Petite blonde (usually) American actress, born March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio. By far and away her best known role is Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City but Parker has also appeared in numerous movies over the years. Her many other roles include Did You Hear About the Morgans? and the Cult Classic 1980s series Square Pegs.
Married to fellow thespian Matthew Broderick.
Film roles on TV Tropes:
- Footloose (1984): Rusty
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985): Janey Glenn
- Flight of the Navigator (1986): Carolyn McAdams
- L.A. Story (1991): SanDeE*
- Striking Distance (1993): Jo Christman / Det. Emily Harper
- Hocus Pocus (1993): Sarah Sanderson
- Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
- Ed Wood (1994): Dolores Fuller
- Mars Attacks! (1996): Nathalie Lake
- The First Wives Club (1996): Shelly Stewart
- Extreme Measures (1996): Jodie Trammel
- Dudley Do-Right (1999): Nell Fenwick
- State and Main (2000): Claire Wellesley
- The Family Stone (2005): Meredith Morton
- Failure to Launch (2006): Paula
- Sex and the City (2008): Carrie Bradshaw
- Sex and the City 2 (2010)
- Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009): Meryl Morgan
- I Don't Know How She Does It (2011): Kate Reddy
- New Year's Eve (2011): Kate Doyle
- Escape from Planet Earth (2013): Kira Supernova (voice)
Television roles on TV Tropes:
- Square Pegs (198283): Patty Greene
- Sex and the City (19982004): Carrie Bradshaw
- And Just Like That... (2021-2022)
- Glee (201213): Isabelle Wright (3 episodes)
- Divorce (201619): Frances Dufresne
Tropes in her life and work:
- All Women Love Shoes: High heels especially. During a quick interview with Vogue, one of her questions is "Heels or flats?" She just looks at the interviewer like "Seriously?"
- Brainless Beauty: Not one in real life but perhaps surprisingly for those only familiar with her through the wry Carrie, Parker played a lot of bimbos in her early career (see her roles in L.A. Story, Hocus Pocus, Mars Attacks!, The First Wives Club and State and Main.)
- I Am Not Spock: Probably permanently linked with Carrie in the public mind, though she has had a busy post-Sex and the City movie career.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Has seven siblings, many of whom are also in the entertainment industry.
- Memetic Mutation: "Sarah Jessica Parker is a horse."
- "Sesame Street" Cred: Parker has appeared on Sesame Street a couple of times; in a 2007 episode, she demonstrates the word "sigh," and in a 2010 episode, she appears in a sketch that demonstrates "big, bigger, biggest," stating that she is "waiting for Big" (Big Bird, that is).
- She also appeared in the "Passover" and "Kids Sing Israel" episodes of Shalom Sesame (a co-production between the domestic Sesame Street and its Israeli counterpart, Rechov Sumsum).