Sarah Jessica Parker was born in Nelsonville, Ohio, the daughter of Barbara Parker (née Keck), a nursery school operator and teacher, and Stephen Parker, an entrepreneur and journalist. She was one of a total of eight children from her parents’ marriage and her mother’s second marriage (her full siblings include actors Timothy Britten Parker and Pippin Parker). Her parents divorced when Parker was 3 1/2 years old, and her mother married Paul Forste, a truck driver and account executive. Parker’s father, a native of Brooklyn, is Jewish (from a family from Eastern Europe); his family’s original surname was “Bar-Kahn” (“son of Kohen”). Parker’s mother is of German, and some English, descent; through her mother, Parker is descended from Esther Elwell, one of the accused during the Salem witch trials. Parker has identified culturally with her father’s religion, Judaism, although she has had no religious training. She has said that even while her family lived in Cincinnati, her mother emulated a New York lifestyle. Parker’s parents struggled to support their large family – often times the electricity could be shut off, or the family would have to forgo Christmases and birthdays for lack of money. Nonetheless she has stated that “I wouldn’t change any of it, for anything. . . for the most part, we had everything we needed. Not always, but for the most part. ” Parker’s mother immersed her children in culture and extracurricular activities; she often took them to free public institutions like the ballet and the theatre in Cincinnati, so that they lived “full, rich lives. ”
Paul was a McDonald’s All-American in high school. He attended Wake Forest University for two years of college basketball, where he helped the Demon Deacons achieve their first-ever number one ranking. He was selected fourth overall in the 2005 NBA draft by the New Orleans Hornets, where he developed into one of the league’s premier players, finishing second in NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting in 2008. During the 2011 off-season, Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, only for the transaction to be controversially voided by the NBA. Later that summer, he was dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers instead. Behind Paul’s playmaking, the Clippers developed a reputation for their fast-paced offense and spectacular alley-oop dunks, earning them the nickname “Lob City”. In 2017, he was traded to the Houston Rockets, and helped the team win a franchise-record 65 games in his debut season.
In television, there are a number of groups who could be considered all-stars. Many reality competition shows produce All-Stars editions, which feature notable and particularly talented contestants of past regular seasons of the show. For example, the reality game show franchise, Survivor, has had several editions where some or all of the cast featured are “All Stars”. There have been three All-Stars editions of the American reality game show The Amazing Race. Other all-stars editions of U. S. shows include Bad Girls All-Star Battle, America’s Next Top Model 17, and Charm School. RuPaul’s Drag Race has also had four seasons of an All Stars spin-off. The ninth series of the British television show Dancing on Ice was an All-Stars edition.