Sarah Jessica Parker's glamorous style has made her into a fashion industry muse who inspires women everywhere. Discover the fabulous career of the 'Sex And The City' star.
Trained in singing and ballet, Parker was cast in the Broadway production of 'The Innocents' as a child. Already a professional performer (she studied at the American Ballet School and the Professional Children's School). She was cast in 'The Sound of Music' and landed the lead in the Broadway run of 'Annie'.
During High School, she continued to add more credits to her acting resume, with a role in the made-for-TV movie 'My Body, My Child', before being cast as one of the lead roles in the 1982 sitcom 'Square Pegs'. Parker moved on to supporting film roles in movies such as 'Footloose', and the lead role in the teenage film 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'. She finally landed the major role of Steve Martin's bubbly lover in the 1991 comedy, 'L.A. Story' and more substantial film roles soon followed.
A big Woody Allen fan, she starred opposite the renowned filmmaker in the TV movie, 'The Sunshine Boys', and also landed a starring role in 'Miami Rhapsody'. 1996 was a film intensive year with roles in 'The First Wives Club', 'If Lucy Fell', and 'Mars Attacks!' Sarah was also gaining respect as a theatre actress, with her lead role as a dog in the off-Broadway 'Sylvia', and her Broadway role in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'.
However, Parker is best known for her portrayal of Manhattan sex-columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, in the HBO series 'Sex and the City', for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2000.
After the Sex and the City production ended in 2004, rumours of a film version circulated and it was later revealed that a script had been completed for such a project. 'Sex and the City' the movie hit cinema screens in 2008 and was a box office hit worldwide, drawing cinema goers in to watch it on account of the popular television version.
Such success could not go without a sequel and 'Sex and the City 2' followed in 2010, with its four leading ladies, including Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, reprising their roles. Unlike the HBO television series and the previous movie, the film took the characters out of their comfort zone in New York to the Middle East. Despite getting largely negative reviews, it became a commercial success.
Before the release of the two films, Parker had appeared in a number of roles in movies including 2000's 'State and Main' and 2005's 'The Family Stone', which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. Her other movies, 'Strangers with Candy' and 'Failure to Launch', were released in 2006, while 'Spinning Into Butter' and 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' rolled out in 2007 and 2009 respectively.
Parker is married to fellow actor, Matthew Broderick, having also had relationships with Robert Downey Jr and the late John Kennedy Jr. She is a member of Hollywood's Women's Political Committee and is UNICEF's representative for the Performing Arts.
In 2010 she appeared in an episode of the US version of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' in which she learnt about her origins. her latest role was voicing a character in 'Escape From Planet Earth' (2013).