Serinda Swan

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Serinda Swan
Serinda Swan 2012.jpg
Swan in Hollywood, California, 2012
Born (1984-07-11) July 11, 1984 (age 34)
Years active2005–present

Serinda Swan (born July 11, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her leading role in Marvel's Inhumans and in HBO's Ballers. Other credits include Anne Bancroft in Feud as well as Erica Reed in the series Breakout Kings for two seasons from 2011 to 2012. She starred as Paige Arkin in the USA Network series Graceland, from 2013 to 2015, and as Medusa in Inhumans.

Life and career[edit]

Swan was born in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[1] Her father, Scott Swan, is a Canadian theatre director and actor who runs an acting studio on the north shore.

She was featured in the "Theory of a Deadman" video So Happy released in April 2008. She appeared twice on the television series Smallville (in the episodes "Hex" and "Warrior") as Zatanna Zatara.[2] She had the role of the Roman goddess, Veritas, in a season 6 episode of the TV series Supernatural. Swan began her big-screen acting career in 2009 in the romantic comedy The Break-Up Artist.

From 2011 to 2012, Swan starred as Erica Reed in the A&E television series, Breakout Kings. She shared that many of the prison scenes of Breakout Kings were shot in actual prisons, while real convicts are also there behind bars.[3] Breakout Kings was canceled on May 17, 2012.[4]

Swan portrays Zera in the Brent Ryan Green film, The Veil.[5] In March 2017, it was announced that Swan would portray Medusa in the ABC and Marvel Television series Inhumans.[6]

Swan works with different charities including the Somaly Mam Foundation, United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets, and Heifer International.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Amanda
2009 The Break-Up Artist Ashley
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite
2010 Tron: Legacy Siren #2
2011 Recoil Darcy
2011 Creature Emily
2012 Wake Alex Short film
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Jez
2014 Jinn Jasmine Walker
2014 Sister Melissa
2015 Sentient Heather Short film, post-production
2017 The Veil Zera


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Supernatural Hospital Receptionist Episode: "Salvation"
2007 Exes and Ohs Lucianne Episode: "What Goes Around"
2008 Loch Ness Terror Caroleena TV film
2008 Psych Eileen Mazwell Episode: "Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?"
2009 Desperate Escape Melissa TV film
2009 Hostile Makeover Amanda Manville TV film
2009 Trust Tiffany TV film
2009–2010 Smallville Zatanna Zatara Episodes: "Hex", "Warrior"
2010 Supernatural Veritas / Ashley Frank Episode: "You Can't Handle the Truth"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Alana Episode: "Ho'ohuli Na'au"
2011–2012 Breakout Kings Erica Reed Main role
2013 Republic of Doyle Patti Middlebrooks Episode: "Missing"
2013–2015 Graceland Paige Arkin Main role
2014 The Tomorrow People Cassandra Smythe Episodes: "Things Fall Apart", "Endgame"
2014 Chicago Fire Brittany Baker Recurring role
2017 Inhumans Medusa Lead role
2017 Feud: Bette and Joan Anne Bancroft Episode: "And the Winner Is... (The Oscars of 1963)"
2017 Ballers Chloe 6 episodes
2018 Robot Chicken Leslie / Mummy Pig (voices) Episode: "He's Not Even Aiming the at the Toilet"
2019 Coroner Jenny Cooper Series lead


  1. ^ "Serinda Swan". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ Matt Mitovich (2009). "Exclusive: Who Will Make Magic as Smallville's Zatanna?". TV Guide. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Serinda Swan Urban Rush Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  4. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE (May 17, 2012). "A&E's 'Breakout Kings' Cancelled After Two Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  5. ^ "First Look At Actors William Moseley And Serinda Swan In 'The Veil'". Knowshi Magazine. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  6. ^ Abrams, Natalie (March 1, 2017). "Marvel's Inhumans casts Serinda Swan as Medusa". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 1, 2017. Retrieved March 1, 2017.

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