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Sarah Jessica Parker Is the Highest Paid Actress per Episode in TV History: Her Net Worth, Earnings

Sarah Jessica Parker received an astounding $15 million salary for the movie "Sex and the City" and $20 million for "Sex and the City 2".
UPDATED AUG 22, 2023
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Mike Coppola
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Mike Coppola
Name  Sarah Jessica Parker 
Net Worth $200 million
Salary $3.2 million per episode
Annual Income $25 million 
Sources of Income Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Model, Singer, Voice Actor, Businessperson
Gender Female
Date of Birth March 25, 1965
Age 58 years
Nationality United Nations of America
Profession Actor

Best known for her role in the TV series "Sex and The City," as well as its recent spinoff "And Just Like That," Sarah Jessica Parker has earned an estimated $200 million net worth as per Celebrity Net Worth. From her beginnings as a young actress to becoming the highest-paid TV actress in terms of per-episode salary, Sarah's journey has been nothing short of remarkable. She's the gold standard of showbiz success.

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Getty Images | Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris
Getty Images | Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris

Sarah Jessica Parker secured her spot in the history books with her per-episode salary for "Sex and the City." Before the fourth season in 2001, she negotiated a deal that not only boosted her salary but also gave her producer credit. The result? A mind-boggling $3.2 million per episode for the final three seasons. Let that sink in, $147 million for 46 episodes. Adjusted for inflation, that's $182 million for a whirlwind of a trilogy. Sarah also received an astounding $15 million for the first movie "Sex and the City" and $20 million for "Sex and the City 2". Her total earnings from the "Sex and the City" series stood at around $200 million.

Business Ventures

Sarah didn't just conquer the small screen; she's also rocked the fragrance and fashion world. Her perfume 'Lovely' is more than a scent; it's a scent-national success. She launched her fashion line 'Bitten' in partnership with Steve & Barry's, where every piece was a stylish steal under $20. Launched in 2014, the SJP Collection has been bringing $25 million annually selling shoes, fragrances, and accessories.

Getty Images | Photo by Cindy Ord
Getty Images | Photo by Cindy Ord

Brace yourself for some serious real estate flair. Sarah and Matthew have been flipping houses like pros. The couple reportedly purchased two townhouses on West 11th Street, New York for $35 million in 2016 and renovated and combined them. With properties in NYC, Hamptons, and even Ireland, their real estate game is more than just a side hustle—it's a real adventure.

2023 $200 Million
2021 $184 Million
2020 $166 Million
2019 $148 Million
Instagram 9.4 million followers
Facebook 948K followers
Twitter 695K followers

In this age of digital allure, Sarah Jessica Parker isn't just winning hearts on screen; she's got the social media scene sizzling too! With her magnetic charm and relatable posts, she's become a social media sensation, and her following speaks volumes.

Getty Images | Photo by Cindy Ord
Getty Images | Photo by Cindy Ord

Sarah's path to stardom started from humble beginnings. Born in Ohio on March 25, 1965, and raised in relative poverty, she began her dance and singing training at a young age. Her journey to the limelight wasn't handed to her; she earned it, one step at a time.


With six Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards under her belt, Sarah Jessica Parker's trophy collection is as sparkling as her Hollywood journey. She has been nominated fourteen times for Primetime Emmy Awards for "Sex and the City" and is also a recipient of Producers Guild Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and other awards.


Who is Sarah Jessica Parker married to?

Sarah Jessica Parker is married to Matthew Broderick, an American actor.

Why is Sarah Jessica Parker famous?

Her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO comedy-drama series "Sex and the City" gave her global recognition.

Is Sarah Jessica Parker a vegetarian?

Parker loves food and she normally follows the Hamptons diet which was created by Dr. Fred Pascatore.