Full Name: Dominique Ariane Swain
Birth Date: August 12, 1980
Birth Place: Malibu, California, USA
Height: 5' 9"
Quote: "Boys always like to see girls kiss. I don't get it; girls don't want to see boys kiss." - FHM September 2000
Dominique Swain Biography
The daughter of David Swain (Sr.) and Cindy Swain, Dominique was born on August 12th, 1980 on a Santa Monica freeway, in her father's Datsun. She is sibling to sisters Chelse, Jennifer, and Alexis, and brother David (Jr.). Dominique graduated from Malibu High School, where she was an 'A' student. Dominique currently resides in Santa Monica, and lives with her older sister Alexis. Besides her pursuits as an actor, her interests include art, sculpture, and creative writing. Dominique's sporting pursuits are many, and include snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, and an eight-year stint in the state junior lifeguard program when she was younger.
Dominique Swain rose to relative notoriety in 1997 after being cast as pre-teen temptress Dolores Haze in Adrian Lyne's 90's remake of Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film 'Lolita'. Swain obtained the controversial part after minor roles in Joseph Ruben's 'The Good Son' and unsuccessful castings for 'An Interview with the Vampire'. Swain was picked from a reported 2500 girls. Director Adrian Lyne said he knew early on that Swain was the one. Since the success of 'Lolita' and her brilliant portrayal of Dolores Haze, Swain has been busy working on various projects and honing her acting skills by acting in a variety of screen genres. Her work has received critical acclaim.
Soon after completing 'Lolita,' Miss Swain was cast in her second major motion picture, John Woo's action/thriller 'Face/Off'. She plays a small but demanding role as the daughter of John Travolta and Joan Allen. Swain's next role was not to be another movie, but a starring role in a Music Video. She can be seen in the 1998 music video release, for Shawn Mullins's hit song 'Lullaby.' In 1999 Dominique starred in a feature film release entitled 'Girl.' She plays the part of Andrea Marr, a straight-A teen who explores the Portland rock scene.
The year 2000 is a busy one for Dominique, with five new films due for release and three films in production. The first of these is 'Intern.' Set in New York, it follows her character, Jocelyn Bennett, a young, under-appreciated intern at the hip magazine, who tries to deal with love, life, fashion, and the nuances of the human condition. In 'The Smokers,' Dominique plays the role of 17-year-old Jefferson Roth. She and two other rebellious teen-age girls at boarding school attempt to turn the tables and even the score in the battle of the sexes, all the while exploring the insecurities and frustrations of high school life and the psyche of America's youth. The three other films in which Dominique appeared/stared include 'Mary Jane's Last Dance,' a murder mystery in which Dominique plays a promiscuous college student who uses her sexual charms to hide a murder, 'Tart,' and 'Happy Campers,' "a comedy, in which college freshmen counselors take charge and spice up the everyday routine of the camp."
Dominique also appeared in three more films 'Mean People Suck,' a comedy about three teenagers who place a bet to see which one is the meanest; 'Briar Patch,' starring Arie Verveen and Dominique Swain opposite Henry Thomas as a petty thief who imprisons his unhappy wife; she in turn schemes to murder him; and 'Dead in the Water,' a thriller about three Americans on a boat trip off the coast of Rio.
Dominique Swain Filmography
Noble Things (2006) .... Amber Wade
Fall Down Dead (2007) .... Christie Wallace
Capers (2007) .... Mercy
Totally Awesome (2006) (TV) .... Lori
Toxic (2007) .... Nadia
The Pacific and Eddy (2006) .... Chelsea
All In (2006) .... Ace
White Air (2006) .... Christie
Alpha Dog (2006) .... Susan Hartunian
- Friendly Neighborhood Ghost (2006) TV Episode .... Stacy Chase
The Locrian Mode (2005) .... Jill
Journeyman (2005) .... Dominique
Devour (2005) .... Dakota
- The Sixth Juror (2005) TV Episode .... Lt. Eve Sorrens
The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel (2004) (TV) .... Monica
Out of Season (2004) .... Kelly Phillips
The Freediver (2004) .... Maggie
Mean People Suck (2003) .... Kate
The Job (2003) .... Emily Robin
As Virgins Fall (2003) .... Ellen Denver
Briar Patch (2003) .... Inez
... aka Plain Dirty (USA: DVD title)
New Best Friend (2002) .... Sidney Connors
Dead in the Water (2002) .... Gloria
Pumpkin (2002) .... Jeanine Kryszinsky
Tart (2001) .... Cat Storm
... aka Naïve (Canada: French title)
Happy Campers (2001) .... Wendy
The Smokers (2000) .... Jefferson Roth
The Intern (2000) .... Jocelyn Bennett
... aka Intern (USA: new title)
Girl (1998) .... Andrea Marr
Lolita (1997) .... Dolores 'Lolita' Haze
... aka Lolita (France)
Face/Off (1997) .... Jamie Archer
... aka Face Off
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