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Short Info

Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 4, 1950
SpouseMichael A. Ross
FactDaughters Katie Ross (born June 16, 1987) and Daisy Ross (born March 30, 1990) with second husband Michael A. Ross.


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”.

Markie Post

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.

Recent Projects

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.

Personal Life

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.

General Info

Full NameMarkie Post
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 4, 1950
Height1.67 m
Weight110 lbs
ProfessionActor
EducationLewis & Clark College, Las Lomas High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMichael A. Ross
ChildrenDaisy Ross, Katie Ross
ParentsMarylee Post, Richard F. Post

Accomplishments

NominationsTV Land "Lady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week" Award
MoviesThere'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 ShowsNight 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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Quotes

#Quote
1I turned down dates because I dreaded sitting in front of a plateful of food.
2I couldn't be as charming as my mother or as smart as my father. So I decided to be bad.
3I'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.

Facts

#Fact
1Was a cheerleader in high school.
2Attended Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek, California, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA.
3Was born in Palo Alto, California, USA, and grew up in Walnut Creek, California, USA.
4Daughters Katie Ross (born June 16, 1987) and Daisy Ross (born March 30, 1990) with second husband Michael A. Ross.
5Daughter of noted nuclear physicist Richard Freeman Post (November 14, 1918 - April 7, 2015).

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet Sweet Summertime2017Lila Burns
Chicago P.D.2014-2017TV SeriesBarbara 'Bunny' Fletcher
Camp Cool Kids2016Euginia
The Joneses Unplugged2016TV MovieTawney
Rack and Ruin TV Pilot2015TV MovieBetsy
Rack and Ruin Web Series2015TV MovieBetsy
Muffin Top: A Love Story2014Linda
Rack and Ruin2014TV SeriesBetsy
Christmas on the Bayou2013TV MovieLilly
Back in the Game2013TV SeriesDotty
Transformers Prime2010-2013TV SeriesJune Darby
Man Up2011TV SeriesLinda
Backyard Wedding2010TV MovieAunt Addie
30 Rock2008TV SeriesMarkie Post
Holiday in Handcuffs2007TV MovieMom Chandler
Cook-Off!2007Christine Merriweather
Ghost Whisperer2006TV SeriesDiana Lasseter
Scrubs2002-2006TV SeriesLily Reid
The District2003-2004TV SeriesAudrey Livingston / Simone Fairgate / Audrey Livermore
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl2001TV ShortElectra Woman
Late Boomers2001TV Movie
Till Dad Do Us Part2001TV MovieVirginia Corbett
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesNancy Waldron / Peggy McIntyre
Odd Man Out1999-2000TV SeriesJulia Whitney
There's Something About Mary1998Mary's Mom
I've Been Waiting for You1998TV MovieRosemary Zoltanne
Behind the Zipper with Magda1998Video shortSheila Jensen (Mom)
Survival on the Mountain1997TV MovieAmy Hoffman
Dog's Best Friend1997TV MovieHorse (voice)
Dave's World1996TV SeriesLisa McCauley
Chasing the Dragon1996TV MovieGwen Kessler
Visitors of the Night1995TV MovieJudith English
VR.51995TV SeriesAlexis Miller
Hearts Afire1992-1995TV SeriesGeorgie Anne Lahti Hartman / Georgie Anne Lahti
Someone She Knows1994TV MovieLaurie Philips
Beyond Suspicion1993TV MovieJoyce
Night Court1984-1992TV SeriesChristine Sullivan
Stranger at My Door1991TV MovieSharon Dancey
Tricks of the Trade1988TV MovieMarla
Glitz1988TV MovieLinda Moon
Triplecross1986TV MovieDelia Langtree
Hotel1984-1985TV SeriesAnne Crowley / Jill Stanton
The Fall Guy1982-1985TV SeriesTerri Michaels
The A-Team1983-1984TV SeriesRina / Leslie Becktall / Sister Teresa
Scene of the Crime1984TV Series
Glitter1984TV SeriesBarbara Nelson
Fantasy Island1983-1984TV SeriesAmy Marshall / Doreen Murphy
Cheers1983TV SeriesHeather Landon
The Love Boat1982-1983TV SeriesDoris Holden / Dee Dee / Donna Baker
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesCourtney Garner
Six Pack1983TV MovieSally Leadbetter
Not Just Another Affair1982TV MovieJan Thacker
Massarati and the Brain1982TV MovieJulie Ramsdell
Code Red1982TV Series
McClain's Law1981TV Series
Simon & Simon1981TV SeriesCarolyn Perry
The Greatest American Hero1981TV SeriesDeborah Dante
Gangster Wars1981Chris Brennan
The Gangster Chronicles1981TV Mini-SeriesChris Brennan
Semi-Tough1980TV SeriesBarbara Jane Bookman
Eight Is Enough1980TV SeriesKerry
House Calls1980TV SeriesLinda
B.J. and the Bear1980TV SeriesValerie Wood
Hart to Hart1979TV SeriesSandy
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979TV SeriesJoella Cameron
The Lazarus Syndrome1979TV SeriesLauren Placer
The Incredible Hulk1979TV SeriesPamela Morris
Barnaby Jones1979TV SeriesLinda Woods
CHiPs1979TV SeriesRoberta
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around1978TV Movie

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Night Court1987-1990TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children1993TV Movie executive producer
Double Dare1976TV Series associate producer

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Feud1976TV Series editorial staff - 1970s

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Women of the Net1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade1996TV Special
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1995TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1995TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Dave's World1994TV SeriesHerself
Presidential Inaugural Celebration for Children1993TV MovieHerself - Hostess
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself
The Chipmunks: Rockin' Through the Decades1990TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself
The $10,000 Pyramid1983-1988TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Magic in the Magic Kingdom1988TV SpecialHerself
Blackout1988TV SeriesHerself
Super Password1985-1987TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1986TV SpecialHerself
The Wildest West Show of the Stars1986TV MovieHerself
$50,000 a Minute1985TV MovieHerself
Body Language1984TV SeriesHerself
The 24th Annual International Broadcasting Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1983TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Go1983TV SeriesHerself
Card Sharks1978TV SeriesModel (1978-1981)
ACME Saturday Night2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1987TV SeriesChristine Sullivan

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1994CableACECableACE AwardsChildren's Programming Special - 6 and YoungerPresidential Inaugural Celebration for Children (1993)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaTransformers Prime (2010)
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLady You Love to Watch Fight for Her Life in a Movie of the Week

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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