Parker Posey

Parker Posey

Age
45
Birthday
Nov. 8th, 1968
Born in
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height
1.65m

Parker Posey's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Return of Jezebel James TV Show
The Return of Jezebel James
Tales of the City (UK) TV Show
Tales of the City (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2009 - Happy Tears
2009 - Spring Breakdown
2008 - The Eye
2007 - Broken English
2006 - The Oh in Ohio
2006 - Fay Grim
2006 - Superman Returns
2006 - For Your Consideration
2004 - Blade Trinity
2004 - Laws of Attraction
2003 - A Mighty Wind
2003 - The Event
2002 - The Sweetest Thing
2002 - Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
2001 - The Anniversary Party
2001 - Josie and the Pussycats
2000 - Scream 3
1998 - You've Got Mail
1997 - Henry Fool
1997 - The House of Yes
1996 - Waiting For Guffman
1996 - Basquiat
1995 - Flirt
1995 - The Doom Generation
1995 - Frisk
1995 - Kicking and Screaming
1994 - Sleep With Me
1994 - Mixed Nuts
1993 - Dazed and Confused
1993 - Coneheads

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Liz
4
Marlene Stanger
4
Poppy Kowalski
3
Vanessa Gold
3
Dorleen
2
Herself - Guest Judge
1
Umbriel (Voiced)
1
Casey
1
Michelle Whiting
1
Becky (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Posey was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the daughter of Lynda (née Patton), a chef, and Chris Posey, owner of the local Chevrolet dealership. She has a twin brother, Christopher. Posey's first name was a tribute by her father to 1950s model Suzy Parker. After Posey's birth, the family moved to Laurel, Mississippi, where her mother worked as a chef and culinary instructor for the Viking Range Corporation in Greenwood, and her father operated a car dealership, Chris Posey Chevrolet, in Laurel. The family also lived in Monroe, Louisiana. Posey was raised Catholic.
Posey attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied drama and roomed with actresses Sherry Stringfield and Orlagh Cassidy.
Posey got her first break in television with the role of Tess Shelby on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Posey's first major role in a feature film was in Dazed and Confused (1993), a cult classic featuring Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, and Jason London.
Throughout the late 1990s, Posey starred in 32 independent films and was nicknamed "Queen of the Indies". These films include Personal Velocity, Basquiat, Clockwatchers, The Daytrippers, Party Girl, and The House of Yes, for which she received positive reviews for her portrayal of a delusional woman in love with her own brother. She is part of the acting ensemble that appears in director Christopher Guest's films, including four of his mock documentaries: Waiting for Guffman in 1996, Best in Show in 2000, A Mighty Wind in 2003, and For Your Consideration in 2006. Posey has appeared in several films of Hal Hartley: Henry Fool (1998); two of his shorts, Opera No. 1 (1994; with Adrienne Shelley) and Sisters of Mercy (2004); and Fay Grim (2006). Posey also had a notable role as the best friend of Adam in the 2005 film Adam & Steve.
Posey has had supporting roles in several big budget studio films, including You've Got Mail (1998), Scream 3 (2000), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Laws of Attraction (2004), Blade: Trinity (2004) and Superman Returns, playing Kitty Kowalski, Lex Luthor's ditzy sidekick.
Posey starred in Zoe Cassavetes' 2007 film Broken English. She was to feature in the John Waters film Fruitcake along with Johnny Knoxville. The film was to be set in her birth town of Baltimore. However, John Waters announced that he has canceled Fruitcake, saying "I can't get it made...I thought it would do well, but it's not. In this economy, I'm going to have to do a puppet show." She also appeared as Liz in several episodes of the third season of Louie.


TRIVIA:
  • Is an accomplished mime.
  • Twin brother, Chris, who practices law in Atlanta.
  • Is a contributing editor to Open City literary magazine.
  • Her former boyfriend was writer/editor 'Thomas Beller' (qv), editor of the "Open City" literary magazine and publishing house and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood, a literary Web site about New York City.
  • Has a song named after her, written by "apocalyptic folk artist" 'Stuart Davis (I)' (qv). The song will appear on Davis's upcoming 2006 album.
  • Favorite musicians are Belle & Sebastian, Sigur Rs, and Miighty Flashlight
  • Measurements: 33B-25-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • She and the other cast members have been playing concerts in role as the bands from _A Mighty Wind (2003)_ (qv). So far they have played at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in May 2003, and will be doing more concerts in Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, in September 2003.


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