Sarah Jessica Parker is an award-winning actor, producer and businesswoman who has garnered four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards.
Parker stars as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO’s television series And Just Like That opposite Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Upon wrapping its much anticipated second season this summer, the series has been renewed for a third season at HBO Max. Created by Darren Star, the show is a revival of the critically acclaimed television series Sex and the City (1998-2004) where Parker starred in and served as an executive producer.
Parker stars opposite her husband Matthew Broderick in the revival of Neil Simon‘s comedy play, Plaza Suite directed by Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey. Plaza Suite is the third-highest grossing play revival in Broadway history. The play will make its West End debut in the winter of 2024 at the Savoy Theatre in London.
Parker recently launched SJP Lit, her own imprint in partnership with independent publisher Zando, where she will publish thought-provoking, big-hearted stories inclusive of international and underrepresented voices.
Parker has worked in the theatre, on and off Broadway, since 1976 when she debuted on Broadway in The Innocents directed by Harold Pinter. Other Broadway credits include: the title role in Annie, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Once Upon a Mattress. Off-Broadway credits include: the original production of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and The Commons of Pensacola.
Alongside Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy, Parker can be seen in the American fantasy comedy film Hocus Pocus 2, directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Jen D’Angelo. The film, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, is a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus, in which Parker captivated audiences with her witty and peculiar performance as Sarah Sanderson, sister to Winifred and Mary Sanderson, three witches living in 17th-century Salem.
Parker reprised her role as Carrie Bradshaw and served as a producer for the screen adaptation of the hit series with the theatrical release of Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. Her television credits include Equal Justice and Square Pegs. Past film credits include: Extreme Measures, If Lucy Fell, Til There Was You, L.A. Story, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Smart People, Failure to Launch, The Family Stone, State and Main, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, Miami Rhapsody, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hocus Pocus, and Footloose.
Sarah Jessica founded Pretty Matches Productions in 2005 with a first-look deal at HBO, where the company has had a deal ever since. Pretty Matches produces scripted and unscripted television as well as narrative and documentary feature films such as HBO’s Divorce which Parker starred in for three seasons and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance and Here and Now which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Parker produced the behind-the-scenes feature And Just Like That…The Documentary for HBO Max as well as Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist which sold into multiple territories internationally, the award-winning documentary Pretty Old, and AOL’s City Ballet.
Parker released her signature fragrance, Lovely, in 2005. Over ten years later, it is currently a top selling global brand.
In 2014, Parker launched her namesake label, SJP, which is carried by Amazon Fashion, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus online, Saks.com, and Zappos Luxury, as well as various other boutiques and international retailers. Parker designed this collection of shoes, handbags and accessories in association with George Malkemus III. SJP now has eight permanent stand-alone stores worldwide, as well as a recently launched e-commerce website.
In September 2019, Parker partnered with New Zealand-based Invivo & Co. to launch ‘Invivo X, SJP,’ a collection of innovative wines that bring people together. The first vintage, Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc was judged to be the best alcohol launch worldwide at the 2020 ‘Drinks Business Awards.’ In 2020 Parker launched Invivo X, SJP Rosé, a premium rosé from the South of France. The collection is now available in over 40 states and major retailers. The Sauvignon Blanc received Gold and the Rosé received Double Gold at the 2022 New York Wine and Spirits Show.
Parker currently serves as a Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York City Ballet. In November 2009, the Obama administration elected her to be a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Parker recently became a member of The Partnership for New York City, a 501(c) organization dedicated to building partnerships between businesses and government to strengthen New York City.
John Benjamin Hickey most recently starred in the independent feature Lilly alongside Patricia Clarkson and will soon be seen in Salem’s Lot, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. John Hickey’s film, Sublet, premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Hickey has also appeared alongside Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford in Truth. Additionally, John can be seen in Get On Up, Pitch Perfect, Flags of Our Fathers, Talullah, Hostiles, The Anniversary Party, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Barry, Taking of the Pelham 123, and Mapplethorpe.
In television, John Hickey will next be seen in Marvel’s Daredevil: Born Again and recently starred across Uzo Aduba in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed series In Treatment. He has additionally received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on the Showtime series The Big C. John later went on to star in the critically acclaimed WGN America series Manhattan. Other television credits include Gossip Girl, Jessica Jones, Modern Family, Hannibal, The New Normal, Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Mom. He also had a recurring role as “Neil Gross” in The Good Wife and The Good Fight.
Hickey recently closed his Broadway directorial debut at the Hudson Theatre with the revival of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. John also previously played Henry Wilcox in the acclaimed play, The Inheritance on Broadway and the West End London, for which he won a 2020 Outer Critics Circle award and was nominated for a 2020 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. John additionally won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for his performance in The Normal Heart.