Parker Posey

Highest Rated: 97% Columbus (2017)
Lowest Rated: 0% The Con Is On (2018)
Birthday: Nov 8, 1968
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Displaying an off-kilter beauty and an ability to embrace the comically bizarre, Parker Posey has been repeatedly referred to as "The Queen of the Indies." Following her indie debut in Richard Linklater's 1993 Dazed and Confused, Posey went on to star in no less than 15 independent features over the next five years, proving time and again how worthy she was of her royal title.Born in Baltimore on November 8, 1968, Posey was named after '50s model and sometimes-actress Suzy Parker. At the age of 12, she moved with her parents and twin brother to Laurel, MS, where her father owned a Chevrolet dealership. After attending the North Carolina School of the Arts, Posey enrolled at S.U.N.Y. Purchase, where she studied acting and roomed with future ER doctor Sherry Stringfield. She dropped out just three weeks before graduation when opportunity came knocking in the form of a role on As the World Turns. As bad girl Tess Shelby, Posey stayed with the show from 1991 until 1992. The following year, Posey crossed over to celluloid with roles in three movies. Two of these, The Coneheads and Joey Breaker, featured the actress as little more than a glorified extra, but the third, Linklater's Dazed and Confused, allowed Posey to make a distinct impression. As cheerleader Darla, she used her relatively brief screen time to display the nastier side of teen popularity. She played a similar character the same year on the small screen, taking a memorable turn as ex-pep queen turned good-time girl Connie Bradshaw in PBS' Tales of the City (she would later reprise the role for More Tales of the City in 1998).Following secondary to miniscule parts in films like Sleep With Me, Amateur, and Mixed Nuts (all 1994), Posey had her breakthrough role as the titular heroine of Daisy von Scherler Mayer's Party Girl in 1995. She caused an art-house sensation with her portrayal of Mary, a downtown diva forced to take a day job as a librarian and began to ascend the ranks of indie royalty. Appearances in Hal Hartley's Flirt, Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation, and Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming the same year further enhanced her reputation. Posey's work over the next two years reads like a Sundance Film Festival program: in 1996, she could be seen as a Dairy Queen waitress in the ensemble-driven Waiting for Guffman, famed gallery owner Mary Boone in Basquiat, and Hope Davis' sister in The Daytrippers. In 1997, Posey starred in no less than five independent films, including Henry Fool, her third Hartley outing; the temps-in-hell comedy drama Clockwatchers; Linklater's adaptation of Eric Bogosian's SubUrbia; and The House of Yes. For this last film, Posey garnered particular acclaim as the film's fabulously demented focal point. She shined as a young woman obsessed with both Jackie Onassis and her own twin brother (Josh Hamilton). Her performance, which perfectly displayed the hyperkinetic comic energy and sardonic wit that came to characterize many of the actress' portrayals, won her a "special recognition for acting" at Sundance that year.The year 1998 brought more independent work in the form of The Misadventures of Margaret, a romantic comedy in which Posey had the title role and a foray into mainstream features with a turn as Tom Hanks' book-editor girlfriend in Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail. The following year, she took another stab, so to speak, at mainstream fare with a part in Wes Craven's third installment of his Scream series, the aptly titled Scream 3. Though she wasn't necessarily known as a "method" actress to this point, Posey actually had real braces installed for her subsequent role in Waiting for Guffman and director Christopher Guest's popular dog show comedy Best in Show. Cast as the better half of a neurotic, hypertensive couple who will stop at nothing to see their pet win the number-one spot in the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, Posey nearly stole the show with her hysterical, shrieking performance. Best in Show was immediately embraced

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
0% The Con Is On Actor 2018
63% My Art Angie 2018
No Score Yet La truffa è servita Actor 2018
97% Columbus Eleanor $0.9M 2017
71% Café Society Rad Taylor $11.1M 2016
No Score Yet The Architect Drew 2016
50% Mascots Cindi Babineaux 2016
46% Irrational Man Rita 2015
78% Ned Rifle Fay 2015
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater Actor 2014
11% Grace Of Monaco Madge $0.7M 2014
24% HairBrained Sheila Pettifog 2014
11% And Now A Word From Our Sponsor Karen Hillridge 2013
No Score Yet Highland Park Shirley Paine 2013
64% Price Check Susan Felders $5.2K 2012
50% Hemingway & Gellhorn Mary Welsh Hemingway 2012
No Score Yet Grab Actor 2011
No Score Yet The Love Guide Angela Lovecraft 2011
27% Happy Tears Jayne 2010
55% Spring Breakdown Becky 2009
22% The Eye Helen Wells $31.5M 2008
64% Broken English Nora Wilder $0.9M 2007
46% Fay Grim Fay Grim $62.3K 2007
52% For Your Consideration Callie Webb $5.5M 2006
22% The Oh in Ohio Priscilla Chase 2006
75% Superman Returns Kitty Kowalski $200.2M 2006
No Score Yet Meet the Santas Poppy Frost 2005
54% Adam & Steve Rhonda $0.2M 2005
25% Blade: Trinity Danica Talos $52.5M 2004
18% Laws of Attraction Serena $17.9M 2004
No Score Yet Frankenstein Carson O'Conner 2004
No Score Yet In the Company of Women Actor 2004
43% The Event Nick 2003
87% A Mighty Wind Sissy Knox $17.5M 2003
No Score Yet Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Jinger Heath 2002
26% The Sweetest Thing Judy Webb $24.5M 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Greta Herskowitz $0.7M 2002
61% The Anniversary Party Judy Adams $3M 2001
53% Josie and the Pussycats Fiona $14.2M 2001
94% Best in Show Meg $16.6M 2000
39% Scream 3 Jennifer 2000
No Score Yet Dinner at Fred's Celia 1999
No Score Yet Misadventures of Margaret Margaret Nathan 1998
68% You've Got Mail Patricia 1998
89% Henry Fool Fay 1998
83% Clockwatchers Margaret 1998
No Score Yet Independent's Day Actor 1998
62% The House of Yes Jackie-O 1997
75% The Daytrippers Jo Malone 1997
64% Suburbia Erica 1997
91% Waiting for Guffman Libby Mae Brown 1996
68% Basquiat Mary Boone 1996
80% Flirt Emily 1996
No Score Yet Frisk Ferguson 1996
47% The Doom Generation Brandi 1995
55% Kicking and Screaming Miami 1995
78% Party Girl Mary 1995
78% Amateur Girl Squatter 1995
57% Drunks Debbie 1995
10% Mixed Nuts Rollerblader 1994
15% Sleep with Me Athena 1994
No Score Yet Iris Actor 1994
No Score Yet Dead Connection Denise 1994
91% Dazed and Confused Darla Marks 1993
35% Coneheads Stephanie 1993
No Score Yet Joey Breaker Irene Kildare 1993

TV

CREDIT
68% Lost in Space
2018
Dr. Smith
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2016
  • 2015
94% Louie
2010-2015
Liz
  • 2012
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Casey
  • 2012
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Vanessa Gold
  • 2012
  • 2011
55% The Big C
2010-2013
Poppy Poppy Kowalsk
  • 2011
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
79% Bored to Death
2009-2011
Allison Whiting
  • 2009
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Marlene Stanger
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Armistead Maupin's 'Further Tales of the City'
2001
Connie Bradshaw Fetzner
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Dorleen
  • 2001
95% Futurama
1999
Voice Guest
  • 2000
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2000
75% More Tales Of The City
1998
Connie Bradshaw
100% Tales of the City
1993
Connie Bradshaw

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