Parker Posey
American actress
Parker Posey
Parker Christian Posey is an American actress. She became known during the 1990s after a series of roles in independent films. As a result, she has often been referred to as the "Queen of the Indies".
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Dep ...
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19 New Netflix Programs To Get Stupidly Excited About In 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fun fact: Netflix plans to spend $6 billion this year developing original series, films and documentaries to keep us happily binge-watching our lives away. Everyone who is anyone already knows old favorites like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Orange Is the New Black" are coming back, but what about all these new shows and movies? We decided to go down the research rabbit hole and find out what's up with the roughly four dozen new titles expected to debut this year. Although we can't say which of the 19 titles below will become the next "Making a Murderer," we can say that we are irrationally excited about all of them.   ***  1. "Marseille" (May 5) Type: Political drama series Why we're excited: French Claire Underwood (possibly) Like its name, "Marseille" is super French -- it will star Gérard Depardieu -- and centers on a municipal election involving a "power struggle" and "all-consuming ambition." The lead character, Robert Taro (played by Depardie ...
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Bea Miller, Ciara, Lady Antebellum to Perform on “TODAY” Show
Headline Planet - almost 2 years
This past December, Bea Miller made her debut appearance on NBC’s “TODAY” Show. She performed as part of the monthly Elvis Duran “Artist to Watch” segment. Later this month, Miller will return to the morning talk show. Per NBC, the “Young Blood” and “Fire N Gold” singer will be a musical guest on the May 12 edition of “TODAY.” The young singer-songwriter, who will be releasing her debut album “Not an Apology” and touring with Fifth Harmony this summer, is one of several newly confirmed “TODAY” performers. Other upcoming musical guests include Ciara (5/5), The Willis Clan (5/5), Avery Wilson (5/8), A Thousand Horses (5/11), David Duchovny (5/12) and Lady Antebellum (5/13). NBC’s complete “TODAY” listings follow: Monday, May 4 (7-9 a.m.) Melissa Rivers discusses her book, The Book of Joan. Savannah Guthrie’s Mother’s Day trip to Australia. The Voice on Today. #MakeYourTODAY: Mother’s Day. Elizabeth Banks on Pitch Perfect 2. (9-10 a.m.) Brad Garrett on his book, When the ...
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Woody Allen: First Trailer for “Irrational Man” with Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Each and every single year, we’re treated to a new Woody Allen movie. Moreover, basically every other year, Allen’s latest outing becomes an awards contender. With last year apparently being his off year with the enjoyable, if slight, Magic in the Moonlight, speculation is high that 2015 could see an Oscar player from the filmmaker. Well, the first Trailer for his new film Irrational Man has hit the web, and it shows off some solid acting and a unique take on a potentially tired plot. I’m not sure if the Academy will wind up noticing it when all is said and done, but I sure did. Irrational Man is a romantic comedy about a burnt out Philosophy professor who arrives at a new school and winds up in an existential crisis when he becomes smitten/in a relationship with a student. Joaquin Phoenix plays the professor while Emma Stone plays the student. Also on hand in this potentially smaller than usual last for Allen (who of course writes and directs) is Jamie Blackley and Parker Posey, to na ...
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Dance to My Measure: Ballet 422
Huffington Post - about 2 years
"Is that how I sound?" exclaimed dancer Tiler Peck, reminding everyone around her at the premiere screening of the documentary Ballet 422 that ballerinas are usually seen and not heard. Peck was not even aware of the cameras because Jody Lee Lipes' film was meant to be a promotional short; that he was taking sound was news. Lipes had so much rich footage, the decision to make a feature seemed the next big move. The result, an engrossing backstage glimpse into the making of a ballet from dancer/ choreographer Justin Peck's initial conception through casting, lighting, costuming, and the vital give-and-take between choreographer and dancers up to the staging of the New York City Ballet's 422nd work, "Paz de la Jolla." Justin Peck (no relation to Tiler) is part of the NYC Ballet's corps de ballet, and like Tiler, became part of the 90-dancer group at age 15. Among other revelations is that dancers double in other aspects of the ballet's creation. At the afterparty, at Florence Gould Hal ...
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Parker Posey's Best 'Dazed And Confused' Anecdotes From The 20th Anniversary NYFF Screening
Huffington Post - over 3 years
All right, all right, all right: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Dazed and Confused," director Richard Linklater screened his own 35mm print of the 1993 classic at the 51st annual New York Film Festival on Thursday night. (The Alice Tully Hall audience was not instructed to watch the leather, man, before the movie began, but the request seemed all but implied.) Linklater -- who joked that "Dazed and Confused" actually came out in 1976, and played the Southern drive-in circuit as part of a double-feature with the Burt Reynolds film "Gator" (the "Dazed" print was so beat up that it certainly looked the part) -- was joined after the screening by stars Jason London, Anthony Rapp and Parker Posey for a Q&A session, hosted by Kent Jones, Film Society of Lincoln Center director of programming and selection committee chairman. As she does onscreen as Darla, the evil high school mean girl who torments the incoming freshman with taunts and teases, Posey stole the event. Below, her fou ...
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'Grace of Monaco' Trailer Puts Nicole Kidman in Best Actress Race
Moviefone Blog - over 3 years
There have already been a number of leading ladies who have solidified their position in the Best Actress Oscar nomination race, with Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine" clear frontrunners. But one of the biggest X-factors in the category has been Nicole Kidman's role as Grace Kelly in "Grace of Monaco." The biopic, directed by Olivier Dahan, who tackled the similarly larger-than-life figure of Edith Piaf in "La Vie En Rose," is scheduled to be released on November 27 -- right in the heat of gladiatorial Oscar combat -- and the new trailer for the film more or less cements the fact that "Grace" is going to be a contender. While we don't hear or see Nicole Kidman speak as Grace Kelly, we are treated to voiceover narration by Frank Langella, who sums things up nicely: "You are the fairy tale, the serenity to which we all aspire." The trailer languishes over shots of glittery opulence, luxuriating in Kidman's face and figure, without giving anything away ...
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Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci Reunite 23 Years After Mermaids at Marc Jacobs Fashion Show
US Magazine - over 3 years
Nineties nostalgia at New York Fashion Week! At the Sept. 12 runway show for Marc Jacobs, who was fashion's wiz kid of the '90s, Mermaids costars Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci reunited while sitting in the front row! PHOTOS: '90s stars then and now The beloved 1990 movie featured the two actresses as eccentric sisters who move from town to town at the whim of their unlucky-in-love mom, played by Cher. Ryder, now 41, looked ageless in a black cardigan and green satin dress with pleated skirt, while Ricci, now 33, was radiant in a black crop top and matching flared mini skirt. Both wore their long brown hair down and swept to the side. PHOTOS: '90s actresses then and now The one-time onscreen sisters chatted animatedly in the front row and were joined by another '90s indie darling -- Parker Posey! Also eyeing the collection were stars Rachel Zoe, Michelle Dockery, and Julianne Hough. PHOTOS: Stars at New York Fashion Week 2013 Tell Us: Were you a fan of Mermaids? ...
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Tales of the City 20th Anniversary
Outtake - over 3 years
Gay icon Armistead Maupin’s historic mini series Tales of the City has been released in a 20th Anniversary DVD Edition. This fabulous PBS miniseries was the first times our LGBT community was honestly depicted on television when it debuted in 1994. The new DVD from Acorn returns with SDH subtitles, exclusive footage & more featuring a star-studded cast including Olympia Dukakis, Parker Posey Laura Linney, Billy Campbell, Paul Gross, Thomas Gibson & more. Based on the groundbreaking novel by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City follows a fabulous gay & straight cast of characters living at 28 Barbary Lane in sexually charged San Francisco in the 1970’s. Besides being a brilliant dramatic series the fashion alone is a like a trip in the gay time machine. If you don’t know the story here’s a tease… It’s about Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) who arrives in sexually charged 1970s San Francisco & quickly realizes just how far from Cleveland she really is. She moves into ...
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Mark Chesnut: Deborah Harry, Parker Posey Attend Miss Guy's NYC Listening Party
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Deborah Harry, the 68-year-old lead singer of the musical group Blondie, made an attention-getting appearance recently at a listening party in New York City, to celebrate a new music video an music single in which she performs with Miss Guy, the ex-Toilet Boys frontman and DJ who is gaining a following among the alternative and queer music scene. Miss Guy first teamed up with Debbie Harry on "Charm Alarm," a single he wrote for and performed with her -- and the new single, "God Save New York," is equally lively, blending a low-budget, post-punk rock vibe with a sense of humor that is visible in each performers' skillfully made-up face. The single is from the EP of the same name. A smiling Parker Posey also joined the two for several photo opportunities at the listening party, which took place at Sacred Gallery, a tattoo parlor and art gallery near Chinatown. For more information about Miss Guy's new release, visit www.missguy.net.
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Joe Hardenbrook: PHOTOS: 28 Super Cool Lego Librarians
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Close your eyes. Picture the word "librarian." What do you see? Is it the shushing civil servant? Marian the Librarian from "The Music Man"? Rupert Giles from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"? Or does your mind wander to something more prurient: the naughty/sexy librarian? Generally, the image revolves around stereotypical descriptors such as: frumpy, stoic, intelligent, awkward, and authoritarian--even as the media assures the public that us librarians are indeed hipsters. In May, Lego released its "Lego Librarian" as part of its popular minifigures series. I watched with some trepidation. More trite stereotypes? But then I thought: wait, this means librarians have officially hit the big time--we've been immortalized in Lego form! It's worth noting that this isn't the first time librarians have been depicted as toys. Nancy Pearl from Seattle Public Library is the model for the Librarian Action Figure, which was released in 2003, sparking some debate about the image of libr ...
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1990 Things From The 90s (Seriously)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's been more than a decade since the 1990s ended, yet the Internet can't seem to go a day without a reminder of the neon slap bracelets that may have been banned from your school. Yes, we get it. Times are tough and there's comfort in reflection, but enough is enough. Below, a final goodbye to the 90s to end the nostalgia once and for all. (We're not kidding. There are 1990 items below.) 1. Scrunchies 2. "The Wild Thornberries" 3. Dawson and Joey 4. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" 5. Mr. Feeny 7. MTV playing music videos 8. Snick 9. The premiere of "Freaks and Geeks" 10. Levar Burton 11. "Daria" 12. "Arthur" 13. "The Powerpuff Girls" 14. "Smart Guy" 15. Comedy Central globe logo with buildings 16. "The X-Files" 17. Rosie O'Donnell 18. Bill Nye 19. "Dawson's Creek" 20. The Mighty Ducks" 21. "Are You Afraid of the Dark" 22. Cornholio 23. Rachel Green 24. Tim Allen 25. "All That" 26. "Beverl ...
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PHOTO: Parker Posey Walks Dog In Colorful Outfit
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Looks like we weren't the only ones to melt in the brutal New York heat this week: Parker Posey was photographed looking exasperated as she walked her dog in Manhattan's West Village. The 44-year-old actress, who stars in the upcoming biopic film "Grace of Monaco," also showed off her eccentric style in rose-colored Aladdin pants, a tank, and a loose scarf. The even crazier thing? We kind of love it.
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LOOK: Parker Posey, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Honor Homeless LGBT Youth In NYC
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A mid-July heatwave didn't stop well-dressed revelers from hitting the Ali Forney Center's (AFC) annual "Oasis" event in New York on July 17. Held at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers and sponsored by Barclays Bank, the event -- which serves as the center's annual summer benefit -- was hosted by "The House of Yes" actress Parker Posey and featured a command performance by "RuPaul's Drag Race" alum Detox. Posey was among those to praise the efforts of the Ali Forney Center, the homeless shelter and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teens and young adults in New York. “The housing and support the Ali Forney Center gives the LGBTQ youth community is indelible to what the spirit of this city is about: the nurturing and acceptance of all of our differences and a place that allows that difference to blossom,” Posey said. The 2013 event was the most successful in the AFC's 11-year history, raising more than $200,000 for the organiza ...
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Tom O'Neil: 15 Experts Predict Emmy Nominees (and Winners)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Emmy Award nominations are unveiled Thursday morning at 8:35 a.m. ET, Netflix's new House of Cards will become the first web-based series to compete in a top category, according to the predictions of 15 top media experts polled by GoldDerby. They believe it will be nominated for Best Drama Series along with Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men. Breaking Bad and last year's champ Homeland are tied with the best racetrack odds to win (27 to 10). See how the pundits rank all leading contenders category per category. See their combined rankings and racetrack odds. The experts are sharply divided over whether or not Netflix's Arrested Development will make the list for Best Comedy Series. Seven say it will be nominated: Debra Birnbaum (TV Guide Magazine), Mike Cidoni and Lynn Elber (Associated Press), John Kubicek (Buddy TV), Ken Tucker, Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and me. However, eight gurus don't place Arrested Development in their rankin ...
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Jenna Elfman Joins NBC Series
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Jenna Elfman has joined "Growing Up Fisher." According to TVLine, Elfman will co-star as Joyce Fisher opposite J.K. Simmons in the new NBC comedy previously titled "The Family Guide." Parker Posey played the role in the pilot, but exited the series following the completion of the pilot. The midseason comedy follows Mel Fisher (Simmons), a blind lawyer whose divorce from Joyce (Elfman) winds up bringing the family together. Ava Deluca-Verley plays Katie, Mel and Joyce's teen daughter and Eli Baker stars as Henry, their 11-year-old son. Henry's life is turned upside down when his parents divorce and his father gets a guide dog. "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman provides the voice-over for "Growing Up Fisher." "Friends" star David Schwimmer directed the pilot. Elfman is best known for her series "Dharma and Greg" and recently co-starred in NBC's "1600 Penn." "Growing Up Fisher" is scheduled to debut on NBC midseason. See what HuffPost TV's staff had to say ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Parker Posey
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In July 2015, Parker revealed that before being cast in the film, she had considered quitting acting, as she feared that she "saw the independent film movement go away from me... it's a world market now.
    More Details Hide Details They're made from real star power. Whoever's hot at the moment." When Allen cast her, she cried, as "the independent film way of working is something that was in my bones. It's like being a part of a punk band but no one’s singing punk rock anymore. Only a few bands are able to play, and Woody Allen is one of them. That's why I cried. It was a relief."
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In July 2014, it was announced that Posey had signed on to co-star in Woody Allen's mystery drama Irrational Man with Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, and Jamie Blackley.
    More Details Hide Details The film had its world premiere on May 16, 2015, at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    In 2012, Posey starred in four episodes of the third season of Louie as Liz, Louis C.K.'s love interest.
    More Details Hide Details She received positive reviews for her stint on the show. The website Vulture stated "Posey is superb in a brilliantly written role." Lindsay Bahr of Entertainment Weekly said "Posey used her arsenal of talent and the material written and directed by C.K. to bring Liz to life". Andy Greenwald of GrantLand felt Posey was "funny, engaging, and breathless", and went on to call Posey "one of the most gifted actors alive". Later the same year she was honored with the Excellence in Acting Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival. Posey appeared in Ned Rifle, the third and final film in Hartley's Henry Fool trilogy, again reprising her role of Fay Grim. On November 6, 2013, Hartley launched a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter to produce the film, netting a total of $384,000. Posey, Liam Aiken, James Urbaniak, and Thomas Jay Ryan, as well as some crew members, appeared in several videos promoting the campaign. The film premiered on September 7, 2014 at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also screened in the Panorama section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2015.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 38
    She starred in Zoe Cassavetes' 2007 film Broken English.
    More Details Hide Details Broken English screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It was also entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival. The film was nominated at the 23rd Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Screenplay and Posey was nominated for Best Female Lead. She was set to co-star in John Waters' film Fruitcake with Johnny Knoxville. The film was to be set in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. However, Waters announced that he has canceled Fruitcake, saying "I can't get it made I thought it would do well, but it's not. In this economy, I'm going to have to do a puppet show."
    In 2007, Posey was cast in the lead role on the TV series The Return of Jezebel James.
    More Details Hide Details The show was originally given 13 episodes, but, the show was cut to seven episodes in anticipation of the pending writers strike. It premiered on the Fox television network in 2008 as a mid-season replacement. However, the show was officially canceled after the third episode aired due to unacceptably low ratings.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    In 2006, Posey appeared in Superman Returns as Kitty Kowalski, Lex Luthor's ditzy sidekick, a character based on Eve Teschmacher from the 1978 film Superman.
    More Details Hide Details Posey was the only actress considered for the role. Superman Returns was a box office success. The film was also successful at the 33rd Saturn Awards, Posey, a few fellow cast members, and the visual effects department were all nominated. Later the same year she played the title character in Fay Grim, the sequel to Henry Fool, and appeared in For Your Consideration.
  • 2005
    Age 36
    Posey then co-starred in the 2005 film Adam & Steve.
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  • 2003
    Age 34
    In 2003, she starred in Guest's A Mighty Wind.
    More Details Hide Details The next year she appeared in Sisters of Mercy, Laws of Attraction, and Blade: Trinity.
  • 2001
    Age 32
    Posey made her stage debut in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She learned to play the mandolin to prepare for her role in A Mighty Wind (2003), a film in which she also sang. She provided vocals on several of her ex-boyfriend Ryan Adams' records. She also played the mandolin on The Dandy Warhols track "I Am Sound" from their Welcome to the Monkey House LP.
    From 2001-2002, she appeared in a supporting role in the popular NBC sitcom Will & Grace.
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  • 2000
    Age 31
    In 2000, she starred in Guest's third mock documentary Best in Show, and in the big budget horror film Scream 3.
    More Details Hide Details Critical reaction to Posey's performance in the latter film was highly positive, and earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination. However, she lost to Adam Sandler, who won it for his performance in Big Daddy. The next year she played the antagonist in Josie and the Pussycats.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 29
    In 1998, Posey appeared in Hartley's film Henry Fool, and the big budget studio film You've Got Mail.
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  • 1996
    Age 27
    She has co-starred in Christopher Guest's films, including four of his mock documentaries, the first being Waiting for Guffman in 1996.
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  • 1994
    Age 25
    In 1994, she appeared in Hal Hartley's short film Opera No. 1, with Adrienne Shelley.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the late 1990s, Posey co-starred in 32 independent films and was nicknamed "Queen of the Indies". These films include Personal Velocity, Basquiat, Clockwatchers, The Daytrippers, Party Girl and The House of Yes, for which she received positive reviews for her role as a delusional woman in love with her own brother. In an interview in January 2012, Parker said that the unofficial title has sometimes been a hindrance:
  • 1993
    Age 24
    Making her feature debut in Richard Linklater's 1993 cult hit Dazed and Confused, she became known during the 1990s after a series of roles in independent films such as Party Girl (1995) and The House of Yes (1997) that gained her the nickname "Queen of the Indies".
    More Details Hide Details She later played improvisational roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006). Her other film appearances include You've Got Mail (1998), Scream 3 (2000), Superman Returns (2006), and the Woody Allen films Irrational Man (2015) and Café Society (2016). Posey was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Lynda (née Patton), a chef, and Chris Posey, owner of a car dealership. She has a twin brother, Christopher. Posey's first name was a tribute by her father to 1950s model Suzy Parker. After Posey's birth, her family lived in Monroe, Louisiana for 11 years. They later 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, Chris Posey Chevrolet, in Laurel. Posey was raised Catholic.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1968.
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