|Born||Dominique Ariane Swain
August 12, 1980
Malibu, California, United States
Dominique Ariane Swain (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as the title character in the 1997 film adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, and as Jamie Archer in the film Face/Off.
Swain was born in Malibu, California, the daughter of Cindy (née Fitzgerald) and David Swain, Sr., an electrical engineer. Swain grew up with four siblings and was a student at Malibu High School. Her sister is the actress Chelse Swain.
In 1995, Swain was chosen from 2,500 girls to star in the controversial remake of Lolita; the film was released in 1997. Shortly after, Swain starred as the rebellious daughter of John Travolta's character in the action film Face/Off. After Face/Off, she starred in many independent and low-budget films including the award winning Southern Gothic suspense movie Briar Patch aka "Plain Dirty", in which she played the lead role as the battered wife Inez.
Swain appeared in the video for Shawn Mullins' 1998 single, "Lullaby", directed by Roger Pistole. She has appeared in other videos as well: "Losing Control" by Sky Parade, "Rockstar" by Nickelback, and "We Are All Made of Stars" by Moby.
In 2002, Stuff magazine named her #79 of its 102 Sexiest Women In The World. In February 2007, she was the cover girl on Stuff. That same month, she appeared in the straight-to-DVD horror movie Dead Mary.
In 2003, she starred in the movie Briar Patch (aka "Plain Dirty").
Swain is a spokesperson for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). At the age of 21, she became the youngest model to pose nude (without exposure) for PETA.
|1997||Lolita||Dolores 'Lolita' Haze|
|2000||Smokers, TheThe Smokers||Jefferson Roth|
|2001||Mean People Suck||Kate||Short film|
|2002||Dead in the Water||Gloria|
|2002||New Best Friend||Sidney Barrett|
|2003||Briar Patch||Inez Macbeth|
|2003||As Virgins Fall||Ellen Denver|
|2003||Job, TheThe Job||Emily Robin|
|2004||Freediver, TheThe Freediver||Maggie|
|2004||Out of Season||Kelly Phillips|
|2005||Locrian Mode, TheThe Locrian Mode||Jill||Short film|
|2006||Alpha Dog||Susan Hartunian|
|2007||Pacific and Eddy, TheThe Pacific and Eddy||Chelsea|
|2007||Fall Down Dead||Christie Wallace||Also associate producer|
|2008||Noble Things||Amber Wades|
|2010||Road to Nowhere||Nathalie Post|
|2012||Private War||LCpl. Roberts|
|2012||Girl from the Naked Eye, TheThe Girl from the Naked Eye||Alissa|
|2013||The Whole Banana||Georgia||Post-production|
|2013||Spreading Darkness||Fiona Funari||Post-production|
|2013||The Mourning||The Suited Woman||Filming|
|2014||The 6th Friend||Heather||Filming|
|2014||Skin Traffik||Anna Peel||Filming|
|2004||Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel, TheThe Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel||Monica||TV movie|
|2005||JAG||Lt. Eve Sorrens||1 episode ("The Sixth Juror")|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Stacy Chase||1 episode ("Friendly Neighborhood Ghost")|
|2006||Totally Awesome||Lori||TV movie|
|2012||Nazis at the Center of the Earth||Dr.Paige Morgan||Video|
Awards and nominations
|1998||Saturn Awards||Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actress||Face/Off||Nominated|
|1999||Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Most Promising Actress||Lolita||Nominated|
|1999||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss (with Jeremy Irons)||Lolita||Nominated|
|1999||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie / Pilot / Mini-Series: Leading Young Actress||Lolita||Won|
|1999||YoungStar Awards||Best Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film||Lolita||Nominated|
|2003||DVD Exclusive Awards||Best Actress||Tart||Nominated|
|2007||Silver Lake Film Festival||Best Actress||The Pacific and Eddy||Won|
- David Colman (1998-09-27). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: Dominique Swain; The Age of Insouciance". The New York Times.
- "Dominique Swain Biography (1980-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-03-28.