SWOOSIE KURTZ (Mrs. Livingston)
has played a wide range of film roles, including "Get Over It,"
"Cruel Intentions," "Liar, Liar," "Citizen Ruth,"
"Dangerous Liaisons," "Reality Bites," "Bright Lights,
Big City," "The World According to Garp," "True
Stories," "Against All Odds," and "A Shock to the
Kurtz won an Emmy Award for "Carol
&Company." She received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead
Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Alex in "Sisters," and
was also nominated for "Love, Sidney," HBO's "And the Band
Played On," and "The Image." She earned a Golden Globe nomination
for "Baja, Oklahoma," also for HBO. Her television films include HBO's
"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering
Mom," "One Christmas" with Katharine Hepuburn, and Showtime's
"More Tales of the City," "My Own Country," and the upcoming
"The Wilde Girls."
On Broadway, Kurtz was honored with two
Tony Awards for her performances in John Guare's "The House of Blue
Leaves" and Lanford Wilson's "Fifth of July," for which she
also received the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics' Circle Awards. She earned
the Drama Desk Award and the Obie Award for Wendy Wasserstein's "Uncommon
Women and Others." She also starred on the New York stage in "Six
Degrees of Separation" and "Lips Together, Teeth Apart."
Kurtz most recently appeared on
Broadway playing the dual role of identical twins in Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula
Vogel's "The Mineola Twins," for which she won her third Obie Award
and nominations for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards. Kurtz was
in the original cast of three women in the off-Broadway hit, "The Vagina
Kurtz is a graduate of the London
Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Her distinctive name, given to her by the
press, comes from the B-17 "The Swoose," now in the permanent
collection of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. The airplane, with its
record-setting frame, was flown by her father, Col. Frank Kurtz, who was the
most decorated Air Force pilot of World War II. The press-supplied nickname
stuck and is now etched on an impressive collection of acting awards.
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