Markie Post

Markie Post

Highest Rated: 83% There's Something About Mary (1998)

Lowest Rated: 83% There's Something About Mary (1998)

Birthday: Nov 4, 1950

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA

Best known for her portrayal of straight-laced legal aid attorney Christine Sullivan on the long-running sitcom "Night Court" (NBC 1984-92), actress Markie Post did extensive and prolific work in television, generally as poised professional types. Post first ventured into television behind the scenes, landing a job as researcher on the 1970s game shows "Split Second" and "Double Dare" after impressing producers at her audition to be a contestant on the former. (For the 1976-1977 season, Post additionally served as associate producer for "Double Dare.") Acting in community productions on the side, Post switched to work before the camera with appearances on the police series "CHiPs" (NBC 1977-1983) and a regular role as the platonic roommate of two football players on the short-lived sports comedy "Semi-Tough" (ABC 1980). Additionally, she had a featured role in the 13-part, fact-based 1930s-set crime drama "The Gangster Chronicles" (NBC 1981) before landing a three-season regular role on action comedy-drama "The Fall Guy" (ABC 1981-86) as Lee Majors' bail bondsperson Terri Michaels. The actress also starred in the failed pilots "Massarati and the Brain" (ABC) and "Six Pack" (NBC), before landing her plum "Night Court" role, replacing actress and singer Ellen Foley in the public defender role beginning in the show's second season. After "Night Court" ran its course, Post stayed in sitcom territory for "Hearts Afire" (CBS 1992-95), a romantic comedy co-starring John Ritter and Billy Bob Thornton. While in the midst of the run of "Hearts Afire," Post returned to behind-the scenes work, with a stint as a producer of a children's segment of the President's Inaugural Celebration aired on The Disney Channel and as co-executive producer (and star) of the NBC true crime thriller "Appointment for a Killing" (both 1993). Probably most memorable of Post's several made for TV movies was the topically incendiary but otherwise unremarkable Lifetime original "Chasing the Dragon" (1996). Although the movie premiered to less-than-favorable reviews, Post's work was skillful as a successful play-by-the-rules woman succumbing to heroin addiction. While she continued to both star in and produce TV-movies, the actress returned to series work in 1999 with a regular role in the ABC sitcom "Odd Man Out." On this family-geared series, Post played Julia, a caterer and mother of four (three daughters and the one titular son) living with her model agent younger sister in South Beach, Florida. Although most of her work was on television, Post had a memorable big-screen cameo in the 1998 hit comedy "There's Something About Mary," playing the mother of the sought-after Mary in the notorious pre-prom flashback sequence. Post continued working steadily as a TV character actress in the 2000s and 2010s. Markie Post died of cancer on August 7, 2021 at the age of 70.

Highest rated movies

There's Something About Mary

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christmas Reservations Tay Griffin (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keep the Gaslight Burning Mrs. Mazwell (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Sweet Summertime Lila Burns (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 36% Four Christmases and a Wedding Anna Taylor (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Camp Cool Kids Euginia (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 67% The Joneses: Unplugged Tawney (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 84% Muffin Top: A Love Story Linda (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 29% Christmas on the Bayou Lilly (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 20% Backyard Wedding Aunt Addie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 64% Holiday in Handcuffs Mom Chandler (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Till Dad Do Us Part Virginia Corbett (Character) - 2001
83% 61% There's Something About Mary Sheila Jensen (Character) $176.5M 1998
No Score Yet 57% I've Been Waiting For You Rosemary Zoltanne (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Survival on the Mountain Amy Hoffman (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chasing the Dragon Gwen Kessler (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 11% Visitors of the Night Judith English (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone She Knows Laurie Philips (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Suspicion Joyce (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stranger at My Door Sharon Dancey (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tricks of the Trade Marla (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glitz Linda Moon (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triplecross Delia Langtree (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Massarati and the Brain Julie Ramsdell (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Just Another Affair Jan Thacker (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
82% 97% The Kids Are Alright Helen Portollo (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 90% Chicago P.D. Barbara 'Bunny' Fletcher (Guest Star) 2014-2017
21% 33% Man Up! Linda (Guest Star) 2011
78% 93% 30 Rock Markie Post (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
83% 86% Scrubs Lily Reid (Guest Star) 2002-2003 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
20% No Score Yet Odd Man Out Julia Whitney (Character) 1999-2000
50% No Score Yet Hearts Afire Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman (Character) 1992-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 25% Night Court Christine Sullivan (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1984-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Unknown (Character),
Guest
1985-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Character) 1982-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet 62% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
87% 93% Cheers Heather Landon (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Deborah Dante (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Semi-Tough Barbara Jane Brookman (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 76% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1979