Sarah Jessica Parker

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Born

3/25/1965, Nelsonville, Ohio

Birth Name

Sarah Jessica Parker

Gender

Female

Also Known As

SJP, Sarah Parker, Sarah J. Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio on the 25th March, 1965. As a child, Sarah participated in ballet and singing lessons, and was later cast in the broadway musical, "The Innocents". As an adult she went onto star in many television series , her most successful…more

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    • Sarah: (revealing she's happy to look her age) It's a real crucible because you feel daunted by your peers who somehow get younger and younger. People older than me have fewer lines than I do. And no, you're not supposed to talk about it - you're supposed to admire the fact that they look 22 even though they're 58.

    • Sarah: (revealing motherhood has made it difficult for her to wear high heels like her "Sex And The City" character Carrie) I like shoes very much but not to the same degree as Carrie. As a working mother high heels don't really fit into my life any more - but in a totally wonderful way. I would much rather think about my son than myself.

    • Sarah: I can look back at pictures of myself with the great assurance that I will be embarrassed by about 60 percent of them. This is the nature of fashion.

    • Sarah: Women will say to me, 'Let me see your shoes.' And then I show them I'm wearing flip-flops... I say 'I'm old now. I can't run around in heels when I go to the market.'

    • Sarah: When I go out with my husband I can get ready in 20 minutes for some reason.

    • Sarah: (after being named the Unsexiest Woman Alive by maxim.com) What they don't know is that one day I'll wake up fat. But I'll still be happy, just like I am now. I believe in the old 'sticks and stones' philosophy, so frankly their words don't come close to hurting.

    • Sarah: You don't have to be at the gym for hours -- I've gotten my routine down to 45 minutes. That way it doesn't feel like a chore.

    • Sarah: (on her new clothing line called "Bitten") It's about affordable, well-made American sportswear. It's about fashion not being a luxury, it's really, really important to us that it be good, feel good, have a life, that it make a difference in your life and that you have money left over to live.

    • Sarah: I am a city person. I love concrete, I love architecture, and I love the sound of cabs. I get uncomfortable if it's too quiet. I find it unnerving and unsettling. I just wouldn't go anywhere else.

    • Sarah: (on a possible "Sex and the City" reunion) We all wanted to do a movie but I think that time has passed. There was a script, there were sets, there were costumes, there was a crew, and that's all gone now. The sets are all broken down or sold or in a dumpster or, I don't know, on eBay. It'd be hard to buy it back. All the shoes, we have. We all have our shoes and they can have them back.

    • Sarah: Everything changes when you become a parent.

    • Sarah: I just hope that I'm providing my son with a beautiful home that he feels really safe and comfortable in. He loves his house. It's going to be a pretty tough pill to swallow to send him out into the world to live in a studio apartment but that is one of the beautiful challenges of being an adult, being independent. Yes, I can see why it's very appealing to live at home but it's also deeply thrilling being an adult and standing on your own two feet.

    • Sarah: (on husband, Matthew Broderick) We don't pretend to hold our marriage up as a model by which everybody else should judge their but we're very happy. I'm not saying that we don't disagree about things or that I don't annoy him constantly, as I'm certain I do, and that there aren't endless issues that enter into things, like, the toilet seat, or picking up his laundry. But for the most part, we seem to have figured it out.

    • Sarah: I would say that anybody that thinks they can really change another person is slightly misguided. I have so many female friends who date men that have warning signs all over them and they really feel that they are uniquely gifted in some way that they will be the person that finally fixes whatever flaw they have. I find men far more complicated and interesting than that of course.

    • Sarah: The arts were a big part of my childhood. We went to the theatre and opera a lot as a family. We were not at all wealthy, but it was at a time when the arts were publicly funded and there were free tickets available. For someone like myself who wasn't that academically inclined, it was a great escape. For some reason when I was quite young I began to read about castings in the newspaper and wanting to go to to them. I suppose I found the whole thing quite magical at that age. So I started auditioning, because I didn't see any reason not to. We are not particularly confident or ambitious people in my family, but there were a lot of us in the house and it was a great escape for me. I found it a way to distinguish myself from seven other siblings. I became less interested in school. I still went, but I didn't choose to develop any other skills apart from drama. In the end I didn't really have any other choice.

    • Sarah: (on her "Sex and the City" character, Carrie) Carrie definitely left a vivid imprint on those who loved her. She wasn't a perfect heroine and I think that was my salvation in a lot of ways. She was unpredictable, so people didn't always know her next move. I was a working actor for years in films like Honeymoon in Vegas, Ed Wood and The First Wives Club, before I played Carrie. She was an extraordinary character to play for so long, but I still pursue my career in the way that I always did. I still look for interesting characters and stories.

    • Sarah: I was lucky because I knew Matthew's family very well before we started dating. He was a good of friend of one of my brothers. I actually met his family before I had met him. I was never in that terrifying position of being the new person. Meredith's situation is slightly different because of her poor people skills and inability to know when to stop talking. I think it takes two to be in Meredith's situation. The Stone's could have thrown her a life line. They could see how uncomfortable she was with those surroundings. I have never seen anyone as socially awkward as her though. - comparing meeting her husband's parents to her character, Meredith in her movie "The Family Stone"

    • Sarah: (on the events that occured on 9/11) Matthew stumbled downstairs in his underwear, looked at the TV and said, 'Oh, my God! My God!' As he went running into the bedroom to get his trousers I saw another plane crash into the second tower. Matthew was outside in no time to look at what was happening. He came back in ashen. It was a demarcation point in our lives, We were bereft. Every part of the attack felt personal to us. It was not random. We in this city were the target. We have this love affair with our city. We would rather have been here that day than be in Los Angeles or Greece or anywhere else in the whole world. It's this sense of community we feel. I thought, 'Thank God we were here. I will go down with this island if I have to.' I would never leave.

    • Sarah: (about the main character in her film "Failure to Launch") It's very hard imaging being single again, but I tend not to be someone who bases my opinion on something as simple or superficial as someone being hot. If someone did still live at home and they were all grown up but they were really smart, witty, interesting and had a legitimate reason for being there it wouldn't be an issue. I would feel comfortable dating them. I don't know if I'd feel comfortable going into their bedroom and closing the door though... I think that might make me feel weird especially if the parent were there.

    • Sarah: (on what Christmas is like with her family) I have a very large family - with a total of seven sisters, brothers and half sisters and brothers - so it is tough for us all to get together. We are not particularly religious, so we just see it as a wonderful excuse to be together and relax in each others company. Now we all have partners and children so the house is even more packed. Everyone helps out with the dinner and gets stuck in. It is crazy, but somehow amazingly peaceful. I can only say that to me it is a time when I can finally relax.

    • Sarah: (on how she likes to be addressed) Sarah Jessica is fine, Sarah, SJP, SJ, hey you, anything!

    • Sarah: The hardest part of leaving the show (Sex and the City) was this endless gypsy-like life that I'm back into, where it's like being the new kid in school all the time, which for some people is very easy but for me is not. I don't really like change, and I would like everything to be the same constantly, except that I love being terrified.

    • Sarah: I get the feeling people are disappointed with me because I don't have the answers for them. I have to remind them that I don't have a Ph.D. in sex or counselLing.

    • Sarah: Fashion is a part of my work. I feel a responsibility to be presentable, to dress up if the occasion calls for it. But, really, fashion does not play that big a role in my life these days.

    • Sarah: Celebrity and the media are reliant on each other - always have been - but we have lost the elegance in that relationship, somehow.

    • Sarah: I tell my friends married life is boring, but that's just a fun thing to say to make single people feel better.

    • Sarah: One of the things that's great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making. There are so many people who are cogs in the great wheel of the city that a less bright light is shone on our lives. It still exists - there are always paparazzi at our house - but being a public person feels less like a business than it does in LA. And you have to approach it differently. I can't hide behind gates, or in a car, but if I can get a few yards from my front door, I can still get lost in a crowd. I am always moments, just moments, from obscurity on a crowded street in New York.

    • Sarah: The last line that I ever uttered, working as an employee on Sex and the City was 'And you can drive up and down this street as much as you want, because I don't live here anymore.

    • Sarah: When you grow up and you're different, all you want to do is find a way to be the same. And then as a more mature adult...you realize the beauty of thinking on your own.

    • Sarah: (about husband Matthew Broderick to Life & Style Magazine) I never liked Parmesan cheese, and now I love it. I never like pesto. I let him influence me.

    • Sarah: I am the definition of contentment. That's exactly where I am.

    • Sarah: I believe in buying as many of those creams that say 'eliminates small lines' as possible.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Overrated.

    4.5
    Hate her in "Sex and the City". Not a good actor.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker:One Of The Best

    10
    I first saw SJP act on Square Pegs when I was 8,this show was so good it was a shame it only lasted one season.I watched her movies and tv shows,I loved Footloose and Girls Just Want To Have Fun and I loved A Year In ThE Life and Equal Justice,brilliant but canceled shows.I watched her in more movies,one of my favorites being Ed Wood,amazing movie. Then came SATC she is so brilliant as Carrie Bradshaw,I love this character and this show.She is one of the best actresses out there she is beautiful and down to earth and has a legendary career.When some of the actresses today are forgotten she will be a legend.moreless
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