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Swoosie Kurtz


Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Air Force Colonel Frank Kurtz. Due to her father's job she moved 17 times during school, lived in eight different states. At the University of Southern California she majored in drama; later she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, collected Broadway's "triple crown" (the Tony, Drama ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2006-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Betty Smith / Marilyn
- Blood Crieth Unto Heaven (2013) ... Betty Smith (voice)
- American Stepdad (2012) ... Betty Smith (voice)
- Stan's Food Restaurant (2010) ... Betty Smith (voice)
- Oedipal Panties (2008) ... Betty Smith (voice)
- Failure Is Not a Factory-installed Option (2006) ... Marilyn (voice)
 2009-2011 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Mrs. Scheinhorn
- Rat Falls (2011) ... Mrs. Scheinhorn
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
Laura Turner
- Chuck Versus the Role Models (2010) ... Laura Turner
 2009-2010 Hank (TV Series)
Evelyn Funk
- Got It (2010) ... Evelyn Funk
- Hanksgiving (2009) ... Evelyn Funk
 2009 Rita Rocks (TV Series)
Marilyn
- The Jealous Kind (2009) ... Marilyn
- Sympathy for the Devil (2009) ... Marilyn
- Jingle All the Way (2009) ... Marilyn
- Shower the People (2009) ... Marilyn
- Is She Really Going Out with Him? (2009) ... Marilyn
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Judge Hilda Marsden
- Crush (2009) ... Judge Hilda Marsden
 2009 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Jessie
- The Story of Lucy and Jessie (2009) ... Jessie
 2009 An Englishman in New York
Connie Clausen
 2008 Living Proof (TV Movie)
Elizabeth
 2007 Superman/Doomsday (Video)
Martha Kent (voice)
 2004-2006 Huff (TV Series)
Madeleine Sullivan
- Which Lip Is the Cervical Lip? (2006) ... Madeleine Sullivan
- Whipped Doggie (2006) ... Madeleine Sullivan
- Maps Don't Talk 2 (2006) ... Madeleine Sullivan
- Maps Don't Talk (2006) ... Madeleine Sullivan
- Crazy Nuts & All Fucked Up (2005) ... Madeleine Sullivan
 2005 Category 7: The End of the World (TV Movie)
Penny Hall
 2005 Still Standing (TV Series)
Helen Michaels
- Still Aging (2005) ... Helen Michaels
- Still Mother's Day (2005) ... Helen Michaels
 2005 Nadine in Date Land (TV Movie)
 2005 True (TV Movie)
 2004 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes
Binny Redwine
 2003 Duplex
Jean
 2003 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Michelle Naidell
- The Wild Snob-berry (2003) ... Michelle Naidell (voice)
 2002 Street Time (TV Series)
Victoria Van Kleek
- The Truth Hurts... Bad (2002) ... Victoria Van Kleek
 2001-2002 That's Life (TV Series)
Valerie Wilkinson
- Idiots (2001) ... Valerie Wilkinson
- Boo! (2001) ... Valerie Wilkinson
 2001 The Wilde Girls (TV Movie)
Sierra Lambert
 2001 Get Over It
Beverly Landers
 1999-2000 Love & Money (TV Series)
Effie Conklin
- The Step Mummy (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Puff the Magic Sister (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Guess Who's Paying for Dinner (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Everybody Doesn't Love Eamon (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Diagnosis: Effie (2000) ... Effie Conklin
 1999 The White River Kid
Mummy Weed
 1998 Outside Ozona
Rosalee
 1998 Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series)
Betty Ramsey
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... Betty Ramsey
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... Betty Ramsey
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Betty Ramsey
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Tina Marie Chambliss
- Suffer the Little Children (1998) ... Tina Marie Chambliss
 1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
Hope Flanders
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Libby King
- Charades (1997) ... Libby King
 1997 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (TV Movie)
Allison Bryant
 1996 Party Girl (TV Series)
Judy Burkhard
- Just Say No (1996) ... Judy Burkhard
- Virgin Mary (1996) ... Judy Burkhard
- Pilot (1996) ... Judy Burkhard
 1996 Storybook
Queen Evilia
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Kay
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Diane Siegler
 1996 Harvey (TV Movie)
Veta Simmons
 1995 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Dorothy Ann's Mom / NASA Woman
- Out of This World (1995) ... Dorothy Ann's Mom / NASA Woman (voice)
 1995 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
Swoosie Kurtz
- How to Get an Ed in Business (1995) ... Swoosie Kurtz
 1995 Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (TV Movie)
Joan Bixler
 1994 One Christmas (TV Movie)
Emily
 1992 Terror on Track 9 (TV Movie)
Marcia Hobbs
 1991 Walking the Dog (Short)
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Laurie
- Reunion (1990) ... Laurie
 1990 A Shock to the System
Leslie Marshall
 1990 Stanley & Iris
Sharon
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Joanne Winstow-Darvish
 1988 Vice Versa
Tina
 1988 Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie)
Doris Steadman
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Wanda
- The Visit (1987) ... Wanda
 1982-1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Bananas Shaughnessy / Gwen Landis
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) ... Bananas Shaughnessy
- The Fifth of July (1982) ... Gwen Landis
 1986 True Stories
Miss Rollings
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Jackie Willis
 1985 A Time to Live (TV Movie)
Patricia
 1984 Against All Odds
Edie
 1983 A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie)
Ruth Walter
 1981-1983 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
Laurie Morgan
- Surprise Party (1983) ... Laurie Morgan
- The Shrink (1983) ... Laurie Morgan
- Alison: Part 2 (1983) ... Laurie Morgan
- Alison: Part 1 (1983) ... Laurie Morgan
- The Revolutionary (1983) ... Laurie Morgan
 1980 The Mating Season (TV Movie)
Roberta
 1980 Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Movie)
Jane Tremont
 1976-1979 Great Performances (TV Series)
Rita Altabel / Muriel McComber
- Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) ... Rita Altabel
 1979 Walking Through the Fire (TV Movie)
Caria
 1978 Oliver's Story
Gwen Simpson
 1978 Mary (TV Series)
Skit characters
 1977 First Love
Marsha
 1977 Slap Shot
Shirley Upton
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Julie Di Nata
- Black Thorn (1976) ... Julie Di Nata
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mimi
- The Golden Trap (1962) ... Mimi
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Ellie Bradley (1971)
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Personal Details

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She has won two Tony Awards as Best Featured Actress in a Play: for "Fifth of July" (1981) and "The House of Blue Leaves" (1986). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her name] "Change it to what - Tiffany? It's been an advantage. It's unforgettable. I'm the only one." See more »

Trivia:

May 28, 1991: Starred in the first production of Terrence McNally's play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" with Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and Anthony Heald. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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