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.

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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.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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