Quintessa Swindell

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Quintessa Swindell is an American actor. They are best known for the role of Tabitha Foster in the Netflix teen drama Trinkets, and made an appearance as Anna in the HBO series Euphoria. Swindell is non-binary and they use they/them and he/him pronouns.[1]

Career[edit]

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".[2] The same year, they played a main role in the Netflix teen drama Trinkets as Tabitha Foster.[3] Swindell has a role in the film Voyagers starring Colin Farrell and Tye Sheridan.[4] In December 2020, they were cast in the role of Cyclone in the DCEU film Black Adam, starring Dwayne Johnson in the title role.[5] They also appeared as Laila in season four of the HBO series “In Treatment,” which aired in 2021.

Personal life[edit]

Swindell is a nonbinary person of biracial ancestry (African-American and Caucasian) who grew up in Virginia. There they were raised by a single father, and had difficulty fitting into many groups as a result of their gender and race. Their best friend is a Black trans woman. Swindell has said that due to not fitting stereotypes about all nonbinary people being androgynous, it has been difficult to find roles acting his own gender. However, they were also happy to play a cisgender girl in Trinkets regardless given that the show explores her Black identity, which spoke to him.[6] On June 23, 2021, Quintessa revealed that they’re comfortable being referred to with he/him alongside they/them.[7][unreliable source?]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2021 Voyagers Julie
2021 Granada Nights Amelia
2022 Black Adam Maxine Hunkel / Cyclone Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Euphoria Anna Episode: "The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed"[8]
2019–2020 Trinkets Tabitha Foster Main role[9]
2021 In Treatment Laila

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/q.uintessa/
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Witter, Brad (August 25, 2020). "Trinkets Star Quintessa Swindell Takes On The Bustle Booth". Bustle. Bustle Digital Group. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "'Black Adam' Finds Its Cyclone with 'Trinkets' Star Quintessa Swindell (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. December 14, 2020. Retrieved December 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "Quintessa Swindell of 'Trinkets' Is Not Here to Compromise". Observer.com. September 15, 2020. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  7. ^ Swindell, Quintessa (June 23, 2021). "Instagram post of two pictures, one of Quintessa, the other of a Reddit post, the caption reads, "Saw this post the other day while looking over some responses to a Gender Affirming Care forum and never thought someone else experienced something so similar…cuz for me…sometimes 'he' pops out :)" in the comments Quintessa replied to a comment from the user @honeybloodnine, and said "I actually use they/them and love he/him too tbh. Thank you for asking 🥰"". Archived from the original on December 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Anderson, Samuel (March 16, 2020). "Gen V: Quintessa Swindell". V Magazine. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  9. ^ 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.

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