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The One and Only Sarah Jessica Parker: An Appreciation

As one of her biggest fans for over 30 years and counting, I‘m delighted to provide this overview of the incredible career and life of the multi-talented Sarah Jessica Parker.


Full Name Sarah Jessica Parker
Born March 25, 1965 (age 57), Nelsonville, Ohio, United States
Spouse Matthew Broderick (m. 1997)
Children 3
Notable Roles Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City
Awards 2 Emmys, 4 Golden Globes
Net Worth $150 million
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Her Humble Beginnings

Born in Nelsonville, Ohio in 1965 as the youngest of eight children, Sarah Jessica showed a passion for singing and dancing from a very young age. She began taking ballet lessons at age 3 and soon started entering talent competitions. At just 8 years old, her family moved to New York City so she could pursue acting professionally.

Broadway, Film and TV Success

By 11, Sarah Jessica landed her first Broadway role in The Innocents. She spent years honing her craft on stage and landed her major breakout film role as Rusty in 1984‘s beloved musical Footloose. She charmed audiences with her bubbly spirit and impressive dance chops.

Over the next decades, Sarah Jessica shone both on Broadway, TV and film. Some highlights included memorable turns in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, LA Story, Hocus Pocus and Ed Wood.

Becoming a Fashion and Pop Culture Icon

However, Sarah Jessica‘s career skyrocketed to new heights in 1998 when she took on the iconic role of Carrie Bradshaw on HBO‘s Sex and the City. As a style-obsessed writer navigating love and relationships with her friends in New York City, Sarah Jessica‘s Carrie left an indelible mark on pop culture.

Carrie‘s trendsetting fashion and relatable personality made SJP a household name. She won Emmys, Golden Globes and respect as an actress, producer and fashion influence. Even now, over 15 years since the show ended, her impact remains.

Life after Carrie Bradshaw

While she will forever be remembered for Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica continued achieving success in countless endeavors. She starred in films like Smart People, I Don‘t Know How She Does It and Here and Now. She produced and starred in the well-received dramedy series Divorce.

Beyond acting, Sarah Jessica launched her own production company, fashion brands, fragrances and wrote an advice book. She serves on the board of the New York City Ballet and generously supports charities like UNICEF.

Fun Facts and Admirable Qualities

After following her prolific career over the years, I‘ve really come to admire Sarah Jessica‘s talents, work ethic, business savvy and charitable spirit. Here are some fun facts that showcase her admirable qualities:

  • She‘s an avid knitter and has made gifts for her SATC co-stars
  • She provided the voice for Boo in Pixar‘s Monster‘s Inc
  • She loves reality TV and calls The Real Housewives a guilty pleasure
  • She donated $400k to NYC public schools during COVID-19
  • She‘s been married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997

Lasting Legacy

Without a doubt, Sarah Jessica Parker has left an indelible impact through her acting talents, iconic fashion, business ventures and philanthropic spirit. She‘s a role model for women in the entertainment industry and beyond.

As a long-time fan, it‘s been wonderful watching her career blossom over the last 30+ years. I greatly look forward to whatever she takes on next and know her influence will continue inspiring generations to come. Here‘s to the sensational Sarah Jessica Parker!