Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 24th, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio. She is a singer, stage performer and star actress. Her parents, Barbara and Steven Parker, divorced when she was just an infant. Sarah grew up in Cincinnati with her mom and her stepfather, Paul Forste. She has three siblings and four stepbrothers and sisters. Sarah's mother soon navigated her children's paths towards the arts, and the family often listened to show tunes while at home. Sarah and her siblings weren't allowed to watch television, instead they went to Symphonies, Art Museums, Theater plays and the Ballet.
At age 8, she saw an ad in the local newspaper announcing an audition for a production of HC Andersen's ""The Little Match Girl"". Sarah convinced her mother to allow her to try-out , and she got the part. ""I still don't know why"", Sarah said in an interview. ""I had never acted before in my life."" Sarah, who grew up in a family with limited money, welcomed the opportunity to make some money of her own.
When Sarah Jessica was 11, her stepfather decided to move the family to New York and start a trucking business of his own. Sarah and her brother, Timothy Britten Parker, soon began to win parts in various on and off Broadway productions. Sarah found herself playing Broadway's third Annie, and soon began taking classes in order to save her voice. ""I remember getting up on stage on 'Annie' every night, singing with a full orchestra. I was just so fearless. And that's what it's all about; being fearless"", she says.
Growing up, Sarah danced with the National American Ballet Theater and sang with the Metropolitan Opera. In 1979, Sarah got a role in the feature film ""Rich Kids"", opposite John Lithgow. Three years later, she gained national recognition, starring in the short lived sitcom ""Square Pegs"". A few motion pictures followed throughout the 80's, as well as a couple of TV films and series. The 1984 Musical Drama ""Footloose"", co-starring Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer, brought Sarah a ""Young Artist Award"" for Best Young Actress.
Sarah's major breakthrough was in 1991, when she starred in Steve Martin's major comedy ""L.A. Story"". Her hilarious performance as the gum popping valley girl, had critics standing and cheering everywhere. The 1992 hit comedy ""Honeymoon in Vegas"" brought Sarah a one year relationship with co-star Nicolas Cage. Some time later, Sarah had a brief fling with the late John F. Kennedy Jr. and became an attractive tabloid newsmaker. In November 1991, Sarah met Matthew Broderick, who, at the time, was directing her brother Timothy in a play. Three months later, they had their first date, and the couple moved in together in 1992. Five years later, Sarah announced her desire to marry Broderick, live on the David Letterman show. Directly after the show, Matthew proposed to Sarah, and three months later, on May 19, 1997, they married.
Sarah and Mat currently live in Soho, New York, with their border collie, Sally. Sarah is currently starring in the HBO hit series ""Sex and the City"" and has received a Golden Globe for her role as the show's leading lady at the 2000, 2001 and 2002 awards. Most recent movies include ""Dudley Do-Right"" and ""Isn't She Great"", opposite Bette Midler. This year, you can look forward to Sarah's next movie, the comedy ""State and Main""