Barret Swatek

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Barret Swatek
Born Barret Swatek
(1977-03-03) March 3, 1977 (age 41)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Barret Swatek (born March 3, 1977) is an American actress and comedian who has appeared in films such as Lethal Weapon 4, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and High School. She has also made guest appearances on television shows such as Just Shoot Me!, American Dad!, and 2 Broke Girls, and recurred as teacher Ms. Sommers on 10 Things I Hate About You. She played resident bad girl gone good, Cheryl, on the WB series 7th Heaven for three seasons, and played the role of Brittany on the NBC comedy series Quarterlife. She is a frequent panelist on the late-night Fox News show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. Swatek plays the recurring character Ally on the MTV comedy series Awkward.

Early life[edit]

Swatek was born in Birmingham, Alabama on March 3, 1977[1] where she pursued competitive figure skating until she was 12 years old.[2] She took part in community theater and studied film in college.[2] She started college at the University of Arizona and finished with a degree in film at Loyola Marymount University.[3] Barret is one quarter Cherokee Indian.[4]


Swatek's first minor role was on the 1997 television show Power Rangers: Turbo. She continued to have guest starring roles on series Just Shoot Me! before landing a major role as Cheryl on 7th Heaven from 2000 to 2003.[5] She then had a small appearance in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and a recurring role on the television series Quarterlife in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, she appeared on the television series 10 Things I Hate About You as Ms. Sommers and continued that role into the series's second season. She appeared in the 2010 comedy films High School and Barry Munday. In 2011, Swatek was cast on MTV's Awkward as Ally. She also appears frequently as a panelist on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Swatek wrote and starred in two web series, Dating for Dumbasses on Funny or Die and My Two Fans on KoldCast TV.[6]


Year Title Role
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Nurse
2001 On Edge Veda Tilman
2005 40-Year-Old Virgin, TheThe 40-Year-Old Virgin Bar girl
2010 High School Female news desk reporter
2010 Barry Munday Lucy
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Power Rangers Turbo Vicki Episode: "The Song of Confusion"
2000–03 7th Heaven Cheryl 15 episodes
2000 Just Shoot Me! Nicole Episode: "Finch on Ice"
2001 Three Sisters Sydney Episode: "Work Related"
2008 Quarterlife Brittany 4 episodes
2009 American Dad! N/A Voice; episode: "Shallow Vows"
2009–10 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Sommers 2 episodes
2011–present Awkward Ally Saxton Recurring
2013 2 Broke Girls Chick lady Episode: "And Too Little Sleep"
2013 Guys with Kids Joyce Episode: "Divorce Party"
2016 2 Broke Girls Nina Spiegel 2 episodes
Year Title Role Notes
2009 My Two Fans Kate Maxwell 16 episodes


  1. ^ Barret Swatek at Starpulse
  2. ^ a b Barret Swatek biography at allmovie
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  4. ^ Barret Swatek [@Barret_Swatek] (17 March 2013). "I'm one quarter Irish & one quarter Cherokee Indian. Today I drink green beer at an Indian casino to pay tribute to all my drunk ancestors" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  5. ^ Barret Swatek filmography at
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

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