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Parker Posey Biography

Birth Name:
Parker Christian Posey
Birth Place:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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


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