Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 4, 1950
SpouseMichael A. Ross
FactAttended Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, California, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA.


Who is Markie Post?

Marjorie Armstrong ‘Markie’ Post was born on 4 November 1950 under the sign of Scorpio, in Palo Alto, California USA, and is a 69-year-old actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Terri Michaels in “The Fall Guy”, playing Christine Sullivan in “Night Court”, and featuring as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman in “Hearts Afire”.

How rich is she, as of now? Markie Post Net Worth

Markie Post’s net worth is over $12 million as of early 2020, earned through her successful career as a professional actress, since the late 1970s, starring in more than 75 TV and film titles. Besides that, she’s increased her wealth working on various game shows.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Markie Post spent her early years in Stanford and Walnut Creek, both cities located in California, where she was raised by her father, Richard Freeman Post, an eminent nuclear physicist, and her mother, Marylee Post, who was a poet. She is the middle of three children, since she has an elder brother named Steve, and younger one named Rodney. She is of white ethnicity and is American by nationality.

Educational Background

Markie Post went to Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek. While in there, she was a cheerleader. Upon matriculation, Markie enrolled in Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland, Oregon.

At one point, she moved to Claremont, California and there transferred to Pomona College, but eventually returned to Oregon and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College.

Game Shows

Prior to becoming an actress, Markie Post became involved in the entertainment industry as a part of famous game shows. She started her career in the production crew of “Split Second”, hosted by Tom Kennedy on ABC. Markie also worked in the editorial department of Mark Goodson’s game show “Family Freud” in 1976, and as an associate producer for the CBS game show “Double Dare” between 1976 and 1977. She even served as a card dealer in the NBC game show “Card Sharks” in 1978.

Markie Post

She has also appeared in other game shows, including “Password” and “Pyramid”.

Acting Career Beginnings

Markie Post made her debut television appearance in a small role in the made-for-television comedy film “Frankie And Annette: The Second Time Around” in 1978. Over the next period, she improved her acting skills through making guest appearances in such TV series as “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century”, “The Incredible Hulk”, and “Semi-Tough”, etc. In 1981, she made her debut film appearance as Chris Brennan in the crime drama “Gangster Wars”, and reprised the role in the NBC mini-series “The Gangster Chronicles” later that year.

Rise to Prominence

In 1982, Markie was chosen to portray Terri Michaels in the ABC action/adventure drama series “The Fall Guy” – she came to prominence by starring in more than 60 episodes during the four seasons. Her next big role came in 1984, when she joined the cast of the NBC sitcom “Night Court”, playing Christine Sullivan in its nine seasons through 1992. Concurrently, she appeared in such TV film titles as “Triplecross” (1986), featuring as Delia Langtree, “Glitz” (1988), landing the role of Linda Moon, and “Stranger At My Door” (1991), starring as Sharon Dancey.

Continued Success

When the filming of “Night Court” was ended, Markie won the role of Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman in the CBS sitcom “Hearts Afire” (1992-95).

She continued working on TV film titles too, starring in such roles as Laurie Philips in “Someone She Knows” (1994), as Gwen Kessler in “Chasing The Dragon” (1996), and Rosemary Zoltanne in “I’ve Been Waiting For You” (1998). Thereafter, she starred as Mary’s mom in the 1998 comedy film “There’s Something About Mary”, alongside Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon, and in 1999 through 2000, Markie was cast as Julie Whitney in the ABC sitcom “Odd Man Out”.

New Millennium

During the 2000s, Markie mostly guest-starred in various TV series, including “The District”, “Scrubs”, and “Ghost Whisperer”.

Besides that, she appeared as Virginia Corbett in the Fox Family Channel comedy film “Til Dad Do Us Part” (2001), portrayed Mom Chandler in the ABC Family crime comedy film “Holiday In Handcuffs” (2007), and featured as Aunt Addie in the Hallmark Channel drama film “Backyard Wedding” (2010).

The 2010s

Markie’s first significant project in the next decade came in 2010, when she provided her voice to June Darby in the Hub Network animated superhero series “Transformers Prime” until 2013, for which she was nominated for the 2013 Behind the Voice Actors Award in the Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama category.

In 2014, she guest-starred as Betsy in the “Rack and Ruin”, which was followed by her portrayals of Linda in the 2014 romantic comedy film “Muffin Top: A Love Story” and Barbara ‘Bunny’ Fletcher in the NBC police procedural drama series “Chicago P.D.” (2014-17).

Recent Years: Where Is She Now?

In 2017 Markie was quite busy, since she starred in the role of Christine Merriweather in the mockumentary comedy film “Cook Off”, played Lila Burns in the family film “Sweet Sweet Summertime”, and featured as Euginia in another family film, “Camp Cool Kids”.

During the same year, she also landed the role of Anna Taylor in the TV film “Four Christmases And A Wedding”, followed by her portrayal of Helen Portollo in the ABC sitcom “The Kids Are Alright” (2018-19). Most recently, she starred as Tay in the 2019 TV film “Christmas Reservations”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Long blonde hair
  • Green eyes
  • Height – 5ft 6ins (1.68m)
  • Weight – 110lbs (50kgs)
  • Vital Statistics – 34-23-34
  • Bra Size – 34B

Actress Markie Post ("Night Court," "There's Something About Mary," "Chicago P.D.") is 69.

Posted by Rob Copeland on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Personal Life: Husband, Daughters

Markie Post has married twice. Her first husband was Stephen Knox, from June 1971 until September 1972. Ten years later, Markie tied the knot with screenwriter and actor Michael A. Ross, on 7 February 1982. They have two daughters together, Katie Ross born in June 1987, and their second daughter, named Daisy Ross in March 1990.

General Info

Full NameMarkie Post
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 4, 1950
Height1.67 m
Weight110 lbs
ProfessionActor
EducationLewis & Clark College, Las Lomas High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMichael A. Ross
ChildrenDaisy Ross, Katie Ross
ParentsMarylee Post, Richard F. Post

Accomplishments

NominationsTV Land "Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week" Award
MoviesThere's Something About Mary, Visitors of the Night, Holiday in Handcuffs, Backyard Wedding, Survival on the Mountain, I've Been Waiting for You, Stranger at My Door, Till Dad Do Us Part, Dog's Best Friend, Gangster Wars, Muffin Top: A Love Story, Cook-Off!, Triplecross, Glitz
TV ShowsNight Court, The Fall Guy, Hearts Afire, Card Sharks, The Gangster Chronicles, Odd Man Out, Fantasy Island, McClain's Law, ACME Saturday Night, House Calls, Code Red, Semi-Tough, The Lazarus Syndrome

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1I turned down dates because I dreaded sitting in front of a plateful of food.
2I couldn't be as charming as my mother or as smart as my father. So I decided to be bad.
3I'm no sexual siren. I see prettier girls than me in the grocery store every day.
4[in People magazine, March 3, 1986] Of course I'd like children. But I have to get over my impression that being pregnant is like popping corn. You expand and expand until you pop.

Facts

#Fact
1Was a cheerleader in high school.
2Attended Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, California, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA.
3Was born in Palo Alto, California, USA, and grew up in Walnut Creek, California, USA.
4Daughters Katie Ross (born June 16, 1987) and Daisy Ross (born March 30, 1990) with second husband Michael A. Ross.
5Daughter of noted nuclear physicist Richard Freeman Post (November 14, 1918 - April 7, 2015).

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Sweet Summertime2017Lila Burns
Chicago P.D.2014-2017TV SeriesBarbara 'Bunny' Fletcher
Camp Cool Kids2016Euginia
The Joneses Unplugged2016TV MovieTawney
Rack and Ruin TV Pilot2015TV MovieBetsy
Rack and Ruin Web Series2015TV MovieBetsy
Muffin Top: A Love Story2014Linda
Rack and Ruin2014TV SeriesBetsy
Christmas on the Bayou2013TV MovieLilly
Back in the Game2013TV SeriesDotty
Transformers Prime2010-2013TV SeriesJune Darby
Man Up2011TV SeriesLinda
Backyard Wedding2010TV MovieAunt Addie
30 Rock2008TV SeriesMarkie Post
Holiday in Handcuffs2007TV MovieMom Chandler
Cook-Off!2007Christine Merriweather
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesDiana Lasseter
Scrubs2002-2006TV SeriesLily Reid
The District2003-2004TV SeriesAudrey Livingston / Simone Fairgate / Audrey Livermore
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl2001TV ShortElectra Woman
Late Boomers2001TV Movie
Till Dad Do Us Part2001TV MovieVirginia Corbett
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesNancy Waldron / Peggy McIntyre
Odd Man Out1999-2000TV SeriesJulia Whitney
There's Something About Mary1998Mary's Mom
I've Been Waiting for You1998TV MovieRosemary Zoltanne
Behind the Zipper with Magda1998Video shortSheila Jensen (Mom)
Survival on the Mountain1997TV MovieAmy Hoffman
Dog's Best Friend1997TV MovieHorse (voice)
Dave's World1996TV SeriesLisa McCauley
Chasing the Dragon1996TV MovieGwen Kessler
Visitors of the Night1995TV MovieJudith English
VR.51995TV SeriesAlexis Miller
Hearts Afire1992-1995TV SeriesGeorgie Anne Lahti Hartman / Georgie Anne Lahti
Someone She Knows1994TV MovieLaurie Philips
Beyond Suspicion1993TV MovieJoyce
Night Court1984-1992TV SeriesChristine Sullivan
Stranger at My Door1991TV MovieSharon Dancey
Tricks of the Trade1988TV MovieMarla
Glitz1988TV MovieLinda Moon
Triplecross1986TV MovieDelia Langtree
Hotel1984-1985TV SeriesAnne Crowley / Jill Stanton
The Fall Guy1982-1985TV SeriesTerri Michaels
The A-Team1983-1984TV SeriesRina / Leslie Becktall / Sister Teresa
Scene of the Crime1984TV Series
Glitter1984TV SeriesBarbara Nelson
Fantasy Island1983-1984TV SeriesAmy Marshall / Doreen Murphy
Cheers1983TV SeriesHeather Landon
The Love Boat1982-1983TV SeriesDoris Holden / Dee Dee / Donna Baker
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesCourtney Garner
Six Pack1983TV MovieSally Leadbetter
Not Just Another Affair1982TV MovieJan Thacker
Massarati and the Brain1982TV MovieJulie Ramsdell
Code Red1982TV Series
McClain's Law1981TV Series
Simon & Simon1981TV SeriesCarolyn Perry
The Greatest American Hero1981TV SeriesDeborah Dante
Gangster Wars1981Chris Brennan
The Gangster Chronicles1981TV Mini-SeriesChris Brennan
Semi-Tough1980TV SeriesBarbara Jane Bookman
Eight Is Enough1980TV SeriesKerry
House Calls1980TV SeriesLinda
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesValerie Wood
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesSandy
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979TV SeriesJoella Cameron
The Lazarus Syndrome1979TV SeriesLauren Placer
The Incredible Hulk1979TV SeriesPamela Morris
Barnaby Jones1979TV SeriesLinda Woods
CHiPs1979TV SeriesRoberta
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around1978TV Movie

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night Court1987-1990TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children1993TV Movie executive producer
Double Dare1976TV Series associate producer

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Feud1976TV Series editorial staff - 1970s

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Women of the Net1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade1996TV Special
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1995TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1995TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Dave's World1994TV SeriesHerself
Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children1993TV MovieHerself - Hostess
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades1990TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1983-1988TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Magic in the Magic Kingdom1988TV SpecialHerself
Blackout1988TV SeriesHerself
Super Password1985-1987TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1986TV SpecialHerself
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieHerself
$50,000 a Minute1985TV MovieHerself
Body Language1984TV SeriesHerself
The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Go1983TV SeriesHerself
Card Sharks1978TV SeriesModel (1978-1981)
ACME Saturday Night2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesChristine Sullivan

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1994CableACECableACE AwardsChildren's Programming Special - 6 and YoungerPresidential Inaugural Celebration for Children (1993)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaTransformers Prime (2010)
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

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1 Comment

  1. I miss Markie so much … she was a true talent, and so very HOTTTT. I think the notation of 34B is an error !

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