Swoosie Kurtz

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TV Actress
Date of Birth September 6, 1944
Place of Birth Omaha, Nebraska
Age 76 years old
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Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress. She is the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards. Kurtz made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of Ah, Wilderness. She has received five Tony Award nominations, winning for both Fifth of July and The House of Blue Leaves; her other nominations were for Tartuffe, Frozen, and Heartbreak House. For her television work, she has received eight Emmy Award nominations, with one win for Carol and Company in 1990. Other television credits include the NBC drama Sisters, Huff, Pushing Daisies, and the hit CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Her films include, Wildcats, Dangerous Liaisons, Stanley & Iris, Citizen Ruth, Liar Liar and Bubble Boy.

Born: September 6, 1944, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Southern California, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1962–present
Parent(s): Frank Kurtz, Jr, Margaret Rogers
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About Swoosie Kurtz

Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Alex on the popular television drama series Sisters in 1991. Starting in 2010, she portrayed Joyce Flynn in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. She also played a role in the series Pushing Daisies, which ran from 2007 to 2009.

Before Fame

She got interested in acting after performing at a stage play in school.


She was named after the Swoose airplane, which her father flew during World War II.

Family Life

Her parents are named Margaret and Frank Kurtz.


She played a role in the film Liar Liar with Jim Carrey.

Information related to Swoosie Kurtz

  • Actresses from Omaha, Nebraska
  • USC School of Dramatic Arts alumni
  • Drama Desk Award winners
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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Latest information about Swoosie Kurtz updated on October 22, 2020.

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