Fast Facts

  • Named after celebrated '50s model Suzy Parker.
  • Roomed with Sherry Stringfield in college at SUNY Purchase.
  • Left college three weeks before graduation after landing a role on the soap As the World Turns.
  • Starred in more than a dozen independent films in the '90s, leading Time Magazine to crown her "Queen of the Indies," a title that has stuck ever since.
  • Wore real braces for her role in Best in Show (2000).
  • Learned to play the mandolin for A Mighty Wind (2003).
  • Had a long-term relationship with writer Thomas Beller, who launched the real-life story Web site Mr. Beller's Neighborhood.


  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1997, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic): Winner
  • 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee


  • Lynda Posey — Mother
  • Chris Posey — Brother
  • Chris Posey — Father
  • Thomas Beller — Ex-significant Other
  • Ryan Adams — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended the State University of New York, Purchase, NY

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  • Birth Name: Parker Christian Posey
  • Birth Place: Baltimore, MD
  • Birthday: November 8, 1968, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor