Season 1 M-Net Edge (*102) 21:05 Comedy
No matter what she does, Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) will always be Carrie from sitcom Sex & The City (1998-2004). That doesn’t mean she’s shied away from other roles – and not just in front of the camera. In her new comedy Divorce (2016-current), the 51-year-old is playing lead character Frances as well as being the executive producer.
The subject of divorce and her jobs 1
are nothing new to SJP. She was a producer on both Sex & The City movies (2008 and 2010) and like her character, she’s had relationship problems…
In 2014, her 17-year marriage to 2
actor Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 1986) was reportedly on the rocks after he was accused of cheating. They’re still together – they live in New York with son James (14) and twins Marion and Tabitha (7), who were born via surrogate.
Before Matt, SJP dated Hollywood 3
bad-boy Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man in the Marvel films, 2008-current) from 1984 to 1991 and says, “I believed I was holding him together during his drug addictions.” Robert admits that “I was really selfish to her”.
Acting runs in the family – SJP 4
says that her school teacher mom Barbra “encouraged us to have fun and always be creative”. Her brothers Timothy and Pippin run the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York.
Not that Sarah Jessica’s acting car5
eer got off to a good start – the New Yorker was cast in the Broadway production of Annie in 1979 and jokes now that “I was the mistake. I was the understudy to the understudy”.
One thing that she doesn’t make 6
mistakes with is her job contracts – the most important and often first is a strict no-nudity clause.