Your essential Sarah Jessica Parker viewing guide

By Anna Redman

We all loved her as Carrie Bradshaw. The unquenchable thirst for yet another Sex and the City movie a whopping 13 years after the famed HBO show went off the air is proof of that. However, the shoe-obsessed New York relationship columnist is far from Sarah Jessica Parker's sole claim to fame.

The actress, producer and designer made her Broadway debut at the age of 11, originally staring in The Innocents and later going on to secure the title role in the 1979 production of Annie.

TAP TO SEE OUR TOP 10 SJP FILM PICKS:Sarah Jessica in 1984's Footloose, second from left.

In 1984 she made the big move from stage to film – although she did return to Broadway in 1989 for The Heidi Chronicles – appearing in Footloose as Rusty, school girl and friend to Kevin Bacon's love interest Ariel (played by Lori Singer).

In the '90s, she teamed up with other big names including Bette Midler (twice), Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Nicolas Cage, Johnny Depp and Bill Murray before getting her big break at the end of the decade as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw.

SJP with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.

Over the course of her extensive career, which is still going strong as she stars in the new HBO series Divorce, Sarah Jessica has won four Golden Globes and two Emmys (one for her acting in Sex and the City and one for work as an executive producer on the show).

Now, as the Ohio-born actress celebrates her 52st birthday we relive some of her best roles with co-stars other than Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis.

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