Parker Posey hails from Laurel, Mississippi. She is the daughter of Chris Posey, owner of Laurel's own Posey Chevrolet. Parker attended high school at R. H. Watkins High School in Laurel, Mississippi, and college at the prestigious SUNY Purchase. While at SUNY she roomed with Sherry Stringfield of TV's "ER" (1994).IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Against the wishes of her management, she accepted two supporting roles right after the unexpected success of Party Girl (1995).
Twin brother, Chris, who practices law in Atlanta.
Named after the 1950s model Suzy Parker.
Named "Queen of Indies" by 'Time' magazine since she has appeared in some 30 films since 1994, most of them low-budget independent movies.
One of Parker's current interests is making pottery.
Is a contributing editor to Open City literary magazine.
Reuters rated her #19 in the 2003 edition of its annual "What Ever Happened to...?" list.
She and the other cast members have been playing concerts in role as the bands from A Mighty Wind (2003). So far they have played at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in May 2003, and will be doing more concerts in Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, in September 2003.
Was considered for the role of "Dorothy Boyd" in Jerry Maguire (1996).
Did her own singing and mandolin-playing in A Mighty Wind (2003).
Is an accomplished mime.
Has a song named after her, written by "apocalyptic folk artist" Stuart Davis. The song will appear on Davis's upcoming 2006 album.
Yet another member of the "Purchase Mafia," a group of graduates from S.U.N.Y. Purchase. Alumni actors and filmmakers include Wesley Snipes, Sherry Stringfield, Stanley Tucci, Curtis McClarin, Bob Gosse, Todd Baker, Nick Gomez, and Melissa Leo.
Friend of Zoe R. Cassavetes.
Close friend of Jimmy Fallon. She was one of his neighbors when he lived in New York City.
I think that the past fifteen years--where women have gone to work and left the men--the baby boomers who are now in Hollywood and control a lot of the money are upset that the wives have gone or mommies gone off to work. There are all these scripts where the women, if they're working, are prostitutes and lawyers with an angry streak who'll kill you. It's a reaction to women leaving their men and men being angry about it and saying it on some subconscious level.
I'm the character actor in Hollywood movies, the girl who has to be annoying so the guy can go to the other girl.
Being an indie queen, people think I have all these choices. Like I've just been sitting around waiting for the best indie film that I deem acceptable. There are a lot of independent films I've wanted to do that I haven't been cast in.
[on if independent film or film in general is evolving to something better] It has to. I think people are upset. I don't want my movie to be judged on how much money it makes. This is a great country. Where are those values of those pioneers? Where are those values? They aren't in the film industry anymore. Where's the responsibility? The arts aren't subsidized. You see what the culture focuses on and it's disturbing. As easy as it is to be nostalgic in these times and come here [Sundance Film Festival] and bemoan the old indie days...
[on if she prefers working in independent film versus the studio system because of the more varied arrange of roles it may offer] I'm trying to work in studio movies, but they won't hire me. I get feedback from my agent saying, 'She's too much of an indie queen.' And then on the other side, my name doesn't get the financing to do a movie over $1 million. And I'm called 'the indie queen.' So it's really a challenging path because I know so much about the indie side of the business. Because I grew up in it. It's like I'm back in junior high here at Sundance. There's John Cooper and Trevor Groth and we all grew up together, you know? But it's different times. And this stuff gets projected onto me. People are like, 'You're here every year, you do so many indie movies.' And I'm like, 'No, I did 'Broken English' five years ago.' It's just not the same. Our culture's not the same. Independent film and the way people go to the movies in the theater. Maybe it got oversatuated. I don't know...
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