Sarah Jessica Parker

by ethnic on December 29, 2007

Place of Birth: Nelsonville, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1965

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, some French and English (mother)

Sarah Jessica Parker is an American actress, designer, and producer. She is the star of the Sex and the City series and films.

Her father, Stephen J. Parker, was Jewish (his family immigrated from Russia). Her mother, Barbara Lillian (Keck), is from a Christian background, and is of German, and smaller amounts of French and English, descent. Sarah has said that she always considered herself Jewish. Sarah is married to actor Matthew Broderick, with whom she has three children.

Sarah’s maternal grandfather was Walter Edward Keck (the son of John Edward Keck and Barbara Koch). Walter was born in Ohio. John was of German descent, the son of John Keck and Pauline Wuest. Barbara was the daughter of Peter Koch, who was of German descent, and of Emelie/Emily Baudinot, who was of French origin.

Sarah’s maternal grandmother was Lillian Katherine “Dolly” Breitenbuecher/Britten (the daughter of Louis Frederick Breitenbuecher/Britten and Lillian M. Hodge). Sarah’s grandmother Lillian was born in Ohio. Louis’s parents, Charles Karl Breitenbuecher and Barbara Maas/Mass, were German immigrants. Lillian’s father, Elva Dore Hodge, was the son of John Eber Hodge and Mary L. Stewart, and had English ancestry; at least several branches of his family had been in the United States since the 1600s. Lillian’s mother, Katheryn “Katie” Schwartzstraub, was a German immigrant, the daughter of William Schwartzstraub and Minnie Stork.

Sarah’s paternal grandparents were possibly Julius F. Parker and Jeanne A. Sacks.

Sources: Genealogies of Sarah Jessica Parker (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Marriage record of Sarah’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Elva Dore Hodge and Katheryn “Katie” Schwartzstraub –

Information about Sarah’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, NBC, 2010-03-05, No. 1, season 1 –

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andrew October 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Genealogy of Sarah’s maternal grandmother, Dolly Breitenbuecher (focusing on her own mother’s side):

Thus, Sarah Jessica Parker is remotely related to Oliver Cromwell. Sarah’s 11th maternal great-grandmother, Catherine Henrietta (Cromwell) Jones, was the sister of Oliver Cromwell

andrew July 10, 2016 at 11:36 am
Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Your Mom.

J.J. January 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm

correction; her eyes are grey/green

ashash January 9, 2014 at 11:53 am

She is married to her cousin.

follers January 9, 2014 at 11:58 am

She is from Ohio, not Kentucky.

ashash January 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Matthew Broderick is her cousin.

follers January 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Could he also be her biological father?

ashash January 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Sarah is Jewish; Matthew is Jewish. They are, therefore, fifth cousins.

follers January 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

You didn’t answer the question.

bearboy October 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

You may have a point. Matthew Broderick seems like the kind of person to have a child at three years old.

andrew May 7, 2013 at 5:46 am

His father original last name is Bar-Kahn

ashash September 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

No, it isn’t.

nnnnn May 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm

To testing: is Parker’s nose not long enough to you?

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