Markie Post

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Markie Post
Markie Post at the 1988 Emmy Awards.jpg
Post at the 1988 Emmy Awards
Born Marjorie Armstrong Post
(1950-11-04) November 4, 1950 (age 67)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Stephen Knox (divorced)
Michael A. Ross (m. 1982)
Children 2

Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" Post (born November 4, 1950)[1] is an American actress, known for her roles as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, as public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1985 to 1992, and as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire from 1992 to 1995.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Palo Alto, California, Post is the daughter of scientist Richard F. Post and Marylee Post, a poet.[2] The middle child, she and her two siblings were raised in Stanford and Walnut Creek,[3] and attended Las Lomas High School where she was a cheerleader. She attended Lewis & Clark College in Oregon, and briefly Pomona College in California, before returning to earn her bachelor of arts degree from Lewis & Clark.[3]

Career[edit]

Prior to acting, Post worked on several game shows. She began her career with the production crew of the Tom Kennedy version of Split Second. She also served as associate producer of Alex Trebek's Double Dare and as a card dealer on the NBC Jim Perry version of Card Sharks. Post often was a celebrity player on various game shows, including Pyramid and Password.

Her early acting credits include the pilot episode of Simon & Simon "Details at Eleven" in 1981, two episodes of The A-Team as two different characters in the 1983 episode "The Only Church in Town" and the 1984 episode "Hot Styles" and The Love Boat respectively. She appeared in the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and as Diane Chambers' best friend in the sitcom Cheers, before eventually becoming a regular on the ABC action drama The Fall Guy.[4] After The Fall Guy, she played Christine Sullivan on the 1980s television comedy series Night Court from the third season until the show's end.[5] She played Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the comedy series Hearts Afire, co-starring John Ritter.[6][7] Post has also had regularly recurring guest star roles on The District and on Scrubs as the mother of Dr. Elliot Reid.[7]

Film credits include There's Something About Mary (1998), in which she played the mother of Cameron Diaz's character.[8] She played a call girl and dominatrix in the 1988 TV movie Tricks of the Trade opposite Cindy Williams, and a singer in Glitz with Jimmy Smits, based on a novel by Elmore Leonard.[9] She also had a starring role in NBC's 1995 movie Visitors in the Night.[10] She appeared as reporter Christine Merriweather in the 2007 improvisational comedy film (released in 2017) Cook Off!. She appeared in the 30 Rock episode "The One with the Cast of Night Court" playing herself when she, Harry Anderson, and Charles Robinson staged a mock reunion of the Night Court cast.[11]

Post was the voice of June Darby on the computer animated robot superhero TV series Transformers: Prime. Since 2014, Post has appeared as a recurring character, "Bunny", on Chicago P.D.

Personal life[edit]

Post is married to actor and writer Michael A. Ross, and has two daughters.[12] She was previously married to Stephen Knox, whom she met at Lewis and Clark College.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Gangster Wars Chris Brennan film debut
1998 Behind the Zipper with Magda Sheila Jensen short film
1998 There's Something About Mary Mary's Mom
2007 Cook Off! Christine Merriweather released in 2017
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story Linda
2017 Sweet Sweet Summertime Lila Burns
2017 Camp Cool Kids Euginia
2017 Keep the Gaslight Burning Mrs. Maxwell Short Film
2017 Four Christmases and a Wedding Anna Taylor

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 CHIPs Roberta television debut

Episode: "Rally 'Round the Bank"

1979 Barnaby Jones Linda Woods Episode: "Master of Deception"
1979 The Incredible Hulk Pamela Morris Episode: "The Confession"
1979 The Lazarus Syndrome Lauren Place Episode: "A Brutal Assault"
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Joella Cameron 2 episodes
1979 Hart to Hart Sandy Episode: "Cop Out"
1980 B.J. and the Bear Valerie Wood Episode: "Siege"
1980 House Calls Linda Episode: "A Slight Case of Quarantine"
1980 Eight Is Enough Kerry Episode: "The Commitment"
1980 Semi-Tough Barbara Jane Bookman 4 episodes
1981 The Gangster Chronicles Chris Brennan Television Miniseries

13 episodes

1981 The Greatest American Hero Deborah Dante Episode: "The Two-Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Fast Ball"
1981 Simon & Simon Carolyn Perry Episode: "Details at Eleven"
1981 McClain's Law unknown "Requiem for a Narc"
1982 Code Red unknown Episode: "Wildfire"
1982 Massarati and the Brain Julie Ramsdell Television Movie
1982 Not Just Another Affair Jan Thacker Television Movie
1982-1983 The Love Boat Doris Holden/Dee Dee/Donna Baker 2 episodes
1982-1985 The Fall Guy Terri Michaels series regular; 64 episodes
1983 Six Pack Sally Leadbetter Television Movie
1983 Matt Houston Courtney Garner Episode: "A Novel Way to Die"
1983 Cheers Heather Landon Episode: "Just Three Friends"
1983 Match Game Herself 5 episodes
1983 Go Herself 5 episodes
1983-1984 Fantasy Island Amy Marshall/Doreen Murphy 2 episodes
1983-1984 The A-Team Rina/Leslie Becktall/Sister Teresa 2 episodes
1983-1988 The $10,000 Pyramid Herself recurring role; 80 episodes
1984 Glitter Barbara Nelson Episode: "Pilot"
1984 Scene of the Crime Courtney Hollander Episode: "Pilot"
1984 Body Language Herself 5 episodes
1984-1985 Hotel Anne Crowley/Jill Stanton 2 episodes
1984-1992 Night Court Christine Sullivan series regular; 159 episodes
1985 The $25,000 Pyramid Herself 5 episodes
1985-1987 Super Password Herself recurring role; 20 episodes
1986 Triplecross Delia Langtree Television Movie
1988 Glitz Linda Moon Television Movie
1988 Tricks of the Trade Marla Television Movie
1988 Blackout Herself 5 episodes
1991 Stranger at My Door Sharon Dancey Television Movie
1992-1995 Hearts Afire Gegorie Anne Lahti Hartman series regular; 54 episodes
1993 Beyond Suspicion Joyce Television Movie
1994 Someone She Knows Laurie Philips Television Movie
1995 VR.5 Alexis Miller Episode: "The Many Faces of Alex"
1995 Visitors of the Night Judith English Television Movie
1996 Chasing the Dragon Gwen Kessler Television Movie
1996 Dave's World Lisa McCauley Episode: "Falling"
1997 Dog's Best Friend Horse Television Movie

voice role

1997 Survival on the Mountain Amy Hoffman Television Movie
1998 I've Been Waiting for You Rosemary Zoltanne Television Movie
1999-2000 Odd Man Out Julia Whitney series regular; 13 episodes
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Nancy Waldron/Peggy McIntrye Episode: "It's a Hard Knock Life"
2000 Hollywood Squares Herself 5 episodes
2001 Till Dad Do Us Part Virginia Corbett Television Movie
2001 Late Boomers unknown Television Movie
2002-2006 Scrubs Lily Reid 3 episodes
2003-2004 The District Audrey Livingston/Simone Fairgate/Audrey Livermore 2 episodes
2006 Ghost Whisperer Diana Lassiter Episode: "The Woman of His Dreams"
2007 Holiday in Handcuffs Mom Chandler Television Movie
2008 30 Rock Herself Episode: "The One with the Cast of Night Court"
2010 Backyard Wedding Aunt Addie Television Movie
2010-2013 Transformers Prime June Darby series regular; 15 episodes

voice role

2011 Man Up Linda Episode: "Acceptance"
2013 Back in the Game Dotty Episode: "Play Hard or Go Home"
2013 Christmas on the Bayou Lilly Television Movie
2014 Rack and Ruin Betsy 5 episodes
2014-2017 Chicago P.D. Barbara "Bunny" Fletcher recurring role; 18 episodes
2015 Rack and Ruin Web Series Betsy Television Movie
2017 The Joneses Unplugged Tawney Television Movie
2018 Santa Clarita Diet Becky Episode: "Coyote in Yoga Pants"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Behind the Voice Actors awards[edit]

CableACE awards[edit]

  • 1994 Children's Program Special - 6 and Young (Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children) - WON[14]

TV Land awards[edit]

  • 2007 Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week - Nominated[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Almanac". United Press International. 2009-11-04.
  2. ^ Profile at filmreference.com
  3. ^ a b c Grant, James (3 March 1986). "Though She Plays a Lawyer on Night Court, Markie Post Can't Help Feeling Guilty". People. 25 (9). Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  4. ^ "'Fall Guy' stunt crash hurts nine". The Free Lance-Star. Associated Press. 1983-04-30.
  5. ^ Carman, Jay (1986-06-05). "Markie Post likes being the 'Night Court' jester". Kentucky New Era.
  6. ^ Moore, Frazier (1994-04-02). "Can you beat that? 'Hearts Afire' is back". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press.
  7. ^ a b "TV Topics". The Day. Associated Press. 2002-03-21.
  8. ^ Maslin, Janet (1998-07-15). "There's Something About Mary (1998)". The New York Times.
  9. ^ "Markie Post wants to do more movies". Ocala Star-Banner. 1988-10-20.
  10. ^ Bianculli, David (1995-11-27). "Post, great FX light up NBC's 'Night Visitors'". Daily News. New York.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (2008-11-14). "'30 Rock': The Mad Hatter". Entertainment Weekly.
  12. ^ Markie Post - Cast- Backyard Wedding | Hallmark Channel
  13. ^ "Markie Post". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  14. ^ "Markie Post". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  15. ^ "Markie Post". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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