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
- 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"