How Sarah Jessica Parker Went From Ohio Girl to SATC Icon

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Born in a very tiny town in southeastern Ohio, Sarah Jessica Parker was "a dreamer" who always "imagined a life beyond that moment." From a young age, Parker "always wanted to be an actor," so she took ballet and acting lessons and quickly worked her way onto the stages of New York. In 1976, at the age of 8, she won a career-starting role in Broadway’s The Innocents, followed closely by Annie. Parker soon made the transition to television and film, before shooting the pilot for Sex and the City, which she said she "completely forgot about." Watch the video to find out why, and how the hit show was "a new voice that hadn't been seen in cinema or television."

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