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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 8, 1968
Birth place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Height:1.64 m
Profession:Actress
Education:R. H. Watkins High School, State University of New York at Purchase
Nationality:American
Parents:Lynda Patton, Chris Posey
Siblings:Christopher Posey
Awards:Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress
TV shows:The Return of Jezebel James, Bored to Death, Tracey Ullman Takes On New York, Tales of the City (UK)
Books:Homecoming
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Starring in the acclaimed off-Broadway revival of David Rabe's "Hurlyburly". The production also stars Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Berkley, Wallace Shawn, and Josh Hamilton. [May 2005]
2Has been in two movies with WWE wrestler Paul Levesque (aka Triple H): Blade: Trinity (2004) and Inside Out (2011).
3Close friend of Jimmy Fallon. She was one of his neighbors when he lived in New York City.
4Friend of Zoe R. Cassavetes.
5Yet another member of the "Purchase Mafia," a group of graduates from S.U.N.Y. Purchase. Alumni actors and filmmakers include Wesley Snipes, Sherry Stringfield, Stanley Tucci, Curtis McClarin, Bob Gosse, Todd Baker, Nick Gomez, and Melissa Leo.
6She and Wesley Snipes both attended college at SUNY at Purchase and then, later, worked together on Blade: Trinity (2004).
7Has a song named after her, written by "apocalyptic folk artist" Steve Davis. The song will appear on Davis's upcoming 2006 album.
8Is an accomplished mime.
9Favorite musicians are Belle & Sebastian, Sigur Rós and Miighty Flashlight.
10Did her own singing and mandolin-playing in A Mighty Wind (2003).
11Was considered for the role of "Dorothy Boyd" in Jerry Maguire (1996).
12Learned to play the mandolin for her role in the Christopher Guest film, A Mighty Wind (2003).
13She 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.
14Reuters rated her #19 in the 2003 edition of its annual "What Ever Happened to...?" list.
15Is a contributing editor to Open City literary magazine.
16One of Parker's current interests is making pottery.
17Named "Queen of Indies" by 'Time' magazine since she has appeared in some 30 films since 1994, most of them low-budget independent movies.
18Named after the 1950s model Suzy Parker.
19Has a twin brother named Chris, who practices law in Atlanta.
20Against the wishes of her management, she accepted two supporting roles right after the unexpected success of Party Girl (1995).


Quotes

#Quote
1[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...
2[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...
3Being 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.
4I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl.
5I 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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Guest ActressLouie (2010)
2004FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Ensemble CastA Mighty Wind (2003)· Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Christopher Guest
· Laura Harris
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Linda Kash
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael Mantell
· Michael McKean
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Jim Piddock
· Harry Shearer
· Deborah Theaker
· Fred Willard
1997Special Jury RecognitionSundance Film FestivalThe House of Yes (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesParks and Recreation (2009)
2008Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressFay Grim (2006)
2008Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Eye (2008)
2008Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadBroken English (2007)
2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressSuperman Returns (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceFor Your Consideration (2006)· Bob Balaban
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Christopher Guest
· John Michael Higgins
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael McKean
· Catherine O'Hara
· Harry Shearer
· Fred Willard
2004Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastA Mighty Wind (2003)· Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Paul Dooley
· Christopher Guest
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael McKean
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Harry Shearer
· Fred Willard
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingA Mighty Wind (2003)· Bob Balaban
· Ed Begley Jr.
· Jennifer Coolidge
· Christopher Guest
· Laura Harris
· John Michael Higgins
· Michael Hitchcock
· Linda Kash
· Don Lake
· Eugene Levy
· Jane Lynch
· Michael Mantell
· Michael McKean
· Larry Miller
· Christopher Moynihan
· Catherine O'Hara
· Jim Piddock
· Harry Shearer
· Deborah Theaker
· Fred Willard
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay (2002)
2003Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadPersonal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)
2000MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceScream 3 (2000)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe House of Yes (1997)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressPersonal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Good Wife2011-2012TV SeriesVanessa Gold
Price Check2012Susan Felders
The Love Guide2011Angelica Lovecraft
The Big C2011TV SeriesPoppy Kowalski
Inside Out2011/IClaire
Parks and Recreation2011TV SeriesLindsay Carlisle Shay
Bored to Death2009TV SeriesMichelle Whiting
Happy Tears2009Jayne
Spring Breakdown2009Becky St. Germaine
The Eye2008Helen Wells
The Return of Jezebel James2008TV SeriesSarah Tompkins
Broken English2007Nora Wilder
Superman Returns2006Video GameKitty Kowalski (voice)
Boston Legal2006TV SeriesMarlene Stanger
Fay Grim2006Fay Grim
For Your Consideration2006Callie Webb
Superman Returns2006Kitty Kowalski
The Oh in Ohio2006Priscilla Chase
Adam & Steve2005Rhonda
Blade: Trinity2004Danica Talos
The Sisters of Mercy2004Video short
Frankenstein2004TV MovieDetective Carson O'Conner
Laws of Attraction2004Serena
A Mighty Wind2003Sissy Knox
The Event2003Nick Devivo
Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay2002TV MovieJinger Heath
The Sweetest Thing2002Judy Webb
Personal Velocity2002Greta Herskowitz
Will & Grace2001TV SeriesDorleen
Further Tales of the City2001TV Mini-SeriesConnie Bradshaw Fetzner
The Anniversary Party2001Judy Adams
Josie and the Pussycats2001Fiona
Best in Show2000Meg Swan
The Simpsons2000TV SeriesBecky
Futurama2000TV SeriesUmbriel
Scream 32000Jennifer Jolie
The Venice Project1999Myra
Gunshy1999Short
You've Got Mail1998Patricia Eden
The Misadventures of Margaret1998Margaret Nathan
What Rats Won't Do1998Mirella
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City1998TV Mini-SeriesConnie Bradshaw
Dinner at Fred's1997Celia
Henry Fool1997Fay Grim
Clockwatchers1997Margaret Burre
The House of Yes1997'Jackie-O' Pascal
SubUrbia1996Erica
Waiting for Guffman1996Libby Mae Brown
Basquiat1996Mary Boone
The Daytrippers1996Jo Malone
An Eviction Notice1995Short
Kicking and Screaming1995Miami
Flirt1995Emily
Frisk1995Ferguson
Drunks1995Debbie
The Doom Generation1995Brandi
Party Girl1995Mary
Opera No. 11994ShortFairy #1
Mixed Nuts1994Rollerblader
Sleep with Me1994Athena
Amateur1994Girl Squatter
Dead Connection1994Denise
Iris1994Video short
Description of a Struggle1993Wanda
The Wake1993Beachgoer (uncredited)
Tracey Takes on New York1993TV MovieLibby
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City1993TV Mini-SeriesConnie Bradshaw
Flirt1993ShortEmily
Dazed and Confused1993Darla
Coneheads1993Stephanie
Joey Breaker1993Irene Kildare
First Love, Fatal Love1991TV Movie
As the World Turns1956TV SeriesTess Shelby (1991-1992)
The Brits Are Coming2017post-productionGina
Bream Gives Me HiccupsTV Series filmingDeborah Katzman
Columbus2017
Search Party2016TV SeriesBrick
Mascots2016Cindi Babineaux
My Art2016Angie
The Architect2016/IDrew
Café Society2016Rad
Drunk History2015TV SeriesMary Phelps Jacob
Irrational Man2015Rita Richards
Portlandia2015TV Series
Granite Flats2015TV SeriesAlice White
Ned Rifle2014Fay Grim
Grace of Monaco2014Madge
Inside Amy Schumer2014TV SeriesParker Posey
Crazy House2014TV MovieDr. Krimmens
HairBrained2013Sheila Pettifog
And Now a Word from Our Sponsor2013Karen Hillridge
Genie on Hard Times with Parker Posey2013Video shortGenie
Highland Park2013Shirley Paine
Louie2012TV SeriesLiz
New Girl2012TV SeriesCasey
Hemingway & Gellhorn2012TV MovieMary Welsh Hemingway

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hemingway & Gellhorn2012TV Movie performer: "Tutti Mi Chiamaro Bionda"
Price Check2012performer: "Mermaid Eyes"
Spring Breakdown2009performer: "True Colors", "Hold On"
For Your Consideration2006performer: "The Purim Song", "You Were Never There for Me"
Superman Returns2006performer: "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" - uncredited
Waiting for Guffman1996performer: "Teacher's Pet", "A Penny For Your Thoughts", "Nothing Ever Happens In Blaine" uncredited
Sleep with Me1994performer: "Daddy's Dead in Momma's Head"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sisters of Mercy2004Video short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garbage2013special thanks
Meanwhile2011/IIIdirector's friend
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentary special thanks to the interviewees

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
An Interview2017TV Series documentaryHerself
Made in Hollywood2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
21 Years: Richard Linklater2014DocumentaryHerself
Still Screaming: Bonus Features2013Video documentaryHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective2011DocumentaryHerself
Grab2011DocumentaryNarrator
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Fabulous Picture Show2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Días de cine2009TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Festival Updates2009TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Making of 'Fay Grim' or: How Do You Spell Espionage?2007Video documentary shortHerself
Bryan's Journals2006Video documentaryHerself
The 16th Annual Gotham Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Requiem for Krypton: Making 'Superman Returns'2006Video documentaryHerself
The View2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MTV News2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Evolution Will Be Televised2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Seamless2005DocumentaryHerself
Nightstalkers, Daywalkers, and Familiars: Inside the World of 'Blade Trinity'2005Video documentaryHerself
Project Runway2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Making 'Dazed'2005Video documentaryHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
In the Company of Women2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig2003Video documentaryHerself
Personal Velocity: Creating 'Personal Velocity'2003Video documentary shortHerself
Personal Velocity: In Conversation Rebecca, Parker, Fairuza, and Kyra2003Video documentary shortHerself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Film Trix 20022002Documentary shortHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MTV Hits2002TV SeriesHerself
The Making of 'The Sweetest Thing'2002Video documentary shortHerself
Backstage Pass2001TV Short documentaryHerself
Behind the 'Scream'2000Video documentary shortHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Independent's Day1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
In a New Light: Sex Unplugged1995TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CR: Superman Returns2010Video GameKitty Kowalski

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