Actress Sarah Jessica Parker turns 59 today

Her starring role in the series “Sex and the City” catapulted her to stardom

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker turns 59 today

Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio. The fourth of eight children, Parker grew up in relative poverty. Parker appeared on TV’s “Square Pegs” (1982 to 1983) before moving on to films, starring in “Footloose” (1984), “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” (1985), “Honeymoon in Vegas” (1992), “Hocus Pocus” (1993) “Ed Wood” (1994), and “The First Wives Club” (1996). She achieved major success playing Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO comedy “Sex and the City” (1998 to 2004), which revolutionized depictions of female sexuality. The series has won several accolades, including seven of its 54 Emmy Award nominations, eight of its 24 Golden Globe Award nominations, and three of its 11 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The series placed fifth on Entertainment Weekly’s “New TV Classics” list and has been listed as one of the best television series of all time by Time in 2007 and TV Guide in 2013. Parker has starred in other films and worked as a producer on the “Sex and the City” movies. Parker has garnered notice off-screen, as well. Following high-profile relationships with Robert Downey Jr. and John F. Kennedy Jr., she married actor Matthew Broderick in 1997. Their son, James Wilke Broderick, named after Matthew’s late father, was born in October 2002. In 2009, the couple welcomed twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, via surrogate.

By Ken Warren, 2018

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