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Emily Swallow is an American actress.
Swallow was raised in Jacksonville, Florida. While at Stanton College Preparatory School she began acting in various college, amateur and professional theatre productions. She then graduated in 2001 with a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia, and then studied for a MFA in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Swallow started her career on Broadway theatre, where she performed in various productions, including High Fidelity, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Guthrie Theater, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park, and the world-premiere of Off-Broadway shows Romantic Poetry and Measure for Pleasure. In 2013 she collaborated with Mark Rylance and poet Louis Jenkins on the world premiere of Nice Fish at the Guthrie Theater.
Swallow’s first television role was in Guiding Light, later taking parts in "Southland," "Ringer," The Good Wife, NCIS, Flight of the Conchords, Medium, as series regular Dr. Michelle Robidaux on TNT's medical drama Monday Mornings and Rizzoli & Isles. She is currently starring in the The Mentalist as FBI agent Kim Fischer.
In 2013, Swallow took her first role in movies, in a yet-to-be-titled thriller directed by Shana Betz scheduled for release in 2014.
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