Swoosie Kurtz is an American actress. She had her career beginnings in the 1960s. Her first starring role on the small screen was as Laurie Morgan on NBC sitcom Love, Sidney during the 1980s. She got a Primetime Emmy nomination for her role here. The following decade, she became known for starring as Alex Reed Barker on the NBC series Sisters. Afterward, she starred on the short-lived series Love & Money. During this period, she also had roles in the films Reality Bites, Citizen Ruth, Liar Liar, and Cruel Intentions. Continuing her career in the 2000s, she played Madeleine Sullivan on Huff, for which she was nominated for an Emmy. She next played Lily Charles on Pushing Daisies. From 2010 to 2016, she starred as Joyce Flynn on CBS sitcom Mike & Molly.