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Markie Post Biography
Marjorie Armstrong "Markie" Post (born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California) is an actress, best known for her 1985–1992 role as public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court, and as bail bonds contractor Terri in The Fall Guy from 1982 to 1985.
Early life and acting career
Born in Palo Alto, Markie is the daughter of scientist Richard F. Post. She grew up in Walnut Creek, California, and attended Las Lomas High School where she was a cheerleader. She later earned her Bachelor of Arts from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.]
TV game show work and appearances
Prior to acting, Markie had 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. Markie has often was a celebrity player on various game shows, at which she usually excelled; she was particularly proficient on Pyramid and Password.
Early acting credits
Her early acting credits include two episodes of The A-Team as two different characters in the 1983 episode "The Only Church in Town" and the 1984 episode "Hot Styles", respectively. She appeared in the science fiction series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and as Diane Chambers' best friend in NBC's hit sitcom series Cheers, before eventually becoming a regular on the ABC action drama The Fall Guy. After that series ended, she played Christine Sullivan on the 1980s on the NBC-TV comedy series Night Court from the third season until the show's end. She played Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the comedy series Hearts Afire, co-starring John Ritter. Post has also had regularly re-occurring guest star roles on CBS-TV's The District and on Scrubs as the mother of Dr. Elliot Reid.
Film credits include There's Something About Mary (1998), in which she played the mother of Cameron Diaz's character. She played a call girl and dominatrix in the 1988 TV movie Tricks of the Trade opposite Cindy Williams of ABC-TV comedy series Laverne And Shirley fame, and a singer in Glitz with Jimmy Smits, based on a novel by Elmore Leonard. She also had a starring role in NBC's 1995 movie Vistors in the Night. She also appeared in the comedy movie Cook Off! as Christine Merriweather. She appeared on an episode of NBC-TV's 30 Rock playing herself when she, Harry Anderson, and Charles Robinson staged a mock reunion of the Night Court cast. Post has started doing voice acting for the series Transformers: Prime.
Markie Post Personal life
Post is married to actor and writer Michael A. Ross, and has two daughters. This is her second marriage. Her first marriage was to Stephen Knox, whom she met at Lewis and Clark College. During Bill Clinton's years in the White House, a tabloid published a photograph of Post hand in hand with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason jumping up and down on President Abraham Lincoln's bed while on an overnight stay at the White House.