving to actresses past the age of 40, Parker enjoyed an enviable multi-decade career as a star of stage, screen and fashion.

Relationships

Matthew Broderick Actor

Husband
Couple was introduced by her brother Timothy Britten Parker in November 1991 Married May 19, 1997 in a civil ceremony performed by Broderick's sister

Marion Broderick

Daughter
Born June 22, 2009 by way of a surrogate; twin of Tabitha; father, Matthew Broderick

Tabitha Broderick

Daughter
Born June 22, 2009 by way of a surrogate; twin of Marion; father, Matthew Broderick

James Broderick

Son
Born Oct. 28, 2002; father Matthew Broderick

Nicolas Cage Actor

Companion
Dated for a year c. 1991

Robert Downey Jr. Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Firstborn" (1984) Together from 1984-91

Barbara Forste

Mother
Divorced from Parker's father; married second husband Paul Forste in 1969 and they had four children together

Andrew Forste Props

Half-Brother
Younger; son of Barbara and Paul Forste

Paul Forste

Step-Father
Married Parker's mother in 1969; father of Parker's four step-siblings

Aaron D Forste Assistant Director

Half-Brother
Younger; son of Barbara and Paul Forste

Megan Forste Assistant Camera

Half-Sister
Younger; daughter of Barbara and Paul Forste

Alegra Forste

Half-Sister
Younger; daughter of Barbara and Paul Forste

Joshua Kadison Actor

Companion
Dated in the early 1990s; he described their tumultuous relationship and their cat Moses in the song "Jessie," off his 1993 album Painted Desert Serenade

John F Kennedy Jr. Actor

Companion
Dated for several months in the 1990s Kennedy died from a plane crash on July 16, 1999

Pippin Parker Actor

Brother
Born in 1961; member of Naked Angels theater group in NYC

Stephen Parker

Father
Divorced from Parker's mother

Timothy Britten Parker Actor

Brother
Born in 1962; appeared with sister on Broadway in "The Innocents" (1976); member of Naked Angels theater group; featured in the original production of the musical "Rent" (1996); introduced sister to Matthew Broderick

Rachel Parker

Sister
Born c. 1963

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Dwight Morrow High School

Englewood , New Jersey

School for Creative and Performing Arts

Cincinnati , Ohio

School of American Ballet

New York , New York

Milestones

2013

Voiced character of Kira Supernova in computer animated feature "Escape from Planet Earth"

2012

Guest starred as a Vogue magazine editor on "Glee" (Fox)

2011

Cast in ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall

2011

Starred as a working mother in comedy "I Don't Know How She Does It"

2010

Reprised role of Carrie Bradshaw for "Sex and the City 2"

2009

Co-starred with Hugh Grant in comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

2008

Joined Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen Page in indie feature "Smart People"

2008

Reprised beloved character of Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City: The Movie"

2006

Starred in romantic comedy "Failure to Launch" with Matthew McConaughey

2005

Signed two-year deal with HBO to develop and produce series and other programming for the premium cable channel through her production company Pretty Matches Productions

2005

Played Dermot Mulroney's uptight girlfriend in "The Family Stone"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress

2004

Represented the Gap in a marketing campaign; featured in a series of TV spots and print ads

2000

Appeared in David Mamet ensemble "State and Main"

1998

Portrayed NYC sex and relationships columnist Carrie Bradshaw on acclaimed HBO series "Sex and the City"; became producer as of 1999; garnered Emmy (1999, 2002, 2003), Golden Globe (2002, 2004) and SAG (2005) nominations for Best Actress

1997

Acted in CBS adaptation of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys"

1997

Appeared in Broadway revival of "Once Upon a Mattress"

1996

Landed memorable role as Shelly, a dim-witted but manipulative fiancée in "The First Wives Club"

1996

Returned to Broadway to co-star with future husband Matthew Broderick in revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

1995

Starred in romantic comedy "Miami Rhapsody"

1995

Portrayed title role of a dog in A.R. Gurney's off-Broadway play "Sylvia"

1994

Appeared opposite Johnny Depp in "Ed Wood," Tim Burton's affectionate biopic of the outlandish director

1993

Co-starred as a young witch in supernatural comedy "Hocus Pocus"

1992

Starred in comedy "Honeymoon in Vegas" opposite Nicolas Cage and James Caan

1991

Played ditzy-blonde SanDeE* opposite Steve Martin in "L.A. Story"; also written by Martin

1991

Returned off-Broadway in Jon Robin Baitz's play "The Substance of Fire"

1989

Acted off-Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's play "The Heidi Chronicles"

1986

Acted in last feature film for five years, "Flight of the Navigator"

1986

Played free-spirited Kay in NBC miniseries and subsequent spin-off series "A Year in the Life"

1985

Co-starred in CBS movie "Going For the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story"

1985

Played lead in teen comedy "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," co-starring Helen Hunt

1984

Cast in memorable role of Ariel's friend Rusty in "Footloose"

1984

Landed first leading role in a feature, "Somewhere Tomorrow"

1982

Appeared in TV movie "My Body, My Child" (ABC)

1982

Cast as awkward, bespectacled teen Patty Greene on CBS sitcom "Square Pegs"; show cancelled after one season

1979

Made film debut in "Rich Kids"

1978

Joined Broadway musical "Annie" as one of the orphans; later cast in title role

1976

Landed Broadway debut in "The Innocents;" also featured brother Timothy Britten Parker

1973

Made TV debut in "The Little Match Girl" (NBC)

Raised in Cincinnati, OH

Moved to New York City and appeared with American Ballet Theatre

Bonus Trivia

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In 2002, Parker was named Woman of the Year by Hasty Pudding Theatricals of Harvard University.

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In 2009, Parker was selected by President Obama as a member of the President's Committee on Arts and the Humanities.

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Parker was a founding member of the famed New York theater group the Drama Dept.

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She was a member of the New York City Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Naked Angels Theater, which was co-founded by her brothers Toby and Pippin.

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