Biography

With effortless charm, Parker is a unique star whose career began in childhood. After performing in a few Broadway shows, this precocious performer segued to TV and movies as a teen usually playing appealingly geeky heroines, even though off-screen she was all grown up and living with Robert Downey Jr. In the early '90s she broke up with Downey and transitioned to adult roles with sexy turns in a string of big-screen comedies such as L.A. Story. After shying away from series television for much of the decade, Parker took a chance on the female ensemble comedy Sex and the City and became an instant sex symbol and fashion plate. And while she was portraying a single thirtysomething New Yorker searching for Mr. Right, in real life she was happily married to Matthew Broderick. While researching her ancestry for an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Parker discovered that a distant ancestor was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1690s.

Fast Facts

  • Sang with the Metropolitan Opera, and studied ballet with the Cincinnati Ballet and New York City's American Ballet Theater.
  • Shared the stage in 1976 with her brother, Timothy Britten Parker, for their Broadway debut in The Innocents. She later played an orphan and eventually took over the lead role in Annie (1978-80).
  • Became a UNICEF ambassador in 1997.
  • Began co-producing Sex and the City in 1999; shared Producers Guild Awards for Producer of the Year for Episodic Television Comedy in 2002 and 2004.
  • Has a lengthy history with Sex and the City costar Cynthia Nixon: they appeared together in the 1982 TV movie My Body, My Child, and both are founding members of The Drama Dept., a New York theater group.

Awards

  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Barbara Forste — Mother
  • Andrew Forste — Half Brother
  • Megan Forste — Half Sister
  • Aaron Forste — Half Brother
  • Matthew Broderick — Husband
  • Rachel Parker — Sister
  • Timothy Britten Parker — Brother
  • Alegra Forste — Half Sister
  • James Wilke Broderick — Son
  • Pippin Parker — Brother
  • Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick — Daughter
  • Nicolas Cage — Ex-significant Other
  • Paul Forste — Stepfather
  • Robert Downey Jr. — Ex-significant Other
  • Stephen Parker — Father
  • Tabitha Hodge Broderick — Daughter

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Details

  • Birth Name: Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Birth Place: Nelsonville, Ohio, United States
  • Birthday: March 25, 1965, Aries
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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