Markie Post Biography – Markie Post Wiki
Markie Post (born Marjorie Armstrong Post) was an American actress, known for her roles as bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, as public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1984 to 1992, and as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire from 1992 to 1995.
Born on November 4, 1950 in Palo Alto, California, Post got her start in entertainment by working behind the scenes on game shows, including Split Second, earning an associate producer credit on Alex Trebek’s Double Dare, and appearing before the camera as a card dealer on NBC’s Card Sharks.
Her first acting credits came in 1979, with appearances on episodes of CHiPs, Barnaby Jones, The Incredible Hulk, The Lazarus Syndrome, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and Hart to Hart.
She’d later appear in series such as The Love Boat, Cheers, Fantasy Island and The A-Team, before landing the role of bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in ABC’s The Fall Guy. She appeared in 65 episodes of that action drama between 1982 and 1985.
Post was also a series regular on NBC’s Night Court, portraying public defender Christine Sullivan for 159 episodes between 1985 and 1992. She also drew notice with her turn as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman in Hearts Afire, the CBS sitcom, in which she starred opposite John Ritter.
Later in her career, Post recurred on Scrubs, as the mother of Dr. Elliot Reid (Sarah Chalke), in addition to Chicago P.D. and other series, portraying herself in a 2008 episode of 30 Rock.
On the film side, Post was perhaps best known for playing the mother of Cameron Diaz’s Mary in Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s classic 1998 comedy, There’s Something About Mary.
Post was determined to keep pursuing acting as “a side job”, even as she got sick. Between chemo treatments, she worked on projects such as Lifetime Christmas movie Four Christmases and a Wedding and ABC series The Kids Are Alright.
Markie Post Age
Marjorie Armstrong Post was born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California, and grew up in Walnut Creek, California. She died on August 7, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. She was 70.
Markie Post Husband Michael Ross
Was Markie Post married? She had been married to Michael A. Ross since February 1982. She was previously married to her first husband Stephen Knox between June 11, 1971, and September 5, 1972. Her first marriage ended in divorce.
Markie Post Daughters
Markie Post and Michael A. Ross have two children – two daughters – Katie Ross, who was born on June 16, 1987, and Daisy Ross, who was born on March 30, 1990.
Markie Post Family
Markie Post was the daughter of Marylee (Armstrong) Post, a poet, and noted nuclear physicist Richard Freeman Post. She is survived by her husband, TV producer and writer Michael A. Ross; daughters, actress Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Schoenborn; son-in-law Bryce Schoenborn and her and Michael’s five-month-old granddaughter.
Markie Post Cancer
What type of cancer did Markie Post have? The family did not reveal the type of cancer that Post had. She was diagnosed with Cancer about four years ago. Despite her cancer diagnosis, Post continued to work, acting in a Lifetime Christmas movie and appearing as a recurring guest star on the ABC series “The Kids Are Alright,” the family said.
Markie Post Death
Markie Post passed away at age 70 on August 7, 2021, in Los Angeles, following a three year, ten month battle with cancer. Post’s manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, confirmed her passing in a statement on behalf of her family.
“With great sadness, the family of actress Markie Post tonight shares her passing after a three year, ten month battle with cancer,” her family said in a statement. “But for us, our pride is in who she was in addition to acting; a person who made elaborate cakes for friends, sewed curtains for first apartments and showed us how to be kind, loving and forgiving in an often harsh world.”
Actress Melissa Joan Hart, who costarred with Post in “Holiday in Handcuffs,” paid tribute to the late actress in an Instagram post, writing: “I’m heartbroken to lose an angel here on earth! My dear friend and TV mother #MarkiePost is finally at rest after a long hard battle with cancer. I can’t describe what she meant to me, the friendship we had and the kindness she demonstrated for me.
“Her husband Michael, daughters and my friends Daisy and @armstrongross and especially her brand new granddaughter are in my prayers and my heart. Her example to me of how to be gracious, professional, find the fun in life and be a great mother at the same time will always live in me.
“I am heartbroken but I know she is at peace. Now this angel on earth gets to spread her wings and be an angel to us all from above. Love you so much Markie! You will be forever missed!”
Markie Post Cause of Death
Markie Post’s cause of death was cancer.
Markie Post Net Worth
Markie Post’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
Markie Post Height
She was 5′ 6″ (1.68 m) tall.