|Born||December 18, 1979|
Swallow continues to act on stage whenever she can, starring in world premieres of Donald Margulies' play The Country House at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, opposite Mark Rylance in Louis Jenkins' play Nice Fish at the Guthrie Theatre, and in John Patrick Shanley's musical Romantic Poetry at Manhattan Theater Club. She is not tethered to any one genre and jumps from Shakespeare to musicals to contemporary comedy in shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in LA and Minneapolis. She won the Falstaff Award for best Female Performer in 2010 for her performance as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew.
In 2012, Swallow and fellow singer/comedian Jac Huberman created a stage show called Jac N Swallow, which they perform in New York at the Laurie Beeckman Theater and Joe's Pub. The show centers on the comic misadventures of the duo as they navigate very different life challenges with varying degrees of sanity and dignity. They are developing a series based on the characters.
Swallow was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. While at Stanton College Preparatory School she began acting in various college, amateur and professional theatre productions. She graduated in 2001 with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia, and then studied for a MFA in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Swallow started her career in Broadway theatre, where she performed in various productions, including High Fidelity, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie Theater, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park, and the world-premiere of Off-Broadway shows Romantic Poetry and Measure for Pleasure. In 2013 she collaborated with Mark Rylance and poet Louis Jenkins on the world premiere of Nice Fish at the Guthrie Theater. In 2016 she was cast in the Center Theatre Group's production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced.
Swallow's first television role was in Guiding Light, and she later played parts in Southland, Ringer, The Good Wife, NCIS, Flight of the Conchords, Medium, as series regular Dr. Michelle Robidaux on TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings and Rizzoli & Isles. She had a starring role in The Mentalist as FBI agent Kim Fischer. In 2015 she was cast in the eleventh season of Supernatural as the new character Amara, "the Darkness".
|2008||The Lucky Ones||Brandi|
|2010||The Odds||Becca Facelli||Television film|
|2006||Guiding Light||Regina||1 episode|
|2007||Jericho||Nurse||Episode: "Why We Fight"|
|2007||Flight of the Conchords||Becky||Episode: "What Goes on Tour?"|
|2007||Journeyman||Security Chief||Episode: "The Hanged Man"|
|2009–2010||Southland||Dina Clarke||5 episodes|
|2009||Medium||Erica Duvall||Episode: "New Terrain"|
|2009||NCIS||Darlene Kelp||Episode: "Child's Play"|
|2011||The Good Wife||Mandy Cox||Episode: "The Death Zone"|
|2011||Ringer||Detective Elizabeth Saldana||3 episodes|
|2013||Ironside||Tabitha Gates||Episode: "Hell on Wheels"|
|2013||Monday Mornings||Dr. Michelle Robidaux||9 episodes|
|2013||Rizzoli & Isles||Elizabeth Keating||Episode: "Build for Speed"|
|2013—2014||The Mentalist||Kim Fischer||14 episodes|
|2015||Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce||Carla||2 episodes|
|2015||Beauty & the Beast||Mrs. Zalman||Episode: "Heart of the Matter"|
|2015–2016||Supernatural||Amara / The Darkness||12 episodes|
|2016||How to Get Away with Murder||Lisa Cameron||3 episodes|
|2016||Adoptable||Lisa Crane / Lisa Fishman||6 episodes|
|2017||Man with a Plan||Doctor Knox||Episode: "Doctor No"|
|2017||Castlevania||Lisa Tepes (voice)||3 episodes|
|2018||Timeless (TV series)||Bathsheba Pope||Episode: "The Salem Witch Hunt"|
|2015||The Order: 1886||Additional Voices|
|TBA||The Last of Us Part II||Emily|
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- Charlie Patton (June 27, 2013). "Decorated cast will read 'Steel Magnolias' at Theatre Jax on Saturday". Florida Times Union. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- Nancy McAlister (April 19, 2001). "Careers for Jacksonville hopefuls at a healthy stage". Florida Times Union. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
- Devore, Kim (2016-05-26). "Malibu Seen: Curtain Call". Malibu Times. Retrieved 2016-05-27.
- Richenthall, Matt (November 15, 2013). "Emily Swallow Upped to Series Regular on The Mentalist". TV Fanatic. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Ausiello, Michael (2015-07-20). "Supernatural Season 11: The Mentalist's Emily Swallow Joins Cast as 'Sinister' and 'Seductive' Femme Fatale". TVLine.