Markie Post was an American actress known for her roles in various TV shows and movies.
She was born on November 4, 1950, in Palo Alto, California, and passed away on August 7, 2021, in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 70.
Post started her career by working behind the scenes on game shows, including Split Second, and eventually got in front of the camera in 1979, appearing on shows such as Chips, The Incredible Hulk and Hart to Hart.
She became widely known for her roles on popular 1980s shows such as The Fall Guy and Night Court, where she played bail bondswoman Terri Michaels and public defender Christine Sullivan, respectively.
Post also starred in the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire as Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman from 1992 to 1995.
In addition to her TV work, she appeared in several movies, including There’s Something About Mary, playing the mother of Cameron Diaz’s character.
Post also worked on projects such as Lifetime Christmas movie Four Christmases and a Wedding and ABC series The Kids Are Alright between chemo treatments.
She was known not only for her acting talent but also for being a great friend and scene partner.
Her co-stars and colleagues paid tribute to her on social media after her passing, including Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, Ed Asner and Marsha Warfield.
Markie Post cause of death
Post passed away on August 7, 2021, at the age of 70, after a three-year, ten-month battle with cancer.
Her family confirmed that the cause of death was cancer, but the specific type of cancer she battled was not disclosed.
Despite her diagnosis, Post continued to work on various projects, including a Lifetime Christmas movie and the ABC series, The Kids Are Alright, between chemotherapy treatments.
Her family described her as a kind, loving, and forgiving person who enjoyed making elaborate cakes for friends and sewing curtains for first apartments.
Was Markie Post married?
Post was married twice in her life.
Her first marriage was to Stephen Knox, her college sweetheart, in 1971, but they separated just after a year in 1972.
Post later married actor and writer Michael A. Ross on February 7, 1982, and they were together until her death in 2021.
Together, they had two daughters, Kate Armstrong Ross and Daisy Ross.
Markie Post career
Post began her career working on game shows, writing questions for Family Feud, finding prizes for The Price Is Right, and doing research for Split Second.
She later moved on to acting, and her best-known roles include bail bondswoman Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy on ABC from 1982 to 1985, public defender Christine Sullivan on the NBC sitcom Night Court from 1985 to 1992 and Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman on the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire from 1992 to 1995.
Post’s acting career began to pick up in the early 1980s, with bigger roles offered and even some work on the big screen.
In 1998, she was cast by the Farrelly brothers as the ditsy mother of Mary, the main character in There’s Something About Mary, who was played by Cameron Diaz.
Later in her career, Post’s acting credits included Scrubs and Chicago P.D.
Post passed away in 2021; her death was confirmed by her manager, Ellen Lubin Sanitsky, who provided a statement from Post’s family specifying that the cause of death was cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Michael A. Ross, and two daughters, Kate Armstrong Ross, an actress, and Daisy Schoenborn.