Heidi Swedberg

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Heidi Swedberg
Born (1966-03-03) March 3, 1966 (age 49)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Actress, musician
Years active 1989–present

Heidi Swedberg (born March 3, 1966) is an American actress and musician, best known for her role as Susan Ross, the fiancée of George Costanza, on the television sitcom Seinfeld.

Early life[edit]

Swedberg was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Kay, a high school English teacher and Jim Swedberg, a laser physicist.[1] She was raised in New Mexico and attended Sandia High School in Albuquerque from 1980 to 1984.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Following graduation she moved to Kentucky, where she spent a year at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, following which she acted in her first film role, Norman Jewison's 1989 In Country. She followed that with roles in the 1990 movies Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael and Kindergarten Cop and the 1991 movies Too Much Sun and the Jim Abrahams comedy spoof Hot Shots!

During this time, she also had guest roles in a number of popular television series, including Matlock, Thirtysomething, Quantum Leap, Brooklyn Bridge, Northern Exposure, Sisters, Roc and Touched by an Angel. The following year she took on the role of Susan Ross in 11 episodes of Seinfeld's fourth season, 17 episodes of the seventh season and one episode of the ninth (via flashback in the 'backward' episode). She made a guest appearance in Wizards of Waverly Place as Jennifer Majorheely.

Swedberg was not in Seinfeld's fifth season in 1994 but acted regularly in parts on other television shows, including Empty Nest, Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Grace Under Fire.

Music[edit]

While living in Hawaii, Swedberg grew up playing the ukulele.[2] In 1992, when playing the role of a singer/songwriter for a television pilot, she began playing the instrument again. She now sings and plays the ukulele in her band, Heidi Swedberg and The Sukey Jump Band. The band released an album entitled PLAY!, in 2009 and "My Cup Of Tea" in 2013. She has another band called the Smoking Jackets which plays ukulele festivals and night clubs. The members, Daniel Ward, Craig McClelland and John Bartlit, are multi-instrumentalists who also teach at ukulele festivals.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 In Country Dawn
1990 Too Much Sun Sister Agnes
1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael Andrea Stein
1991 Hot Shots! Mary Thompson
1996 Up Close & Personal Sheila
1997 Parking Lot Story, AA Parking Lot Story Car Owner Short film
1998 Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! Alice Mitchell Video
1999 Galaxy Quest Brandon's mother
2000 75 Degrees in July Kay Colburn

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Matlock Sister Katherine "The Priest"
1990 Thirtysomething Miss Jackie "The Guilty Party"
1991 Quantum Leap Valleri "Private Dancer"
1991 Northern Exposure Linda "Only You"
1991 Brooklyn Bridge Miss McCullough "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
1992 Brooklyn Bridge Miss McCullough "The Gift"
1992 Sisters Jill Parkins "Troubled Waters", "Working Girls"
1992 Roc Helen "Roc Throws Joey Out", "Joey Messes Up"
1992-1997 Seinfeld Susan Ross Recurring role
1993 Roc Helen "You Don't Send Me No Flowers"
1994 Empty Nest Patty Olsen "Love a la Mode"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Lorna Thompson "Proof in the Pudding"
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rekelen "Profit and Loss"
1994 Father and Scout Donna Paley TV film
1994 Grace Under Fire Ramona "Jimmy's Girl", "Cold Turkey"
1995 If Not for You Melanie McKee "Pilot"
1996 Touched by an Angel Marty Dillard "Secret Service"
1997 Ticket, TheThe Ticket Rita TV film
1997 Breast Men Eileen TV film
1999 Evolution's Child Elaine Cordell TV film
2001 Roswell Meredith Dupree "Disturbing Behavior", "How the Other Half Lives"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Mrs. Cabochon "Flashpoint"
2001 Strong Medicine Celia Farber "Rebirth"
2002 ER Robin Turner "Lockdown", "Chaos Theory"
2002 Gilmore Girls Debbie Fincher "One's Got Class and the Other Ones Dyes"
2003 Oliver Beene Cynthia Vogel "A Day at the Beach"
2003 Becker Mrs. Whitford "Mr. and Ms. Conception"
2006 Without a Trace Laura Worth "911"
2008 Bones Alice Elliot "The Finger in the Nest"
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Miss Majorhealey "Art Teacher"
2010 Hawthorne Olivia Maxwell "Hidden Truths"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heidi Swedberg Biography (1966-)". Film Reference. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Heidi Swedberg - Sukey Jump Music". sukeyjumpmusic.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 

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