Date of Birth : Nov 8th 1968
Posey’s first break was in television, when she won the role of Tess Shelby on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. (Stringfield, Posey’s roommate, was also cast on the daytime drama Guiding Light at about the same time.) Posey’s first major role in a feature film was in Dazed and Confused (1993).
Posey has had supporting roles in several big budget studio films, including Scream 3 (2000), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), Laws of Attraction (2004) and Blade: Trinity (2004). She also had a small but notable performance in Superman Returns, playing Kitty Kowalski, an assistant to villain Lex Luthor.
Although Posey primarily works in film, she has appeared in several television projects.
Posey was also considered for the role of Rachel Green in Friends. Other notable roles she was seriously considered for are Kimmy in My Best friend’s Wedding, which Cameron Diaz got and Althea in People vs. Larry Flynt, which went to Courtney Love.
Posey made her stage debut in 2001, and has worked regularly on the stage since. Posey also dabbles in music; she can play the mandolin. She learned to play as preparation for her role in A Mighty Wind (2003), a film in which she also sang. She used her vocal talents on several records of her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Adams, whom she dated until early 2005. She also played the mandolin on The Dandy Warhols track “I Am Sound” from their Welcome to the Monkey House LP.