Sarah Jessica Parker is known as an American award winning TV and film actress. She is most famous for her role as Carrie in the HBO drama series, Sex and the City.
Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio. The fourth of eight children, Parker experienced childhood in a family that struggled financially. After her folks separated, she was raised by her mom who worked as a teacher and her frequently unemployed stepfather. She helped the family with money at a youthful age by bringing home checks from early dancing and singing gigs.
After winning her first Broadway role in The Innocents, her family moved to New Jersey to energize her acting career in 1976. After being educated at the American Ballet Theater and the New York Professional Children's School, Parker started to increase her national exposure in the mid 1980s. She got her first significant break when she was picked to assume the lead of the title role of Annie on Broadway from 1979 to 1980.
Jessica made her film debut in 1979 with Rich Kids. The film had acting veterans like John Lithgow, Trini Alvarado and Olympia Dukakis.
Parker handled the featuring role of New York sex reporter Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City in 1998. The Manhattan-driven show chronicled the lives of four companions and turned into an immense hit among the television audience. Parker won different Golden Globe awards for her work on the show in the mid 2000s, wining praise and applause from the style world. The series was made into a film with the same name in 2008, and its success prompted a sequel in 2010.
Indie London asked Jessica if she had any issues playing a strong female character on Sex and the City, “I can’t approach my work thinking that. Before Sex And The City I played a range of different characters which is why I became an actor in the first place. I don’t worry about people liking Meredith, I just want them to think she is real. I want her to be believed by the audience.”
After high profile relationships with Robert Downey Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr., Jessica finally settled down and married actor Matthew Broderick in 1997. Their first child, James Wilke Broderick was named after Matthew's late father. James was born in October 2002.
The couple invited twin little girls, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge into their family through a surrogate mother.
Last Modified: 21 Mar, 2019