Best Known For
Parker Posey, or “Queen of the Indies,” built her career on offbeat characters in indie films. She also appeared in mainstream films such as You’ve Got Mail.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
As the World Turns. She stayed on the show throughout the 1991-92 season. In 1993, she was cast in Nora Ephron’s blockbuster romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan; unfortunately, her scenes as the neighbor of Hanks’ character were eventually cut from the film.
Posey first earned notice on the big screen for her outlandish performance in Dazed and Confused, writer-director Richard Linklater’s hilarious tribute to high school life in the 1970s. With the release of the now cult favorite Party Girl (1995), in which she played a New York urban socialite by night/library clerk by day, Posey was well on her way to earning the moniker “Queen of the Indies”-as in independent films. Kicking and Screaming (1995), Waiting for Guffman, and The Daytrippers (both 1996). In 1997, she starred in no fewer than three much-hyped entries at the Sundance Film Festival, including Clockwatchers, SubUrbia, and The House of Yes. While the quality of these independent productions varied, Posey’s sharp, funny portrayals of sometimes bizarre characters earned her a good deal of praise.
In 1998, Ephron remembered Posey when it came time to cast her next Hanks-Ryan pairing, You’ve Got Mail. In her first substantial mainstream film role, Posey brought her sometimes abrasive screen personality to the character of Hanks’ narcissistic book editor girlfriend. She returned to Sundance that same year with The Misadventures of Margaret, costarring Brooke Shields.
Posey took on another high-profile project in 2000, appearing in the ensemble cast of Scream 3, the final installment in the wildly successful teen horror-comedy trilogy directed by Wes Craven and co-starring Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox-Arquette.
profile name: Parker Posey profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
Famous Scorpios 554 people in this group
Famous Actresses 684 people in this group
Without a doubt, the roles that women have taken on throughout the history of film has evolved dramatically. Film actresses of the Golden Age of Hollywood fought tooth and nail to attain the same respect as their male counterparts. And slowly, over time, we've seen women take on powerful and complex lead roles in blockbusters, comedies, dramas and everything in between, thanks to the work of leading ladies like Hattie McDaniel, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Browse through the women who have changed film history.
Famous Film Actresses 431 people in this group