• FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

Sarah Jessica Parker

Powered by imdb

Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Barbra Forste (née Keck), a teacher who ran a nursery school, and Stephen Parker, a journalist. Her parents divorced, and her mother later remarried to Paul Forste and had four more children, bringing the total to eight. Sarah now had 3 full siblings and 4 half siblings. Her father was of Eastern European Jewish ancestry, and her mother had German, and some English, roots. Trained in singing and ballet, Sarah was cast in the Broadway production of "The Innocents", which prompted her family to relocate to New Jersey. Already a professional performer (she studied at the American Ballet School and the Professional Children's School), Sarah was cast in "The Sound of Music" (along with four of her siblings), and landed the lead in the Broadway run of "Annie". After a year as the free-spirited orphan, Sarah attended Dwight Morrow High School, while continuing to add more credits to her acting resume. She landed a role in the made-for-TV movie My Body, My Child (1982), before being cast as one of the lead roles in the 1982 sitcom Square Pegs (1982), as high-schooler Patty Green. Once a graduate, Sarah decided to pursue a full-time acting career rather than further her education. Since Square Pegs (1982) did not last more than a year, Sarah moved on to supporting film roles in movies such as Footloose (1984), Firstborn (1984), and the lead role in the teenage film Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985). Sarah was having lots of fun, although she had yet to land a star-turning role. After more television appearances in series and made-for-TV movies including A Year in the Life (1986), The Room Upstairs (1987) and Dadah Is Death (1988), Sarah finally landed the role of Steve Martin's bubbly lover in the 1991 comedy L.A. Story (1991). More substantial film roles soon followed, starting with a role opposite Nicolas Cage in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) (which foreshadowed her comedic talent), Hocus Pocus (1993) and Ed Wood (1994). A big Woody Allen fan, she starred opposite the renowned filmmaker in the television movie The Sunshine Boys (1996), and that same year, she landed a starring role in Miami Rhapsody (1995). 1996 was a film intensive year with roles in The First Wives Club (1996), If Lucy Fell (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996). All the while making a name for herself in film, Sarah was gaining respect as a theater actress, with her lead role as a dog (hard to imagine, but true) in the off-Broadway "Sylvia", and her Broadway roles in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (starring her present husband, Matthew Broderick), and the Tony-Award nominated "Once Upon a Mattress". But Sarah's star has shot up since her portrayal of Manhattan sex-columnist Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998). Sarah's Golden Globe Best Actress victory in 2000 only underscores the fact that she plays the role of Carrie as though it were literally written for her. Sarah has been happily married to fellow actor Matthew Broderick for quite a while now. Before the marriage, she dated Robert Downey Jr. (who she also lived with), and the late John Kennedy Jr. When not serving as lead actress and producer of Sex and the City (1998), Sarah is a member of Hollywood's Women's Political Committee, and is UNICEF's representative for the Performing Arts.  See full bio on IMDb »

Michelle Obama Slays on Her Book Tour, Wearing Thigh-High Balenciaga Boots

Michelle Obama
Thigh-High Shining ... Really Shiny, Really High

Michelle Obama stuck to her motto during an event in NYC with Sarah Jessica Parker -- when others go low, she's going high ... as in super thigh-high boots and a matching slit in her gown. SJP was… READ MORE >

What's the Big Frigin' Difference?!

What's The Big Frigin'

Try not to let these almost identical images of Sarah Jessica Parker kick you to the curb ... stand tall and see if you can locate the differences between these similar city snaps! **HINT -- There… READ MORE >

- 289 days ago
Sarah Jessica Parker Sued for Allegedly Flaking on Jewelry Deal

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sued for Flaking On Huge Jewelry Deal ... SJP's Team Calls BS

1:29 PM PT -- Sources close to SJP tell us the actress was hit with several additional requests from the company after she'd already signed an original deal. We're told none of the new demands… READ MORE >

- 299 days ago
Chris Noth Is Bigger Person in Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall Fight

Chris Noth
I'll Take the 'Big' Road, Thank You ... In SJP, Kim Cattrall Fight

Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker might want to follow their old co-star Chris Noth's lead when it comes to the next step in their bitter feud. We got Chris -- who played SJP's… READ MORE >

- 370 days ago
Kim Cattrall Attacks Sarah Jessica Parker, 'You Are Not My Friend'

Kim Cattrall
Attacks Sarah Jessica Parker 'You Are Not My Friend'

One thing in this crazy world is clear ... Kim Cattrall hates Sarah Jessica Parker's guts. Kim just went on the attack against her "Sex and the City" co-star ... this after Parker went on social… READ MORE >

- 373 days ago
Solar Eclipse Totally Shades Hollywood Stars

Solar Eclipse
Totally Shades Hollywood Stars

The first total solar eclipse in 38 years made its way across the U.S. Monday afternoon, and while the moon and the sun got their thing on, the stars - i.e. celebs - came out in droves to catch a… READ MORE >

- 546 days ago
Sarah Jessica Parker Digs In Her Heels At D.C. Store Launch (VIDEO)

Sarah Jessica Parker
Digs In Her Heels At D.C. Store Launch (Remind You of Anything?)

Sarah Jessica Parker's shoe store opening in Washington D.C. could've doubled as a lost scene from "Sex and The City" cuz there were enough heels to rival Carrie Bradshaw's collection. Sarah got… READ MORE >

- 801 days ago
Sarah Jessica Parker -- Attention Divorcing Women ... Don't Listen to Me! (VIDEO)

Sarah Jessica Parker
Attention Divorcing Women Don't Listen to Me!

Sarah Jessica Parker plays a wife in the throes of an ugly divorce on HBO ... so she should know a thing or two about prenups, right?    Matthew Broderick's longtime wife fielded… READ MORE >

- 852 days ago
Sarah Jessica Parker -- Blasts EpiPen She Promoted ... Forces Company's Hand

Sarah Jessica Parker
Blasts EpiPen She Promoted ... Forces Company's Hand

Sarah Jessica Parker's so outraged about the price hike of the EpiPen, she pulled the plug on her relationship with the company ... and painted them into a corner. Sarah ripped the pharmaceutical… READ MORE >

- 907 days ago
Sarah Jessica Parker -- Bored Off Her Ice ... Reads Book During NHL Game

Sarah Jessica Parker
Bored Off Her Ice Reads Book During NHL Game

Sarah Jessica Parker found a nice quiet place to curl up with her book Tuesday night ... the NY Rangers game ... where the actress took in several pages without anyone bothering her.  While… READ MORE >

- 1426 days ago
Around the Web