In Nelsonville, Ohio, on March 25, 1965, Sarah Jessica Parker was born to parents journalists Stephen Parker and Barbra Forste (née Keck), both of whom were educators. After her parents got separated, her mother remarried Paul Forste and had four more kids, making it eight altogether.
There were now 3 complete siblings and 4 half siblings for Sarah. Her mother had German and partly English lineage, while her father was of Eastern European Jewish descent.
Sarah, who has dance and vocal training, was chosen for the Broadway production of “The Innocents,” which led her family to move to New Jersey.
Sarah was cast in “The Sound of Music” along with four of her brothers because she was already a seasoned performer (she attended the American Ballet School and the Professional Children’s School). She also got the lead role in the Broadway production of “Annie.”
After living as an independent orphan for a year, Sarah enrolled at Dwight Morrow High School and continued to build up her acting credits. Prior to being cast as high schooler Patty Green in the 1982 sitcom Square Pegs, she secured a role in the made-for-TV film My Body, My Child (1982).
A big Woody Allen fan, she starred opposite the renowned filmmaker in the television movie The Sunshine Boys (1996), and that same year, she landed a starring role in Miami Rhapsody (1995). 1996 was a film-intensive year with roles in The First Wives Club (1996), If Lucy Fell (1996), and Mars Attacks! (1996).
All the while making a name for herself in film, Sarah was gaining respect as a theater actress, with her lead role as a dog (hard to imagine, but true) in the off-Broadway “Sylvia”, and her Broadway roles in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” (starring her present husband, Matthew Broderick), and the Tony-Award nominated “Once Upon a Mattress”.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Net Worth
Parker’s estimated wealth is a staggering $200 million.