Sarah Jessica Parker was born on March 25, 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio, the daughter of Barbara Parker (née Keck), a nursery school operator and teacher, and Stephen Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist.
Parker’s father, a native of Brooklyn, was of Eastern European Jewish background; his family’s original surname was “Bar-Kahn” (“son of Kohen”). Parker’s mother was of English and German descent; through her mother, Parker is descended from Esther Elwell, one of the accused during the Salem witch trials.
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