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?

J.J. May 2, 2013 at 8:02 am

correction; her eyes are grey and her hair is dyed dark/sandy blonde and is naturally dark brown (brunette) i think it should be listed

I love you, Roger Scientist April 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

You have no idea what you are talking about.

Testing April 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm
christian April 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

she looks like a friend of mine SARA STURMFELS who is a german Jewish girl

nnnnn August 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm
concordia September 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Sarah’s ethnicity is German, English, and Russian.

nnnnn May 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Where have you found “russian” ancestry?
There are no evidences, that some russian peasants
undermarried in her father’s family, even if you
want it. Smb. mentioned correct, if jews married
non-jews, they converted to christs and not

andrew May 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Bob Dylan for example

nnnnn May 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

in 19 century even Waltz wouldn’t marry into a jewish family and convert to judaism

nnnnn May 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm

What should I do, to bring you to believe, that
I’m not Marc?

nnnnn May 6, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Ha-ha, it was good. You’ve forgotten Kamyk

Acadiana January 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

The comments about her looks are harsh, but I cannot help but to feel the same way. ):

Ron Ng September 22, 2011 at 9:19 am

She MAJORLY looks positively EQUINE with that HORRIBLY UGLY HORSE FACE!!

Ron Ng Knows…

hghgf September 1, 2011 at 7:51 am
Angel Syrene January 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Shut up please

lennox July 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Good actress.

Lil Vacha July 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm


TheCoolGirl December 1, 2010 at 8:27 am

I don’t understand why people keep calling her ugly. I think she looks cute and adorable. She looks so short though. Kind of like a mini-compact of an adult. Lol, it’s cute though. I really don’t think she’s ugly. Her face and her expressions are adorable. Lol.

liz November 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I thought her mother was the Jewish parent.

Aaron September 30, 2010 at 1:02 am

she’s also part horse, raccon and dog (greyhound I believe)

pamela April 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Aaron that is rude, ignorant and childish. You need to apologize to those poor animals immediately for hurling such a disgraceful insult at them.

nnnnn August 29, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Perhaps it’s wicked, but I laught reading your commentaries. I always thought, she is cousin of
Camilla PARKER-Bowles (nicknames Horse and Rotweiler)

Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 2:47 am
ethnic April 12, 2010 at 12:18 am

lol I never thought about that but you may be spot on.

Mellow Yellow April 12, 2010 at 12:09 am

She is over rated she looks like a long faced dog

ethnic April 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

could be from Russia but I havent seen a good source.

Anonymous April 4, 2010 at 12:34 am

Her ancestors of the father’s side from Russia and(or) Poland, am I right?

Fuzzybear April 3, 2010 at 7:36 pm

she was always funny looking to me

ethnic March 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm

thanks nathalie profile edited


nathalie March 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Does Anglo American apply to German and English? on the show Who Do you think you are? she finds out she is both part german and english on her mother’s side.

89 December 31, 2009 at 11:29 am

dur dur
it says

dude December 31, 2009 at 11:26 am

shes jewish

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