Parker Posey

Parker Posey

Nov. 8th, 1968
Born in
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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)
Granite Flats TV Show
Granite Flats

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Irrational Man
2015 - Ned Rifle
2014 - Grace of Monaco
2013 - And Now a Word from Our Sponsor
2013 - Hairbrained
2012 - Price Check
2009 - Happy Tears
2009 - Spring Breakdown
2008 - The Eye
2007 - Broken English
2006 - Superman Returns
2006 - For Your Consideration
2006 - Fay Grim
2006 - The Oh in Ohio
2004 - Laws of Attraction
2004 - Blade Trinity
2003 - A Mighty Wind
2003 - The Event
2002 - The Sweetest Thing
2002 - Personal Velocity: Three Portraits
2001 - Josie and the Pussycats
2001 - The Anniversary Party
2000 - Scream 3
1998 - You've Got Mail
1997 - Clockwatchers
1997 - The House of Yes
1997 - Henry Fool
1996 - The Daytrippers
1996 - Basquiat
1995 - Frisk
1995 - Flirt
1995 - The Doom Generation
1995 - Kicking and Screaming
1994 - Dead Connection
1994 - Mixed Nuts
1993 - Coneheads
1993 - Dazed and Confused

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Marlene Stanger
Poppy Kowalski
Vanessa Gold
Parker Posey
Mary Phelps Jacob
Herself - Guest Judge
Michelle Whiting
[Complete List]


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.

  • Named "Queen of Indies" by 'Time' magazine since she has appeared in some 30 films since 1994, most of them low-budget independent movies.
  • Against the wishes of her management, she accepted two supporting roles right after the unexpected success of _Party Girl (1995)_ (qv).
  • Reuters rated her #19 in the 2003 edition of its annual "What Ever Happened to...?" list.
  • Did her own singing and mandolin-playing in _A Mighty Wind (2003)_ (qv).
  • Friend of 'Zoe R. Cassavetes' (qv).
  • She and 'Wesley Snipes' (qv) both attended college at SUNY at Purchase and then later worked together on Blade Trinity.
  • Measurements: 33B-25-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Was considered for the role of "Dorothy Boyd" in _Jerry Maguire (1996)_ (qv).

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