Sarah Jessica Parker On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio. She is an Emmy and four-time Golden Globe-winning actress, probably best known for her much loved role as Carrie Bradshaw on six seasons and two film adaptations of "Sex and the City."
Parker began her career at a young age, training across the country at various well-known establishments, including the School of American Ballet in New York City, the New York Professional Children’s School, the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, and the Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.
She made her Broadway debut as Flora in a short-lived revival of William Archibald’s play The Innocents in October 1976, but would return to the Great White Way in the 1977 premiere of Annie. Following a stint in the minor role of July, she would take over the titular role in March 1979 and star on Broadway for a whole year.
From the mid-80s through the mid-90s, Parker would appear in numerous Off-Broadway productions, including Ensemble Studio Theatre’s To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1984), The Heidi Chronicles at Playwrights Horizons (1988-89), The Substance of Fire at Playwrights Horizons (1991) and at Lincoln Center Theater (1992), and the titular (canine) role in Sylvia for Manhattan Theatre Club (1995), receiving her first Drama Desk Award nomination for ‘Outstanding Actress In A Play’.
Parker returned to Broadway in March 1996 to assume the role of Rosemary Pillkington in a revival of musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and would star as Princess Winnifred in a revival of Once Upon a Mattress from November 1996 through June 1997. She earned her second Drama Desk nomination following her performance in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Off-Broadway production of Wonder of the World, which ran at New York City Center from November 2001 through January 2002, and she wouldn’t be seen on a New York stage again until MTC’s Off-Broadway production of The Commons of Pensacola from October 2013 through February 2014.
On television, Ms. Parker shot to superstardom as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s smash hit series “Sex and the City,” starring in 94 episodes from 1998 through 2004. Prior to this, her many TV credits included the CBS sitcom “Square Pegs,” NBC’s “A Year in the Life,” ABC’s legal drama and “Equal Justice”. Since “Sex and the City” she has guest starred on Fox’s popular musical series “Glee” and stars as Frances in the HBO comedy-drama series “Divorce” since 2016.
Aside from reprising the role of Carrie Bradshaw in the movie adaptations “Sex and the City” in 2008 and “Sex and the City 2” in 2010, Parker’s many film credits include “Footloose” (1984), “Flight of the Navigator” (1986), “L.A. Story” (1991), “Honeymoon in Vegas” (1992), “Hocus Pocus” (1993), “Ed Wood” (1994), “Mars Attacks!” (1996), “The First Wives Club” (1996), “The Family Stone” (2005), “Failure to Launch” (2006), “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” (2009), and “New Year’s Eve” (2011).
Parker returns to Broadway, alongside her husband Matthew Broderick, to star in a revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre from March 13 through July 12, 2020.