Biography

An American film and television actress and singer. Her most prominent role so far is that of Barbara Ludzinski on The Guardian.

Among her movie appearances are those as Joey B in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Mrs. Thornton in Twister, Mrs Pendleton in Amistad, Alice in EDtv, Irene "Big Red" Johnson in The Perfect Storm, Big Betty in North Country and Amelia Minchin in A Little Princess.

Schwimmer has also appeared in minor roles in several television series, including episodes of Parker Lewis Can't Lose, In the Heat of the Night, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Tales from the Crypt, Married... With Children, ER, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, Judging Amy, The X-Files, Gilmore Girls, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Shark, Criminal Minds, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, Six Feet Under and others.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Rusty Schwimmer, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

An American film and television actress and singer. Her most prominent role so far is that of Barbara Ludzinski on The Guardian.

Among her movie appearances are those as Joey B in Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Mrs. Thornton in Twister, Mrs Pendleton in Amistad, Alice in EDtv, Irene "Big Red" Johnson in The Perfect Storm, Big Betty in North Country and Amelia Minchin in A Little Princess.

Schwimmer has also appeared in minor roles in several television series, including episodes of Parker Lewis Can't Lose, In the Heat of the Night, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Tales from the Crypt, Married... With Children, ER, Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, Judging Amy, The X-Files, Gilmore Girls, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Shark, Criminal Minds, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, Private Practice, Six Feet Under and others.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Rusty Schwimmer, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1962-08-25

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Also Known As

  • Rusty Schwimer

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Wildlife as Vernita Christiansen
2019 The Short History of the Long Road as Marcie
2018 30 Miles from Nowhere as Officer Marsh
2017 Wild Honey as Gabby
2017 American Fable as Ethel
2016 Blood Stripe as Dot
2016 The Belko Experiment as Peggy Displasia
2016 Lucifer (1 episode) as Roberta Beliard
2014 Perfect Sisters as Aunt Martha
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th as Herself - 'Joey B.'
2012 Scrooge & Marley as Freda
2012 Georgia (1 episode) as Sunshine
2012 The Sessions as Joan
2009 Drop Dead Diva (1 episode) as Sandra
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Best Friends Forever as Aunt Jessie
2007 The Hawk Is Dying
2007 Holly Hobbie and Friends: Secret Adventures as as Aunt Jessie
2006 Heroes (2 episodes) as Dale Smither
2006 Shark (1 episode)
2006 The Megan Mullally Show (2 episodes)
2006 Broken Trail (2 episodes) as Big Rump Kate
2006 Beautiful Dreamer as Jeannie
2005 Criminal Minds (1 episode)
2005 Mozart and the Whale as Gracie
2005 North Country as Big Betty
2005 American Dad! (2 episodes)
2004 Boston Legal (1 episode)
2004 Desperate Housewives (1 episode)
2004 LAX (1 episode)
2003 Runaway Jury as Millie Dupree
2003 Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman as Ronette
2002 Without a Trace (1 episode)
2001 The Guardian (9 episodes)
2001 John John in the Sky as Zeola
2001 Six Feet Under (2 episodes)
2000 Boston Public (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2000 Gilmore Girls (2 episodes)
2000 The Perfect Storm as Irene 'Big Red' Johnson
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1999 Edtv as Alice
1999 Providence (1 episode)
1997 Amistad as Mrs. Pendleton
1997 Heartless as Connie
1997 Ally McBeal (1 episode)
1997 Prison of Secrets
1997 Los Locos as Sister Drexel
1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann as Rosa
1996 If These Walls Could Talk as Prayer Group
1996 Twister as Mrs. Thornton
1995 A Little Princess as Amelia Minchin
1994 ER (2 episodes)
1994 Chicago Hope (1 episode)
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1993 Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (4 episodes)
1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday as Joey B.
1992 Candyman as Policewoman
1992 Sleepwalkers as Housewife
1992 Stand By Your Man (7 episodes)
1991 Highlander 2: The Quickening as Drunk
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Big Bertha
1989 Life Goes On (1 episode)
1989 Angels of the City as Bookworm
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 The Dirk Diggler Story as Candy Kane

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