Emily Swallow

  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Planned on starting a career as a Foreign Service Officer after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2001; decided to further her education and study acting after the encouragement of theater teachers.
  • In 2006, made her Broadway debut in High Fidelity, based on the Nick Hornby novel and the 2000 film of the same name.
  • Made her big-screen debut playing Brandi in The Lucky Ones (2008), a dramedy about three wounded soldiers who return to the U.S. from Iraq and unexpectedly wind up together on a cross-country road trip.
  • Has performed in a New York-based cabaret group, Jac 'N Swallow, with fellow songstress Jaclyn Huberman.


  • Jo Swallow — Mother
  • Gary Swallow — Father


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (BA in Middle Eastern Studies, 2001); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Acting, 2004)