Alternately tender and terrifying, “Daddy’s Girlfriend Part 2” was both a creative breakthrough for an already excellent show and a long-needed turn in the spotlight for Posey, one of the most gifted actors alive at revealing the brittle cracks hiding behind every smile. It was me, Louie, Nathan Lane, Marisa Tomei, Mario Cantone, and this was right in the days after he released his comedy DVD on the Internet, so he was dealing with all of that. It’s exactly what we’ve been missing in entertainment, not just in television but in film too. It’s sad that only a few people these days get a chance to really create their own material and not have anyone mess with it. This totally surprising moment of chaos and beauty. That’s what people do when they walk outside; they’re open and looking for experience. The other thing you said at that discussion that really stuck with me was how when you received the script of , experiences where I was really able to bring a lot of myself. Speaking to me via cell phone from Los Angeles, where the longtime Manhattanite was taking meetings and “dodging grass cutters,” Posey was funny, engaging, and breathless. And I told him: Good for FX for not messing with you! So the part really came from the two of you meeting? It’s why people move to New York City: They want to look in windows, not at their phones. So I asked [director] Noah [Baumbach] — I could see he was a talent — can’t you just change one of these guys? I have a twin brother, so I was around guys like a sister. AKA Parker Christian Posey Born: 8-Nov-1968Birthplace: Baltimore, MDGender: Female Religion: Roman Catholic Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor Nationality: United States Executive summary: Waiting for Guffman Parker Posey dropped out of college to take a bad-girl role on As the World Turns.
Lena Dunham's button-pushing millennial comedy ended on a high note last spring with a critically acclaimed (and still controversial) sixth and final season.
She played Jason Wiles's impatient girlfriend in Kicking and Screaming, the art gallery owner in Basquiat with Jeffrey Wright, a Dairy Queen worker hoping for fame in Waiting for Guffman with Christopher Guest, the brother-loving sister in The House of Yes with Tori Spelling, a lovably loudmouthed office worker in Clockwatchers with Toni Collette and Lisa Kudrow, a white-trash sex addict in Hal Hartley's Henry Fool, a high-strung yuppie dog owner in Best in Show with Fred Willard, the wisecracking fag hag in Adam & Steve with Chris Kattan, and the up-and-coming actress in For Your Consideration with Eugene Levy.
She also had a recurring role on Will & Grace, danced across the street from Jimmy Fallon in a Pepsi commercial, sang backup on several songs with her longtime boyfriend Ryan Adams, and she is a contributing editor at the poetry-and-prose magazine Open City.
But their co-star, Moore, was passed over for her time-bending turn as a young mom and 60-something grandmother. Jill Soloway's beloved Amazon dramedy earned a third lead-actor nomination for Jeffrey Tambor, playing a patriarch who's transitioned, but missed out in best comedy series. HBO's freshman comedy , about a well-to-do couple's messy split, was largely dismissed by critics.
But some awards prognosticators assumed that Parker could at least eke out a nomination, given her previous win and five nods for playing style icon Carrie Bradshaw in .