Inside Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's family life

New York-based actor Matthew Broderick doesn’t have to travel far for work. The two-time Tony winner lives in New York City and he’s currently starring in the Off-Broadway production The Seafarer. But it’s still not an ideal situation for the father of James, 15, and 8-year-old twin daughters Tabitha and Marion. 

“It’s not totally perfect because I’m out of the house right when the kids get done with homework,” Broderick, 56, exclusively told Us Weekly at The Seafarer opening night on Wednesday, April 18. The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor admitted it was easier when his children were babies. “When kids become school age, the theater is not like the greatest,” he told Us. “I’ve learned that.”

Sarah Jessica Parker, who was on hand to celebrate her husband’s opening night, happily shared details about her brood. “My son is in high school and has a wonderful group of friends,” the Divorce actress, 53, gushed. “He plays soccer and piano. And the girls are happy and enjoying life and learning. They’re really well.”

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Actor Matthew Broderick, who won the 1995 Tony Award for best actor in a musical, poses with actress Sarah Jessica Parker, at the Tony Awards presentations, in New York June 4
Actor Matthew Broderick and his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrive at the premier of the film "Godzilla" in New York's Madison Square Garden, May 18. Broderick stars in the movie, which opens in the U.S. May 20. JC/RC/ME
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick attend the HBO party in Beverly Hills following the 51st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 12. FSP
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 60th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 19, 2003. Parker is nominated for a Best actress in a television series (musical or comedy) award for her role in "Sex and the City." REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, nominee as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series for her role in "Sex and the City" arrives with husband actor Matthew Broderick at the 55th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, September 21, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Blake MB
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (L) looks at her husband Matthew Broderick as they attend Game 6 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and Florida Marlins in New York, October 25, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Blake PJ/GAC
Actor Matthew Broderick with wife Sarah Jessica Parker posing for photographers at the premiere of his new film 'The Last Shot' at Cinema One Theatre in New York, September 14, 2004. The Touchstone Pictures film also stars Alec Baldwin and Tony Shalhoub from TV series 'Monk'. REUTERS/Marion Curtis AO
Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the world premiere of "The Producers" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York December 4, 2005. REUTERS/Dima Gavrysh
Actor Matthew Broderick (R) receives a kiss from his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, after he and fellow actor Nathan Lane received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 9, 2006. Lane and Broderick are currently starring together in the new movie version of Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, "The Producers." REUTERS/Chris Pizzello
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (L) kisses husband Matthew Broderick on the cheek at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2006. Broderick stars in "The Producers," which is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actors Matthew Broderick (R) and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker arrive for the American Theatre Wing's Spring Gala in New York, February 10, 2006. The American Theatre Wing honored Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick for their accomplishments to the theatre. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Cast member Matthew Broderick and his wife Sarah Jessica Parker pose at the premiere of 'Deck the Halls' at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 12, 2006. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick pose for photographers as they walk the red carpet at the entry of Valentino's fashion show in Rome July 7, 2007. Valentino unveiled his latest haute couture collection in Rome to mark his 45th year in the city where he got his start. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick pose for photographers as they walk the red carpet at the entry Valentino's gala dinner at villa Borghese park in Rome July 7, 2007. REUTERS/Dario Pignatelli (ITALY)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick arrive for the premiere of "Smart People" during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)
Cast member Matthew Broderick (L) is interviewed as his wife, actress, Sarah Jessica Parker looks on at the premiere of director Terry Kinney's film "Diminished Capacity" at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 21, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick arrive during the "Sex And The City" movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick arrive during the "Sex And The City" movie premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband actor Matthew Broderick arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing Christian Dior couture gown. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 7, 2010. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, arrive with their son James Broderick for the premiere of the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in New York July 11, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" in New York November 15, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Matthew Broderick arrives with his wife, actress Sarah Jessica Parker, for the premiere of the film "Tower Heist" in New York October 24, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives with her husband, Matthew Broderick, for the opening night of the musical play "Hamilton," on Broadway in New York August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, arrive at a party to celebrate the opening of a virtual museum dedicated to Italian fashion designer Valentino in New York, December 7, 2011. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Matthew Broderick and actor Sarah Jessica Parker arrive at the premiere of "Rules Don't Apply" during the opening night of AFI FEST 2016 in Hollywood, California, U.S. November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress/ NYCB Board Vice Chair, Sarah Jessica Parker and husband actor Matthew Broderick attend the New York City Ballet's 2017 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Matthew Broderick and wife actress/ NYCB Board Vice Chair, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the New York City Ballet's 2017 Fall Fashion Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on September 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
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All three are diligent about their homework. Quipped Broderick: “Our kids are so smart you don’t need to do anything. They’re like little computers.”

The Sex and the City alum and Broderick will celebrate their 21st  wedding anniversary in May. Parker believes their busy schedules are the key to their marital bliss. 

“I know this sounds nuts, but we have lives that allow us to be away and come back together,” she said during a January appearance on Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso. “His work life takes him here, and mine takes me there. In some ways, I think that that’s been enormously beneficial because we have so much to share in a way.”

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: (L-R) Matthew Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Tabitha Hodge Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Marion Loretta Broderick pose at the opening night of the new musical 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: (L-R) Actor Matthew Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Tabitha Hodge Broderick, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick attend the 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Broadway opening night at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: (L-R) Actor Matthew Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Tabitha Hodge Broderick, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick attend the 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Broadway opening night at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' Broadway opening night at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Tabitha Broderick, Marion Loretta Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick attending the Broadway Opening Performance After Party for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Pier 60 on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: James Wilkie Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick attending the Broadway Opening Performance After Party for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Pier 60 on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Tabitha Broderick, Marion Loretta Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attending the Broadway Opening Performance After Party for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Pier 60 on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Tabitha Broderick, Marion Loretta Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attending the Broadway Opening Performance After Party for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Pier 60 on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Tabitha Broderick, Marion Loretta Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attending the Broadway Opening Performance After Party for 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Pier 60 on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Sarah Jessica Parker and family attend the Broadway Opening Performance of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Sarah Jessica Parker with Marion Loretta Broderick and Tabitha Broderick attend the Broadway Opening Performance of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sarah Jessica Parker and daughters Tabitha Broderick and Marion Broderick pose with the 3 'Charlies' Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust and Ryan Sell at the opening night after party for the new musical 'Charlie and The Chocolate Factory' on Broadway at Pier 60 on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Matthew Broderick, James Wilkie Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marion Loretta Broderick, Tabitha Broderick attend the Broadway Opening Performance of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
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