Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress and producer. Her best-known role was Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, a hugely successful HBO series. However, she has also appeared in a variety of other films, playing iconic roles.
New York City, the United States of America
Sarah Jessica Parker comes from humble roots and describes her childhood as happy. She was trained in acting, music, and ballet. Since 1997, the actress has been married to Matthew Broderick. They have three children. Before this, she was together with Robert Downey Jr., but the couple split up due to the latter’s issues with substance abuse.
Sarah Jessica Parker debuted on Broadway when she was 11 in the play The Innocent. She was later cast as Annie in 1979 on Broadway. This led to a film career that began with major roles in Footloose and Firstborn in 1984. Sarah Jessica Parker was in L.A. Story in 1991, Honeymoon in Vegas in 1992, Hocus Pocus in 1993, Ed Wood in 1994, and the First Wives Club in 1996. In 1998, the show Sex and the City began airing and would stay on the air until 2004. This made the actress in the lead role of Carrie. She reprised it for the two sequel films, Sex, and the City and Sex and the City 2, released in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Sex and the City detailed the life and exploits of a group of successful thirty-something women and their struggles with love and external pressures, as well as the friendship they had with each other. A huge success while it aired, the show earned Parker plenty of awards.
After the series ended, the actress continued to develop her film and TV career. She appeared in The Family Stone in 2005, Failure to Launch in 2006, Did You Hear About the Morgans? in 2009, and New Year’s Eve in 2011. In 2012, she appeared in the role of Isabelle Wright on Glee and later got a starring role in the HBO series Divorce. Since 2005, Sarah Jessica Parker has headed her production company Pretty Matches that worked on Divorce and other projects.
The actress has returned to Broadway and to do stage work in shows like Plaza Suite. She is expected to return to the stage when the coronavirus pandemic permits an extended run of her shows.
Parker received ten Emmy nominations for Sex and the City. She won an Emmy as a producer for the series in 2001 and as the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004. She was also nominated for the Golden Globe nine times and won four times for Sex and the City.
Sarah Jessica Parker had a multi-season contract to run an ad campaign with Gap.
The actress has released her fragrances and a fashion line, and a footwear line for sale at Nordstrom.
The character of Carrie Bradshaw has become iconic in popular culture.
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