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

Known For

Bubble Boy Mrs. Livingston
(2001)
Cruel Intentions Dr. Greenbaum
(1999)
Liar Liar Dana Appleton
(1997)
Reality Bites Charlane McGregor
(1994)

Filmography

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 2017-2018 Man with a Plan (TV Series)
Beverly
- Family Business (2018) ... Beverly
- Out with the In-Laws (2018) ... Beverly
- March Madness (2018) ... Beverly
- The Party Planner (2018) ... Beverly
 2018/I Overboard
Grace
 2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys (TV Series)
Tiffany
- How to Build a Treehouse (2018) ... Tiffany
- How to Talk to Girls (2018) ... Tiffany
- The Trojan War (2018) ... Tiffany
- How to Be an Explorer (2018) ... Tiffany
- How to Play Poker (2018) ... Tiffany
 2018 Lethal Weapon (TV Series)
Ruthie Krumholz
- Ruthless (2018) ... Ruthie Krumholz
- An Inconvenient Ruth (2018) ... Ruthie Krumholz
 2016-2018 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Janet
- The Landline (2018) ... Janet
- The Test (2016) ... Janet
 2017 Charlie Foxtrot (TV Movie)
 2016 Furst Born (TV Movie)
Margaret
 2010-2016 Mike & Molly (TV Series)
Joyce Flynn
- Curse of the Bambino (2016) ... Joyce Flynn
- I See Love (2016) ... Joyce Flynn
- The Adoption Option (2016) ... Joyce Flynn
- Baby Bump (2016) ... Joyce Flynn
- Baby, Please Don't Go (2016) ... Joyce Flynn
 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
- Tiny Bubbles (2009) ... 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 Heroes (TV Series)
Millie Houston
- Chapter Three 'Acceptance' (2009) ... Millie Houston
- Chapter Seven 'Cold Snap' (2009) ... Millie Houston
 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
 2007-2009 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Lily Charles
- Kerplunk (2009) ... Lily Charles
- Water & Power (2009) ... Lily Charles (credit only)
- Window Dressed to Kill (2009) ... Lily Charles
- The Norwegians (2008) ... Lily Charles
- The Legend of Merle McQuoddy (2008) ... Lily Charles
 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 True (TV Movie)
 2005 Category 7: The End of the World (TV Mini-Series)
Penny Hall
- Part 2 (2005) ... Penny Hall
- Part 1 (2005) ... 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
- Deus Ex Machina (2005) ... Emily Locke
 2003 Duplex
Jean
 2003 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Michelle Naidell
- The Wild Snob-berry (2003) ... Michelle Naidell (voice)
 2001-2002 That's Life (TV Series)
Valerie Wilkinson
- Gutterball (2002) ... Valerie Wilkinson
- Idiots (2001) ... Valerie Wilkinson
- Plus One (2001) ... Valerie Wilkinson
- Boo! (2001) ... Valerie Wilkinson
 2002 The Rules of Attraction
Mrs. Jared
 2002 Street Time (TV Series)
Victoria Van Kleek
- The Truth Hurts... Bad (2002) ... Victoria Van Kleek
 2001 The Wilde Girls (TV Movie)
Sierra Lambert
 2001 Bubble Boy
Mrs. Livingston
 2001 The Fighting Fitzgeralds (TV Series)
Katherine Bartoli
- When Irish Eyes Are Smilin' (2001) ... Katherine Bartoli
 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
 2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Justice Kendall Woods
- Final Appeal (2000) ... Justice Kendall Woods
 1999 The White River Kid
Mummy Weed
 1999 Cruel Intentions
Dr. Greenbaum
 1998 My Own Country (TV Movie)
Hope Flanders
 1998 Outside Ozona
Rosalee
 1998 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
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Libby Glaser
- Charades (1997) ... Libby Glaser
 1996-1997 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Liz Miller Keane
- Next Stop, Heaven (1997) ... Liz Miller Keane
- Family Affairs (1997) ... Liz Miller Keane
- Lie! Lie! My Darling (1996) ... Liz Miller Keane
 1997 Liar Liar
Dana Appleton
 1997 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (TV Movie)
Allison Bryant
 1996 Harvey (TV Movie)
Veta Simmons
 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
 1991-1996 Sisters (TV Series)
Alex Reed / Alex Reed Barker / Alex Reed Halsey
- War and Peace: Part 2 (1996) ... Alex Reed Barker
- War and Peace: Part 1 (1996) ... Alex Reed Barker
- Taking a Gamble (1996) ... Alex Reed Barker
- Housecleaning (1996) ... Alex Reed Barker
- Nothing Personal (1996) ... Alex Reed Barker
 1996 Citizen Ruth
Diane Siegler
 1996 A Promise to Carolyn (TV Movie)
Kay
 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
 1994 Reality Bites
Charlane McGregor
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Mrs. Johnstone
 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 Dangerous Liaisons
Madame de Volanges
 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
- Fifth of July (1982) ... Gwen Landis
 1986 True Stories
Miss Rollings
 1986 Wildcats
Verna McGrath
 1985 A Time to Live (TV Movie)
Patricia
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Jackie Willis
 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
- Ah, Wilderness! (1976) ... Muriel McComber
 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
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Julie Di Nata
- Black Thorn (1976) ... Julie Di Nata
 1969 The Doctors (TV Series)
Student Nurse
- Episode #1.1829 (1969) ... Student Nurse (uncredited)
- Episode #1.1824 (1969) ... Student Nurse (uncredited)
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
Girl in turtleneck (unbilled) (uncredited)
 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 was also Tony-nominated for her performance in "Tartuffe" (1978). See more »

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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:

Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play): in 1981 for "The Fifth of July" and in 1986 for "The House of Blue Leaves." She was also nominated two other times: in 1978 as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for "Tartuffe," and in 2004 as Best Actress (Play) for "Frozen." See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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