How much is Sarah Jessica Parker worth?
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 25, 1965|
|Country:||United States of America|
She successfully made the transition from square peg to movie star to the ultimate fashionista as Carrie Bradshaw on the cultural phenomenon Sex and the City.
Who Is Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker and her Sex and the City alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, are famous for their glamorous and trend-setting New York style, but ironically, Parker’s claim to fame was as a hopelessly unstylish high school nerd in Square Pegs. Today, she’s a fixture at Fashion Week, a megastar who’s dated some of high society’s most eligible bachelors and the paradigm of New York chic.
American actress Sarah Jessica Parker has a net worth of about $150 million dollars, as of 2020.
A Square Peg
Born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, Parker’s family was a veritable Brady Bunch—she was one of four plus four half-siblings. Parker’s parents provided the brood with ballet and acting training, which soon proved useful. Between 1976 and 1979, Parker, along with some of her siblings won Broadway roles and the family moved to New Jersey to be closer to the show business epicenter of New York and give her the opportunity to attend Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School.
After some theater roles, in 1979, Parker won the title role in the Broadway production of Annie. As a teen in 1982, Parker appeared in My Body, My Child, a made-for-TV movie,before landing one of the lead roles in Square Pegs, a sitcom about two nerdy high school girls and their misguided attempts to become popular. The show only lasted one season, but it was enough to give Sarah’s career a much-needed boost.
She made a successful transition into film in 1983 with a role in Somewhere Tomorrow, and roles in Footloose and Firstborn the following year. But, according to Parker, she thought her homely looks had doomed her to a career as a character actress. Still, she continued to nab steady film roles throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s and even balance a steady theater career until 1998 when her life took a drastic turn.
By 1998, Sarah was a recognized name in Hollywood, but returning to television turned out to be the professional move that made her a star. 16 years had passed since Parker last starred in a television show, but she was cast in HBO’s Sex and the City alongside Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixonas the fashion-forward Carrie Bradshaw, a columnist who dished about sex, shoes, her best friends and life as a single woman in New York.
The show, which was based on a book and New York Star columns written by Candace Bushnell, was sassy, creative and made every woman fall in love with Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. By the time it ended in 2003, Parker had won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2001, 2002 and 2004 and an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2004. She had also successfully shed her “square peg” image to become a sexy style icon.
She went back to films in 2005, but the box office didn’t greet her as well as the Home Box Office until she resurrected Carrie in 2007’s Sex and the City movie. Following its huge success, the quartet reunited again for the 2010 sequel, Sex and the City 2, which wasn’t quite as popular both critically and with theatergoers.
Bad Boys, Bachelors And Babies
Parker has had an active acting career and she’s had a pretty storied love life to match. During the filming of Firstborn, Parker met and fell in love with her co-star Robert Downey, Jr. and they were soon living together. Unfortunately, Downey was in the midst of a very public battle with drug and alcohol addiction, which finally ended their relationship seven years later in 1991.
But Parker rebounded soon after when she shot Honeymoon in Vegas and had an on-set fling with her co-star Nicolas Cage. She followed up her hot streak by briefly dating one of America’s most eligible bachelors, John F. Kennedy, Jr. But she hit the jackpot next year in 1992 when she started dating Matthew Broderick, whom she went on to marry in 1997.
Although, as with all Hollywood marriages, rumors surface of trouble in Parker and Broderick’s union, they remain a couple and have three children—a son, James Wilkie Broderick, born in 2002 and twin girls, Marion and Tabitha, born in 2009 with the help of a surrogate.
Defining Quote “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.”