Who is Sarah Jessica Parker? Everything you need to know about her

As her Sex And The City co-star Kim Cattrall publicly declares SJP is not her friend, we found out everything you need to know about the woman who played Carrie Bradshaw.

After years of rumours, it’s finally been revealed that Sarah Jessica Parker and her Sex And The City co-star Kim Cattrall are not friends.

We found out everything you need to know about SJP.

[Read more: Who is Kim Cattrall? Everything you need to know]

Who is she?

Sarah Jessica was born to Stephen and Barbara Parker.

Her father is Jewish and her mother is a descendent of one of the women accused during the Salem Witch Trials.

As a young girl she took ballet and singing lessons and her family moved to New York to help her career where she appeared on the Broadway revival of The Innocents.

Her first film role came in 1991 when she starred in LA Story. Her 1993 film Hocus Pocus received negative reviews but has become and cult Halloween favourite.

Sex And The City

In 1998 she was cast in the lead role of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City – a TV adaptation of Candace Bushnell’s book of the same name.

 

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Thanks to the show’s costume designer, Patricia Field, both the show and Sarah Jessica became associated with great fashion.

Sarah Jessica was an executive producer on the series’ film spin-offs and had hoped to make a third film though in October 2017, she revealed her disappointment that such a project could not take off.

This was because co-star Kim Cattrall who played Samantha Jones had no interest in reprising the role and exacerbated rumours of a feud between them.

After the news broke that there would be no third film, Kim told Piers Morgan: “The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over.

“Sarah Jessica, she could have been nicer, she could have in some way. I don’t know what her issue is, I never have.”

On February 5 it was announced that Kim’s brother had died and Sarah Jessica publicly offered her condolences to Kim.

Kim responded on Instagram that she wished for Sarah Jessica to leave her alone and that the two were not friends.

Sarah Jessica then responded in an interview with People magazine saying "I never talked about it, except [to say] that some of us were disappointed [about the third movie not happening].

“But I never responded to the conversation Kim had with Piers Morgan, where she said things that were really hurtful about me. We had this experience and it was amazing, and nothing will ever be like it.

"We had a connection with an audience, and we had a connection with the city and with this crew, and we got to tell these crazy stories with each other. So I don’t want to mess with that. I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing that part. So there was no fight; it was completely fabricated, because I actually never responded. And I won’t, because she needed to say what she needed to say, and that is her privilege.”

Life away from Sex And The City

Sarah Jessica has starred in a number of plays including the Tony-nominated Once Upon A Mattress.

She has continued to star in films including Failure To Launch, Did You Hear About The Morgans and I Don’t Know How She Does It – a movie adaptation of the book written by British journalist Allison Pearson.

Since 2009, she has run her own production company Pretty Matches which produces a number of television shows.

Thanks to the fashion platform given to her during Sex And The City, Sarah Jessica has continued to make a name for herself in the world of fashion.

In 2000, she hosted the MTV Movie Awards, appearing in no less than 14 different outfits.

Two years later she released her first fragrance ‘Lovely’ and has gone on to release five more.

Sarah Jessica launched her first fashion collection in collaboration with discount clothing chain Steve & Barry’s in 2007.

In 2014, she then went on to launch a footwear collection with Nordstrom called SJP Collection.

Her personal life

Sarah Jessica was dating Robert Downey Jr from 1984 to 1991 when their relationship ended as a result of his drug abuse.

She then briefly dated John F Kennedy Jr.

In May 1997 she married actor Matthew Broderick.

The couple live in New York with their three children, son James born in 2002, and twin daughters born via surrogate in 2009, Marion and Tabitha.

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