Parker Christian Posey was born on November 8, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland and was educated at the State University of New York at Purchase. Her first major appearance on television was on the daytime soap opera, As the World Turns, where she played Tess Shelby. Posey’s first major role in a feature film was in Dazed and Confused, where she played Darla Marks. Aside from As the World Turns, her television appearances include guest roles on Boston Legal. The 1990s saw Posey appearing on numerous independent films, thus becoming named by Time Magazine as the Queen of the Indies, having 32 independent films to her credit. She was in Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Party Girl and Clockwatchers. She was also acclaimed for her performance in The House of Yes, where she played Jackie-O Pascal, a delusional woman in love with her brother. She has also appeared on several Hal Hartley films like Henry Fool, Sisters of Mercy and 2006’s Fay Grim. Posey was praised even more for her role in Zoe Cassavetes’ directorial debut, Broken English.
From 2000 onwards, Posey was given supporting roles on several big budget films such as Scream 3, Josie and the !$#!#cats, Laws of Attraction, Blade: Trinity and blockbuster hit Superman Returns. Despite her vast range of credits on film, Posey has worked on many television projects as well. She appeared in the miniseries adaptations of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books, and voiced a character in Futurama and The Simpsons. Posey also has a recurring role in Will & Grace, and has appeared on an episode of Project Runway as a spectator and judge. In 2008, she starred in the quickly-cancelled Fox series The Return of Jezebel James. The title character is an optimistic woman, successful in her career as a children’s book editor. She finds that something is missing in her life and decides to have a baby, but is unable to bear a child. Posey is also a regular on stage, making her debut in 2001. She is also a musician, even playing the mandolin on The Dandy Warhols’ song “I Am Sound.” In 2008, she was cast in The Eye with Jessica Alba and Alessandro Nivola.