• Marjorie Armstrong Post (Markie Post) is a successful actress with an estimated net worth of over $12 million.
• She grew up in Palo Alto, California, and attended Las Lomas High School and Lewis & Clark College.
• She began her career in the entertainment industry in the late 1970s as part of the production crew of game shows.
• She is best known for her regular roles in "Night Court" and "Hearts Afire".
• She is married to writer Michael A. Ross and has two children.
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|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Date Of Birth||November 4, 1950|
|Spouse||Michael A. Ross|
|Fact||Attended Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, California, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA.|
- 1 Who is Markie Post?
- 2 The Riches of Markie Post
- 3 Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
- 4 Transition to Acting
- 5 Rise to Fame
- 6 Recent Projects
- 7 Personal Life
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Quotes
- 13 Facts
- 14 Pictures
- 15 Movies
- 16 Awards
Who is Markie Post?
Marjorie Armstrong Post was born on 4 November 1950, in Palo Alto, California, USA, and is an actress, probably best known for her work in the show “Hearts Afire”, in which she portrayed Georgia Anne Lahti Hartman. She’s also worked on the shows “Night Court” and “The Fall Guy”, in which she appeared as Terri Michaels.
The Riches of Markie Post
As of mid-2020, Markie Post’s net worth is estimated to be over $12 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession, in the entertainment industry since the late-1970s.
Apart from television work, she’s also appeared in a few film projects during her career.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Markie grew up in Palo Alto where her mother worked as a poet, while her father is scientist Richard F. Post, known for his work in the nuclear and magnetic fields. She grew up as the middle child of three siblings – the family later settled at Walnut Creek, California, where she attended Las Lomas High School. The school has been in existence since the 1950s, and is one of five schools in the area. She was a popular student, and a member of the cheerleading squad.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the private Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Oregon; she also spent a semester at Pomona College before returning to Lewis & Clark to complete her bachelor’s degree. After graduating in the 1970s, she realized she wanted to enter the entertainment industry, and began her foray as a part of the production crew of the game show “Split Second”, then continued with other production crews for shows such as “Pyramid”, “Double Dare”, “Card Sharks”, and “Password”.
Transition to Acting
Following her work in various game shows, Post found her entry as an actress in an episode of the show “CHIPs”. The crime show follows the lives of two California Highway Patrol (CHP) motorcycle officers as they handle various crimes in the area. Soon more work came her way, including appearances in “The Lazarus Syndrome”, “Hart to Hart”, and “Barnaby Jones”. She also made a guest appearance in the pilot episode of “Simon & Simon”, a show which would run for almost the entire 1980s.
Her early career was defined by these guest appearances, until in 1981 when she made her film debut in “Gangster Wars”, playing the character Chris Brennan.
The film starred Joe Penny and Michael Nouri, telling the story of several notable gangsters of the past, including Lucky Luciano and Bugsy Siegel. A year after this debut, she was cast in her first regular television role in “The Fall Guy”, of which she was a part for the next three years. The show aired on ABC and tells the story of several stunt performers in Hollywood, who work as bounty hunters on the side.
Rise to Fame
After “The Fall Guy”, Markie found regular work in the game show “The $10,000 Pyramid”, and was also cast as a regular in “Night Court”, playing the character Christine Sullivan. The sitcom follows the story of an unorthodox judge named Harry Stone, as he presides at the Manhattan municipal court during the night shift.
The show was a reflection of the popularity of courthouse-focused themes during the 1970s, though “Night Court” was significantly more popular than its competitors such as “Sirtoa’s Court”.
She stayed with the show until its end in 1992, appearing in over 150 episodes in eight years. She didn’t take a break afterwards, as she gained another regular role in the sitcom “Hearts Afire” which partnered her with John Ritter. The show’s title is based on the song “That’s the Way of the World” by the band, Earth, Wind & Fire, and follows the story of a political reporter and a senator’s aide who begin to develop feelings for each other, despite being initially in conflict due to their respective professions.
The show took an unusual turn in its second season, changing the setting completely which ultimately proved to be its undoing, as it was canceled after its third season.
In 1998, Post was cast in one of her few mainstream film projects in “There’s Something About Mary”, as the mother of Cameron Diaz’s character. The film also stars Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon, telling the story of men who are in love with the titular Mary, and are trying to win her affection. The film was one of the highest-grossing of the year, and gained numerous positive reviews; it’s considered one of the best movies of the 20th century.
After that she returned to television, working on “Odd Man Out” as a series regular, but the show was short-lived, lasting only a year, but she also had recurring roles in “Scrubs” and “The District”. In 2010, she shifted her attention to voice acting, and voiced the character June Darby, for 15 episodes of the show “Transformers Prime”. One of her most recent projects is the television series “Chicago PD”, in which she portrayed the recurring character, Bunny Fletcher. The show follows the story of officers who are members of the Chicago Police Department.
Markie met Stephen Knox while both were students at Lewis & Clark College. The started a relationship and eventually married in 1971, but it was short-lived, lasting only for a year. Her next marriage would be a decade later to writer Michael A. Ross, and the two have stayed together since, and have two children. During the early part of her career, she was known to be very elusive when it came to romances, as she was very conscious of her weight and didn’t want to go on dates that involved a lot of food. She also took on the bad girl stereotype in her projects, as they felt more of a natural fit to her, as she wasn’t like most of the prettier girls around her.
|Full Name||Markie Post|
|Net Worth||$12 Million|
|Date Of Birth||November 4, 1950|
|Education||Lewis & Clark College, Las Lomas High School|
|Spouse||Michael A. Ross|
|Children||Daisy Ross, Katie Ross|
|Parents||Marylee Post, Richard F. Post|
|Nominations||TV Land "Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week" Award|
|Movies||There's Something About Mary, Visitors of the Night, Holiday in Handcuffs, Backyard Wedding, Survival on the Mountain, I've Been Waiting for You, Stranger at My Door, Till Dad Do Us Part, Dog's Best Friend, Gangster Wars, Muffin Top: A Love Story, Cook-Off!, Triplecross, Glitz|
|TV Shows||Night Court, The Fall Guy, Hearts Afire, Card Sharks, The Gangster Chronicles, Odd Man Out, Fantasy Island, McClain's Law, ACME Saturday Night, House Calls, Code Red, Semi-Tough, The Lazarus Syndrome|
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|1||I turned down dates because I dreaded sitting in front of a plateful of food.|
|2||I couldn't be as charming as my mother or as smart as my father. So I decided to be bad.|
|3||I'm no sexual siren. I see prettier girls than me in the grocery store every day.|
|4||[in People magazine, March 3, 1986] Of course I'd like children. But I have to get over my impression that being pregnant is like popping corn. You expand and expand until you pop.|
|1||Was a cheerleader in high school.|
|2||Attended Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, California, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA.|
|3||Was born in Palo Alto, California, USA, and grew up in Walnut Creek, California, USA.|
|4||Daughters Katie Ross (born June 16, 1987) and Daisy Ross (born March 30, 1990) with second husband Michael A. Ross.|
|5||Daughter of noted nuclear physicist Richard Freeman Post (November 14, 1918 - April 7, 2015).|
|Sweet Sweet Summertime||2017||Lila Burns|
|Chicago P.D.||2014-2017||TV Series||Barbara 'Bunny' Fletcher|
|Camp Cool Kids||2016||Euginia|
|The Joneses Unplugged||2016||TV Movie||Tawney|
|Rack and Ruin TV Pilot||2015||TV Movie||Betsy|
|Rack and Ruin Web Series||2015||TV Movie||Betsy|
|Muffin Top: A Love Story||2014||Linda|
|Rack and Ruin||2014||TV Series||Betsy|
|Christmas on the Bayou||2013||TV Movie||Lilly|
|Back in the Game||2013||TV Series||Dotty|
|Transformers Prime||2010-2013||TV Series||June Darby|
|Man Up||2011||TV Series||Linda|
|Backyard Wedding||2010||TV Movie||Aunt Addie|
|30 Rock||2008||TV Series||Markie Post|
|Holiday in Handcuffs||2007||TV Movie||Mom Chandler|
|Ghost Whisperer||2006||TV Series||Diana Lasseter|
|Scrubs||2002-2006||TV Series||Lily Reid|
|The District||2003-2004||TV Series||Audrey Livingston / Simone Fairgate / Audrey Livermore|
|Electra Woman and Dyna Girl||2001||TV Short||Electra Woman|
|Late Boomers||2001||TV Movie|
|Till Dad Do Us Part||2001||TV Movie||Virginia Corbett|
|Twice in a Lifetime||2000||TV Series||Nancy Waldron / Peggy McIntyre|
|Odd Man Out||1999-2000||TV Series||Julia Whitney|
|There's Something About Mary||1998||Mary's Mom|
|I've Been Waiting for You||1998||TV Movie||Rosemary Zoltanne|
|Behind the Zipper with Magda||1998||Video short||Sheila Jensen (Mom)|
|Survival on the Mountain||1997||TV Movie||Amy Hoffman|
|Dog's Best Friend||1997||TV Movie||Horse (voice)|
|Dave's World||1996||TV Series||Lisa McCauley|
|Chasing the Dragon||1996||TV Movie||Gwen Kessler|
|Visitors of the Night||1995||TV Movie||Judith English|
|VR.5||1995||TV Series||Alexis Miller|
|Hearts Afire||1992-1995||TV Series||Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman / Georgie Anne Lahti|
|Someone She Knows||1994||TV Movie||Laurie Philips|
|Beyond Suspicion||1993||TV Movie||Joyce|
|Night Court||1984-1992||TV Series||Christine Sullivan|
|Stranger at My Door||1991||TV Movie||Sharon Dancey|
|Tricks of the Trade||1988||TV Movie||Marla|
|Glitz||1988||TV Movie||Linda Moon|
|Triplecross||1986||TV Movie||Delia Langtree|
|Hotel||1984-1985||TV Series||Anne Crowley / Jill Stanton|
|The Fall Guy||1982-1985||TV Series||Terri Michaels|
|The A-Team||1983-1984||TV Series||Rina / Leslie Becktall / Sister Teresa|
|Scene of the Crime||1984||TV Series|
|Glitter||1984||TV Series||Barbara Nelson|
|Fantasy Island||1983-1984||TV Series||Amy Marshall / Doreen Murphy|
|Cheers||1983||TV Series||Heather Landon|
|The Love Boat||1982-1983||TV Series||Doris Holden / Dee Dee / Donna Baker|
|Matt Houston||1983||TV Series||Courtney Garner|
|Six Pack||1983||TV Movie||Sally Leadbetter|
|Not Just Another Affair||1982||TV Movie||Jan Thacker|
|Massarati and the Brain||1982||TV Movie||Julie Ramsdell|
|Code Red||1982||TV Series|
|McClain's Law||1981||TV Series|
|Simon & Simon||1981||TV Series||Carolyn Perry|
|The Greatest American Hero||1981||TV Series||Deborah Dante|
|Gangster Wars||1981||Chris Brennan|
|The Gangster Chronicles||1981||TV Mini-Series||Chris Brennan|
|Semi-Tough||1980||TV Series||Barbara Jane Bookman|
|Eight Is Enough||1980||TV Series||Kerry|
|House Calls||1980||TV Series||Linda|
|B.J. and the Bear||1980||TV Series||Valerie Wood|
|Hart to Hart||1979||TV Series||Sandy|
|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century||1979||TV Series||Joella Cameron|
|The Lazarus Syndrome||1979||TV Series||Lauren Placer|
|The Incredible Hulk||1979||TV Series||Pamela Morris|
|Barnaby Jones||1979||TV Series||Linda Woods|
|Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around||1978||TV Movie|
|Night Court||1987-1990||TV Series performer - 4 episodes|
|Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children||1993||TV Movie executive producer|
|Double Dare||1976||TV Series associate producer|
|Family Feud||1976||TV Series editorial staff - 1970s|
|Hollywood Squares||2000||TV Series||Herself - Panelist|
|Women of the Net||1998||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade||1996||TV Special|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1994-1995||TV Series||Herself|
|Intimate Portrait||1995||TV Series documentary||Herself - Narrator|
|Dave's World||1994||TV Series||Herself|
|Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children||1993||TV Movie||Herself - Hostess|
|The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1992||TV Special||Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards||1991||TV Special||Herself|
|The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades||1990||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||1989-1990||TV Series||Herself|
|The $10,000 Pyramid||1983-1988||TV Series||Herself - Celebrity Contestant|
|Magic in the Magic Kingdom||1988||TV Special||Herself|
|Super Password||1985-1987||TV Series||Herself - Celebrity Contestant|
|Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade||1986||TV Special||Herself|
|The Wildest West Show of the Stars||1986||TV Movie||Herself|
|$50,000 a Minute||1985||TV Movie||Herself|
|Body Language||1984||TV Series||Herself|
|The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards||1984||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour||1983||TV Series||Herself - Panelist|
|Card Sharks||1978||TV Series||Model (1978-1981)|
|ACME Saturday Night||2010||TV Series||Herself - Guest Host|
|E! True Hollywood Story||2002||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1987||TV Series||Christine Sullivan|
|1994||CableACE||CableACE Awards||Children's Programming Special - 6 and Younger||Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children (1993)|
|2013||BTVA Television Voice Acting Award||Behind the Voice Actors Awards||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/Drama||Transformers Prime (2010)|
|2007||TV Land Award||TV Land Awards||Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia