Parker Posey Biography
Parker Poseys introduction to the world of acting began with television work, where she first starred as Tess Shelby in the soap opera, As The World Turns. This was followed by small roles in 1993s Joey Breaker, Coneheads, and Dazed and Confused which was her first major film. She was labeled as the Queen of the Indies, as she had many independent films to her name including Clockwatchers, Personal Velocity, and Party Girl. In 1997 she won a Special Recognition Award at the Sundance Film Festival for the House of Yes. Parker Posey also starred in the 1994 television series Armistead Maupins Tales of the City, which were adaptations of a series of books.
Parker Poseys string of independent films was all award winning. She had already well made a name for herself as an actress, a multitalented one at that. In 2003 she also sang in a film, A Mighty Wind, for which she and the rest of the cast were nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, and the cast won the 2004 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Ensemble Cast. Parker Posey is also talented in playing the mandolin. Some of her famous movies in the nineties,, both independent and feature include Sleep With Me, Amateur, Waiting for Guffman, Basquiat, The Daytrippers, and Henry Fool.
Parker Posey also had supporting roles in Scream 3, Josie and the Pussycats, Youve Got Mail, and Laws of Attraction. In 2000, she was nominated an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance in Scream 3. More recent films include For Your Consideration in 2005, The OH in Ohio and Superman Returns in 2006, and 2007s Broken English. Parker Posey was nominated the a Saturn Award for her performance as Best Supporting Actress in Superman Returns, and was also nominated with the rest of the cast in Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Cast in For Your Consideration.
Parker Posey once appeared for the cover of Lucky Magazine, and is a currently writes for Open City magazine. She also knows how to do the mime. Artist Stuart Davis has written a song about Parker Posey, which will is included in his 2006 album.