Markie Post, the actress who had memorable roles in various television and films such as Night Court, The Fall Guy, Scrubs, and There’s Something About Mary, died at the age of 70 on Aug. 7 after a three year, ten month battle with cancer, her manager Ellen Lubin Sanitsky confirmed to Deadline. No further details have been released and memorial plans also have yet to be announced.
As we remember Markie, here are five things you should know about her and her impressive career.
She started her Hollywood career by working on game shows.
Markie was behind the scenes when she first stepped into the entertainment industry on shows like Split Second. She also earned an associate producer credit for Alex Trebek’s Double Dare and appeared as a card dealer in the NBC’s Card Sharks.
What were some of her most famous acting roles?
Markie was most known for her role as Christine Sullivan on the television show, Night Court from 1984 until 1992. She also starred as Terri Michaels in The Fall Guy from 1982 until 1985, Georgie Anne Lahti Hartman in Hearts Afire from 1992 until 1995, Lily Reid in Scrubs from 2002 until 2006, June Darby in Transformers Prime from 2010 until 2013, and Barbara “Bunny” Fletcher in Chicago P.D. from 2014 until 2017.
Some of her most famous movie roles included Mary’s mom in There’s Something About Mary in 1998 and Linda in Muffin Top: A Love Story in 2014.
She continued to work after she got sick.
Her acting work became her “side job” and she continued to appear in various features, including the Lifetime Christmas movie Four Christmases and a Wedding and the ABC series The Kids Are Alright, while in between chemo treatments, Deadline reported.
Her impact in the acting world and beyond was proven through social media tributes after her death.
Actor Ed Asner, who appeared with Markie on Hearts Afire, took to Twitter to share a tweet about her shortly after her death. “I am devastated to hear of the passing of my friend Markie Post. She was a true talent. We did Hearts Afire together and to work with her and John was a gift. F&@k Cancer! #MarkiePost,” he wrote in the tweet, which also included a smiling photo of the two of them.
Markie Post was one of the sweetest people I've ever met, and she made a damned good grilled cheese. Used to send me encouraging texts a a point in my career that encouragement meant a whole lot, especially from someone whose work I admired.
We lost a great one today.
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) August 8, 2021
Stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter also took to Twitter to share some words. “Markie Post was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and she made a damned good grilled cheese,” he wrote. “Used to send me encouraging texts a a point in my career that encouragement meant a whole lot, especially from someone whose work I admired. We lost a great one today.”
She leaves behind a husband, two daughters, and more.
Markie is survived by her husband, 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, Deadline reported.