Parker Posey Biography

BornNovember 8, 1968
Age55 years
Early Life
Parker Christian Posey was born on November 8, 1968, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was raised in Laurel, Mississippi, by her parents Lynda Patton, a chef, and Chris Posey, who owned a car dealership. Parker has a twin sibling, Christopher, and an older brother, Robert. The family moved frequently due to the nature of her dad's work; Parker went to several high schools before graduating from R. H. Watkins High School in Laurel.

Career Beginnings
After high school, Posey began her higher education studying drama at the State University of New York at Purchase. While attending college, she worked as an intern on the set of the television daytime drama "As the World Turns", which sparked her interest in acting.

Upon graduating from college, Posey relocated to New York City to pursue acting. She at first dealt with fellow actress Sherry Stringfield while auditioning for different theater roles. In 1992, she made her movie debut in the romantic comedy "Coneheads", starring Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin.

Indie Queen
In the 1990s, Parker Posey earned the label "Queen of the Indies" for her respected work in independent films. A few of her most significant projects during this time include "Dazed and Confused" (1993); "Party Girl" (1995), in which she played the lead role of Mary; "The Daytrippers" (1996), co-starring with Stanley Tucci and Hope Davis; and "Kicking and Screaming" (1995), alongside Eric Stoltz and Olivia d'Abo.

One of her most iconic indie film roles was available in 1997 when she starred as the manipulative and harmful Jackie-O in the black comedy "The House of Yes". Her performance made her important praise, in addition to a Special Recognition award from the Sundance Film Festival.

Career Expansion & Mainstream Success
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Posey started to broaden her career beyond indie movies. She appeared in mainstream comedies such as "You've Got Mail" (1998) and "Josie and the Pussycats" (2001) and co-starred in the scary film "Scream 3" (2000). She also starred in a variety of critically-acclaimed films, consisting of "Personal Velocity" (2002) and "A Mighty Wind" (2003), the latter of which made her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Aside from movie, Posey also ventured into television, with visitor looks on popular programs like "Sex and the City", "Will & Grace", and "Boston Legal". In addition, she had a repeating role on the TV series "The Good Wife" from 2011 to 2012.

Posey's more current work consists of roles in the movies "Irrational Man" (2015), directed by Woody Allen, and "Café Society" (2016). Supplying her voice for the animated series "Archer", she handled the role of Dr. Smith in the Netflix series "Lost in Space" (2018).

Personal Life
In spite of her long career in the public eye, Parker Posey has actually stayed mostly personal about her personal life. In her narrative, "You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir", launched in 2018, she provides fans a peek into her life and career, sharing anecdotes and reflections on her experiences in the show business.

She has actually never married and, throughout her profession, she has actually been connected to several prominent relationships, including fellow actors Josh Hamilton and Keanu Reeves.

Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by Parker.

Related authors: Woody Allen (Director), Keanu Reeves (Actor), Eric Stoltz (Actor), Sherry Stringfield (Actress), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Stanley Tucci (Actor), Christo (Artist), Dan Aykroyd (Comedian)


5 Famous quotes by Parker Posey

Small: But its fun to be something, have that, and you dont have to be real. Its like, comedians. They go on a
"But it's fun to be something, have that, and you don't have to be real. It's like, comedians. They go on and they're doing all these jokes. I would be like that if I were more awake"
Small: There are all these scripts where the women, if theyre working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an ang
"There are all these scripts where the women, if they're working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who'll kill you. It's a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level"
Small: I wouldnt say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf
"I wouldn't say I was a queen. Maybe a little elf"
Small: I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep d
"I can do comedy, so people want me to do that, but the other side of comedy is depression. Deep, deep depression is the flip side of comedy. Casting agents don't realize it but in order to be funny you have to have that other side"
Small: I like soap opera acting. If its done really well, theres nothing better. Its old school. Its like what
"I like soap opera acting. If it's done really well, there's nothing better. It's old school. It's like what those melodramas in the '30s and '40s were like"