Parker guest starred as Isabelle Wright in Season Four on Glee.
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). 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.
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.
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. Molly Shannon (fellow Glee guest star) will portray her high-strung friend, Diane.
|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|
|ABC Afterschool Specials||Suzanne Henderson||("The Almost Royal Family")|
|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|
|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|
|1992||Honeymoon in Vegas||Betsy / Donna|
|In the Best Interest of the Children||Callie Cain||TV movie|
|1993||Striking Distance||Jo Christman|
|1994||The Larry Sanders Show||Sarah Jessica Parker||("Next Stop Bottom")|
|Ed Wood||Dolores Fuller|
|1995||Miami Rhapsody||Gwyn Marcus|
|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.