Sarah Jessica Parker

Birthday: Mar 25, 1965
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

CREDIT
23% Here and Now (Blue Night) Vivienne 2018
No Score Yet The Times of Bill Cunningham Narrator: 2018
47% Mademoiselle C Actor 2013
34% 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
16% I Don't Know How She Does It Kate Reddy $9.6M 2011
16% 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
0% All Roads Lead to Rome Maggie 2008
50% Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw Producer $152.6M 2008
50% Smart People Janet Hartigan $9.5M 2008
No Score Yet Life After Tomorrow Actor 2008
89% 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
50% Seamless Actor 2005
52% Strangers with Candy Peggy Callas $2M 2005
53% 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
53% Mars Attacks! Nathalie Lake 1996
60% The Substance of Fire Sarah Geldhart 1996
56% Extreme Measures Jodie Trammel 1996
49% 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
17% Striking Distance Jo Christman 1993
33% 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
83% 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
36% Firstborn Lisa 1984
51% 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

CREDIT
77% Divorce
2016
Executive Producer Frances Producer
  • 2019
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  • 2016
94% 2 Dope Queens
2018
Guest
  • 2018
0% The Alec Baldwin Show
2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2009
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
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  • 2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
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
2012-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
71% 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 The Graham Norton Show
2007
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
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Carrie Bradshaw Producer
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1994
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1994
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Amy-Beth
  • 1989
100% Equal Justice
1991
Jo Ann Harris

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