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8 sets of famous college roommates

By: Matt Hickman on Nov. 15, 2013, 10 a.m.
Sherry Stringfield, ER, Parker Posey, Best in Show, college roommates

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Sherry Stringfield and Parker Posey

Sherry Stringfield and Parker Posey are another pair of former SUNY Purchase roomies who went on to make it big in acting, first in soaps before eventually breaking away from daytime TV to take on decidedly different career paths.

After several seasons spent serving time as Blake on “Guiding Light,” the Texas-reared Stringfield became a familiar, Emmy-nominated face on procedural-minded prime-time dramas including “NYPD Blue,” “ER” (shown here at left) and, most recently, “CSI.”

After a yearlong stint as Tess Shelby on “As the World Turns,” Mississippi-born Posey quickly rose to fame as the offbeat It Girl of 1990s indie cinema in films such as “Party Girl,” “The House of Yes” and Hal Hartley’s “Henry Fool,” along with being a key player in Christopher Guest’s mockumentary dream team epic, “Best in Show” (shown here at right). And no disrespect to Stringfield, but having Posey as a college roommate kind of seems like the best thing ever (provided that no air raid drills are involved).