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Parker Christian Posey (born November 8, 1968) is an American actress. She became known during the 1990s after a series of roles in several well-received independent films. As a result, she has often been referred to as the “Queen of the Indies”.
Posey was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Lynda, a chef, and Chris Posey, who owned a Chevrolet dealership. She has a twin brother, Christopher. Posey’s first name was a tribute by her father to 1950′s supermodel Suzy Parker. After Posey’s birth, the family moved to Laurel, Mississippi where her mother worked as a chef and culinary instructor for the Viking Range Corporation in Greenwood, and her father operated a car dealership, Posey Chevrolet, in Laurel. The family also lived in Monroe, Louisiana. Posey was raised Catholic
Posey attended the State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied drama and roomed with actresses Sherry Stringfield and Orlagh Cassidy.
Posey made her first break in television when she won the role of Tess Shelby on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. Stringfield, Posey’s roommate, was cast on the daytime drama Guiding Light at about the same time. Posey’s first major role in a feature film was in Dazed and Confused, a cult classic featuring Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, and Jason London.
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Throughout the late 1990s, Posey starred in 32 independent films and was named “Queen of the Indies” by Time magazine. These films include Personal Velocity, Clockwatchers, Party Girl, and The House of Yes, for which she received especially positive reviews for her portrayal of a delusional woman in love with her own brother. She is part of the acting ensemble that appears in director Christopher Guest’s films, including four of his mock documentaries: (Waiting for Guffman in 1996, Best in Show in 2000, A Mighty Wind in 2003, and For Your Consideration in 2006).
Posey has had supporting roles in several big budget studio films, including You’ve Got Mail (1998), Scream 3 (2000), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Laws of Attraction (2004), and Blade: Trinity (2004). She also had a supporting role in Superman Returns, playing Kitty Kowalski, Lex Luthor’s ditzy sidekick. Posey was considered for the roles of Rachel Green in Friends (which went to Jennifer Aniston), of Kimmy in My Best Friend’s Wedding (which went to Cameron Diaz), and of Althea in The People vs. Larry Flynt (which went to Courtney Love).
Posey has appeared in several television projects:
* In 2000, voice of Umbriel the mermaid in the Futurama episode “The Deep South.”
* In 2000, voice of Becky in an episode of The Simpsons titled “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Marge.”
* Recurring role on the television series Will & Grace, as Dorleen, Jack’s high-maintenance boss at Barneys New York.
* In 2006, guest-starred as the ambitious, back-stabbing lawyer Marlene “The Squid” Stanger on Boston Legal.
* In March 2008, headlined the quickly-cancelled Fox series The Return of Jezebel James.