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Sarah Jessica Parker

Lowest Rated:   0% All Roads Lead to Rome (2016)
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Birthplace:   Nelsonville, Ohio, USA
A child performer who went on to become an adult actor in one of the more radical transformations in the history of the American entertainment industry, Sarah Jessica Parker has captained both a career and a public image that could be accurately classified under the heading Revenge of the Nerd. As a pubescent actor most famous for her roles in the acclaimed high school-set TV series Square Pegs and in the big screen's Footloose and Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Parker played the skinny girl with frizzy hair who was either the sidekick or underdog; when she wasn't cleaning up after Lori Singer in Footloose, she was battling snotty rich girls for the right to dance on local television in Girls Just Want to Have Fun. However, thanks to perseverance, talent, a fabulous stylist, and an HBO series called Sex and the City, Parker had emerged, by the end of the 1990s, as one of the most glamorous and employable actors around, known as much for the designer frocks she wore to awards ceremonies as for her work on the screen.Born in Nelsonville, OH, on March 25, 1965, as the fourth of eight siblings, Parker grew up in relative poverty following the divorce of her mother, an elementary school teacher, and her father, an aspiring writer. Raised by her mother and often out-of-work stepfather, she trained as a dancer and singer, bringing home paychecks from a young age. As a fledgling actor, Parker landed her first TV show at the age of eight; in 1976, after winning her first Broadway role in The Innocents, her family moved to New Jersey to encourage her career. Parker worked on the stage for the next few years, touring -- with four of her siblings -- in the national company of The Sound of Music and getting her first major break when she was chosen to take over the title role of Annie on Broadway, from 1979 to 1980.Continuing her training at the American Ballet Theater and the New York Professional Children's School, Parker made her film debut in the 1979 Rich Kids, which co-starred John Lithgow, Trini Alvarado, and Olympia Dukakis. In 1982, she won her first starring role in the aforementioned Square Pegs, and then received additional attention thanks to her role as Lori Singer's best friend and Chris Penn's girlfriend in the 1984 hit Footloose. The following year, Parker kept on dancing -- this time alongside a very young Helen Hunt -- in the similarly winning Girls Just Want to Have Fun. The actor's success in both films paved the way for steady work through the rest of the decade; in addition to her work on the big screen, Parker also starred in a number of TV shows, including the 1986 miniseries A Year in the Life and the drama series Equal Justice.The early '90s saw Parker segue into more adult roles, playing the Southern Californian creation SanDeE* alongside Steve Martin in L.A. Story (1991), then earning both critical and cult credibility as Nicholas Cage's fiancée in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) and as the wife of consummate schlockmeister Ed Wood in Tim Burton's celebrated 1994 film about Wood's life and times. Offscreen, as well, she was garnering notice for her attachment to actor Matthew Broderick; Parker -- who had been in high-profile relationships with Robert Downey Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr. -- married Broderick in 1997.Following a turn as Mia Farrow's daughter in the widely panned Miami Rhapsody (1995), supporting work in The First Wives Club and Burton's Mars Attacks! (both 1996), and a number of New York productions (including Sylvia, for which she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination), Parker landed the starring role of New York sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on the new HBO series Sex and the City. Touted by some observers as the luckiest break in the actor's career to date, the show, which focused on the sex lives of four close friends (played by Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis) became a huge hit among both critics and viewers, ensuring Parker -- who won the Golden Globe for her work in 2000, 2001an

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% All Roads Lead to Rome
  • Maggie
2016
50% Mademoiselle C
  • Actor
2013
33% Escape From Planet Earth
  • Kira Supernova
$54.8M 2013
57% $ellebrity
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
2013
No Score Yet In Vogue: The Editor's Eye
  • Actor
2012
7% New Year's Eve
  • Kim
$54.6M 2011
17% I Don't Know How She Does It
  • Kate Reddy
$9.6M 2011
15% Sex and the City 2
  • Carrie Bradshaw
  • Producer
$95.4M 2010
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Meryl Morgan
$29.6M 2009
16% Spinning Into Butter
  • Producer
  • Sarah Daniels
2009
49% Sex and the City
  • Carrie Bradshaw
  • Producer
$152.6M 2008
49% Smart People
  • Janet Hartigan
$9.5M 2008
No Score Yet Life After Tomorrow
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Sex and the City - Extended Cut
  • Actor
2008
88% ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Sesame Beginnings - Moving Together
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Life After Tomorrow
  • Actor
2006
24% Failure to Launch
  • Paula
$88.7M 2006
52% The Family Stone
  • Meredith Morton
$59.9M 2005
40% Seamless
  • Actor
2005
52% Strangers with Candy
  • Peggy Callas
$2M 2005
54% Home on the Range
  • Pearl
$49.9M 2004
No Score Yet Chrysanthemum and More Kevin Henkes Stories
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Life Without Dick
  • Colleen
2001
86% State and Main
  • Claire
$5.8M 2000
16% Dudley Do-Right
  • Nell
1999
40% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  • Actor
1997
100% Life Apart: Hasidism in America
  • Narrator
1997
5% 'Til There Was You
  • Francesca
1997
No Score Yet The Sunshine Boys
  • Nancy Clark
1997
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Nathalie Lake
1996
60% The Substance of Fire
  • Sarah Geldhart
1996
55% Extreme Measures
  • Jodie Trammel
1996
39% The First Wives Club
  • Shelly
1996
18% If Lucy Fell
  • Lucy Ackerman
1996
45% Miami Rhapsody
  • Gwyn Marcus
1995
92% Ed Wood
  • Dolores Fuller
1994
14% Striking Distance
  • Jo Christman
1993
30% Hocus Pocus
  • Sarah Sanderson
1993
61% Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Betsy Nolan/Donna
1992
No Score Yet In the Best Interest of the Children
  • Callie Cain
1992
94% L.A. Story
  • SanDeE
1991
No Score Yet Life Under Water
  • Beth
1989
No Score Yet The Room Upstairs
  • Mandy
1987
81% Flight of the Navigator
  • Carolyn
1986
38% Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • Janey Glenn
1985
No Score Yet Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story
  • Actor
1985
33% Firstborn
  • Lisa
1984
53% Footloose
  • Rusty
1984
No Score Yet Almost Royal Family
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Somewhere Tomorrow
  • Lori Anderson
1983
No Score Yet Rich Kids
  • Actor
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
62% Divorce
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Frances
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Isabelle Wright Isabelle Klempt
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004
  • Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Host
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1994

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