Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for her flawless role in Sex and the City. If you actually watched the HBO series, you’ll agree that Parker, who played the fictional character, Carrie Bradshaw, was one of the finest stars on the television show.
The American romantic comedy-drama television show, which aired from 1998 to 2004, has 94 episodes and was based on the 1997 book Sex and the City and was written by Candace Bushnell. The actress’s role in the series, which tackled issues like femininity, safe sex, sexuality, and promiscuity, also earned her two Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Shortly after she completed Sex and the City in 2004, Jessica took a break from television shows but continued to star in films. She finally returned to television in 2012 with the FOX series Glee, as Isabelle Wright. She appeared in three episodes of Glee and later switched to the HBO series Divorce. Parker is currently featured in Divorce as Frances Dufresne. The television series has been airing since 2016 to date.
Sarah Jessica Parker Biography (Age)
Sarah Jessica Parker is the daughter of Barbara Parker and Stephen Parker. While her mother is a nursery school teacher and operator, her father was a journalist and an entrepreneur and journalist.
She was born on March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio. She has seven siblings who came from her parents’ relationship and her mother’s second marriage to Paul Forste, a truck driver, and account executive.
Parker’s blood siblings are actors Pippin Parker and Timothy Britten Parker. Their father, who was born in Brooklyn is Jewish while their mother is of English and German ancestry.
The actress attended Dwight Morrow High School and later the School of American Ballet in New York City. Other schools she attended in her quest to become a better actress and singer are Hollywood High School, Los Angeles, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, located in Cincinnati, and the New York Professional Children’s School.
Her Family – Husband, Kids, Divorce
Sarah Jessica Parker is currently married to Matthew Broderick, a New York-born stage actor, comedian, singer, and actor. They tied the knot on May 19, 1997, in a civil ceremony on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.
The Hollywood stars first met and started a relationship after Jessica’s brother introduced the actor to her after they [Matthew and Parker] finished performing at the iconic Naked Angels theatre company.
The couple welcomed their first child, a son named James Wilkie Broderick in 2002. Their twin daughters named Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell later arrived in June 2009 via surrogate.
Parker and her husband named their twin daughters Elwell and ‘Hodge’ after her mother’s family. The couple currently resides in New York with their three kids but sometimes spends time in Ireland, in their second home, which is close to Kilcar, in County Donegal.
For those who really want to know if Broderick is Parker’s first husband, the answer is yes. Jessica’s marriage to the actor was her first but we can’t tell if she is Matthew’s first wife.
Prior to their marriage, Sarah had a six-year romantic relationship with actor Robert Downey, Jr. Although many thought they would get married someday, the duo sadly separated after six years. According to the actress, she was forced to leave Robert because he was struggling with drug addiction at the time, which negatively affected their relationship.
Shortly after her relationship with Downey ended in 1991, Parker is said to have briefly dated John F. Kennedy Jr., the son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who died on July 16, 1999, at age 38, at the Atlantic Ocean.
Net Worth – How Rich Is She?
With so many on-screen appearances and enviable awards and nominations under her belt, it is safe to say that Sarah Jessica is enjoying a flourishing career.
Ever since she made her Broadway debut in 1976 with the revival of The Innocents at age 11, she has continued to score more acting roles in the movie industry. Some of her hit films include L. A story, Honeymoon in Vegas, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, Did You Hear About the Morgans and many more.
In addition to acting, she has her perfume and clothing lines which also put a large sum of money in her pocket. While her clothing line, launched on March 27, 2007, is called Bitten, her fragrance line which is called Lovely, was launched in 2005.
She also has a footwear line called SJP Collection, which is situated at Nordstrom. She was once the face of the mega fashion brands – Garnier and Gap and is said to have signed a whopping $38 million contract with the latter. According to authoritative sources, her net worth sits between $90 million and $135 million.