Quintessa Swindell

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Quintessa Swindell
Born (1997-02-08) February 8, 1997 (age 26)
Years active2019–present

Quintessa Swindell (born February 8, 1997) is an American actor. They are known for starring as Tabitha Foster in the Netflix teen drama Trinkets, and for playing Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone in the 2022 superhero film Black Adam. They also briefly appeared as Anna in the HBO series Euphoria.


Swindell made their acting debut in 2019, playing Anna in the HBO television series Euphoria in the episode "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying To Pee While Depressed".[1] The same year, they played a main role in the Netflix teen drama Trinkets as Tabitha Foster.[2] Swindell has a role in the film Voyagers starring Colin Farrell and Tye Sheridan.[3] In December 2020, they were cast in the role of Cyclone in the DCEU film Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role.[4] They also appeared as Laila in season four of the HBO series In Treatment, which aired in 2021.

Swindell has been cast in Master Gardener starring Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Swindell identifies as nonbinary,[6] and uses they/he pronouns.[7]

They grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and attended high school at the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia.[8] They were raised by a single father and had difficulty fitting into groups as a result of their gender and race. Swindell has said that due to not fitting stereotypes about all nonbinary people being androgynous, it has been difficult to find roles acting their own gender. However, they were happy to play a cisgender girl in Trinkets, given that the show explores Black identity, which spoke to them as a result of their experience being biracial.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Euphoria Anna Episode: "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed"[10]
2019–2020 Trinkets Tabitha Foster Main role[11]
2021 In Treatment Laila Main role (season 4)


Year Title Role Notes
2021 Voyagers Julie
2021 Granada Nights Amelia
2022 Master Gardener Maya
2022 Black Adam Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone


Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Black Reel Awards 2023 Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male Black Adam Nominated [12]


  1. ^ Dotson, John (July 29, 2019). "Quintessa Swindell on Euphoria: Everything you need to know about actor who plays Anna". Monsters and Critics. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Witter, Brad (August 25, 2020). "Trinkets Star Quintessa Swindell Takes On The Bustle Booth". Bustle. Bustle Digital Group. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  3. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (June 28, 2019). "'Voyagers': Lionsgate Snaps Up U.S. Rights To Neil Burger Sci-Fi-Thriller With Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan & Lily-Rose Depp". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "'Black Adam' Finds Its Cyclone with 'Trinkets' Star Quintessa Swindell (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. December 14, 2020. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Grater, Tom. "Quintessa Swindell & Esai Morales Join Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver In Paul Schrader's 'Master Gardener'". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ "Meet Quintessa Swindell, a non-binary actor about to take Hollywood by storm". GLAAD. April 28, 2019. Archived from the original on January 3, 2023. Retrieved January 3, 2023.
  7. ^ "How Quintessa Swindell Used Dance to Bring DC's Cyclone to Life". Them. October 19, 2022. Retrieved March 1, 2023.
  8. ^ "Virginia Beach native Quintessa Swindell lands role in DC Comics' 'Black Adam'". The Virginian-Pilot. October 20, 2022. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "Quintessa Swindell of 'Trinkets' Is Not Here to Compromise". Observer.com. September 15, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  10. ^ Anderson, Samuel (March 16, 2020). "Gen V: Quintessa Swindell". V Magazine. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  11. ^ Fitzpatrick, Caitlyn (June 15, 2019). "The Cast of Netflix's Trinkets Is Stealing Our Screen Time, and We're OK With It". PopSugar. Group Nine Media.
  12. ^ Anderson, Erik (December 15, 2022). "'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' 'The Woman King' lead 2023 Black Reel Awards nominations". awardswatch.com.

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