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Saturday, November 7, 2015

47 Groovy Things about Parker Posey on her birthday

Today I'm celebrating Parker Posey's 47th birthday by sharing a "few" groovy things about her life and career:

1. Parker Christian Posey and her twin brother, Christopher, were born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 8, 1968 (she was named after the 1950s model Suzy Parker).

2. In February 1986, she played Myrtle Mae in a production of Harvey at the Laurel Little Theatre in Laurel, Mississippi (where she attended high school).

3. She made her television debut in the 1991 film, First Love, Fatal Love.

4. She played Tess Shelby on the daytime soap opera, As the World Turns, from 1991 to 1992.

5. She appeared in the 1993 comedy, Coneheads, starring Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin.

6. Her first major film role was in Richard Linklater's 1993 comedy, Dazed and Confused, which also starred Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck.

7. She played Connie Bradshaw in the 1993 miniseries, Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, and its two sequels, More Tales of the City (1998) and Further Tales of the City (2001).

8. She appeared in the 1994 romantic comedy, Sleep with Me, starring Meg Tilly, Eric Stoltz and Craig Sheffer.

9. She and Jon Stewart played rollerbladers in the 1994 Nora Ephron comedy, Mixed Nuts.

10. She played her first lead role in the 1995 film, Party Girl.

11. She made her first appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 26, 1995.

12. She appeared in the 1995 film, Drunks, with Dianne Wiest and Faye Dunaway.

13. In October 1995, she starred in the L.A. premiere of John Patrick Shanley's play, Four Dogs and a Bone, with Martin Short, Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Perkins.

14. She starred in the 1996 film, The Daytrippers, with Hope Davis, Anne Meara and Liev Schreiber.

15. She appeared in Richard Linklater's 1996 film, subUrbia.

16. In February 1997, she was named "Queen of the Indies" by Time magazine's Richard Corliss.

17. She promoted her 1997 film, The House of Yes, on The Rosie O'Donnell Show on October 9, 1997.

18. She starred in the 1997 film, Clockwatchers, with Lisa Kudrow and Toni Collette.

19. She played Fay Grim in Hal Hartley's 1998 film, Henry Fool, and two sequels, Fay Grim (2006) and Ned Rifle (2014). She also appeared in Hartley's 1995 drama, Flirt.

20. She played Tom Hanks' girlfriend in Nora Ephron's 1998 film, You've Got Mail.

21. She received an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance for the 2000 horror film, Scream 3.

22. In April 2000, she made her Broadway debut opposite Matthew Broderick in Elaine May's comedy, Taller Than a Dwarf.

23. She provided the voice of Becky in an episode of The Simpsons that aired on May 14, 2000.

24. She has appeared in four Christopher Guest films - Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003) and For Your Consideration (2006).

25. She played the scheming Fiona in the 2001 film, Josie and the Pussycats.

26. She played Jack's boss Dorleen in two 2001 episodes of NBC's Will & Grace.

27. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 2002 film, Personal Velocity.

28. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for the 2002 CBS movie, Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay.

29. She played vampire Danica Talos in the 2004 film, Blade: Trinity.

30. She appeared in the 2005 gay romantic comedy, Adam & Steve.

31. She starred in a 2005 Off-Broadway revival of David Rabe's play, Hurlyburly, with Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Elizabeth Berkley, Wallace Shawn and Josh Hamilton.

32. She was set to star in two films that were never made - Asphalt Beach, a 2005 dark musical comedy with Kristen Chenoweth, and Fruitcake, John Waters' 2008 children's Christmas movie with Johnny Knoxville.

33. She and Jimmy Fallon appeared together in a 2006 Pepsi commercial.

34. She played Paul Rudd's wife in the 2006 comedy, The Oh in Ohio.

35. She played Lex Luthor's sidekick, Kitty Kowalski, in the 2006 film, Superman Returns.

36. She played ruthless attorney Marlene Stanger in four 2006 episodes of ABC's Boston Legal.

37. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead for the 2007 film, Broken English.

38. She and Lauren Ambrose starred in the 2008 Fox sitcom, The Return of Jezebel James, which was canceled after only three episodes.

39. She played Demi Moore's sister in the 2009 film, Happy Tears.

40. She was a guest on The Bonnie Hunt Show on February 23, 2010.

41. She played Eli Gold's ex-wife Vanessa in three episodes of CBS's The Good Wife in 2011-12.

42. She starred in the 2012 comedy, Price Check, with Eric Mabius.

43. She played Louie C.K.'s love interest Liz in four 2012 episodes of his FX series, Louie.

44. She guest starred in a 2014 episode of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer

45. She appeared in the 2014 drama, Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman.

46. She starred in the 2015 Woody Allen film, Irrational Man, with Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone. And she will appear in Allen's untitled 2016 film with Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell.

47. In 2016, she will be seen in Christopher Guest's comedy, Mascots, about competitive mascots, which also stars Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Lynch.

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