Sarah Jessica Parker Biography

news-detailsBestowed with such a remarkable talent in performing arts, particularly comedic acting, Sarah Jessica Parker, without doubt, has gained the status as one of the most prominent actresses in Hollywood film industry. Trained in singing also ballet since she was merely a little child, Sarah was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio to Stephen and Barbra Parker who then decided to split up not long after her birth. Her mother afterwards remarried to a businessman named Paul Forste, thus delivered four other children, so she consequently has seven siblings altogether. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, the girl joined Cincinnati Ballet before followed her family to New York City where she enthusiastically polished her dancing skills at the American Ballet Theatre while took time to sing with Metropolitan Opera in its productions of "Cavaleria Rusticana", "Pagliacci", and "Parade."

Encountered her small screen debut through NBC's "The Little Match Girl" at the age of eight, Sarah later earned her first Broadway role in "The Innocents" which led to the family's relocation to New Jersey in 1976 with the purpose to support her dream of becoming an actress. This continued to another one in "Annie" by the year 1978 and a film debut in "Rich Kids" (1979) in which her scenes afterwards were unfortunately deleted. However, her disappointment did not last long as she satisfyingly was selected by CBS to join the cast of its comedy series entitled "Square Pegs" (1982-1983). Portraying an awkward, bespectacled teenager named Patty Greene, she surprisingly gained adequate attention from the audience to rise as a bright rising star of Hollywood.

Previously a student at Professional Children's School in New York and Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey, Sarah eventually decided to put full concentration in pursuing an acting career following her graduation from Hollywood High School to which she had transferred her study. Throughout the 80s, she managed to be involved in a series of both small and big screen productions, among others "Somewhere Tomorrow" (1983), "The Almost Royal Family" (1984), "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (1985), "The Room Upstairs" (1987), and "Pursuit" a.k.a. "Twist of Fate" (1989). Welcoming the next decade, she gloriously received positive reviews from the critics for exhibiting such wonderful comedic skills in "L.A. Story" (1991).

From that point, Sarah was seen more in film features rather than TV programs as she only starred in two small screen projects until 1998 which were "In the Best Interest of the Children" (1992) and "The Sunshine Boys" (1995). Nevertheless, she still did not obtain considerable popularity or widespread recognition she deserved although this gifted actress indeed had displayed great performances in high-profile movies, such as "Honeymoon in Vegas" (1992), "Striking Distance" (1993), "Ed Wood" (1994), "Miami Rhapsody" (1995), "The First Wives Club" (1996), and "Mars Attacks!" (1996). It was not until 1998 that the brightest light of spotlight truly shone down upon her as she accepted the role of Carrie Bradshaw in HBO's series, "Sex and the City" (1998).

Much to her delight, the show instantly soared to be one of the highest-rating TV programs in U.S., even the world, automatically boosting her career right to the peak. Amidst the line-up of Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon, she excelled as the center of the ensemble which led her to numerous prestigious awards nominations, including that of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category at Emmy Awards for five times in a row, from 1999 to 2003, and ultimately brought home one in the year of 2004. Furthermore, she had been honored four Golden Globe Awards for winning the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004 besides a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series by 2001.

Becoming extremely popular as TV star, Sarah thus managed to appear on the silver screen in 2000 with David Mamet's "State and Main" along with Alec Baldwin and William H. Macy before portrayed Colleen Gibson in "Life Without Dick" (2001). After "Sex and the City" came to its final episode in 2004, she continued to build her film resume for the two following years, appearing in "Strangers with Candy" (2005), "The Family Stone" (2005), and "Failure to Launch" (2006). 2008, in the meantime, happily marked her reunion with "Sex" cast members in the highly-anticipated big screen version of the TV show, which also starred Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, apart from other film titles like "Smart People" and "%Finn at the Blue Line%" plus another "The Late Bloomer's Revolution", slated to come up in 2009.

Beyond her profession as an actress, Sarah is actively involved in charity and political causes. She has been appointed by UNICEF to be its representative for performing arts while also works to garner funds for AIDS research, PBS, Legal Information Network for Cancer, and school music programs. Not only a member of Hollywood's Women's Political Committee, she also acquired the honor as the National Ambassador for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Concerning her private life, she had a love relationship with actor Robert Downey Jr. for seven years between 1984 and 1991 before dated John F. Kennedy Jr. for several months during the 90s. However, she eventually gave her heart to Matthew Broderick for she decided to marry him on May 19, 1997 and later gave birth to their son, James Wilke Broderick on October 28, 2002 at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital.