Born Marjorie Armstrong Post on 4 November 1950, Markie Post is an American actress known for her role as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in “The Fall Guy” on ABC from 1982 to 1985. She is the daughter of scientist Richard F. Post and his poet wife, Marylee. Post grew up in Walnut Creek and Stanford alongside her two siblings, and she studied at Las Lomas High School, where she also participated in cheerleading.
Markie briefly attended Pomona College and eventually graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon with a bachelor of arts degree. She started her acting career in 1978 and has remained active ever since. Her 43-year career has seen her more in television productions than feature films.
They say find your passion and stick with it. While this doesn’t always work out as planned or as desired, it is grand when it does. If practice makes perfect, four decades of doing something most definitely makes you a god at it. Markie Post’s career is worthy of every aspiring film star’s envy, and she is rightfully a Hollywood icon. Continue reading as we take you on a journey through her active years of acting, her personal life, and other interesting lesser-known facts about her. To begin, here are 10 interesting facts about Markie Post.
Top 10 facts about Markie Post
- Markie is the daughter of renowned physicist Richard. F. Post, famous for his contributions to plasma physics, nuclear fusion, and magnetic mirrors.
- She is the middle child in a family of three children, and her two siblings Rodney and Stephen, are not into acting.
- Markie Post made her acting debut in the crime drama television series “CHIPs” in 1979. She appeared in just one episode, but it was enough to usher her into the industry, and she went on to feature in five other television series without a break in the same year.
- Post has been married twice. She was first married to Stephen Knox (1971), whom she met at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, and they were married for a year before splitting. She remarried ten years later to Hollywood actor and writer Michael A. Ross.
- Markie’s only social media account is on Twitter, where she has an impressive fan following of over nineteen thousand and counting.
- Markie has two daughters Kate and Daisy Ross, with her husband Michael Ross, and Kate followed her parents’ footsteps, becoming an actress and writer.
- Before starting her acting career, Markie worked on game shows such as Tom Kennedy version of “Split Second”, Alex Trebek’s “Double Dare”, and NBC Jim Perry version of “Card Sharks”.
- Markie was the voice of June Darby on the computer-animated robot superhero TV series “Transformers: Prime”.
- Despite her long-term career, she has surprisingly not earned many awards or laurels for her work in TV and films. We only found that she won the 1994 CableACE Award and has been nominated for a few others.
- According to Celebrity net worth, Markie Post has a net worth of $12 million.
Early life and education
Markie Post was born on 4 November 1950, in Palo Alto, California, USA, to scientist Richard F. Post and his wife, Marylee, a poet. She was the second child and grew up with her two siblings, Stephen and Rodney. Post attended Las Lomas High School, where she participated in cheerleading and later enrolled at Lewis & Clark College. She briefly attended Pomona College before returning to receive her bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark.
Before acting, Markie Post worked on several game shows. She began her career with the production crew of the Tom Kennedy version of “Split Second”. She also served as associate producer of Alex Trebek’s “Double Dare” and as a card dealer on the NBC Jim Perry version of “Card Sharks”.
After these brief stints, she proceeded to pursue her acting career and landed her first role in 1978. She hasn’t looked back since, and we will now take a closer look at a couple of her most notable works across television and film.
Markie Post Night Court
“Night Court” is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 4 January 1984 to 31 May 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan municipal court presided over by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold “Harry” T. Stone. Markie played the role of Christine Sullivan from season 3 to 9, although her first appearance on the show was an early second-season episode.
She was the primary romantic interest for Stone and a regular target for Dan Fielding’s lechery throughout the series’ run. A huge fan of the British Royal family, she had various Princess Diana memorabilia collections such as a set of porcelain thimbles.
The Fall Guy
“The Fall Guy” is an American action/adventure television program produced for ABC and originally broadcast from November 1981 to May 1986. It starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas as Hollywood stunt performers who moonlight as bounty hunters. Colt uses his physical skills and knowledge of stunt effects to capture fugitives and criminals. He is accompanied by his cousin and stuntman-in-training Howie Munson, and occasionally by fellow stunt performer Jody Banks.
Markie was featured on the show as Terri Shannon from 1982 to 1985. She played Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the comedy series “Hearts Afire”, co-starring John Ritter. After the series ended, she began playing Julia Whitney in the drama television show “Odd Man Out”, and she had regularly recurring guest star roles on “The District” and “Scrubs” as the mother of Dr Elliot Reid.
There Is Something About Mary
“There Is Something About Mary” is a 1998 American romantic comedy film that follows the story of Mary (Cameron Diaz), who is highly sort after by several men, including Ted (Ben Stiller), who has been in love with her for 13 years. The film generally received positive reviews from critics who praised its humour and Diaz’s performance. It also became a major box office success, grossing over $369 million worldwide against its $23 million budget, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing film of the year.
Markie Post played Sheila Jensen, the mother of the titular character Mary. She also played Chris Brennan in “The Gangster Chronicles”, a 1981 American crime drama television miniseries about the lives of gangsters Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky.
Markie Post got married to Stephen Knox in 1971 after they had first met at Lewis and Clark College. However, their marriage didn’t last long at all, as they got divorced the following year (1972). It is ironic that the high school sweethearts who had dated for so long before tying the knot couldn’t stay married. Neither of them disclosed the actual reason behind them splitting up.
The actress is currently married to writer and an actor Michael A. Ross. The duo exchanged their vows in 1982 and have been blessed with two daughters; Daisy Ross and Katie Ross. Katie, the younger daughter is also in the acting business like her parents.
Markie Post topless
The internet is a funny place, and it is hardly safe to believe everything one finds on it. There are quite a handful of Markie Post topless and nude photos online, and it is almost impossible to tell which is real or not. In fact, a lot of them look doctored or photoshopped. There are, however, a fair number of Markie Post bikini photos that appear to be real, as many of them are from scenes of films she has been in.
Markie Post net worth
According to Celebrity Networth, Markie Post has a net worth of $12 million. Her main source of income has of course been her acting career. Also, considering how long she has been in the industry, it is fair to say she has not been in too many lucrative projects. This may be because she has done more of television than film.
Latest news on Markie Post
Post has recently played the role of Betsy in “Rack and Ruin” (2014 – present) and starred in “Chicago P.D.” (2014 – present) as Bunny Fletcher. She also appeared as Becky in “Santa Clarita Diet” in 2018.
On the movie front, the actress appeared in “Muffin Top: A Love Story” in 2014. This was followed by other recent films such as “Sweet Sweet Summertime” and “Four Christmases and a Wedding”, which were both released in 2017.
Forty three years and still going strong, Markie Post is an OG in Hollywood if there ever was one. Though with not as much awards as one might expect for a career that long, her reputation and accomplishments cannot be understated. Who knows, there might be an Academy Award waiting for her in a not so distant future. That’s something we most definitely will love to see.
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