Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, to Stephen Parker, a Jewish American businessman, and Barbara, her mother. Her parents were soon divorced and her mother remarried to Paul Forste, a truck driver. She then grew up with her new family, including her seven siblings. At a young age she was trained in singing and ballet and performed in the Broadway production of The Innocents. Through the many times that her family had moved to different locations, Parker developed her career as a child actress. She was educated in School for Creative and Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and the Professional Children's School, and Dwight Morrow High School.
As with most actors, Parker started with theater. She and her four siblings appeared on a revival of The Sound of Music. She followed this up with the Broadway musical Annie, where she took on the small role of July. In 1982, she bagged the role of the co-lead on the CBS sitcom Square Pegs, which ran for only one season. Her performance, however, was critically acclaimed, earning her subsequent roles in more films, notably Footloose in 1984 and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun with Helen Hunt in 1985. The following year, she was featured in the cult classic Disney sci-fi film Flight of the Navigator.
Parker started out with romantic comedies in 1991 when she appeared in LA Story, gaining positive reviews. The next year, she starred opposite Nicolas Cage in Honeymoon in Vegas, followed by Ed Wood with Johnny Depp, and Miami Rhapsody, another romantic comedy.
In 1997, Sarah Jessica Parker became almost an overnight sensation with the HBO series Sex and the City, where she played Carrie, a writer of a sex-themed column in a newspaper. She started producing the show on its third season and, after five losses, won an Emmy award for her lead role. In 2008, the movie adaptation of Sex and the City was a worldwide hit. The 2010 sequel, however, wasn’t as praised as its predecessor. Since then, Sarah Jessica Parker appeared in the films New Year’s Eve and I Don’t Know How She Does It.
2012: Escape from Planet Earth - Kira Supernova (voice)
2011: New Year's Eve - Kate
2011: I Don't Know How She Does It - Kate Reddy
2010: Sex and the City 2 - Carrie Preston
2009: Did You Hear About the Morgans? - Meryl Morgan
2008: Smart People - Janet Hartigan
2008: Sex and the City: The Movie - Carrie Bradshaw
2007: Spinning Into Butter - Sarah Daniels
2006: Strangers With Candy - Grief Counslor Peggy Vallas
2006: Failure to Launch - Paula
2005: The Family Stone - Meredith Morton
2001: Life Without Dick - Colleen Gibson
2000: State and Main - Claire Wellesley
1999: Dudley Do-Right - Nell Fenwick
1998-2004: Sex and the City - Carrie Bradshaw
1997: Substance of Fire - Sarah Geldhart
1997: Till There Was You - Francesca Lansfield
1996: Mars Attacks! - Nathalie Lake
1996: The First Wives Club - Shelly Stewart
1996: Extreme Measures - Jodie Trammel
1996: If Lucy Fell - Lucky Ackerman
1995: The Sunshine Boys - Nancy Clark
1995: Miami Rhapsody - Gwyn
1994: Ed Wood - Dolores Fuller
1993: Striking Distance - Jo Christman
1984: Firstborn - Lisa
1982: My Body My Child - Katy