Parker Christian Posey was born on 8 November 1968, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is a musician and actress, best known for her multiple independent films that led to her being called “Queen of the Indies”. She has also appeared in films such as “You’ve Got Mail”, “Superman Returns” and “Irrational Man”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Parker Posey? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. Aside from her numerous film appearances, she’s also been recognized because of her performances at improvisational shows. She’s also extended her career to music and the stage. As she continues her career her wealth will likely increase.
Parker Posey Net Worth $10 million
Parker started seriously pursuing a career in acting when she attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied drama and worked with other future actresses. One of her first roles was on television in the soap opera entitled “As the World Turns”. Soon she would get her first major role, in the film called “Dazed and Confused” which starred Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck, which became very popular and started to propel Posey’s career forward. She then appeared in 32 independent films during the 1990s, which include “Personal Velocity”, “Party Girl”, “The House of Yes” and “The Daytrippers”. “The House of Yes” got very positive reviews because of her performance, but she got into trouble transitioning back to mainstream films due to her “Queen of the Indies” title. Regardless, her net worth rose steadily.
In the late 1990s, she starred in various mockumentaries, including “Waiting for Guffman”, and “Best in Show”. She also made an appearance in the film “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks, and continued being a part of major films, such as “Scream 3” and “Josie and the Pussycats” in which she was the villain. She also appeared in the television show “Will & Grace”. After working on a few more projects, she appeared in “Superman Returns” as the sidekick of Lex Luthor – the film would go on to be a box office hit. She would then become the lead of 2007’s “The Return of Jezebel James”, but which was cancelled after just three episodes. She would then go back to the indie scene with “Broken English” which brought her numerous nominations. One of her most recent projects was the “Irrational Man” which stars Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.
Aside from film and television, Parker has made a few stage appearances which started in 2001. She also showed musical prowess in the film “A Mighty Wind”, in which she played the Mandolin. Her voice can be heard on several of Ryan Adams’ songs during the time they were still in a relationship. She’s also a part of the song “I Am Sound” which she plays the mandolin.
For her personal life, not much else is known about her relationships except that she dated Ryan Adams. Posey has also expressed concern about how the independent movement has changed to having more star power compared to before. She had once contemplated on quitting acting because of that, but was given another chance with her recent films.
She and the other cast members have been playing concerts in role as the bands from A Mighty Wind (2003). So far they have played at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in May 2003, and will be doing more concerts in Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, in September 2003.
Reuters rated her #19 in the 2003 edition of its annual "What Ever Happened to...?" list.
Is a contributing editor to Open City literary magazine.
One of Parker's current interests is making pottery.
Named "Queen of Indies" by 'Time' magazine since she has appeared in some 30 films since 1994, most of them low-budget independent movies.
Has a twin brother named Chris, who practices law in Atlanta.
Against the wishes of her management, she accepted two supporting roles right after the unexpected success of Party Girl (1995).
[on if she prefers working in independent film versus the studio system because of the more varied arrange of roles it may offer] I'm trying to work in studio movies, but they won't hire me. I get feedback from my agent saying, 'She's too much of an indie queen.' And then on the other side, my name doesn't get the financing to do a movie over $1 million. And I'm called 'the indie queen.' So it's really a challenging path because I know so much about the indie side of the business. Because I grew up in it. It's like I'm back in junior high here at Sundance. There's John Cooper and Trevor Groth and we all grew up together, you know? But it's different times. And this stuff gets projected onto me. People are like, 'You're here every year, you do so many indie movies.' And I'm like, 'No, I did Broken English (2007) five years ago.' It's just not the same. Our culture's not the same. Independent film and the way people go to the movies in the theater. Maybe it got oversaturated. I don't know...
[on if independent film or film in general is evolving to something better] It has to. I think people are upset. I don't want my movie to be judged on how much money it makes. This is a great country. Where are those values of those pioneers? Where are those values? They aren't in the film industry anymore. Where's the responsibility? The arts aren't subsidized. You see what the culture focuses on and it's disturbing. As easy as it is to be nostalgic in these times and come here [Sundance Film Festival] and bemoan the old indie days...
Being an indie queen, people think I have all these choices. Like I've just been sitting around waiting for the best indie film that I deem acceptable. There are a lot of independent films I've wanted to do that I haven't been cast in.
I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl.
I think that the past fifteen years--where women have gone to work and left the men--the baby boomers who are now in Hollywood and control a lot of the money are upset that the wives have gone or mommies gone off to work. 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.