There’s a good chance you think you recognize the actress who played Carrie Bradshaw so convincingly on Sex and the City, but you’d be mistaken!
Be sure to brush up on your knowledge of our December cover actress, Sarah Jessica Parker, before the release of And Just Like That the following month, as there is still a great deal more to discover about her.
1. Her Family Tree Includes Some of The Most Illustrious Historical Figures in The World.
A segment from the documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? aired in the year 2010.
, Parker found out that her family participated in the California Gold Rush of 1849–1850 and the Salem witch trials of 1692, possibly foreshadowing her involvement in the 1993 film Hocus Pocus.
2. She Is the Eighth (That’s Right, Eighth) Child in Her Family.
Parker Parker was born in 1965 to Barbara and Stephen Parker, who had a combined total of eight children between their marriage and Barbara’s second marriage.
Barbara’s first marriage was to Stephen Parker. Other actors Timothy Britten Parker and Pippin Parker are Parker’s full siblings. Parker is the youngest of the three.
3. At Her Wedding, She Sported an All-Black Ensemble.
“I was too embarrassed to get married in white, and both Matthew and I were reluctant to have people pay so much attention to us,” Parker once told Marie Claire of her and Matthew Broderick’s wedding in 1997.
The wedding was attended by a large number of celebrities, including Matthew Broderick. Therefore, she decided to break with convention and wear a black dress with ruffles designed by Morgane Le Fay.
4. She Has Extensive Training in Ballet.
Parker attributes her ability to “be physical” in parts such as Sandee* in L.A. to the ballet training she had when she was younger. Story (and even Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City) (and even Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City).
5. She Was on The Verge of Declining Her Role in Sex and The City.
“There were a couple of concerns that I had; like, I really wasn’t keen on doing nudity and language issues,” Parker has said of her initial experience of reading the Sex and the City script. “There were a couple of concerns that I had; like, I really wasn’t keen on doing nudity and language issues.
” She was similarly apprehensive about giving up the flexibility that starring in movies and plays afforded in exchange for the rigorous schedule that TV provided, but luckily for all of us, she got over her apprehension and became a successful television actress.
6. Education Is an Absolute Necessity!
Her educational background includes time spent at the School of American Ballet, the New York Professional Children’s School, the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, and Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.
7. Reads for The Sheer Pleasure of It.
Given that she is an avid reader, the role of Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City was practically tailor-made for her. Winter’s Tale and To Kill a Mockingbird are two of her all-time favorite books.
8. An Avid Fan of Musical Expression!
Her preferred genres of music include soul, funk, and jazz, and her favorite artists are Trombone Shorty and Parliament, both of whom were popular in the 1970s.
9. Working Hard Almost Never Goes Unrewarded.
She is the recipient of a number of prizes, including the Primetime Emmy Award, the Golden Globe Award, the American Comedy Award, the People’s Choice Award, the Academy of Science Fiction Award, and the Satellite Award, among others.
10. A Source of Great Pride!
She is the owner of a production firm that goes by the name Pretty Matches, and since 2009, she has been responsible for developing programming for HBO and other channels.