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Markie Post (1950–2021), “Night Court” star

by Linnea Crowther

Markie Post was an actress known for roles in “Night Court,” “The Fall Guy,” and “Hearts Afire.”

Acting career

Post was best known for her work on “Night Court,” where she played public defender Christine Sullivan. Her character was brought on in the show’s third season and became a love interest for Harry Anderson’s (1952–2018) and John Larroquette’s characters. Before “Night Court,” Post had a prominent role on “The Fall Guy” and made memorable appearances on “Cheers,” “The Greatest American Hero,” and “The Love Boat.” In the years after “Night Court” ended, Post starred opposite John Ritter (1948–2003) in the sitcom “Hearts Afire.” Later TV appearances included “Scrubs,” “30 Rock,” “Santa Clarita Diet,” and a recurring role on The Kids Are Alright.” Post also had a supporting role in the movie “There’s Something About Mary,” playing Mary’s mother, and she was the voice of June Darby in “Transformers: Prime.”

Notable quote

“I remember getting cast in my first series and the casting director told me that part of the reason they cast me was because I had my hands in my pockets and I looked like I was totally on top of it and they want that. They want somebody who just knows what they’re doing. I was scared to death. My hands were shaking so I had them in my pocket.” –from a 2011 interview for Patch

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