Sarah Jessica Parker is an award-winning American actress, producer, and designer who has carved a niche for herself in the industry with lead roles in many TV series over the years. In this article we will discuss Sarah Jessica Parker net worth, biography and other interesting information about her.
Sarah became a relevant figure in Hollywood after playing the role of Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City which was aired between 1998 and 2004.
She is a recipient of several awards including two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
During the airing of the series, her character which became very popular got recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. Sarah Jessica Parker net worth is estimated at $150 million as at 2020.
How Sarah Jessica Parker got on the screen
Sarah, who is a trained singer and a ballet artiste, began her journey into acting when she was a cast in the Broadway revival of William Archibald’s play The Innocents.
Her family relocated to New York in order for her to get specialized training. Sarah’s parents succeeded in molding her career as a child actress.
Sarah made her first appearance on screen aged 11 in 1976 in the project titled revival of the Innocents. From there she went on to star in the title role of the Broadway musical Annie in 1979.
Her first major appearance was in the 1984 dramas Footloose and Firstborn. She continued with other film roles which include, L.A. Story, The First Wives Club, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hocus Pocus, Ed Wood, The Family Stone, Failure to Launch, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, and New Year’s Eve, between 1991 and 2011.
After starring in Sex and the City 2 in 2010, she returned to television series with the role of Isabelle Wright in three episodes of the FOX series Glee. A significant portion of Sarah Jessica Parker net worth was accumulated through her career as an actress.
Sarah Jessica Parker Biography
Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965, in Nelsonville, Ohio to Barbara Parker (née Keck), a German who is a nursery school operator and teacher, and Stephen Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist.
Being one of the eight children from her parents’ marriage, her full siblings include actors Timothy Parker and Pippin Parker.
Her mother later married Paul Forste, a truck driver and account executive after divorcing Stephen when she was three and a half year old.
Born into a Jewish family which emanated from Brooklyn, Sarah’s original family name was Bar-Kahn, which means son of Kohen.
Although her mother has English descent through her mother, who is a descendant of Esther Elwell, one of the accused during the Salem witch trials, Sarah identified culturally with her father’s faith, Judaism, but had no religious training.
Unverified information indicates that her family lived in Cincinnati, while her mother emulated a New York lifestyle as they struggled to support their large family. One of the down moments were frequent lack of electricity and the family forgone Christmases and birthdays for lack of money among other challenges.
During one of her interviews, Sarah said her family had everything they needed for the most part.
Her family lived what she described as but for the most part.” She alongside her siblings were immersed in culture and extracurricular activities by her mum.
Sarah also had access to free public institutions like the ballet and the theatre in Cincinnati.
Sarah schools include the School of American Ballet in New York City, Dwight Morrow High School, the New York Professional Children’s School, the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, and Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.
In 1977, the family moved to the newly opened planned community on Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, and later to Manhattan.
Top class producer and entrepreneur
Some of Sarah Jessica Parker net worth comes from her exploits as an entrepreneur. Sarah has been running her production company; Pretty Matches founded in 2005 with Alison Benson, who was introduced to her by her agent, Kevin Huvane. The outfit has been creating content for HBO and other channels since 2009. Part of its top work includes Divorce (2016–present) and Here and Now (2018).
With the creation of the company, Sarah’s goal is to produce more professional opportunities for women. She made a statement with Divorce, where she had more females than males as her crew members, especially in the director’s chair and in the writers’ room.
Going stronger in entrepreneurship, Sarah established her own perfume in 2005, called Lovely followed with the launch of her own fashion line, “Bitten” in March 2007 in partnership with discount clothing chain Steve & Barry’s.
The clothing items and accessories are under $20.
After her success with lovely, she released her second fragrance, Covet in July 2007. She went ahead to launched a series of three new fragrances called Dawn, Endless, and Twilight as part of Lovely collection in February 2009.
After her success with the perfumes and clothing line, she moved a step ahead to the footwear in 2014 by starting the SJP Collection at Nordstrom.
Her success gained a lot of attention with Jordache Jeans naming her as its spokes model in June 2015.
Her foray in the fashion industry continued in April 2018, when she partnered with Gilt to launch her ready-to-wear bridal collection for modern non-traditional brides.
Endorsements, Nominations and Awards
The top movie practitioner is the face of many of the world’s biggest fashion brands through her work with various advertising campaigns to her credit. She signed a lucrative deal with Garnier to appear in TV and print advertising promoting their Nutrisse hair products in August 2013.
In 2004, Sarah also signed a $38 million contract with the Gap, creating a record as the first multi-season contract in the clothing company’s history. According to the details of the deal, Sarah appeared in their upcoming fall ads, and continue until the Spring of 2005.
Presently playing the role of Frances Dufresne in the HBO series Divorce which has been on since 2016, Sarah has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Sarah became a fashion icon after wearing 14 different outfits in 2000 when she hosted the MTV Movie Awards.
Sarah has ten Emmy Award nominations, all for Sex and the City. She also won the award for the category of Outstanding Comedy Series (as producer) in 2001 and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004.
From nine Golden Globe nominations, she won four (all for Sex and the City) in 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004.
Sarah Jessica Parker Relationships, Marriage & Children
Sarah dated actor Robert Downey Jr, whom she met on the set of Firstborn from 1984 until 1991. She had to end the relationship due to Downey’s drug problem and briefly dated John F. Kennedy Jr later.
Sarah eventually married actor Matthew Broderick on May 19, 1997, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The ceremony was officiated by Broderick’s sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, who is an Episcopal priest.
Their son James arrived on October 28, 2002, while their twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, were born June 22, 2009, via surrogacy.
The couple has been living in Greenwich Village with their children as renovation continues on a “double wide” they bought on West 11th Street in 2016.
Sarah Jessica Parker Net worth
With her success in Hollywood, advertising and fashion industry, Sarah Jessica Parker net worth as at 2020 is $150 million.
Although the Sex and the City character and Sarah are two completely different people, the 54-year-old has clearly learned how to manage her money wisely.