Enid Markey was born in Dillon, Colorado. Her first film
role was in The Fortunes of War (1911). During the production of The Wrath of
the Gods (1914), Markey, a "leading lady with the New York Motion Picture
Company", was "badly injured" during the production. During her
scene in which the lava flow destroys the village she was surrounded by smoke
and fumes and nearly asphyxiated, but had recovered by May 1914.
Her last appearance was in The Boston Strangler (1968).
During the 1950s and 1960s she appeared in several television guest-starring
roles, including The Andy Griffith Show as Barney Fife's landlady, and an
episode of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., as Grandma Pyle.
In the 1960-1961 season, Markey was cast as Aunt Violet
Flower in CBS's Bringing Up Buddy, co-starring Frank Aletter and Doro Merande.
Markey and Merando played spinster aunts who provide a home for their bachelor
nephew stockbroker, Buddy Flower, played by Aletter.
She died in Bay Shore, New York, aged 87.