From the little Ohio hamlet of Nelsonville comes Sarah Jessica Parker, an actress, producer, and fashion designer. Parker is a model and actress who has starred in a number of commercials in addition to her role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series “Sex and the City.”
She earned two Emmys, four Golden Globes, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performance as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City (1998-2004). During the run of the show, she became a fan favorite, and she is now considered one of the all-time best female characters on American television.
Sarah Jessica Parker: Early Life
Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress and model who was born on March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio. As a child, she witnessed her parents’ divorce and was raised by her mother and stepfather. By competing in dance and singing events, she helped the family financially.
Her family’s support helped her gain a role in “The Innocents” on Broadway, and afterward, she and her family moved to New Jersey, where she briefly attended Dwight Morrow High School.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Net Worth
Currently, Sarah Jessica Parker is worth an estimated $200 million. Her husband’s wealth, played into this estimation, is Matthew Broderick. Parker’s most well-known role was that of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. She made an appearance in 94 episodes spanning six seasons, two films, and an HBO Max revival of ten episodes titled And Just Like That…
For her part as Carrie Bradshaw, Parker was nominated for and won four Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmys. With the show’s final three seasons, Parker earned a record-breaking $3.2 million each episode.
In addition, she earned $20 million for the second Sex and the City film, which was on top of the $15 million she got for the first. Parker made $1 million each episode when he starred in the first season of And Just Like That.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Career
After performing on Broadway in a number of shows, Sarah Jessica Parker made her way to television. She made her television debut in the sitcom Square Pegs and has since acted in a wide variety of films, including the aforementioned “Firstborn,” “Flight of the Navigator,” “LA Story,” and “Honeymoon in Vegas.”
After the success of ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Mars Attack,’ and ‘The First Wives Club,’ she went on to star in a number of other critically acclaimed films and television shows in the mid-1990s. She shot to fame in 1998 when she was cast as Carrie Bradshaw on the hit NBC series Sex and the City.
The show’s popularity skyrocketed in the years that followed, and it eventually received fifty Emmy nominations and seven wins. The appearances she did in movies like “Failure to Launch” and “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” occurred much later in life. They were the main attraction on “The Family Stone” on ABC.
Her debut as both a voice actress and a movie actress was in the Canadian-American animated picture Escape from Planet Earth. Critics were divided on whether or not they liked the picture, despite its monetary success.
From 1984 through 1991, Parker dated actor Robert Downey Jr. The two of them initially connected while working on the set of Firstborn. Their relationship suffered because of Downey’s drug abuse. “I assumed I was the person holding him together,” Parker has said of her brief relationship with John F. Kennedy Jr.
Parker and actor Matthew Broderick tied the knot in an Episcopal ceremony presided by Broderick’s sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, on May 19, 1997, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Both Parker and Broderick were members of the Naked Angels theater company, where they met thanks to a brother of Parker’s. Civil wedding ceremonies were held in a historic synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
On October 28, 2002, they welcomed their son James into the world. On June 22, 2009, Parker and Broderick welcomed their identical twin girls, Marion and Tabitha, into the world with the help of a surrogate mother. Parker and her husband and children have been residents of Greenwich Village since 2009.
Awards and Nominations
All for Sex and the City, she was nominated for ten Emmys and won two of them as producer and as the lead actress in the comedy series in 2001 and 2004. In addition, she was nominated for nine Golden Globes and won four times (all for Sex and the City) in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004. Parker’s most known part is still Carrie Bradshaw, however, she has also starred in critically and commercially successful films such as:
- Footloose (1984)
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)
- Flight of the Navigator (1986)
- L.A. Story (1991)
- Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
- Hocus Pocus (1993)
- Ed Wood (1994)
- The First Wives Club (1996)
- Mars Attacks! (1996)
- The Family Stone (2005)
- Failure to Launch (2006)
- Sex and the City (2008)
- Sex and the City 2 (2010)
- New Year’s Eve (2011)
- Escape from Planet Earth (2013)
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