Marcia Jean Kurtz's film appearances include, Tower Heist, Black Swan, The Wrestler, Inside Man, Big Fan, Arranged, In Her Shoes, Requiem for a Dream, One True Thing, and Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon, Night Falls on Manhattan, Running On Empty, Find Me GuiltyBefore The Devil Knows You’re Dead, and Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming mother!.

Television appearances include Odd Mom Out, Sex and The City, Law and Order and HBO’s Emmy-winning Recount.

Stage appearances include Lauren Yee’s The Hatmaker’s Wife, Charles Busch’s Olive And The Bitter Herbs,  Donald Margulies's The Loman Family Picnic (OBIE award), Martin Sherman's When She Danced (OBIE award & Drama Desk nomination), Richard Greenberg’s Everett Beekin, Henry Adam’s The People Next Door, Eric Lane’s Heart of The City, Adam Kraar’s Wild Terrain, Joseph Chaikin’s production of The Dybbuk, and The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss as part of EST's 36th Marathon.

Directorial credits for EST include Julia Cho’s Cora and Dave Are Getting Older, Daniel Reitz’s You Belong To Me, and Emily Levine’s Emily at The Edge of Chaos. Other credits: Evan Handler’s Time on Fire, Uncle Philip's Coat starring Larry Block, David Rothenberg’s Namedropping, and her own play Between Two Worlds.

She was a company member of Joseph Chaikin's Open Theatre, Jerome Robbins's ATL, and Peter Brook's C.I.R.T. Member of EST, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, The Dramatists Guild and SDC.

She holds a degree in Dance from The Juilliard School.