Sarah Jessica Parker: 'Sex and the City's' Carrie Bradshaw Turns 50

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Sarah Jessica Parker, probably best known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, turns 50 today. The show began its run on HBO back in 1998 and continued through 2004. The show also brought Sarah Jessica Parker, along with her costars Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Chris Noth to the big screen--on more than one occasion.

Parker got her start in acting when she starred on Broadway in Annie. Prior to marrying Ferris Bueller star Matthew Broderick, she dated celebrities including John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Robert Downey, Jr.

Despite her success in Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker always felt like she was so much more than just an actor on an Emmy Award-winning show. A wife and mother of son James Wilkie Broderick, who is now 13, and twins Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick, who are now almost six, she has a very busy life outside of work--which seems to have taken a backseat to her parenting duties since Sex and the City ended.

Sarah Jessica Parker has long resembled Carrie Bradshaw in one specific way--her amazing sense of style.

Are you among those who are likely finding it incredibly hard to believe that Sarah Jessica Parker is 50? What do you suppose Matthew Broderick and their children will do to celebrate her big day?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.