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Swoosie Kurtz is a Actor American born on 6 september 1944 at Omaha (USA)

Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz
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Birth name Swoosie Kurtz
Nationality USA
Birth 6 september 1944 (74 years) at Omaha (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

Swoosie Kurtz (/ˌswuːsi ˈkɜrts/, SWOO-si; born September 6, 1944) is an American actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner.

Kurtz made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of Ah, Wilderness. She has received five Tony Award nominations, winning two, for Fifth of July in 1981 and The House of Blue Leaves in 1986. Her other nominations were for Tartuffe in 1988, Frozen in 2004 and Heartbreak House in 2007.

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 (1991-1996), Huff (2004-2006), Pushing Daisies (2007-2009) and since 2010, the hit CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Her films include, Wildcats (1986), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Stanley and Iris (1990), Citizen Ruth (1996) and Liar Liar (1997).

Biography

Kurtz has never married. She also has no children, but she revealed in April 2014 that she had an abortion in the 1960s.

Best films

Liar Liar (1997)
(Actress)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
(Actress)

Usually with

Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(3 films)
David Byrne
David Byrne
(1 films)
Bruce Timm
Bruce Timm
(1 films)
John Mahoney
John Mahoney
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Swoosie Kurtz (38 films)

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Actress

Overboard
Overboard (2018)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah, Josh Segarra, Swoosie Kurtz
Roles Grace
Rating60% 3.003223.003223.003223.003223.00322
Un propriétaire de yacht gâté et riche est jeté par-dessus bord et devient la cible de la vengeance de son employé maltraité.
An Englishman in New York, 1h14
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Swoosie Kurtz, Cynthia Nixon, Nick Adams
Roles Connie Clausen
Rating71% 3.592383.592383.592383.592383.59238
The film follows Quentin Crisp’s move in the late 1970s from London to New York City, where he was embraced by celebrities and artists.
Living Proof
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Harry Connick, Paula Cale, Angie Harmon, Amanda Bynes, Bernadette Peters, Regina King
Roles Elizabeth, Nicole's mother
Rating68% 3.445583.445583.445583.445583.44558
The film follows the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, over the course of 8 years from 1988 to 1996. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer. However, when the drug company stops funding for research, philanthropists, including Lilly Tartikoff (Angie Harmon) and Ronald Perelman help him continue tests of the drug. Funding was done with an initial donation from Perelman's Revlon charity, and continued over the years with the "Fire and Ice Ball" organized by Tartikoff.
Superman: Doomsday, 1h15
Directed by Bruce Timm, Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Films about children, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Swoosie Kurtz
Roles Martha Kent (voice)
Rating69% 3.496463.496463.496463.496463.49646
The film opens with a narration by Lex Luthor (James Marsters), highlighted by images of Superman doing heroic deeds. Lex describes Superman as a god on Earth, but insists that "there comes a time when even gods must die."
Category 7: The End of the World, 4h
Directed by Dick Lowry
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Politique, Catastrophe climatique, Disaster films, American disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Randy Quaid, Cameron Daddo, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Tom Skerritt, Swoosie Kurtz
Roles Penny Hall
Rating54% 2.7056852.7056852.7056852.7056852.705685
Following the events in Category 6: Day of Destruction, the superstorm that hit Chicago is continuing to grow in size and strength, with tornadoes hitting Paris and destroying the Eiffel Tower. Judith Carr (Gina Gershon), the new head of FEMA struggles to coordinate efforts to prepare for the aftermath of the storm and provide aid to ravaged areas. She calls in her former college lover, Dr. Ross Duffy (Cameron Daddo), and her father Senator Ryan Carr (Robert Wagner) to help her try to determine what is causing the storms and how to deal with the political issues. Tommy Tornado (Randy Quaid), who survived his seeming death in the previous film, returns to aid in tracking the storm in the United States, assisted by scientist Faith Clavell (Shannen Doherty). Similar storms are developing around the country and an interaction between urban heat islands and "falling chunks of mesosphere" fuels the storms making them more powerful. Hurricane Eduardo strikes toward Florida while the Category 6 storm hits Buffalo and heads towards New York City.
Duplex
Duplex (2003)
, 1h29
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about writers, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Stiller, Drew Barrymore, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein, Robert Wisdom, Swoosie Kurtz
Roles Jean
Rating59% 2.951872.951872.951872.951872.95187
Alex Rose and Nancy Kendricks are a young, professional, New York couple in search of their dream home. When they finally find the perfect Brooklyn brownstone they are giddy with anticipation. The duplex is a dream come true, complete with multiple fireplaces, except for one thing: Mrs. Connelly, the old lady who lives on the rent-controlled top floor. Assuming she is elderly and ill, they take the apartment.
The Rules of Attraction, 1h50
Directed by Roger Avary
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, Kip Pardue, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Mrs. Jared
Rating66% 3.3490853.3490853.3490853.3490853.349085
Set at the fictional Camden College in New Hampshire, the film opens at the "End of the World" party, where students Lauren Hynde, Paul Denton, and Sean Bateman give apathetic interior monologues on their lives and briefly exchange glances with one another. Lauren, previously a virgin, takes a film student upstairs to have sex, only to wake up being raped by a townie while the film student records it; upon waking, she reflects on how she had planned to lose her virginity to Victor, her now ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Paul tries to have sex with a jock, only to be bashed when it turns out he is deeply closeted; additionally, a bruised Sean tears up a purple letter, before approaching and having sex with a blonde girl at the party.
Bubble Boy
Bubble Boy (2001)
, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo, John Carroll Lynch, Verne Troyer
Roles Mrs. Livingston
Rating55% 2.7992352.7992352.7992352.7992352.799235
Born without an immune system, Jimmy Livingston is forced to live in a sterilized dome in his bedroom, earning him the title "Bubble Boy" by his neighbors. Jimmy's overbearing and devout Christian mother only exposes him to Highlights magazine and the Land of the Lost for entertainment. When he is a teenager, a girl named Chloe moves in next door. Jimmy is immediately taken with her, and eventually befriends her despite his mother's discouragement.
Get Over It, 1h27
Directed by Tommy O'Haver
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Teen movie
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó, Shane West, Colin Hanks
Roles Beverly Landers
Rating56% 2.849152.849152.849152.849152.84915
Berke Landers (Ben Foster) and his girlfriend Allison (Melissa Sagemiller) were the quintessential high-school couple who grew up together and eventually fell in love, but she breaks up with him immediately after the film begins. This leads to an opening musical number of "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Vitamin C, imagined by Berke. He seeks advice from his embarrassing parents Frank (Ed Begley Jr.) and Beverly Landers (Swoosie Kurtz), who are hosts of a relationship advice show called Love Matters, but they don't help with the situation and constantly focus on his sex life and sexuality throughout the film. Allison then starts a relationship with Striker (Shane West), a 'foreign' student who was once the lead singer of a boy band called "The Swingtown Lads". When Allison and Striker audition for the school's upcoming musical, Berke desperately tries to win Allison back by also auditioning for the play, despite having no theatrical talent and having a busy schedule as a member of the basketball team. Meanwhile, Berke's friends Felix (Colin Hanks) and Dennis (Sisqó) try to find a new girlfriend for him.
The White River Kid, 1h35
Directed by Arne Glimcher
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bob Hoskins, Wes Bentley, Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin, Kim Dickens, Roger Clinton, Jr.
Roles Mummy Weed
Rating47% 2.359822.359822.359822.359822.35982
Frère Edgar, petit escroc qui vend des chaussettes soi-disant pour les bonnes œuvres, est assisté de Morales Pittman, un clandestin. Un jour, agressé par le Kid de la White River, il s'attache à lui, et c'est le départ d'une pérégrination jusque chez les parents de la petite amie du Kid. Le tout sur fond d'élections, de fêtes locales et de racket en Arkansas.
Cruel Intentions, 1h37
Directed by Roger Kumble
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Teen LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Sean Patrick Thomas, Christine Baranski
Roles Dr. Greenbaum
Rating67% 3.399033.399033.399033.399033.39903
In an upscale New York City mansion, wealthy and popular Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) is discussing her prep school with Mrs. Caldwell (Christine Baranski) and Caldwell's daughter Cecile (Selma Blair). Kathryn promises Mrs. Caldwell that she will look out for the sheltered and naive Cecile. Sebastian (Phillippe) enters and Mrs. Caldwell reacts to him coldly and leaves with Cecile. Kathryn reveals that her real intention is to use Cecile to take revenge on Court, her ex-lover, who had dumped her for Cecile. Kathryn asks her step-brother Sebastian to seduce Cecile; he refuses as he is planning to seduce virgin Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon), the daughter of their school's headmaster. Annette is a 'paradigm of chastity and virtue' who recently wrote a published essay about saving herself for marriage and has been temporarily staying with Sebastian's aunt. The two make a wager: If Kathryn wins, she gets Sebastian's vintage Jaguar XK140; if Sebastian wins, Kathryn will have sex with him. It is mentioned that Sebastian keeps a journal detailing his conquests.
Outside Ozona, 1h40
Directed by Joseph S. Cardone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Robert Forster, Kevin Pollak, Sherilyn Fenn, David Paymer, Penelope Ann Miller, Swoosie Kurtz
Roles Rosalee
Rating62% 3.1496153.1496153.1496153.1496153.149615
Despite the disapproval of his radio manager, a disc jockey chooses to play the blues instead of their regular country music. While he is doing so, different listeners tune in. Each of them have various personal problems. Unbeknownst to them all, each will be crossing the path of a serial killer as they near the town of Ozona.
Harvey
Harvey (1998)
, 2h
Directed by George Schaefer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Harry Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Banks, Jessica Hecht, William Schallert
Roles Veta Simmons
Rating54% 2.714332.714332.714332.714332.71433
Elwood P. Dwod, célibataire excentrique, a depuis plusieurs années pour compagnon Harvey, un lapin haut de 2 mètres, visible de lui seul. Mais sa sœur Veta, craignant que ses fantaisies nuisent à ses propres ambitions, remet Elwood aux bons soins du Docteur Chumley. Celui-ci, diagnostiquant des hallucinations, prescrit un traitement de choc à Elwood. Mais, au dernier moment, Veta refuse ce traitement, préférant que son frère reste tel qu'il est. Quant au docteur Chumley, il semble plus intéressé par Harvey que par Elwood…
Liar Liar
Liar Liar (1997)
, 1h26
Directed by Tom Shadyac
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Jim Carrey, Maura Lynn Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard
Roles Dana Appleton
Rating68% 3.447763.447763.447763.447763.44776
In Los Angeles, career-focused lawyer Fletcher Reede (Carrey) loves his son Max (Cooper), but his inability to keep his promises and compulsive lying in lieu of his career often causes problems between them and with his ex-wife Audrey (Tierney), who has become involved with another man named Jerry. In court, Fletcher is willing to exaggerate the stories of his clients, and his current client, the self-centered, money-grabbing Samantha Cole (Tilly) has garnered the attention of Mr. Allen, a partner at the law firm in which Fletcher works. If Fletcher wins this case, it will bring his firm a fortune and boost his career. Fletcher lies to Max about missing his birthday due to work, when he is actually sleeping with another attorney, Miranda, in order to get a promotion. Dejected, Max makes a birthday wish that for one day his father cannot tell a lie. The wish immediately comes true, and Fletcher accidentally tells Miranda he has "had better" after they have sex.
Citizen Ruth, 1h42
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Laura Dern, Burt Reynolds, Mary Kay Place, Swoosie Kurtz, Kurtwood Smith, Kelly Preston
Roles Diane Siegler
Rating69% 3.497773.497773.497773.497773.49777
The movie opens with Ruth Stoops and a man (apparently an ex-boyfriend) having intercourse on a bed in a flophouse, after which he disrespectfully throws her out of the apartment. She later goes to a hardware store to buy patio sealant and huffs it in a paper bag in an alley to get high. Ruth is portrayed as a dumb, inebriated addict, capable of doing nearly anything to get money or drugs.