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Sarah Jessica Parker
Name : Sarah Jessica Parker
Height : 5' 4" (163 cm)
Date of Birth : 25 March 1965
Place of Birth : Nelsonville, Ohio, USA
 
Biography:
 
Sarah Jessica Parker was born on 25 March 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio, to an aspiring writer father, Stephen Parker, and an elementary school teacher, Barbra. She had three siblings. After her parents divorced, her mother married Paul Forste who brought four children. Sarah now had three full siblings and four half siblings.

Trained in singing and ballet, Sarah was cast in the Broadway production of The Innocents, which led her family to relocate to New Jersey. Sarah then was cast in The Sound of Music along with her four siblings, and landed the leading role in the Broadway production of Annie from 1979 to 1980.

Sarah made her film debut in Rich Kids (1979) and won her first starring role in Square Pegs (1982). She received further attention for her role in the hit Footloose (1984). The next year, Sarah starred as well as danced in Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Her success in both films smoothed her way for steady work throughout the decade.

Besides working in the film, Sarah also starred in a number of TV shows, including the miniseries A Year in the Life (1986) and the drama series Equal Justice (1990). In early '90s, Sarah starred alongside Steve Martin in L.A. Story (1991), as Nicholas Cage's fiancée in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), and as the wife of Ed Wood in the biography film Ed Wood (1994). Sarah also garnered attention for her relationship with actor Matthew Broderick whom she married in 1997.

After making a turn as Mia Farrow's daughter in Miami Rhapsody (1995), supporting roles in The First Wives Club (1996) and Mars Attacks! (1996), and a number of New York productions, Sarah landed the starring role of New York sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO series Sex and the City in 1998, alongside Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. The show which focused on the sex lives of four close friends became a huge hit and won Sarah the Golden Globes in 2000, 2001 and 2002.
 
Filmography:
2006 Failure to Launch
2006 Spinning Into Butter
2005 Strangers With Candy
2005 The Family Stone
2004 Home on the Range
2003 Great Women of Television and Comedy
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes
2001 Life Without Dick
2000 The New York City Ballet Workout
2000 State and Main
1999 Dudley Do-Right
1998 Sex and the City [TV Series] (1998-2003)
1997 The Sunshine Boys
1997 'Til There Was You
1997 A Life Apart: Hasidism In America
1997 Memories Do Not Burn
1996 Extreme Measures
1996 Mars Attacks!
1996 If Lucy Fell
1996 The First Wives Club
1996 The Substance of Fire
1995 Owen
1995 Miami Rhapsody
1994 Ed Wood
1993 Striking Distance
1993 Hocus Pocus
1992 In the Best Interest of the Children
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
1991 L.A. Story
1991 Shalom Sesame
1990 Equal Justice
1989 Twist of Fate
1988 The Ryan White Story
1988 Dadah Is Death
1997 The Room Upstairs
1986 A Year in the Life
1986 Flight of the Navigator
1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun
1985 Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story
1984 The Almost Royal Family
1984 Firstborn
1984 Footloose
1983 Somewhere Tomorrow
1982 Square Pegs
1979 Rich Kids
 
Awards:
Golden Globe
2003 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy [TV] (Sex and the City)
2002 Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (Sex and the City)
2001 Best Actress - Television Musical or Comedy (Sex and the City)
2000 Best Actress - Comedy or Musical Series (Sex and the City)
Screen Actors Guild
2001 Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Sex and the City)
2000 Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Sex and the City)
1999 Best Female Actor- Comedy Series (Sex and the City)
 
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