Monday, May 14, 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker to Guest on Glee

In her first return to television since “Sex in the City,” Emmy Award-winning actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker will guest star in the fourth season of GLEE. Additional details about her character and storyline will be released at a later date, as GLEE prepares to move this fall to a new night and time on Thursdays at 9 following THE X FACTOR on FOX.

Wrapping up its third season at a special time Tuesday, May 22 at 9, GLEE is a musical comedy about a group of ambitious and talented students who dream of stardom, but struggle with the real world. And, following graduation this spring, the show’s senior class will face new challenges and triumphs next season, as they navigate life after McKinley High. Since its debut, Glee has received the Golden Globe Award and the Peabody Award and singlehandedly made glee clubs cool again.

The series boasts a die-hard fan base, two Grammy Award nominations, two Platinum and three Gold albums, more than 43 million songs and over 12 million albums sold worldwide, two sold-out concert tours, four Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes, including the award for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

In addition to the regular cast, GLEE has featured guest appearances by Carol Burnett, Kristen Chenoweth, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Jonathan Groff, Ricky Martin, Idina Menzel, Olivia Newton-John, Britney Spears and John Stamos. Neil Patrick Harris and Gwyneth Paltrow both won Emmy Awards for their guest appearances on the show.

About Sarah Jessica Parker
Celebrated in film, television and fashion, Sarah Jessica Parker continues to expand upon her impressive collection of credits with her remarkable range and effortless style. Parker recently completed production on “Lovelace,” in which she stars as Gloria Steinem alongside Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, James Franco as Hugh Hefner and Peter Sarsgaard as Chuck Traynor.

This summer, she starts filming the comedy, “Married and Cheating,” starring opposite Brendan Fraser. Next year, Parker will lend her voice to family-friendly animated feature “Escape from Planet Earth” with Jessica Alba, Brendan Fraser and James Gandolfini. Parker served as a producer and reprised her Emmy Award-winning role as Carrie Bradshaw in the screen adaptation of the hit HBO series “Sex and the City,” followed by the theatrical release of “Sex and the City 2.”

She won over critics and audiences alike in the series for which she was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2001. Parker was also an executive producer on the series, which received the Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2001.

Other film credits include: Douglas McGrath’s comedy “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” based on the critically acclaimed bestseller by Allison Pearson; Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve,” the sequel to the hit comedy Valentine’s Day, which also starred Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Hilary Swank; “Did You Hear About The Morgans” opposite Hugh Grant; “Smart People” opposite Dennis Quad; “Failure to Launch” opposite Matthew McConaughey; her Golden Globe- nominated performance in “The Family Stone”; David Mamet's satirical comedy, “State and Main”; “‘Til There Was You”; Tim Burton's “Mars Attacks”; “If Lucy Fell” opposite Ben Stiller; Tim Burton's “Ed Wood” co-starring Johnny Depp; “The First Wives Club” with Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn; “Miami Rhapsody” with Antonio Banderas; “Hocus Pocus”; “Honeymoon in Vegas” opposite Nicholas Cage; and her breakthrough role in “L.A. Story” co-starring Steve Martin.

Early motion picture roles include: “Flight of the Navigator”; “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”; “Footloose” with Kevin Bacon; Michael Apted's “First Born”; Robert Wiemer's “Somewhere Tomorrow”; and “Rich Kids” with John Lithgow.

Through her production company Pretty Matches Productions, Parker has a first-look deal with HBO to develop and produce films, television series, and long form programming. She has served as an executive producer on both seasons of Bravo’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist.” The series features aspiring artists who compete for a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum.

Parker also lends her time to charitable causes, and she currently serves as 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.

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