Each year the Nobel Peace Prize Concert gathers a host and selection of talented artists from around the world to pay tribute to the year’s laureate. The resulting Concert is a virtual melting pot of melodies ranging in genre from classical to rap.

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2012 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

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 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® 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® Award 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.

Parker is currently guest starring on producer Ryan Murphy’s hit TV-series, Glee. Next year, she will lend her voice to the family-friendly animated feature Escape from Planet Earth and will begin production on Mixtape, a music-driven coming of age comedy to be directed by Tom Vaughan.

Other film credits include: Douglas McGrath’s comedy I Don’t Know Show 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; Paramount’s ‘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; Disney’s 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 United Artists’ 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.  Parker served as executive producer on Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, for two seasons. The series features aspiring artists who compete for a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum.

Parker also lends her time to charitable causes. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the New York City Ballet and is a UNICEF ambassador. Parker is also a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and in April 2012, adopted the Martin Luther King, Jr. School in Portland, Oregon for The Turnaround Arts Initiative. The Turnaround Arts initiative, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council is a new public-private partnership designed to narrow the achievement gap and improve student engagement through the arts.  Parker was elected to be a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities by the Obama administration in November 2009.