Parker Posey

Actor
An eccentric, dark-haired actress best known for her work in 1990s independent films, Parker Posey trained at SUNY Purchase before spending over a year (1991-92) playing Tess Shelby, a bratty teen on the long-running ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (80)

Irrational Man 2015 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Ned Rifle 2015 (Movie)

Fay Grim (Actor)

21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Grace of Monaco 2014 (Movie)

Madge Tivey-Faucon (Actor)

HairBrained 2014 (Movie)

Sheila Pettifog (Actor)

Highland Park 2014 (Movie)

Shirley Paine (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Architect 2014 (Movie)

Drew Stone (Actor)

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor 2013 (Movie)

Karen Hillridge (Actor)

Louie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Price Check 2012 (Movie)

Susan Felders (Actor)

Inside Out 2011 (Movie)

Claire Small (Actor)

The Love Guide 2011 (Movie)

Angelica Lovecraft (Actor)

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Grab 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Happy Tears 2010 (Movie)

Jayne (Actor)

The Eye 2008 (Movie)

Helen Wells (Actor)

The Return of Jezebel James 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Broken English 2007 (Movie)

Nora Wilder (Actor)

Fay Grim 2007 (Movie)

Fay Grim (Actor)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

Becky St Germaine (Actor)

Adam & Steve 2006 (Movie)

Rhonda (Actor)

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

Callie Webb (Actor)

Superman Returns 2006 (Movie)

Kitty Kowalski (Actor)

The Oh in Ohio 2006 (Movie)

Priscilla Chase (Actor)

Family Guy 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frankenstein 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1999 - 2000, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Danica Talos (Actor)

Laws of Attraction 2004 (Movie)

Serena (Actor)

A Mighty Wind 2003 (Movie)

Sissy Knox (Actor)

In the Company of Women 2003 (Movie)

(Herself)

The Event 2003 (Movie)

District Attorney Nicole DeVivo (Actor)

The Isaac Mizrahi Show 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Personal Velocity 2002 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

Judy Webb (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the City 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Josie and the Pussycats 2001 (Movie)

Fiona (Actor)

The Anniversary Party 2001 (Movie)

Judy Adams (Actor)

Best in Show 2000 (Movie)

Meg Swan (Actor)

Scream 3 2000 (Movie)

Jennifer Jolie (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Clockwatchers 1998 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

Dinner at Fred's 1998 (Movie)

Celia (Actor)

Gunshy 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Henry Fool 1998 (Movie)

Fay (Actor)

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

Myra (Actor)

What Rats Won't Do 1998 (Movie)

Mirella (Actor)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

Patricia Eden (Actor)

Drunks 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

House of Yes 1997 (Movie)

Jackie-O (Actor)

Suburbia 1997 (Movie)

Erica (Actor)

The Daytrippers 1997 (Movie)

Jo Malone - Eliza's Sister (Actor)

The Misadventures of Margaret 1997 (Movie)

Margaret Nathan (Actor)

Waiting for Guffman 1997 (Movie)

Libby May Brown (Actor)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

Mary Boone (Actor)

Flirt 1996 (Movie)

Emily--Bill's Girlfriend (Actor)

Frisk 1996 (Movie)

Ferguson (Actor)

Independent's Day 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Amateur 1995 (Movie)

Girl Squatter (Actor)

In a New Light: Sex Unplugged 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

Miami (Actor)

Party Girl 1995 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Doom Generation 1995 (Movie)

Brandi (Actor)

An Eviction Notice 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Connection 1994 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Rollerblader (Actor)

Sleep With Me 1994 (Movie)

Athena (Actor)

Tracey Ullman Takes on New York 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Coneheads 1993 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Dazed and Confused 1993 (Movie)

Darla (Actor)

Joey Breaker 1993 (Movie)

Irene Kildare (Actor)

Flirt 1992 (Movie)

Emily (Actor)

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein (Movie)

Carson O'Connor (Actor)

Fruitcake (Movie)

(Actor)

Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

("True Colors") (Song Performer)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

("Hold On") (Song)

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

("The Purim Song") (Song Performer)

Biography

An eccentric, dark-haired actress best known for her work in 1990s independent films, Parker Posey trained at SUNY Purchase before spending over a year (1991-92) playing Tess Shelby, a bratty teen on the long-running CBS daytime soap "As the World Turns. " Named after 50s model Suzy Parker, she entered features in 1993 with "J y Breaker," a low-rent version of "The Player," and followed with small roles in "Coneheads" and "Dazed and Confused" (both 1993), Richard Linklater's personal ode to youth. In the latter, Posey embodied every freshman girl's nightmare: the fascistic senior.

Relationships

Ryan Adams Song

Companion
Dated for a few years Split 2005

Bob Gosse Producer

Companion
Met when both attended SUNY Purchase Together from 1991-96 No longer together

Tony Pemberton Director

Companion
Dated in college No longer together

Chris Posey

Father

Lynda Posey

Mother

Chris Posey

Brother
Born Nov. 8, 1968; fraternal twin

Stuart Townsend Actor

Companion
Dated from 1998 to summer 1999 No longer together

EDUCATION

State University of New York, Purchase

Purchase , New York 1987 - 1991
Received job offer for "As the World Turns" during senior year

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina
Attended a summer program; Posey originally wanted to attend to study ballet but failed to qualify

Milestones

2012

Cast as Louis C.K.'s girlfriend on FX comedy "Louie"

2012

Portrayed Hemingway's fourth wife Mary in the HBO film "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

2011

Guest starred on Showtime's "The Big C" and the CBS drama "The Good Wife"

2009

Teamed up with Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch in the comedy feature "Spring Breakdown"

2008

Co-starred with Jessica Alba in the supernatural thriller "The Eye"

2007

Starred in Zoe Cassavetes' directorial debut "Broken English"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Actress

2007

Played a single mom thrown into a world of international espionage in "Fay Grim," Hal Hartley's sequel to his 1997 film "Henry Fool"

2006

Reunited with director Christopher Guest to play an actress in "For Your Consideration"

2006

Cast as Kitty Koslowski, Lex Luthor's villainous henchwoman in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns"

2004

Played a woman divorcing her rock star husband (Michael Sheen) in the romantic comedy "The Laws of Attraction"

2004

Played ruthless villain Danica Talos in "Blade: Trinity"

2003

Starred in the Independent feature "The Event"

2002

Played supporting role opposite Cameron Diaz in "The Sweetest Thing"

2002

Co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick and Fairuza Balk in Rebecca Miller's "Personal Velocity"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Actress

2002

Starred as an assistant D.A. uncovering an AIDS-related mystery in "The Event"

2002

Co-starred in "Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress

2001

Appeared in teen flick "Josie and the Pussycats"

2001

Played a neurotic wife in "The Anniversary Party"

2000

Made Broadway debut opposite Matthew Broderick in the Elaine May comedy "Taller Than a Dwarf"

2000

Gave memorable comedic performance in "Scream 3"

2000

Featured in Christopher Guest's award-winning comedy "Best in Show"

1998

Cast in first major feature role supporting Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in "You've Got Mail"

1997

Appeared in critically acclaimed feature "Henry Fool"; film won Best Screenwriting Award at Cannes

1997

Co-starred in workplace comedy "Clockwatchers" with Lisa Kudrow and Toni Collette

1997

Earned acclaim for performance as Jackie-O, a mentally unbalanced woman who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy in "The House of Yes"

1996

Starred in the award-winning independent film "The Daytrippers" (premiered at Toronto Film Festival)

1996

Starred in the seminal Christopher Best comedy "Waiting for Guffman"

1995

Landed first feature starring role in "Party Girl"

1994

TV miniseries debut, "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" (PBS)

1993

Feature acting debut, "Joey Braker"; also appeared in "Coneheads" and "Dazed and Confused"

1991

Made TV debut in a regular role on "As the World Turns" (CBS)

Raised in Monroe, LA and Laurel, MS

Bonus Trivia

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On her status in the independent film community: "I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf. There's something about someone who's not making a lot of money but is doing what they want to do with a film, knowing that he or she's not answering to anyone." – quoted in Interview, May 1994

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Time Out New York (Jan. 30-Feb. 6, 1996) described Posey's style as "a combination of remarkable self-possession, an ironic intelligence, a non-nonsense thrift-store glamour, and, most of all, inhuman stamina."

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In August 2009, Parker was diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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