Friday, April 13, 2007

Sarah Jessica Parker

Profile
Name: Sarah Jessica Parker
Height: 5' 4"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: March 25, 1965
Birth Place: Nelsonville, Ohio, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Professional Children's School in New York, New York
American Ballet Theatre
School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio
Husband/Wife: Matthew Broderick (actor; born on March 21, 1962; married on May 19, 1997)
Relationship: John F. Kennedy Jr. (magazine publisher; born on November 25, 1960), Nicolas Cage (actor; born on January 7, 1964; dated in 1991), Robert Downey Jr. (actor; born on April 4, 1965; dated 1984-1991)
Father: Stephen Parker (divorced)
Mother: Barbra Forste
Sister: Rachel Parker (doctor)
Brother: Timothy Britten Parker (aka Toby Parker; actor; member and cofounder of Naked Angels theater group)
Half Sister: Megan Forste (younger), Allegra Forste (younger)
Half Brother: Aaron D. Forste (born on September 28, 1978), Andrew Forste (younger)
Step Father: Paul Forste (account executive)
Son: James Wilke Broderick (born on October 28, 2002 in Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital)
Claim to fame: as Patty Greene on the CBS sitcom Square Pegs (1982-198

Biography
Sarah Jessica was born in Nelsonville, Ohio on March 25th, 1965. Her parents divorced when she was one and her mother later remarried. A born entertainer, she appeared in her first television special, The Little Match Girl, when she was eight years old. Parker studied ballet with the Cincinnati Ballet and American Ballet Theater, and worked on her singing with the Metropolitan Opera. At age 8, she saw an ad in the local newspaper announcing an audition for a production of HC Andersen's "The Little Match Girl". Sarah convinced her mother to allow her to try-out, and she got the part. Sarah, who grew up in a family with limited money, welcomed the opportunity to make some money of her own.

When Sarah Jessica was 11, her stepfather decided to move the family to New York and start a trucking business of his own. Sarah and her brother, Timothy Britten Parker, soon began to win parts in various on and off Broadway productions. Sarah found herself playing Broadway's third Annie, and soon began taking classes in order to save her voice. Growing up, Sarah danced with the National American Ballet Theater and sang with the Metropolitan Opera. In 1979, Sarah got a role in the feature film "Rich Kids", opposite John Lithgow. Three years later, she gained national recognition, starring in the short lived sitcom "Square Pegs". A few motion pictures followed throughout the 80's, as well as a couple of TV films and series. The 1984 Musical Drama "Footloose", co-starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer, brought Sarah a "Young Artist Award" for Best Young Actress.

Sarah's major breakthrough was in 1991, when she starred in Steve Martin's major comedy "L.A. Story". Her hilarious performance as the gum popping valley girl, had critics standing and cheering everywhere. The 1992 hit comedy "Honeymoon in Vegas" brought Sarah a one year relationship with co-star Nicolas Cage. Some time later, Sarah had a brief fling with the late John F. Kennedy Jr. and became an attractive tabloid newsmaker. In November 1991, Sarah met Matthew Broderick, who, at the time, was directing her brother Timothy in a play. Three months later, they had their first date, and the couple moved in together in 1992. Five years later, Sarah announced her desire to marry Broderick, live on the David Letterman show. Directly after the show, Matthew proposed to Sarah, and three months later, on May 19, 1997, they married. Sarah and Mat currently live in Soho, New York, with their border collie, Sally.

With her sexy AND funny image in tow, Sarah Jessica kept herself BUSY on the big screen, working with Nicolas Cage and James Caan in Honeymoon in Vegas, Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus, Bruce Willis in Striking Distance, Ed Wood with Johnny Depp, Miami Rhapsody with Antonio Banderas, The First Wives Club, Extreme Measures (with Hugh Grant and Gene Hackman) and Mars Attacks!. Not content to work solely on the big screen, Sarah Jessica squeezed in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions as well as starting her sexy HBO series Sex and the City in 1998. She won a Golden Globe for that role in 2000. Sex and the City's successful run came to an end on February 22nd, 2004, amid much media hoopla. She still managed to get some more film work done, appearing opposite Brendan Fraser in Dudley Do-Right and Alec Baldwin in State and Main.

Filmography
Actor
2007 Smart People
2006 Failure to Launch
2006 Life After Tomorrow
2006 Spinning Into Butter
2005 The Family Stone
2005 Strangers With Candy
2004 Home on the Range
2003 Sex and the City: Season 06
2003 Great Women of Television and Comedy
2002 Sex and the City: A 'Vogue' Idea
2002 Sex and the City: Season 05
2001 Life Without Dick
2001 Sex and the City: Season 04
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes
2001 Sex and the City: What's Sex Got to Do With It?
2000 The New York City Ballet Workout
2000 Sex and the City: Season 03
2000 State and Main
1999 Sex and the City: Season 02
1999 Dudley Do-Right
1998 Sex and the City: Season 01
1998 Sex and the City [TV Series]
1997 A Life Apart: Hasidism In America
1997 The Sunshine Boys
1997 ' Til There Was You
1997 Memories Do Not Burn
1996 The Substance of Fire
1996 Extreme Measures
1996 If Lucy Fell
1996 Mars Attacks!
1996 The First Wives Club
1995 Owen
1995 Miami Rhapsody
1994 The Larry Sanders Show: Next Stop Bottom
1994 Ed Wood
1994 Saturday Night Live: Sarah Jessica Parker
1993 Hocus Pocus
1993 Striking Distance
1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
1992 In the Best Interest of the Children
1991 Shalom Sesame: Passover - Jerusalem Jones and the Lost Afikoman
1991 L.A. Story
1991 Shalom Sesame: Kids Sing Israel (Grouches Don't)
1990 Equal Justice
1989 Twist of Fate
1988 The Ryan White Story
1988 Dadah Is Death
1987 The Room Upstairs
1986 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 Footloose
1984 Firstborn
1984 The Almost Royal Family
1983 Somewhere Tomorrow
1982 Square Pegs [TV Series]
1979 Rich Kids
In a Time of Headlong Progress

Personal Assistant
2006 16 Blocks

Producer
2006 Spinning Into Butter

Awards
Golden Globe

2005 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy The Family Stone
2003 Best Actress - Musical or Comedy (TV) Sex and the City [TV Series]
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 in the City

Trivia
* Her favorite TV comedy series include "Fawlty Towers" (1975-1979) and "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992).
* Is the long-time best friend of Willie Garson and also a close friend of Ron Rifkin.
* Her half brother, Aaron D. Forste, has been the production assistant of "Sex and the City" (1998-2004).
* Admits that she has a closet just for her footwear at home.
* Has her own brand of fragrance which is called Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker.
* Earned the 39th rank in the list of 100 Greatest Kid Stars compiled by VH1.
* Has appeared in the Nutrisse Hair Products and The Gap advertisement.
* Showed up several times in the Israeli version of "Sesame Street" (1969) which called "Shalom Sesame" (1987).
* Inspired her former boyfriend, Joshua Kadison, to write the song "Jessie" in the early 90s after their break-up.
* Was granted an American Civil Liberties Union Award in 1995.
* Was introduced to her husband, Matthew Broderick, by her brother and both of them later starred together in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" by 1996.
* Placed a clause of no nudity in her contract for "Sex and the City" (1998-2004).
* She and her two co-stars of "Sex and the City" (1998-2004), Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall, turned out to have the same experience of being involved in the project of "The Heidi Chronicles", but in different productions.
* Was nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for the consecutive seven years which were 1999 up to 2005, through her role in "Sex and the City" (1998-2004) and won four of them.
* Appeared in "Sex and the Matrix" (2000), a spoof of "Sex and the City" (1998-2004) along with the series' co-stars.
* Was the nominee of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series at Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2000, 2002, and 2005 through her role in "Sex and the City" (1998-2004).
* Got the nomination for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable, or Syndication at American Comedy Awards in 2000 and 2001 through her role in "Sex and the City" (1998-2004).
* Won the category of Best Ensemble together with other cast of "State and Main" (2000) at Florida Film Critics Circle Awards and Online Film Critics Society Awards which both held in 2000.
* Was one of the Top 20 Entertainers of 2001 according to E!.
* Gained the title of 52nd annual Woman of the Year from Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals on February 7, 2002.
* Obtained the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series nomination along with the other cast of "Sex and the City" (1998-2004) at Screen Actors Guild Awards for five years in a row and brought home two of them in the year 2002 and 2004.
* Was honored the title of Producer of the Year for Episodic Television (Comedy) at the 2002 and the 2004 Producers Guild Awards.
* Changed into 15 different costumes when hosting the 2005 MTV Movie Awards.
* By March 2006 she has become the newest celebrity ambassador for UNICEF.
* Helps served as the spokesperson for the 56th annual "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" campaign, launched Oct 25th, 2006 at UNICEF headquarters in New York.
* Launching her own fashion line, called "Bitten", which was launched March 12, 2007 during a private lunch at New York restaurant Indochine.

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