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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Pushing Daisies Quotes

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

Vivian: Charlotte was a nice girl.
Lily: With the exception of puberty.
Vivian: Which was when Lily was going through a change of life.
Lily: Impolite to talk about one's menopause in mixed company.