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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 »
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 2006-2014 American Dad! (TV Series)
Betty Smith / Marylin Thacker / Marilyn
- 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
 2009-2010 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
 2008 Living Proof (TV Movie)
Elizabeth
 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)
 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
 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
- Guess Who's Paying for Dinner (2000) ... Effie Conklin
- Everybody Doesn't Love Eamon (2000) ... Effie Conklin
 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 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Kay
 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
 1990 Carol & Company (TV Series)
Laurie
- Reunion (1990) ... Laurie
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Joanne Winstow-Darvish
 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
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Jackie Willis
 1985 A Time to Live (TV Movie)
Patricia
 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 Mary (TV Series)
Skit characters
 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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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 »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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[on her name] "Change it to what - Tiffany? It's been an advantage. It's unforgettable. I'm the only one." See more »

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Is a registered Democrat. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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