Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress, producer, and designer. She is known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City (1998–2004), for which she won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. Parker went on to receive such accolades as two Tony Award nominations, winning Best Actress in 2010, among other awards.
Her film roles include Lila & Eve (2015), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), The Family Stone (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Spanglish (2004), and I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011). Among her Broadway roles, Parker played the lead in Annie (2012) and she appeared in The Circle (2017), both of which earned her Tony Award nominations.
Sarah Jessica Parker Mother: Barbara Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio, the daughter of Barbara Parker, a nursery-school operator and teacher. Barbara is of German, and some English, descent.
Barbara Parker is a very supportive mother who was always there for her daughter, Sarah Jessica Parker. She would help her with her homework and needed school projects. Sarah Jessica Parker loved going to the movies with her mother and they would often have “movie nights” where they would make popcorn and watch classic films.
Sarah Jessica Parker has said that her mother “is like a best friend”. The two are very close and have a great relationship. Barbara Parker is extremely proud of her daughter and all of her accomplishments.
Sarah Jessica Parker Father: Stephen Parker
Stephen Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist. Moreover, Sarah Jessica Parker was one of a total of eight children from her parents’ marriage and her mother’s second marriage; her full siblings include actors Timothy Britten Parker and Pippin Parker.
Parker’s parents divorced when she was 3+1⁄2 years old, and her mother married Paul Forste, a truck driver and account executive. Stephen, a native of Brooklyn, is Jewish (from a family from Eastern Europe) nd his family’s original surname was “Bar-Kahn” (“son of Kohen”).
Parker has identified culturally with her father’s faith, Judaism, although has had no religious training. Parker’s parents struggled to support their large family – oftentimes the electricity could be shut off, or the family would have to forgo Christmases and birthdays for lack of money.
Nonetheless, she has stated: “I wouldn’t change any of it, for anything … for the most part, we had everything we needed. Not always, but for the most part.” Parker’s mother immersed her children in culture and extracurricular activities. She often took them to free public institutions like the ballet and the theater in Cincinnati, so that they lived “full, rich lives,” emulating the New York artistic scene.