Swoosie Kurtz - Rotten Tomatoes

Swoosie Kurtz

Highest Rated:   100% And the Band Played On (1993)
Lowest Rated:   13% Wildcats (1986)
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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
71% 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
30% 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
49% 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
80% 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
65% Reality Bites
  • Charlane McGregor
1993
89% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
  • Marla
1993
77% A Shock to the System
  • Leslie Marshall
1990
29% Stanley & Iris
  • Sharon
1990
No Score Yet The Image
  • Joanne Winstow-Darvish
1990
61% 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
13% Wildcats
  • Verna McGrath
1986
No Score Yet A Time to Live
  • Patricia
1985
No Score Yet Guilty Conscience
  • Jackie Willis
1985
67% Against All Odds
  • Edie
1984
No Score Yet A Caribbean Mystery
  • Ruth Walter
1983
79% 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
20% Oliver's Story
  • Gwen Simpson
1978
No Score Yet First Love
  • Marsha
1977
81% Slap Shot
  • Shirley
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
21% Man With a Plan
2016
  • Bev Burns
  • 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
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Actor
  • 2011
84% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Laura Turner
  • 2010
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Jessie
  • 2009
8% Hank
2009
  • Mrs. Funk
  • 2009
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Millie
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Judge Hilda Marsden
  • 2009
43% Rita Rocks
2008-2009
  • Marilyn
  • 2009
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Lily Charles Lily
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
86% Lost
2004-2010
  • Emily
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Tina Marie Chambliss
  • 1998

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