Loretta Swit has been active in both the entertainment and gossip community for many years. First Name: Loretta Swit. Last Name Swit: Loretta Swit.
First Name: Loretta. Second Name: Swit. Profession: Television actress/comedian Loretta Swit is known by millions of viewers every year as one of the best known female comedy actors and actresses in popular television. She was also a talented and successful singer, songwriter, and actress throughout her professional career.
Loretta Swit was born in New York City to Irish decent. Swit has brown hair and brown eyes. As an actor, Loretta Swit was used most notably on three popular series: Friends (she was the flirtatious and yet sweet Rachel Green), Roseanne, and Housewives (where she played the foul-tempered housewife).
When Friends first aired, Swit was one of the few minorities that were cast as a love interest for Rachel Green. This lead to her being one of the first major role models for women of color in Hollywood. She had strong opinions about race relations and her appearance; in fact, her very public life would often center on her physical appearance. Her role on Friends inspired her to start her own acting career, which led her to appearing in numerous independent films and small independent movies. After several years on the small screen, Swit finally found success with her starring role on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy Falling Out of Love.
Loretta Swit Personal Information
- Date Of Birth: 4 November 1937
- Age: 83 Years Old
- Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey, USA
- Birth Name: Loretta Jane Swit
- Nickname: Loretta
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Occupation: Actress
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Blue
Loretta Swit Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
- Height in Meters: 1.68 m
- Body Shape: Hourglass
- Body Measurements: 35-25-36 in (89-64-91 cm)
- Breast Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Waist Size: 25 inches (64 cm)
- Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
- Feet/Shoe Size: 7 (US)
- Dress Size: 6 (US)
Loretta Swit Family Details
- Father: Lester
- Mother: Nellie Szwed
- Spouse: Dennis Holahan (m. 1983–1995)
- Children: No
- Siblings: Unknown
Loretta Swit Education
- Pope Pius XII High School, Passaic (graduated in 1955)
- Katharine Gibbs School, Montclair (graduated in 1955)
Loretta Swit Facts
- She belongs to Polish descent.
- She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.
- She was the first M*A*S*H star to visit South Korea.
- She is best friends with Alan Alda.
- She is vegan.
After her time on Friends, Swit decided that she wanted to return to the world of entertainment, this time with a more serious tone. She decided to write and star in a film that was more serious, more akin to something a lawyer might have done, in the hopes of capturing an audience that was looking for something more substantive when it came to drama. For her third feature film, Swit focused on a character that was unlike any other in her previous work, and that was Rhapsody for Pets.
The story follows Swit’s beloved dog, Rhapsody, as she ages. Swit plays the role of a veterinarian whose passion for the role takes a turn for the worse when he finds out that Rhapsody is actually an aging wild animal in a mental institution. When Rhapsody is found dead in her cage, Swit must race against time to prevent the discovery of her killer’s identity and catch the culprit before he can get away. Loretta Swit has managed to play the roles of many different characters in her career, but pets fans will be quick to recognize her best known creations: Chocolates, Candles, Creamsicles, Dinner Parties, Flowers, Hot Dogs, Ices, Jell-O, and more.
Another great aspect of Loretta Swit’s films is that she often uses true life events in her writing and directing projects. Her first novel was about her bipolar grandmother, which inspired her role as a November with Showtime’s The Beach. Swit also previously worked as a reporter and voice-over artist for several years, so she has experience with all forms of media. She has written for several periodicals, including a book entitled My Love Letter to Loser, which was published in 2021. No doubt, Loretta Swit has always been open about her personal life in all of her writings, whether they are humorous or sad, so fans can see why she should be considered a great actress, regardless of whether or not her films ever get produced.