Sarah Jessica Parker

Parker in 2010, Featureflash /

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, producer, and designer. She is the star of the Sex and the City series and films.

Her father, Stephen J. Parker, was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia). Her mother, Barbara Lillian (Keck), is from a Christian background, and is of German, and smaller amounts of French and English, descent. While she is secular, 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 possibly were 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, March 5, 2010, No. 1, season 1 –


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45 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    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

  2. Your Mom says:

    Your Mom.

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