Swoosie Kurtz

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Omaha, NE
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/06/1944, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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Swoosie Kurtz Fast Facts:
  • Father won an Olympic bronze medal for diving in 1932.
  • Named after "The Swoose," a plane that her father, a decorated Air Force Colonel, piloted during WWII.
  • Developed an interest in acting in high school after delivering a monologue performed by Bette Davis in the movie Dark Victory.
  • Television acting debut was playing Ellie Bradley on As the World Turns in 1971.
  • Awarded Broadway's "Triple Crown" (the Tony, Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle Award) for her role as Gwen in Lanford Wilson's The Fifth of July in 1981.
  • Appeared in both Dangerous Liaisons in 1988 and the remake Cruel Intentions in 1999.
  • Played the eye-patched, agoraphobic, ex-synchronized swimmer Lily Charles on the whimsical and critically acclaimed but short-lived Pushing Daisies.
  • Swoosie Kurtz Relationships:
  • Margo Kurtz - Mother
  • Frank Kurtz - Father
  • Swoosie Kurtz Awards:
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1986 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 1978 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 1981 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Winner
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2004 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in Drama, 1968); London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England

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