Dominique Swain

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Dominique Swain
BornDominique Ariane Swain
(1980-08-12) August 12, 1980 (age 33)
Malibu, California, United States
Years active1997–present
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Dominique Swain
BornDominique Ariane Swain
(1980-08-12) August 12, 1980 (age 33)
Malibu, California, United States
Years active1997–present

Dominique Ariane Swain (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as the title character in the 1997 film adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, and as Jamie Archer in the film Face/Off.[1]

Early life[edit]

Swain was born in Malibu, California, the daughter of Cindy (née Fitzgerald) and David Swain, Sr., an electrical engineer.[2] Swain grew up with four siblings and was a student at Malibu High School. Her sister is the actress Chelse Swain.


In 1993, Swain was a stunt double in the film The Good Son.

In 1995, Swain was chosen from 2,500 girls to star in the controversial remake of Lolita; the film was released in 1997. Shortly after, Swain starred as the rebellious daughter of John Travolta's character in the action film Face/Off. After Face/Off, she starred in many independent and low-budget films including the award winning Southern Gothic suspense movie Briar Patch aka "Plain Dirty", in which she played the lead role as the battered wife Inez.

In 1998 Swain appeared in Girl with Sean Patrick Flannery being her love interest, Tara Reid, Selma Blair and John Philbin were also in the film.

Swain appeared in the video for Shawn Mullins' 1998 single, "Lullaby", directed by Roger Pistole. She has appeared in other videos as well: "Losing Control" by Sky Parade, "Rockstar" by Nickelback, and "We Are All Made of Stars" by Moby.

In 2002, Stuff magazine named her #79 of its 102 Sexiest Women In The World. In February 2007, she was the cover girl on Stuff. That same month, she appeared in the straight-to-DVD horror movie Dead Mary.

In 2003, she starred in the movie Briar Patch (aka "Plain Dirty").

In 2005, she appeared in the horror movie Devour as Dakota with Jensen Ackles.

In 2011, she appeared in Monte Hellman's romantic thriller Road to Nowhere as Nathalie Post.

Personal life[edit]

Swain is a spokesperson for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). At the age of 21, she became the youngest model to pose nude (without exposure) for PETA.


1997Face/OffJamie Archer
1997LolitaDolores 'Lolita' Haze
1998GirlAndrea Marr
2000InternJocelyn Bennett
2000Smokers, TheThe SmokersJefferson Roth
2001Happy CampersWendy
2001Mean People SuckKateShort film
2001TartCat Storm
2002PumpkinJeanine Kryszinsky
2002Dead in the WaterGloria
2002New Best FriendSidney Barrett
2003Briar PatchInez Macbeth
2003As Virgins FallEllen Denver
2003Job, TheThe JobEmily Robin
2004Freediver, TheThe FreediverMaggie
2004Out of SeasonKelly Phillips
2005Locrian Mode, TheThe Locrian ModeJillShort film
2006Alpha DogSusan Hartunian
2006All InAce
2007Pacific and Eddy, TheThe Pacific and EddyChelsea
2007White AirChristie
2007Fall Down DeadChristie WallaceAlso associate producer
2008BordersAshleyShort film
2008Noble ThingsAmber Wades
2009StuntmenMindy Danger
2010Road to NowhereNathalie Post
2012Private WarLCpl. Roberts
2012Girl from the Naked Eye, TheThe Girl from the Naked EyeAlissa
2013Blue DreamGena
2014Sharkansas Women's Prison MassacreHoneyCompleted
2014The MourningThe Suited WomanPost-production
2014Rock StorySammy CarlsonPost-production
20146 Ways to SundownSteph GarciaPost-production
2014WidowsAmanda BrandtShort film, post-production
2014Spreading DarknessFiona FunariPost-production
2014Skin TraffikAnna PeelPost-production
2014HuntedAlexandra HayesPost-production
2014Fatal InstinctAlyPost-production
2014The 6th FriendHeatherFilming
2016MagikCalysta (voice)Post-production, also writer
2004Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel, TheThe Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street BrothelMonicaTV movie
2005JAGLt. Eve Sorrens1 episode ("The Sixth Juror")
2006Ghost WhispererStacy Chase1 episode ("Friendly Neighborhood Ghost")
2006Punk'dHerself1 episode
2006Totally AwesomeLoriTV movie
2007Dead MaryKimVideo
2008Prairie FeverAbigailVideo
2012Nazis at the Center of the EarthDr.Paige MorganVideo

Awards and nominations[edit]

1998Saturn AwardsSaturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger ActressFace/OffNominated
1999Chicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActressLolitaNominated
1999MTV Movie AwardsBest Kiss (with Jeremy Irons)LolitaNominated
1999Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie / Pilot / Mini-Series: Leading Young ActressLolitaWon
1999YoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV FilmLolitaNominated
2003DVD Exclusive AwardsBest ActressTartNominated
2007Silver Lake Film FestivalBest ActressThe Pacific and EddyWon
2013Downbeach Film FestivalLifesaver Achievement AwardN/AWon


  1. ^ David Colman (1998-09-27). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: Dominique Swain; The Age of Insouciance". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Dominique Swain Biography (1980-)". Retrieved 2010-03-28. 

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