It takes a lot to maintain an acting career for over forty years. But, if there is anyone who can pull it off, it’s definitely Markie Post. An incredibly talented American actress, Markie is popularly known for starring in popular television series like The Fall Guy, where she played the role of bondswoman Terri Michaels; Night Court where she played the role of the public defender named Christine Sullivan, and Hearts Afire where she played as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman.
However, her popularity is not only limited to these shows as she has featured in tons of other movies and has won multiple awards including the CableACE awards (1994) in the Children’s Program Special Category. Here, we bring you all the facts you need to know about the actress, including her whereabouts and net worth. Read more below.
Who is Markie Post?
Although she has become widely known as Markie Post, it was as Marjorie Armstrong Post that the actress was born on the 4th of November, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Her father is Richard Freeman Post, an American physicist who was notable for his work in areas such as nuclear fusion, plasma physics, and magnetic levitation. Her mother is Marylee Post and she was a poet. She has two siblings and they all lived together in Stanford and Walnut Creek. She holds an American nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.
For her education, Markie Post attended Las Lomas High School located in Walnut Creek, where she was a cheerleader. After that, she attended Lewis and Clark College located in Oregon. She also briefly studied at Pamona College but returned to Lewis and Clark to bag a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Markie Post made her television debut in 1979 where she played the role of Roberta in an episode of the miniseries CHIPs. She made her film debut in 1981 when she played the role of Chris Brennan in the movie, Gangster Wars. In 1982, she played as Julie Ramsdell in Massarati and the Brain, followed by Jan Thacker in Not Just Another Affair.
In the late ’90s, Markie Post portrayed Mary’s mom in the 1998 movie, There’s Something About Mary. The comedy film also featured Cameron Diaz as Mary and it focuses on different men who are in love with Mary and try to win her affection. Her next major role came in 2014 when she portrayed Linda in the movie Muffin Top: A Love Story. 2017 was also a very busy year for Markie as she featured in many movies including Sweet Sweet Summertime, Camp Cool Kids, Keep the Gaslight Burning, and Four Christmases and a Wedding.
Is Markie Post Married?
After managing her professional life excellently, it appears Markie Post is also excelling in her personal life. Initially, she got married to her college boyfriend named Stephen Knox in 1971 but things didn’t quite work out well between them. After barely one year of marriage in 1972, the couple went their separate ways.
A few years later, she began to date Michael Ross who is a producer and writer. They got married in a beautiful ceremony on the 7th of February, 1982 and have remained married since then. At some point, there were rumors that Markie Post was having an affair with former president Bill Clinton but nothing became of this rumor. Her marriage to Michael Ross is blessed with two children; two daughters named Katie and Daisy Ross.
What’s Her Net Worth?
After decades of a successful career, Markie Post has accumulated handsome net worth. Although she began her career in 1978, the actress is still very much active in the movie industry for over four decades. That being said, it comes as no surprise that Markie’s net worth is currently pegged at $12 million. The actress made her wealth from her acting career and other business endeavors.
Where is She Now?
Fortunately for fans and the media, it is quite easy to follow Markie Post as the veteran actress is very popular on Twitter with a following of over 19k. She’s usually on the social media site sharing photos of herself and her various activities. Her movie roles tend to keep her quite busy. However, whenever she isn’t putting her acting skills to good use on the big or small screen, she likes spending time with her husband and daughters in California.