Pushing Daisies Profile: Swoosie Kurtz

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Swoosie Kurtz is a veteran of television.

While she may become a new face for Pushing Daisies viewers, others have enjoyed this star's work for years. Here's a look at the awards and milestones the actress has achieved throughout her career:


  • OBIE Award Performance "The Mineola Twins" 1999
  • Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series "Carol & Company" 1989 - 90
  • Tony Featured Actress in a Play "The House of Blue Leaves" 1986
  • OBIE Award Best Performance "The House of Blue Leaves" 1985 - 86
  • Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress "Fifth of July" 1981
  • Outer Critics Circle Award Actress "Fifth of July" 1981
  • Tony Featured Actress in a Play "Fifth of July" 1981
  • Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical "A History of the American Film" 1978
  • OBIE Award Performance "Uncommon Women and Others" 1977 - 78

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  • 2006 Cast in a revival of "Heartbreak House"; earned a Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
  • 2004 Starred in Doug Hughes's play "Frozen"; received a Tony nomination
  • 2004 Played Beth Huffstodt's mother on the Showtime drama, "Huff"; earned Emmy nominations in 2005 and 2006
  • 2002 Appeared in "Rules of Attraction," based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis
  • 2001 Starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the comedy "Bubble Boy"
  • 1999 Played Dr. Regina Greenbaum opposite Ryan Phillippe in "Cruel Intentions" a modern version of Dangerous Liasons
  • 1999 Returned to the NY stage as star of Paula Vogel's "The Mineola Twins"
  • 1999 Co-starred in the CBS sitcom "Love & Money"
  • 1997 Signed development deal for TV-movies and series with Warner Bros.
  • 1996 Cast in role of a librarian in Fox series "Party Girl"
  • 1996 Had recurring role of mother to Brooke Shields' title character in "Suddenly Susan"
  • 1978 Primetime series debut as a regular on "Mary", a variety show starring Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1977 Film acting debut in "Slap Shot"
  • 1976 TV movie debut in "Ah! Wilderness"
  • 1971 TV acting debut in the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"
  • 1966 - 1970 Worked in regional theater
  • Appeared as female lead in TV series "Love, Sydney"
  • Played Alex on NBC's drama "Sisters"

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She read about people she could never be, on adventures she would never have. Life was good enough until one day it wasn't. Chuck wanted more. But at Boutique Travel Travel Boutique she got more than she bargained for.


Chuck: Do you believe in reincarnation?
Emerson: Hell no. The planet's falling apart. Right now, it's the children's problem. We reincarnate, it's our problem