Over the years Swoosie Kurtz has proven to be an iconic part of the entertainment industry. She is a respected American actress who has made quite an indelible mark in Hollywood. Having started her acting career from as early as 1962, Swoosie Kurtz is hailed as a legendary figure in the American entertainment industry and has appeared in many independent movies and TV shows, winning lots accolades and awards for her brilliant performances. For her incredible work on camera, Swoosie has won an Emmy award and two Tony Awards, cementing her place as one of the true acting legends of America.
Swoosie is best known for her performances in several movies including Carol and Company, an American comedy anthology series and Sisters, an American drama series for which she got nominated for an Emmy award and a Screen Actors Guild award.
Swoosie Kurtz – Biography
Swoosie Kurtz was born on the 6th of September in 1944. The actress was born in Omaha, the largest city in the US state of Nebraska. She was born to a father identified as Colonel Frank Allen Kurtz, Jr., a US Air Force Colonel who was respected as a decorated World War II bomber pilot. Her mother has been identified as an author called Margaret “Margo” Kurtz. Swoosie is their only child.
During her childhood days, Swoosie did not grow up in one single town, she moved around a lot with her parents because of their work engagements and deployments. In fact, by the time she was ready for college, she had already lived in as many as eight states across the United States. However, she did have an enjoyable time as a youngster because her parents made sure they gave her everything she needed to have a good life.
Swoosie had always wanted to have a career in acting and this showed in what she decided to study in school. According to sources, she majored in drama at the University of Southern California. When she graduated from university, she proceeded to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to boost her skills and talents.
Swoosie has since gone on to make a great career out of acting, winning many accolades and lots of respect from lovers of TV and theatre.
Movies And TV Shows
Swoosie Kurtz was just about 17 years old when she kick-started her career on TV in 1962 after she was cast in The Donna Reed Show, in which she made a guest appearance as Mimi. In 1971, she appeared as Ellie Bradley in As the World Turns and then made an appearance as Julie Di Nata in Kojak in 1976.
Swoosie made her film debut in an independent movie in 1977 when she appeared in Slap Shot, a sports comedy film in which she played the role of Shirley Upton. As her credits continued to increase, the actress continued to star in more projects, eventually landing her big break and becoming a well-known face around America. In 1988, she was cast as Doris Steadman in Baja Oklahoma, a TV movie; the project launched her into more fame as an actress and got her more fans. For her role in the project, she was nominated for a CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries.
Having begun to gain a lot of buzz as an actress, Swoosie kept landing more roles on TV series and independent movies and in 1990, won the role of Joanne Winstow-Darvish in The Image, another TV movie which got her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Swoosie cemented her place as an actress of high repute in 1991 when she was cast as Alex Reed Barker in the TV series called Sisters. The drama series ran for years during which Swoosie appeared in as many as 127 episodes. For her performance, she bagged nominations for several awards including a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.
Swoosie has gone on to make appearances in other topnotch movies and TV series including Terror on Track 9 in 1991, And the Band Played On in 1993, Citizen Ruth in 1996, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes in 1997, Cruel Intentions in 1999, Get Over It in 2001, American Dad! in 2005, Rita Rocks in 2009, Mike & Molly in 2010, Grace and Frankie in 2016, The Dangerous Book for Boys in 2018 and many other projects.
The actress has also acted in theatre as well and was, in fact, considered to be one of the faces of theatre in America at a period. Apparently, she has made so much money from her craft over the tears and is said to be worth about $50 million.
Swoosie Kurtz’s Personal Life
Swoosie Kurtz has been in romantic relationships, however, she has never been a married woman. The actress used to be in a romantic relationship with Joshua White, a popular American artist who is best known for his liquid light show which was called The Joshua Light Show.
Swoosie and Joshua started their relationship in 1964 and publicly showcased their love for each other. However, their love could not last forever. In 1970, they went their separate ways.
Also, Swoosie does not any children. The actress has not fancied the idea of marriage or having kids. She has, instead, been dedicated to her career as an actress over the years.