Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz

  • Highest Rated: 100% And the Band Played On (1993)
  • Lowest Rated: 22% Wildcats (1986)
  • Birthday: Sep 6, 1944
  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Stage, screen, and TV actress Swoosie Kurtz's father was a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and she was named after a plane he flew in World War II. After college she attended a drama school in London, and debuted onstage in a series of regional theater plays in the late '60s. In 1970 she appeared in an off-Broadway production of The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, for which she won an Obie Award; she went on to a successful stage career, winning two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and an Outer Critics' Circle Award. Eventually Hollywood took an interest, and she became a regular on the TV sitcom Love, Sydney, winning an Emmy for her work. She debuted onscreen in a small role in Slap Shot (1977) then appeared in two successive flops; it was four years before her next screen role. Since 1982 she has had an intermittently busy film career, mostly in well-respected but not particularly successful productions. In the '90s she has co-starred in the TV series Sisters.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Un mar de enredos Grace 2018
24% Overboard Grace 2018
67% An Englishman in New York Connie Clausen 2009
No Score Yet Living Proof Elizabeth Aldridge 2008
57% Superman: Doomsday Jonathan and Martha Kent 2007
No Score Yet Nadine in Date Land Mrs. M 2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Penny Hall 2005
No Score Yet Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Actor 2004
35% Duplex Jean 2003
43% The Rules of Attraction Mrs. Jared $6.5M 2002
31% Bubble Boy Mrs. Livingston 2001
44% Get Over It Beverly Landers $11.3M 2001
No Score Yet The Wilde Girls Sierra Lambert 2001
No Score Yet Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Binny 2000
No Score Yet The White River Kid Mommy Weed 1999
No Score Yet Harvey Veta 1999
25% Outside Ozona Rosalee 1999
54% Cruel Intentions Dr. Greenbaum 1999
No Score Yet My Own Country Hope Flanders 1998
81% Liar Liar Dana Appleton 1997
No Score Yet Little Girls in Pretty Boxes Allison Bryant 1997
81% Citizen Ruth Diane Sieglar 1996
No Score Yet A Promise to Carolyn Kay Wilbanks 1996
No Score Yet Storybook Queen Evilia 1995
No Score Yet Betrayed: A Story of Three Women Joan Bixler 1995
No Score Yet One Christmas Emily Yarbrough 1994
100% And the Band Played On Mrs. Johnstone 1993
66% Reality Bites Charlane McGregor 1993
90% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Marla 1993
77% A Shock to the System Leslie Marshall 1990
33% Stanley & Iris Sharon 1990
No Score Yet The Image Joanne Winstow-Darvish 1990
60% Bright Lights, Big City Megan 1988
43% Vice Versa Tina Brooks 1988
93% Dangerous Liaisons Madame De Volanges 1988
No Score Yet Baja Oklahoma Doris Steadman 1987
76% True Stories Miss Rollings 1986
22% Wildcats Verna McGrath 1986
No Score Yet A Time to Live Patricia 1985
No Score Yet Guilty Conscience Jackie Willis 1985
70% Against All Odds Edie 1984
No Score Yet A Caribbean Mystery Ruth Walter 1983
75% The World According to Garp Hooker 1982
No Score Yet Fifth of July Gwen Landis, John's wife 1982
No Score Yet Marriage Is Alive and Well Actor 1980
No Score Yet Uncommon Women... and Others Actor 1979
29% Oliver's Story Gwen Simpson 1978
No Score Yet First Love Marsha 1977
85% Slap Shot Shirley 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Man With a Plan
2016
Bev Bev Burns
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
71% The Dangerous Book for Boys
2018
Tiffany
  • 2018
89% Lethal Weapon
2016
Ruthie
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Joyce Flynn
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • 2011
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Laura Turner
  • 2010
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Jessie
  • 2009
11% Hank
2009
Mrs. Funk
  • 2009
55% Heroes
2006-2010
Millie
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Judge Hilda Marsden
  • 2009
36% Rita Rocks
2008-2009
Marilyn
  • 2009
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Lily Charles Lily
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
67% Huff
2006
Guest Madeline Madeleine Sullivan
  • 2006
  • 2005
85% Lost
2004-2010
Emily
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys
1998-2004
Voice
  • 2003
83% That's Life
2000-2002
Valerie Wilkinson
  • 2001
36% The Fighting Fitzgeralds
2001
Mrs. Bartoli
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
Woods
  • 2000
44% Love & Money
1999-2000
Effie Conklin
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Tina Marie Chambliss
  • 1998
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Libby Glaser
  • 1997
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Liz Keane Liz
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Sisters
1991-1996
Alex Alex Reed Halsey Barker Alex Reed Halsey Barker (Barkowitz)
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Bananas
  • 1982
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Julie
  • 1976
17% Party Girl
1996
Judy

QUOTES FROM Swoosie Kurtz CHARACTERS

Marci Greenbaum
[crying] He told me loved me, and I believed him.
Dr. Greenbaum
Alright, just calm down. Take a deep breath, step out of the circle...
Marci Greenbaum
Would you cut your psycho-babble bullshit, Mom. There's pictures of me on the internet.
Dr. Greenbaum
What kind of pictures?
Marci Greenbaum
Nude pictures, what do you think?
Dr. Greenbaum
JESUS CHRIST! How could you be so stupid?
Marci Greenbaum
He was just so charming, and kept saying how I had killer legs, and how he wanted to photograph them, and things just got completely out of hand.