Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American film, television and theatre actress and producer. She is best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City, for which she won four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards. She played the same role in the 2008 feature film version of the show, Sex and the City: The Movie and its sequel, which opens in 2010.
Parker is also known as a film actress, in addition to television and theatre, has appeared in films like Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), along with co-star Bette Midler, Mars Attacks! (1996), State and Main (2000). More recently, Parker starred in The Family Stone (2005) and Smart People (2008).Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio, the daughter of Barbara, a nursery school operator and teacher, and Steven Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist. Her father, a native of Brooklyn, was Jewish, the original family surname being "Bar-Kahn" ("son of Kohen"); Parker has said of herself, "I always just considered myself a Jew". She was one of eight children from her parents' marriage and her mother's second marriage after Parker's parents' divorce (her full siblings include actors Timothy Britten Parker and Pippin Parker).
As a young girl, she trained in singing and ballet, soon being cast in the Broadway revival of William Archibald's The Innocents. Her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio and then to Dobbs Ferry, New York, near New York City, where Parker was developing her career as a child actress. In 1977, the family moved to the newly opened planned community on Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, and later to Manhattan proper; her parents later moved to Englewood, New Jersey, where Parker attended Dwight Morrow High School.
Parker attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, the School of American Ballet, Dwight Morrow High School and the Professional Children's School, Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California.
I wonder what it's like being married to Ferris Bueller?