Sarah Jessica Parker

Biography

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25th, 1965) is an American actress and producer, with a portfolio of television, film and theatre performances. She is best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw, on the hit TV show Sex and the City.

Performing Career

As a young girl, Sarah Jessica Parker trained in singing and ballet, soon being cast in the Broadway production of The Innocents.

She and four siblings appeared in a revival of The Sound of Music, and Parker went on to the new Broadway musical Annie - first in the small role of "July" and then in the lead role, playing the role for a year.

In 1982, Sarah Jessica Parker was cast as the co-lead of the sitcom Square Pegs. The show lasted only one season before being cancelled, but Parker's performance was critically well-received. In the three years that followed, she was cast in four films - the most significant of those being Footloose in 1984 and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, co-starring Helen Hunt, in 1985.

In 1986, Parker appeared in the cult classic Flight of the Navigator, a Disney science fiction film.

By the early 1990s, Parker's career was gaining momentum. She appeared in L.A. Story, Honeymoon in Vegas, co-starring Nicolas Cage, Hocus Pocus and opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed movie Ed Wood.

Before the year 2000, Sarah Jessica Parker would later go on to feature in Miami Rhapsody, Mars Attacks!, The First Wives Club, The Substance of Fire and Til There Was You.

Sex and the City

In 1998, Sarah Jessica Parker landed a role on the TV show which would become an instant hit, seeing her profile soar overnight.

In 2004, Parker won an Emmy award for her lead role as Carrie Bradshaw (after five consecutive losses).

After Sex and the City ended in 2004, many thought rumours of a film would never leave fan sites and gossip columns, but in 2008, the film would be released and a sequel is potentially in the works.

Personal life

Parker was romantically involved with actor Robert Downey Jr. from 1984 until 1991. They met on the set of Firstborn.

On May 19th, 1997, she married actor Matthew Broderick.

The couple's first child, son James Wilkie Broderick, was born on October 28th, 2002. He was named after Broderick's father, the actor James Broderick. His middle name is that of author Wilkie Collins, an author Broderick and Parker admire.

E! News confirms that prior to her appearance at the 2008 Major League Baseball All-Star, she had her signature mole removed. Regardless of photographic evidence, she denied it had been removed.

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26th June 2014 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker is expected to play one of the two main roles in a TV adaptation of the crime thriller Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love, according...

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23rd June 2014 -

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'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker and 'White Collar' actor Matt Bomer were snapped on arriving at the 2014 AmfAR Inspiration Gala in New York, and while Sarah had the time for a...

Sarah Jessica Parker And AOL CEO Pose Together At The 2014 AOL NewFront - Part 1

2nd May 2014 -

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'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted posing alongside AOL CEO Tim Armstrong on the red carpet at the 2014 AOL NewFront event held at the Duggal Greenhouse in New York. AOL...

Sarah Jessica Parker And Susan Sarandon Among Honourees At The Variety Power Of Women Luncheon - Part 2

1st May 2014 -

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'Sex And The City' star Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted arriving at the Variety Power Of Women Luncheon in New York alongside the New York City Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. Sarah was being...

Charitable Ladies Iman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Among Others Honored At First NY Power Of Women Event

27th April 2014 -

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Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon made its New York debut this weekend with a star-packed guestlist. The event has been held in LA every fall since 2009, when it was started by publisher Michelle...

We've Seen Inside Her Home, So Is Sarah Jessica Parker Relly Carrie Bradshaw?

15th March 2014 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker is Carrie Bradshaw. Ok maybe they’re not totally the same person, but the actress and the famous character she played are inextricably linked forever in our minds. Every time Sarah finds herself...

Let Sarah Jessica Parker Walk You Through Her New York Townhouse

14th March 2014 -

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Pay attention everyone, because Sarah Jessica Parker is doing things again. She’s not releasing any shoe collections this time, but the tour she recently gave Vogue of her New York townhouse is just as exciting....

Sarah Jessica Parker never wears socks

6th March 2014 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker never wears socks.The 48-year-old actress doesn't like to cover her feet with clothing, even in freezing temperatures, because she believes showing off her ankles will create the illusion that she's taller than...

Sarah Jessica Parker Returns To Spotlight With Nordstrom Shoe Line

27th February 2014 -

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In news that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, Sarah Jessica Parker launches her new line of shoes tomorrow. The Sex & the City star has teamed up with Nordstrom and George Malkemus to...

Sex and the City vs. Girls: Can We Compare the HBO Shows?

27th February 2014 -

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Sex and the City meant glamour. Each week young women would tune in to watch Carrie hobble through New York donning a pair of skyscraper Manolo Blahnik shoes, climbing in and out of Big’s chauffeur...

Is 'Sex and the City' 3 Really Such A Good Idea?

21st February 2014 -

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Sex and the City executive producer, Michael Patrick King, has hinted that there may be another movie in the pipelines. HBO’s hugely successful series Sex and the City ran between 1998 and 2004 and practically...

Madonna injured in high heel fall

16th January 2014 -

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Madonna is on crutches after falling over in high heels.The 55-year-old singer was seen ''hobbling in pain'' into her New York home and though she has recently been skiing in Gstaad in Switzerland and partying...

More Sex And The City? Sarah Jessica Parker Hints at Another Movie

9th January 2014 -

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Just when everyone was getting used to writing 2014 instead of 2013, Sarah Jessica Parker sent us all back to 2010 by hinting at a possible Sex and the City reunion. Yes, another one. It’s...

Sarah Jessica Parker Poses With Her Dress Designers At NYC Ballet Gala - Part 1

26th September 2013 -

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'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker is seen taking photos on her camera as she arrives at the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala held at the David H. Koch Theatre. She...

50 Cent Spotted At NYC Ballet Fall Gala - Part 2

26th September 2013 -

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50 Cent was among the famous faces that were snapped at the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala held at the David H. Koch Theatre. 'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker and...

Sarah Jessica Parker On Fame, Family Life And Matthew Broderick

7th August 2013 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker, appearing as the cover girl for September's Harper's Bazaar, discusses her husband Matthew Broderick and their family life.Sarah Jessica Parker at the premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the musical at...

Stars From Both Sides Of Atlantic Shine At Serpentine Gallery Summer Party [Pictures]

27th June 2013 -

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The summer social calender is now in full swing and it just wouldn’t be complete without the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer party. This year the event was organised and hosted by L’Wren Scott. The former model...

'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: The Musical' Premieres Followed By A Star-Studded After-Party [Pictures]

26th June 2013 -

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The opening night of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical turned out to be a star studded occasion. The after party pictures show the turnout of celebrities in support of director Sam Mendes, who...

Sarah Jessica Parker Reunited With Manolo Blahnik For Her Very Own Shoe Collection

8th June 2013 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Blahnik – a match made in TV heaven – is about to come to life. We all remember Carrie Bradshaw’s pink frilly stilettos, but the real-life collection the star is...

Sarah Jessica Parker Lives Carrie Bradshaw’s Dream With New Shoe Line

7th June 2013 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw, and Carrie Bradshaw, despite being written as a strong, female character, is best known for her love of shoes. So it’s fitting...

A Week In News: Tom Cruise signs on for his latest mission, Steve Carell is back in the office and Anne Hathaway goes blonde

8th May 2013 -

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Cruise Control: Great news for fans of both Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible this week after it was announcement the Hollywood star has signed on for a fifth instalment of the action-thriller franchise! Given the...

Sarah Jessica Parker Dons A Mohawk For Met Gala 2013

8th May 2013 -

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'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker is snapped by paparazzi sporting a fabulous embellished Mohawk headpiece in honour of the PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan...

When Lena Dunham Met Sarah Jessica Parker At The Met Ball [Pictures]

8th May 2013 -

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What could possibly happen should Lena Dunham ever meet her hero Sarah Jessica Parker? That's what fans of the Girls star have asked themselves over the past year, but the waiting is finally up: the...

Sarah Jessica Parker And Olympian Gabrielle Douglas At AOL NewFront

2nd May 2013 -

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'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker and Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Gabrielle Douglas are among the celebrity arrivals at the 2013 AOL Digital Content NewFront in New York City.Sarah is joined by...

Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker And Jessica Biel Are Stunning At The Tiffany Blue Book Ball

22nd April 2013 -

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'Iron Man 2' star Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Jessica Biel from 'The Illusionist' were among the stunning arrivals at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at New...

Kate Hudson Talks Birthday Plans At Tiffany & Co. Bash

19th April 2013 -

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Actress Kate Hudson attended the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball in New York City yesterday. Hudson wore a blue strapless Reem Acra number, and hung out with pals Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow....

Sarah Jessica Parker Checks Out 'Tilda Swinton Sleeping In A Box'

26th March 2013 -

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Modern art fans, movie buffs and hipsters alike flocked down to the Museum of Modern Art in New York this week to see Scottish actress Tilda Swinton sleeping in a big glass box. Her piece...

Sarah Jessica Parker “Not Sure” About The Carrie Diaries

10th March 2013 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker made her name as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and The City, which, after 6 successful seasons, came back in the form of two poorly received films. So what does SJP think of...

Sarah Jessica Parker damages feet with heels

7th March 2013 -

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Sarah Jessica Parker has ''created'' extra bones in her feet from wearing uncomfortable shoes.The 47-year-old actress has stopped wearing high heels all the time after learning she had irreparably damaged her feet with unsuitable footwear...

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grnis

i saw sex and the city movie tonite - fabulous - was wondering if the book sarah was reading from in bed with chris noth (called love letters by great men) was actually a real book and if so is that the real title.thank you

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CranPres

if Sarah Parkers son i dictating to the whole family how that should dress now at the gae of 4....i wonder what he will be putting his family through when he's 15???....i have loved the Beatles since 1964...there is no way a kid of 4 be obsessd with them, thats obserd...i think its poor parenting on Sarahs and her hubby part...

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i belive that the gorgous and most lovely SJP has a wonderful dress sense... she may loose it from time to time e.g. the dress with the scottish looking blacket pinned to it. you must admit she is wonderfully beautiful and can wear things from chunky gold earings - luminus underwear - dungerees - channel suits. she looks amazing 99.9% of the time. kate moss however = beatiful intellagent (blah blah blah) but she has mucked up more times than SJP and when she hasnt mucked her outfit up she doesnt give me or anyone that i know the 'WOW' facter!sorry moss fans im an SJP girl!x

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