STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 535 this week

Swoosie Kurtz


Swoosie is the only child of author Margo and Frank Kurtz. As her father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, she moved often during her school years, living 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" ... See full bio »

'Star Wars' on IMDb

Head to a galaxy far, far away with 'Star Wars' on IMDb and explore classic movies and new installments such as The Force Awakens and Rogue One.

Use the Force

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 904 people
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 297 people
created 05 Jun 2014
 
a list of 36 people
created 15 Oct 2014
 
a list of 29 people
created 4 weeks ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Swoosie Kurtz's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Sisters
Sisters Alex Reed / Alex Reed Barker / Alex Reed Halsey
(1991-1996)
Mike & Molly
Mike & Molly Joyce Flynn
(2010-2016)
Liar Liar
Liar Liar Dana Appleton
(1997)
Dangerous Liaisons
Dangerous Liaisons Madame de Volanges
(1988)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (88 credits)
 2016 Furst Born (TV Movie) (completed)
Margaret
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Janet
- The Test (2016) ... Janet
 2006-2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
Betty Smith / Marylin Thacker
- Blagsnarst, a Love Story (2014) ... Marylin Thacker (voice)
- 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)
 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 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 Hank (TV Series)
Evelyn Funk
- Got It (2009) ... Evelyn Funk
- Hanksgiving (2009) ... Evelyn Funk
 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)
Mrs. M
 2005 Lost (TV Series)
Emily Locke
 2005 True (TV Movie)
 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
- The Five Week Itch (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Puff the Magic Sister (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Everybody Doesn't Love Eamon (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Diagnosis: Effie (2000) ... Effie Conklin
 2000 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes
Binny Redwine
 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 Glaser
- Charades (1997) ... Libby Glaser
 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
 1986 True Stories
Miss Rollings
 1986 Wildcats
Verna McGrath
 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
 1982 The World According to Garp
The Hooker
 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
 1969 The Doctors (TV Series)
Student Nurse
- Episode #1.1824 (1969) ... Student Nurse (uncredited)
 1962 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mimi
- The Golden Trap (1962) ... Mimi
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Ellie Bradley (1971)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (46 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

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:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

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:

Currently starring on a television show with 'Janeane Garafalo'. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is she sick? nancyeddy
Thought she was married...? rbugden
She was.... charmedfan-matt
The Eye Patch? kdoc13
Never better... jaykay-10
She's great on Mike and Molly kpy85
Discuss Swoosie Kurtz on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page