Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress. She is an Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner. Kurtz made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of Ah, Wilderness. She has received five Tony Award nominations, winning two for Fifth of July and The House of Blue Leaves; her other nominations were for Tartuffe, Frozen, and Heartbreak House. For her television work, she has received eight Emmy Award nominations, with one win for Carol and Company in 1990.