There, her mother and stepfather helped Parker develop her career as a child actress.
In 1977, the family moved to the newly opened planned community on Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, and later to Manhattan.
After her parents' divorce, her mother married Paul Forste, a truck driver and account executive who was a part of Parker's life from an early age.
The following year, she appeared opposite Johnny Depp in the critically acclaimed movie Ed Wood as Wood's girlfriend Dolores Fuller.
The film Miami Rhapsody, in 1995, was a romantic comedy in which she had a leading role.
In December 2005, Parker appeared in her first film in several years, The Family Stone; she received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress — Comedy for the role. for NBC, in which celebrities were helped to trace their family trees.
Her next film, the romantic comedy Failure to Launch, co-starring Matthew Mc Conaughey, was released on March 10, 2006, and opened at #1 in the North American box office, grossing slightly over $24 million on its opening weekend, Parker participated in the United States version of the hit U. The executive producer was Lisa Kudrow, and the series featured Parker, husband Matthew Broderick, Kudrow and others.
She has said that even while her family lived in Cincinnati, her mother emulated a New York lifestyle.