Markie Post is an American actress, best known for her role in the comedic television series “Heartbeat” (1988-1989) and “The Committee” (1993). She has also appeared in a number of films, including “The Man with Two Brains” (1983), “Gremlins” (1984), and “Fright Night Part 2” (1988). Post was born in Palo Alto, California, on November 4, 1950. Her father, Richard F. Post, was a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, and her mother, Marylee E. (née Williams), was a homemaker. Post has two sisters: Laura and Suzanne. She attended Gunn High School in Palo Alto, where she was a cheerleader. She then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied Spanish and anthropology.
After graduating from college, Post moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. She made her television debut in the soap opera “One Life to Live” (1968). She went on to appear in a number of other television shows throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including “The A-Team” (1983-1987), “Magnum P.I.” (1980-1988), and “Cheers” (1982-1993). In 1988, she landed the role of Christine Sullivan in the NBC sitcom “Heartbeat”. The show was cancelled after one season. In 1993, Post starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series “The Committee”. She has also appeared in several made-for-television movies, such as “Murder She Wrote: South by Southwest” (1997) and “Touched by an Angel: The Album” (2000). In addition to her acting career, Post is also a member of the band The Dolls, which released their self-titled debut album in 2006.