Milestones

1973 Made TV debut in NBC’s “The Little Match Girl” (date approximate)
1976 Broadway debut, “The Innocents”, directed by Harold Pinter; brother Timothy Britten Parker also featured
1978 Joined the Broadway cast of the musical “Annie” (based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip) as one of the orphans; later played the title role for two years (until 1980)
1979 Made film debut in the feature “Rich Kids”
1982 Starred as awkward, bespectacled teen Patty Greene on the CBS TV sitcom, “Square Pegs”
1982 Appeared in the TV-movie “My Body, My Child” (ABC)
1984 Had supporting roles in “Footloose” and “Firstborn”
1984 Played first leading role in a feature in “Somewhere Tomorrow”
1984 Starred in the ABC TV-movie “The Almost Royal Family”
1985 Co-starred in the CBS TV-movie “Going For the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story”
1985 Starred alongside Helen Hunt in the teen comedy feature “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”
1986 Last feature film for five years, “Flight of the Navigator”
1988 Starred in the CBS fact-based miniseries “Dadah Is Death”, the story of Australian youths sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug smuggling
1989 Acted Off-Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein’s play, “The Heidi Chronicles”
1989 Starred in “Life Under Water” (PBS), an “American Playhouse” presentation starring Keanu Reeves; also featured in the gripping TV-movies “Twist of Fate” (NBC) and “The Ryan White Story” (ABC)
1991 Returned to Off-Broadway in Jon Robin Baitz’s play, “The Substance of Fire”
1991 Returned to features with a supporting role as flighty SanDeE* in “L.A. Story”, written by and starring Steve Martin
1992 Starred in the NBC TV-movie “In the Best Interest of the Children”
1992 Starred opposite Nicolas Cage in the comedy “Honeymoon in Vegas”
1993 Co-starred as a young witch in the supernatural comedy “Hocus Pocus”
1993 Starred opposite Bruce Willis in the actioner “Striking Distance”
1994 Played Dolores Fuller, star of Edward D Wood Jr films, in “Ed Wood”, Tim Burton’s affectionate biopic of the outlandish director
1995 Played the title role of dog “Sylvia” in A.R. Gurney’s Off-Broadway play
1995 Starred as a woman uneasy about commitment given the prediliction for unfaithfulness she sees in her family in the Woody Allen-influenced comedy “Miami Rhapsody”
1996 Had memorable supporting roles in “The First Wives Club”, “Mars Attacks!” and “Extreme Measures”
1996 Narrated the documentary “A Life Apart: Hasidism in America”
1996 Recreated stage role in feature version of “The Substance of Fire”
1996 Returned to Broadway to co-star with Matthew Broderick in revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”
1996 Starred as a single therapist facing a jump off the Brooklyn Bridge if she doesn’t find love by thirty in “If Lucy Fell”
1997 Acted in the CBS TV adaptation of Neil Simon’s “The Sunshine Boys” (filmed in 1995)
1997 Played a spoiled former child star both bringing together and standing between star-crossed lovers Dylan McDermott and Jeanne Tripplehorn in the romantic comedy “‘Til There Was You”
1998 Portrayed New York relationships columnist Carrie Bradshaw, a single thirtysomething living the high life and looking for love, in HBO’s acclaimed series “Sex and the City”; became a producer as of 1999; garnered Emmy (1999, 2002, 2003), Golden Globe (2002, 2004) and SAG (2005) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
1999 Played Nell Fenwick, the title character’s love interest in the live action adaptation of “Dudley Do-Right”
2000 Appeared in the ensemble of David Mamet’s comedy “State and Main” as an actress who refuses to do an agreed upon topless scene
2001 Did voice-over commercials for Priceline
2001 Starred in the off-Broadway play “Wonder of the World”
2004 Represented the Gap in a marketing campaign, featured in a series of TV spots and print ads
2005 Cast as Dermot Mulroney’s uptight girlfriend in “The Family Stone” opposite Diane Keaton; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
2005 Signed a two-year deal with HBO to develop and produce series and other programming for the premium cable channel through her production company Pretty Matches Productions
2006 Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in “Failure to Launch”, a romantic comedy directed by Tom Dey
Family moved to the greater New York City area, settling first on Roosevelt Island and later in Englewood, New Jersey
Moved to New York City; appeared with the American Ballet Theatre and sang with the Metropolitan Opera in productions including “Hansel and Gretel”, “Cavaleria Rusticana”, “Pagliacci” and “Parade”
Played Kay Ericson Gardner in the NBC miniseries and subsequent spin-off series, “A Year in the Life”
Played attorney JoAnn Harris on “Equal Justice”, a TV drama series set in a district attorney’s office
Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio; danced with Cincinnati Ballet
Set to produce and star in the movie version of Rebecca Gilman’s play “Spinning Into Butter” (2007)
Starred in Broadway revival of “Once Upon a Mattress”

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