As Carrie, the fashion-forward star of “Sex and the City,” Sarah Jessica Parker created a way of dressing, talking and living that was emulated by millions of women.
She transformed the way we talk about sex, think about friendship and feel about shoes. Jonathan Tisch joins the award-winning actress, producer and style icon for an in-depth discussion about her life and work—from her simple beginnings growing up in Ohio, to her Broadway childhood, her career as an award-winning actress, her business savvy and her newly launched line of shoes, handbags and trench coats.
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Screen and stage actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004), has won four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards. Parker served as a producer and reprised her role in the screen adaptation of the hit series with the theatrical release of Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. Past film credits include: I Don't Know How She Does It, Did You Hear About The Morgans?, Smart People, Failure to Launch, The Family Stone, State and Main, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, The First Wives Club, Miami Rhapsody, Honeymoon in Vegas and Footloose.
Earlier this year, Parker starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club's critically acclaimed production, The Commons of Pensacola, opposite Blythe Danner. Written by Amanda Peet and directed by Lynne Meadow, Parker and Danner portrayed a mother and daughter grappling with the aftermath of a financial scandal.
In March, Parker launched her namesake label, SJP, which is carried exclusively by Nordstrom. Parker designed this collection of shoes, handbags and trench coats in association with George Malkemus III.
Parker most recently executive produced the documentary drama, city.ballet with AOL. The 12 part web series, which premiered in November 2013, gave audiences an unparalleled look at the lives of professional dancers in the New York City Ballet.
Parker also lends her time to charitable causes. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the New York City Ballet and is a UNICEF ambassador. In November 2009, the Obama administration elected her to be a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. In April 2012, she adopted the Martin Luther King, Jr. School in Portland, Oregon for The Turnaround Arts Initiative.
Jonathan Tisch the Chairman of Loews Hotels and Resorts, Co-Chairman of the Board and a Member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation, one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the United States.
He is also the author of three best-selling books: The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships; Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience; and Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World.
He was also the host of the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-winning television series, "Beyond the Boardroom with Jonathan Tisch." Most recently he hosted a three-part special on Bloomberg TV focusing on three iconic New York events: the US Open, the PGA Championship and New York’s Fashion Week.
His many philanthropic activities include his service on the Board of Trustees for Tufts University, where he is a graduate and also the naming benefactor of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.
Additionally he is a co-owner of the New York Football Giants and was instrumental in bringing the very successful 2014 Super Bowl to the metropolitan area, serving as co-chair of the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee.