Sarah Jessica Parker, born March 25, 1965,[1] is a 53-year-old American actress, producer, model and producer. She best is known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, (plus Sex and the City 2).

Parker guest starred as Isabelle Wright in Season Four on Glee.

Personal life

She was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio to the Stephen Parker and Barbra Forste.  She is the daughter of Barbara Parker, a nursery school operator and teacher, and Stephen Parker,an entrepreneur and journalist. Parker's mother was of English and German descent; through her mother, Parker is descended from Esther Elwell, one of the accused during the Salem witch trials. She has four brothers, Pippin, Timothy, Aaron (half), Andrew (half), and three sisters, Rachel, Alegra (half), and Megan (half).[2] Parker studied at the American Ballet School, the Professional Children's School, and Dwight Morrow High School. She participated in shows such as "The Innocents", "The Sound of Music", and "Annie." After graduating she continued to pursue her acting career rather than continuing her education.

Parker married Matthew Broderick on May 19, 1997 and the couple's first child, James, was born in October 2002. Their second and third child, Marion and Tabitha, were delivered via surrogate in June 2009.[3]

She runs her own production company, is on the board of The New York City Ballet, is a UNICEF Ambassador and fund­raises for New York schools.[4]

She is best friends with co-star Kate Hudson, Cassandra July on Glee.


She is best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards. She played the same role in the 2008 feature film based on the show, Sex and the City: The Movie, and in its sequel, Sex and the City 2, which opened on May 26, 2010. Parker has appeared in many other films. She has also become the face of the world's biggest fashion brands through her work in a variety of advertising campaigns. 

Parker was announced, in April 2015, to be in her second HBO series titled Divorce. She will also be the executive produce and will portray Frances.[5] Molly Shannon (fellow Glee guest star) will portray her high-strung friend, Diane.


Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Little Match Girl The Little March Girl credited as Sarah Parker
1980 3-2-1 Contact Annie ("Hot/Cold: Heat and Work", "Hot/Cold: Animal and Plant Adaptations", and "Hot/Cold: People's Temperatures")
Drawing Power Voice all female children, songs
1982 Square Pegs Patty Greene lead role; 1982 - 1983
My Body, My Child Katy credited as Sarah J. Parker and TV movie
1983 Somewhere, Tomorrow Lori Anderson
1984 Firstborn Lisa
ABC Afterschool Specials Suzanne Henderson ("The Almost Royal Family")
Footloose Rusty
1985 Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story Maggie TV movie
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Janey Glenn
1986 A Year in the Life Kay Erickson Gardner 1986: mini series; 1987 - 1988 : TV series
Flight of the Navigator Carolyn McAdams
The Alan King Show Samantha Cooper TV movie
Hotel Rachel ("Hearts Divided")
1987 The Room Upstairs Mandy Janovic TV movie
1988 Dadah Is Death Rachel Goldman TV movie
1989 American Playhouse Amy-Beth ("Life Under Water")
The Ryan White Story Laura TV movie
Twist of Fate Miriam TV mini series
1990 Equal Justice Jo Ann Harris main cast; 1990 - 1991
1991 L.A. Story SanDeE*
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas Betsy / Donna
In the Best Interest of the Children Callie Cain TV movie
1993 Striking Distance Jo Christman
Hocus Pocus Sarah
1994 The Larry Sanders Show Sarah Jessica Parker ("Next Stop Bottom")
Ed Wood Dolores Fuller
1995 Miami Rhapsody Gwyn Marcus
Owen Narrator (voice) short
1996 Mars Attacks! Nathalie Lake
Extreme Measures Jodie Trammel
The First Wives Club Shelly Stewart
The Substance of Fire Sarah Geldhart
If Lucy Fell Lucy Ackerman
The Sunshine Boys Nancy Clark TV movie
1997 'Til There Was You Francesca Lanfield
1998 Stories from My Childhood Narrator ("Cinderella & The House on Chicken Legs")
Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw main cast; 1998 - 2004
1999 Dudley Do-Right Nell Fenwick
2000 State and Main Claire Wellesley
Sex and the Matrix Carrie Bradshaw TV short
2002 Life Without Dick Colleen Gibson
2005 The Family Stone Meredith Morton
Strangers with Candy Peggy Callas
2006 Failure to Launch Paula
2008 Spinning Into Butter Sarah Daniels
Sex and the City Carrie Bradshaw
Smart People Janet Hartigan
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Meryl Morgan
2010 Sex and the City 2 Carrie Bradshaw - Preston
2011 New Year's Eve Kim Mother & Daughter Story
I Don't Know How She Does It Kate Reddy
2012 Glee Isabelle Wright 2012 - 2013; guest star: ("Makeover", "Thanksgiving" and "Lights Out")
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Kira Supernova voice
2016 Divorce Frances HBO Original Series


  • She has her own clothing line named Bitten.
  • She has three fragrances, Covet, Lovely, and SJP NYC.
  • She made her first TV special at the age of 8.
  • She was also in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but it was an off-broadway production. 



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