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I first became a fan of Ms. Parker when she starred in the 1982-83 TV series, Square Pegs. As the brainy, awkward Patty Greene, she displayed an innate allure which made me believe that she could be desired by not only popular freshman Vinnie Pasetta, but also by good looking senior Larry Simpson. These characters, as I did, saw past her ungainly appearance to the real beauty within. However, it was not until I saw her in the film Footloose that I became convinced it was the actress, not just the character, that I found so attractive. One thing I find so appealing about her is her energy. She is rarely still on screen, frequently jumping or spinning about, seemingly ready to explode at any time. Also, she projects intelligence and vulnerability, as well as an unusual accessibility. Perhaps that is why she isn't a bigger star: people like their movie stars larger than life, while Ms. Parker seems like someone you could sit down with over a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze. Several magazine articles I have read about her emphasize this characteristic. Indeed, several readers of this page who know or have met her have written me. They all say that she is just as nice and genuine a person as her public image suggests. Another reason for her relative lack of renown is that she prefers working in the theater to making movies, although she seems to enjoy the variety of roles she plays in the two media. (Here's an on-line interview with her about this). It is likely that her sensible attitude towards her career is the reason she has been able to make the conversion from child star to acclaimed adult actress.

When I started surfing the 'Net, I looked high and low for Web pages dedicated to her, but although there are dozens of sites extolling the virtues of such actresses as Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Aniston, and Drew Barrymore, there was nary a one about Ms. Parker. Thus, I undertook to create the site which you are now visiting. I hope you enjoy it. If you have been here before, see the "What's new" page.

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Of course, in the years since I wrote the above, Sarah Jessica has become an "A"-list celebrity and sex symbol thanks to the success of Sex and the City.


Sarah Jessica Parker was born March 25, 1965 to Stephen and Barbara Parker of Nelsonville, Ohio, the fourth of eight children. Her parents' marriage fell apart soon after her birth, and her mother later married a businessman named Paul Forste. Young Sarah Jessica trained in singing and ballet, and became a professional performer at an early age, as did several of her siblings. In 1976, her family moved to New Jersey after Sarah landed her first Broadway role, in The Innocents. (Her older brother, Timothy Britten Parker, was an understudy in the same play.) Following that, she performed in the national company of The Sound of Music, with four of her siblings.

Her appearance in an off-Broadway revue based on the songs of Charles Strouse, who wrote the music for the Broadway play Annie, led to winning a role in that production. In January 1979, she became the third actress to portray the lead in that play, remaining in the role for 12 months, until she outgrew it. She attended Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ and performed in other plays until 1982, when she landed one of the lead roles in the CBS sitcom, Square Pegs. She then transferred to Hollywood High. After graduation, she decided to bypass college in order to pursue acting full time. After the cancellation of her series, she began appearing in movies, mostly in supporting roles, as well continuing on the stage. She also won regular roles in two other critically acclaimed, but low rated, television series, A Year In The Life, and Equal Justice. During this time, she had a serious relationship with actor Robert Downey, Jr., sharing quarters with him for several years. After breaking up with him, she had a brief romance with John Kennedy, Jr., before meeting the man she hopes will be her partner for life, Matthew Broderick.

Her professional life experienced a similar change for the better at about the same time. In 1991, she landed the part of SanDeE* in Steve Martin's movie, L. A. Story. Suddenly people noticed that not only was she a superb comedienne, but she had also grown to be a very attractive young woman. Since this latter fact in of supreme importance in Hollywood, she was now able to land bigger parts in movies featuring big stars such as Bruce Willis and Bette Midler. She has continued to work on stage, garnering a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance as the title character in the play Sylvia. She appeared in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying with Mr. Broderick, and played the lead role in the Tony award-nominated musical comedy, Once Upon A Mattress, on Broadway.
On May 19, 1997, Sarah Jessica married her longtime beau, Matthew Broderick.  In 2002, she gave birth to a son, James.

Ms. Parker is active in aiding charitable and political causes.  Her favorite charity is UNICEF and she works to raise money for AIDS research, PBS, Legal Information Network for Cancer, and school music programs.

She is starring on the HBO series, Sex And The City, for which she has received two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild award as well as Emmy and American Comedy Award nominations as Best Actress. She also serves as an executive producer of the show, and has branched out into producing movies. In recent years, she has expanded into new areas, creating two perfumes, Lovely and Covet, and a low-priced clothing line, Bitten, which is available at the Steve & Barry's chain.


My other Sarah Jessica Parker pages:

Theatre Page Film Page Picture Page 1 Picture Page 2 Sounds Page

The ever-growing roster of other sites dedicated to her:

Ace Show Biz

Army of Sarah

AskMen.com: The premier online men's magazine.

Celebrity Wonder: Sarah Jessica Parker Profile and Gossips

DollChild's Happy Home



Sarah Jessica Parker doll created by Sean Tataryn

Sarah Jessica Parker Website

This site has some older pictures which I have deleted from my site.

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For more information on Ms. Parker, here is a list of magazine and newspaper articles. 


Films due in 2008: Smart People, Sex and the City: The Movie, and maybe Spinning Into Butter (a troubled production which had some showings in 2007.)

Thanks to Lisa Renda, Ty Lightner, Maria Dawson, Mary Prior, and many others for additions and corrections.

If you have any questions, comments, criticisms, witticisms, etc., please e-mail me at: cliffordblau@yahoo.com

These pages were created June 10, 1996 and most recently updated on January 18, 2008. All material on them (except the binaries and certain film reviews by Bill Hirschi) is copyright 1996-2008 Clifford Blau, and may be used in whole or in part for any noncommercial purpose with proper attribution.