AHBL - Emily Swallow

Emily Swallow is an American actress, born on December 18, 1979 in Washington, DC. She grew up in Sterling, VA and Jacksonville, FL. Intending to pursue a career as a Foreign Service Officer, she earned a BA degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Virginia whilst acting in various college, amateur and professional theatre productions. An audition for NYU's Graduate Acting Program caused her to change course, and she moved to New York to work towards her MFA degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Swallow started her career in 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. In 2016 she was cast in the Center Theater Group's production of Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced.

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 had a starring role in the The Mentalist as FBI agent Kim Fischer.

In 2015 she was cast in the eleventh season of Supernatural as the new character Amara, "the Darkness".

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