Sarah Jessica Parker Net Worth

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American-born actress best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO hit series Sex and the City. Having started her career in Hollywood roughly 40 years ago, Parker has more than 60 acting credits.

However, it’s not just her work on the big and small screen that has contributed to her sizable success. Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth is also impacted by her work as a producer and businesswoman – not to mention an impressive real estate portfolio that she shares with husband, Matthew Broderick. Read on to discover her most successful ventures and follow her career from its start until now.

Young Sarah Jessica Parker
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Early Life

Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25th, 1965. Her father, Stephen Parker, was a journalist and entrepreneur. And her mother, Barbara Keck, was a teacher and operated a nursery school. However, when Parker was three years old, her parents divorced, and her mother remarried shortly after. 

While the family lived in Cincinnati, her mother emulated a New York City lifestyle. The family struggled to support itself, as Parker was one of eight kids. Despite the challenges, Parker says she wouldn’t change any of it.

Even at a young age, Parker already showed a love for performing. Her mother took her and her siblings to a number of plays, which resulted in Parker developing an interest in the arts. She would receive formal music and ballet training, which aided her in being cast in a Broadway play, The Innocents, in 1976.

Her mother and stepfather were very supportive, moving the family to New York City so that she could get better training. And while in New York, Parker attended the School of American Ballet and the New York Professional Children’s School. When she moved to Los Angeles, she would Hollywood High School.

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Acting Career

Before becoming one of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars, thanks to her role as Carrie Bradshaw, Parker had started appearing in movies in the mid-80s. In 1984, she landed the role of Rusty in Footloose. The next few years would bring a slew of projects, from 1985’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun to 1986’s Flight of the Navigator.

In 1991, Parker starred alongside Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant in L.A. Story. And then, in 1992, she starred opposite Nicolas Cage in Honeymoon in Vegas, which grossed $35 million worldwide on its $25 million budget.

In 1993, Parker was cast in what would become a Halloween cult classic, Disney’s Hocus Pocus. With a budget of $28 million, the film went on to gross $45 million worldwide. Nearly 30 years later, love for the title remained so strong among fans that Hocus Pocus 2 was made, which was just recently released on Disney+. 

Hocus Pocus 2
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After appearing in Disney’s original Hocus Pocus, Parker went on star in a number of additional films in the mid to late 90s, including Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, and Mars Attacks!

In fact, 1996’s First Wives Club still sits in third on the list of Parker’s most successful box office films. It brought in $181 million worldwide on a $26 million budget. And while all of these projects added to Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth, none of them would have the sizable impact that an upcoming TV series deal with HBO would have.

Sex in the City Cast: Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis
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Sex and the City

Sex and the City debuted on HBO on June 6, 1998. It would run for six seasons, resulting in 94 episodes. Additionally, it would inspire two films and a series revival, 2001’s And Just Like That.

Parker’s role as Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t just likable to fans, it was also relatable and inspirational to millions of women, hence the massive following of the show. The Darren Star-created series was considered revolutionary for its time. Its female characters were independent, career-driven, and sexual. They didn’t fit the bill for the stereotypical woman who wanted to just get married and settle down. While it seems like a silly conversation point in 2022, it sadly wasn’t in 1998.

Sex in the City: The Movie Filming
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Salary Per Episode

Sex and the City made a massive impact on Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth. And while the cast’s salary for the first few seasons of the series hasn’t been confirmed, Parade speculates it was around $50 million. Additionally, they report that Parker earned $3.2 million per episode for the fourth season, which consisted of 18 episodes. Parker’s salary was also impacted by the fact that she received a producer credit on the series.

Parker’s salary is said to have stayed the same for the fifth and sixth seasons, which combined consisted of 28 episodes, bringing her total earnings for the last three seasons to $147 million.

In total, the TV series alone had nearly a $200 million impact on Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth.

Sarah Jessica Parker, in a Nina Ricci gown, at the Sex and City: The Movie
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The Sex and the City Movies

SATC’s loyal fan base was ecstatic when a reunion movie came out in 2008. The Sex and the City film made $418 million worldwide on its $65 million budget. 

The film’s success spurred a sequel in 2010, which didn’t perform as highly. Sex and the City 2 made just over $290 million on its $100 million budget.

Parker earned $15 million for the first film and $20 million for the second movie. Her salaries were significantly higher than her cast-mates for the project, as it has been reported that Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis earned just $3 million each.

Sarah Jessica Parker
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The Revival: And Just Like That

On December 9, 2021, HBO Max premiered the reboot of the series, And Just Like That… With the exception of Kim Cattrall, all of the main cast returned.

Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis all received north of $1 million per episode for the 10-episode first season of the series. Additionally, they all received executive producer credits as well.

And as of March 2022, the series had been green-lit for a second season. While there isn’t a release date for the new season yet, showrunner Michael Patrick King has said he’s aiming for a Summer 2023 return

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards
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Awards

In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars the series added to Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth, it also earned her numerous prestigious awards and nominations. The most notable of these are her five Golden Globe wins as Best Actress in a Television Series, two Emmy awards, one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and another Emmy award for the Outstanding Comedy Series, which she won as executive producer. 

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
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Real Estate

Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth is also sizably impacted by her real estate investments. In 2021, Parker and her husband, Matthew Broderick, sold their West Village Townhouse for $15 million. The couple had purchased the 4,182 square foot property in 2000 for $2.99 million, just three years after they had tied the knot.

In 2022, Parker listed her Hamptons hideaway in Amagansett, Long Island, on Booking.com. Unfortunately, as of writing this, the home wasn’t accepting bookings.

Parker also reportedly paid $19 million for a Greenwich Village townhouse, another $4 million for a Brooklyn Heights townhome, and two additional townhomes on West 11th Street for $34.5 million in 2016.

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Louis Vuitton United Cancer Front Gala
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Other Ventures

Also adding to Sarah Jessica Parker is her production company, Pretty Matches, which she launched in 2005. She co-owns the firm with Alison Benson. IN 2009, Parker struck a partnership with HBO, producing content for the cable channel and several others. Some of the most notable work that she has produced through Pretty Matches include the TV series Divorce and the movie Here and Now. According to IMDB Pro, the company has three upcoming projects in various stages of development.

In addition to her producing work, Parker has always been interested in fashion. Her Sex and the City role made her a fashion icon, which has resulted in her working on a number of campaigns for brands such as Gap, Jordache, and Garnier.

In 2007, Parker created her own fashion line called Bitten. It was sold exclusively at Steve & Barry’s but only until 2008. Then, in 2013, she moved into the shoe industry, launching her footwear line SJP.

Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and James Wilkie Broderick
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Personal Life

Sarah Jessica Parker has been married to actor Matthew Broderick for over 25 years. Their eldest child, James Wilkie, was born in 2002. And they also welcomed twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, in 2009.

Before tying the knot with Broderick, Parker also famously dated Robert Downey Jr. They were together for seven years. 

Sarah Jessica Parker Net Worth
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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Sarah Jessica Parker’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million. And that number will only continue to grow with all the work that Parker has lined up – both in front of the camera as well as behind it.

Fans of Parker can see her next in Season 2 of And Just Like That… She also has four additional projects in various stages of development, including a TV film titled Busted. And she’s also working as a producer on the upcoming film The Estate, which stars Toni Collette, Anna Fris, and David Duchovny. The project is currently in post-production.

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