Di­vorce

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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.

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