Lurie Poston, a young actor from Charleston, South Carolina, attended SHINE at the age of four, where he won first place in talent, commercial, sitcom and lifestyles. He immediately landed top representation from Alan Mills of The Marshak/Zachary Co. and signed a modeling contract with Ford Agency. Shortly after coming to L.A., Lurie booked several national print campaigns and commercials.
UPDATE October 2008 In addition to playing the role of ‘Tommy’ in Step Brothers with Will Ferrell, Lurie won excellent reviews for his starring role in the 2008 film, Ready? OK! Following is one of his reviews
“Lurie Poston played character Josh Dowd, the energetic and forward-thinking young boy who wants to be a cheerleader. Vasquez gave Poston scripted cheers but let him work out the different moves and scansion of the cheers for the scenes. This kid was terrific. His character was more mature than one I would expect for that age, but Poston pulled it off well. His enthusiasm comes through his character, and he plays Josh as such a sweet, forgiving boy, who a little lost in his own identity but knows what he likes want has the determination to follow
his dreams. I’m not sure how much of my reaction to this character came from excellent writing and how much came from the acting, but I enjoyed both. Poston is a terrific find for this role, and I hope to see him in other films. He brought such fervor to his character.”
UPDATE, April 2008 Lurie starred in a film called “Ready? OK!” as ‘Joshua Alexander Dowd’ along with Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson of Lost. Also, his movie, Step Brothers, where Lurie plays Will Ferrell’s nephew, premieres July 25th.
UPDATE, August 14, 2007 from his manager, Alan Mills: Lurie is doing great. I’m going to a screening for Walk Hard on Wednesday. His indie is still being edited. The great news is that he just booked a huge supporting role in Judd Apatow’s “Step Brothers” opposite Will Ferrell and John C. Riley. It will be his second time working for Apatow and Riley. He’ll be working for about four or five weeks. And the movie has a great musical number, which will really showcase him. He’s made incredible progress this year.
UPDATE, December 21, 2007:
On Dec 10, 2007, at 8:03 PM, Alan Mills wrote:
Latest news on Lurie Poston
Walk Hard comes out Dec 21st. He only has one scene in the movie, but it lead to him getting another Judd Apatow movie, Step Brothers, which is scheduled for release July 25, 2008. It stars Will Ferrell and John C. Riley. Lurie plays Will’s nephew, and he should appear in about half of the movie. Adam McKay directed (Talladega Nights, Anchorman). The other film Lurie shot this year, Ready? OK!, is still in post-production. It will do a festival premiere and run early in 2008.