Sarah Jessica Parker’s no-makeup shot reveals her stunning natural beauty.

Following her role as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, Sarah Jessia Parker rose to fame. Parker had began acting when she was just a teenager.

Today, the 56-year-old is happily married, has children, and has a very successful career. But what was it that made her life so inspiring and impressive?

Let’s find out how Sarah Jessica Parker got to where she it today.

Sarah Jessica Parker might be an uber-celebrity today, but when she grew up, having money to buy things wasn’t even an option.

In 1965 on March 25, Sarah was born in Nelsonville, Ohio. She was the youngest of eight and her parents divorced when she was young.

She was raised by her mother, Barbara, who soon after the divorce remarried a truck driver, Paul Forste. Her stepfather, however, was often out-of-work, and Barbara – who ran a nursing home – had to take care of the children herself. It was tough.

“The problem with talking about it is that people like to put a Dickensian twist on it as if I were an orphan,” she explained “There were times when we didn’t have electricity because we didn’t pay the bill on time – we simply didn’t have the money that month – and sometimes we relied on the government for free lunches.”

“But my parents were very clever and industrious; culturally, our lives were very rich, even though, in practical ways, things were kind of a mess.”

Parker has no regret and is grateful for her childhood since it gave her a work ethic.

“I’ve never borrowed a penny from anybody. I think it’s a real privilege to grow up the way I did, and I think my son’s strangely at a disadvantage because he’s a child of affluence, and he doesn’t know what that means,” she explained.

“That is a great concern to me. I almost wish we could create a false universe for him – I know this is going to be misinterpreted across the world, but I think there is something good about not having much.”

Sarah Jessica Parker wanted to help her mother support the family. From a young age, it was clear that she had a talent for performing, and she brought home paychecks by performing as both a dancer and singing.¨

At eight years of age, Parker got her first lead in a production of The Little Match Girl.

“I asked my mother if I could audition. So I went downtown to WLW-TV, which is our local NBC station, and stood in line and auditioned,” she said in an appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio.

“And I was eventually cast as The Little Match Girl, and, I think it shot, it was a sum total of five days, and I was paid $500. And the only rule was that they get me out in time to get to my ballet class.”

In 1976 she was discovered and lander her first Broadway role in The Innocents.

Barbara moved to New Jersey to support Parker’s acting career as she became the family’s primary breadwinner.

Sarah was trained in both singing and ballet. She studied at the American Ballet School and the Professional Children’s School.

Sarah Jessica Parker – ‘Sex and the City’

In 1979, Sarah Jessica Parker got her big breakthrough on Broadway, starring as the orphan in Annie. From there, Parker attended Dwight Morrow High School, and at the same time, she continued to star in several productions.

Sarah Jessica Parker pursued her acting career full-time when she graduated from high school. In 1982, she got her first big breakthrough on television when she starred in the sitcom Square Pegs. From there, Parker continued to star in several shows and films, and as the 1990s approached, she starred in more and more prominent films.

In 1991, she starred alongside Steve Martin in L.A. Story and the year after in Honeymoon in Vegas alongside Nicolas Cage. In 1994, Parker appeared in Tim Burton’s celebrated film Ed Wood.

After appearing in several other films, Sarah Jessica Parker got the part of a lifetime.

In 1998, the first episode of Sex and the City premiered, with Parker starring as Carrie Bradshaw. The show, which revolves around four friends in New York City, didn’t take long to prove itself as a cult classic.

Sex and the City aired for 98 episodes through 2004, and it turned Sarah Jessica Parker into an uber-celebrity. However, she nearly passed on the opportunity to star on the show.

“‘Darren Star reached out to me,’” she recalled her agent telling her. “‘He’s written this pilot [“Sex and the City”] and tells me he wrote it with you in mind — you were in his head when he was writing it. I’m going to send it to you. I’ve read it. I think it’s really good. You should meet with him.’”

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