Susan Swift

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Susan Swift
Born Susan Rachel Swift
(1964-07-21) July 21, 1964 (age 53)
Houston, Texas
Residence Glendale, California
Alma mater Pepperdine University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1977–1995
Spouse(s) Alan Arnall (May 29, 1993–present)
Children 7 children

Susan Rachel Swift (born July 21, 1964) is an American actress and former child actress.

Early life[edit]

Swift was born in Houston, Texas. She attended Pepperdine University and became an attorney, practicing in Downtown Los Angeles. She has one sister, Katharine.

Acting career[edit]

Swift made her acting debut in 1977 at the age of 13, when she played the role of 'Ivy Templeton' in the horror film Audrey Rose, as Ivy Templeton, a young girl suffering from disturbing nightmares because she is the reincarnation of a girl named Audrey Rose. The following year, Swift appeared as 14-year-old Dee Johnson in the comedy Harper Valley PTA, with Barbara Eden and Ronny Cox. In 1981, she starred in her first leading role, in the Bert I. Gordon film Burned at the Stake. Her final film appearance came in 1995, when she starred in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, with Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd and Marianne Hagan.

Swift has a short film career, as well as a short television career for which she appeared in several guest roles during the 1970s and '80s. Her first television role was in the CBS mini-series The Chisholms, which ran for a total of 13 episodes over a year. They also include the short-lived series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which lasted one season, the Golden Globe-winning Magnum, P.I., Amazing Stories and Simon & Simon. Among her television film credits are Featherstone's Nest, The Six of Us and A Killer in the Family.

Business career[edit]

Presently, Swift is a practicing attorney in Wisconsin and has collaborated with former Olympian Games Gold Medalist Leah Poulos-Mueller, who is also a practicing attorney, and Dr Edward Graff.

Personal life[edit]

Swift has been married to attorney Alan Arnall since 1993. She is a mother of seven and currently resides, with her husband, in Glendale, California.[1] She is a contributor to the conservative political website Politichicks.[2] She made a phone call in 2009 to the Rush Limbaugh radio show where she complained that Obamacare took away the choice of insurance companies to cover who they wish. The call drew attention to her in conservative media circles and led to her being invited by the late Andrew Breitbart in 2010 to write for his fledgling website Big Journalism.[3]


Feature films
Year Film Role Notes
1977 Audrey Rose Ivy Templeton
1978 Harper Valley PTA Dee Johnson
1979 Featherstone's Nest Kelly Featherstone Television film
1981 Burned at the Stake Loreen Graham/Ann Putnam
1982 The Six of Us Tessa Benjamin Television film
1983 A Killer in the Family Teresa Television film
1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Mary
Year Film Role Notes
1979 The Chisholms Annabel Chisholm Episodes: "Chapter I", "Chapter II"
1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Sally Episode: "Rodeo"
1985 Magnum, P.I. Sunshine Episode: "Compulsion"
1986 Amazing Stories Marsha Episode: "What If…?"
1987 Simon & Simon' Jeanine Episode: "Desperately Seeking Dacody"


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