Marcia Jean Kurtz

Marcia Jean Kurtz

  • Highest Rated: 98% The Wrestler (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 26% Ass Backwards (2013)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Bronx-born actress Marcia Jean Kurtz made her film debut in Jerry Schatzberg's 1971 PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK (starring Al Pacino). In 1975, she landed a role in another Pacino classic, playing the bank hostage Miriam in the Sidney Lumet-directed DOG DAY AFTERNOON. She has been working with Lumet ever since, appearing in RUNNING ON EMPTY, NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN, FIND ME GUILTY, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD, and his television show 100 CENTRE STREET. She recently reprised her bank hostage role as another Miriam, who refuses to take her clothes off, even under threat of death by Clive Owen, in Spike Lee's INSIDE MAN. (She has never figured out if Lee gave her this name as homage to Lumet.) Kurtz has appeared in dozens of other films, including Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, DEATH WISH, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, IN HER SHOES, MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, THE wRESTLER, and the award-winning, Jay Roach-directed HBO film RECOUNT. Her performance in the LAW & ORDER episode "Indifference", based on the Hedda Nussbaum/Joel Steinberg case, has become something of a classic. Kurtz has also enjoyed a long and accomplished stage career, winning an Obie for her lead role in Donald Margulies' THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and a Obie and Drama Desk Nomination for Martin Sherman's WHEN SHE DANCED at Playwrights Horizons. She has also directed several stage productions, including the HB Playwrights Theatre production of BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, and Evan Handler's solo show TIME ON FIRE at Second Stage. She is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab and was a company member of Peter Brook's C.I.R.T., Joseph Chaikin's Open Theatre, and Jerome Robbins' American Laboratory Theatre. She holds a B.S. in Dance from The Juilliard School.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

26% Ass Backwards Barb 2013
55% Downtown Express Woman on the Subway Platform $4K 2012
67% Tower Heist Rose $78.1M 2011
85% Black Swan Costumer Georgina $107M 2010
86% Big Fan Theresa Aufiero $0.2M 2009
98% The Wrestler Admissions Desk Woman $26.2M 2008
77% Recount Carol Roberts 2008
No Score Yet The Marconi Bros. (The Wedding Bros.) Mrs. Marconi 2008
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Hospital Receptionist $7M 2007
64% Arranged Actor 2007
86% Inside Man Miriam Douglas $88.5M 2006
62% Find Me Guilty Sara Stiles $0.7M 2006
75% In Her Shoes Mrs. Stein $32.9M 2005
79% Requiem for a Dream Rae $2.6M 2000
42% Center Stage Emily's Mother 2000
89% One True Thing Marcia 1998
85% Running on Empty School Clerk 1988
86% Once Upon a Time in America Max's Mother 1984
No Score Yet Cold Feet Psychiatrist 1983
95% Dog Day Afternoon Miriam 1975
33% Born to Win Marlene 1971
No Score Yet Cry Uncle Russian Girl 1971
85% The Panic in Needle Park Marcie 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Marion Davis
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hope & Faith
2003-2006
Olga
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Alice Halsey Myrna Bower Carla Lowenstein
  • 2000
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
1984-1989
Gloria
  • 1985

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