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Name: Sarah Jessica Parker

Birth date: 25 of March 1965 (54 y.o.)

Place of birth: Nelsonville, Ohio, U.S.

Height: 160 cm Weight: 55 kg

Birth Sign: Aries

Chinese zodiac: Snake

Occupation: actress, producer, designer

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Sarah Jessica Parker biography

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress who became insanely popular worldwide thanks to her portrayal of glamorous reporter Carrie Bradshaw in TV series Sex and the City. She also has strong ties to the world of fashion industry, constantly working together with various brands and even has her own perfume line.
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Early life and childhood

Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio. She was one of the four children of journalist Stephen Parker and nursery school teacher Barbara Parker (nee Keck). Her parents divorced very early and mother wasted no time and married second time. Parker’s stepfather also had four kids so future actress grew up in big, loud and messy family. Sarah respects her father’s Jewish heritage, although never really considered herself to be religious.
In her school years Parker got into both theatre and ballet, with some small local stage performances boosting her confidence in future career path. At the age of 12 she successfully passed the casting to Broadway play Annie and got her first serious role of a character July. She reprised this role for over 4 years. In order to be around Sarah, whole her family moved over to live in New Jersey.

Acting career

After the streak of big performances in Annie and The Sound of Music, Sarah started to think about branching out to the big screen and TV. She made her debut in Rich Kids (1979). For some time she had to accept to every scarce opportunity that came in her way in order to get little if any acting experience.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Girls Just Want to Have FunSarah Jessica Parker in Girls Just Want to Have Fun
In 80’s Parker appeared in several notable movies such as Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Flight of the Navigator (1986), etc. But she was still too far away from claiming her place in the industry.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis in Striking DistanceSarah Jessica Parker and Bruce Willis in Striking Distance
Parker’s rise to prominence happened in the beginning of the 90’s. She appeared in movies of various genres, from comedy to sci-fi films, such as Hocus Pocus (1993), Striking Distance (1993), The First Wives Club" (1996), Mars Attacks! (1996), which became the most significant in Parkers career at that time. She finally got an opportunity to work with some of the titans of 90’s movie industry, including Bruce Willis, Bette Midler, Nicolas Cage, Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn.

Sex and the City

When HBO channel started development of their new series dubbed Sex and the City, Sarah’s name was one of the first to come up. Show’s producer and screenwriter Darren Star didn’t wanted to see anyone but Parker to portray the main character of the series Carrie Bradshaw. However at that time she didn’t wanted to come back to the TV. Her husband and brother’s advice, as well as the persistence of Darren Star and lucrative opportunity to be not only an actor but also a producer of a series, were enough to change her mind.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City series - Trailer
Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis rounded up the main cast of the show. Open and forthright, series about four New York friends almost immediately spawned a sizeable cult following, was produced for over 6 years and even received a bunch of big screen follow-ups.
After the release of Sex in the City Sarah Jessica Parker’s name was associated mostly with Carrie Bradshaw characterAfter the release of Sex in the City Sarah Jessica Parker’s name was associated mostly with Carrie Bradshaw character
After the release of the series Parker’s name was associated mostly with Carrie. Every season of the show brought her Golden Globe nominations in Best Lead Actress in TV series category. Sarah won 4 of such awards even receiving three of them in a row (2001-2003).
73 Questions with Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker has yet to repeat the success she had in Sex and the City. And while she wasn’t featured in any openly disastrous 2000’s movies, Sarah clearly failed to make a real splash in the industry. Parker’s most successful recent works are The Family Stone (2005), where she joined the established cast of Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Claire Danes, Failure to Launch (2006), where she partnered up with Matthew McConaughey, and Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy movie New Year’s Eve (2011). Sarah also appeared in a couple TV shows with her roles in 2012 comedy-drama series Glee and 2016 comedy series Divorce being the most notable.

Other Projects

Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as her famous on-screen counterpart, is considered to be an expert in a world of fashion industry. She is frequent guest in numerous TV shows and social events. From time to time actress works with various fashion brands: either becoming company’s face or designing her own clothes line. Sarah also released her own perfume collection in 2005.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s style evolution
Sarah Jessica Parker has very strong social media presence. Her Instagram account is well-managed with steady flow of fresh posts and photos and has over 4 million followers.

Personal life

Sarah had quite a few illustrious affairs. Most of them were short-lived, however her relationship with another actor, Robert Downey Jr. lasted for over 6 years – up until 1991. His inability to combat drug addiction was one of the reasons of their falling out. They managed to make peace only in 2015.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.
In May 1997 Sarah married Matthew Broderick, fellow actor and singer. Five years later they became parents; Sarah gave birth to their son, James Wilkie.
Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew BroderickSarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick
In 2009 couple became parents to two twin daughters, Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell via surrogate. Sarah’s family spends most of the time in their home in New York, but sometimes passes summers in Ireland.
Sarah Jessica Parker with her husband and childrenSarah Jessica Parker with her husband and children
Sarah’s brothers and sister are too closely related to the movie, theatre and TV industry. Pippin Parker is an acting school teacher as well as playwright and director; Timothy (also known as Toby), Andrew and Megan became actors.

Sarah Jessica Parker now

Actress is seriously invested in fashion and design business and continues to present her perfume collections all around the world. She also supports Cynthia Nixon (Miranda in Sex and the City) candidacy for the New York governor position and actively partakes in her election campaign. Currently Sarah doesn’t appear on a screen very often, but she has plenty of future big screen and TV projects, such as romantic drama movie Here and Now as well as comedy series 2 Dope Queens.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia NixonSarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon
In May 2018 Parker made a rare red carpet appearance with her 8-year-old twin daughters.
Sarah Jessica Parker in Divorce – Season 2 - Trailer
Internet as always is full of rumors considering the possibility of the return of Sex and the City. However, taking into account Nixon’s recent desire to dedicate all her time to the politics and Parker’s public salary feud with Cattrall, the production of new season of oh so beloved show might never even start.
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