Serinda Swan was born in West Vancouver, B.C., to a family of artists, including her mother, an actress, and her father, a theatre director with a well-established acting school. Serinda actually gravitated to the arts and at three she starred in her first motion picture, Cousins with Ted Danson and Isabella Rossellini.
Swan was introduced to the world in popular shows like Supernatural, Psych, Reaper and Hawaii Five-O. In 2009 Swan was cast as the iconic ‘Zatanna’ in the hugely popular show Smallville. Feature films soon followed with The Breakup Artist, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief directed by Chris Columbus, Disney’s TRON: Legacy opposite Beau Garrett, Olivia Wilde and Jeff Bridges, as well as The Baytown Outlaws with Billy Bob Thornton. Swan wrapped an independent film entitled Sister starring opposite Reid Scott and Bruce Davison, which tackles the issue of mental illness and debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Additionally, she starred in the thriller entitled The Veil, opposite William Moseley. Swan recently wrapped Blood on Wheels, a feature produced by James Franco.
In 2011, Swan was cast as the female lead ‘Erica Reed’, in the A&E series Breakout Kings. The show lasted two seasons and upon its completion she was cast as a series regular in the hit USA show Graceland playing the hard-partying yet hard-working, unorthodox DEA agent ‘Paige Arkin’. Graceland ran for three seasons. On her hiatus from the show, Swan did a special guest arc on the hit CW show, The Tomorrow People. She then moved to portray the iconic Anne Bancroft alongside Jessica Lange in Ryan Murphy’s new show FEUD. Swan recently did a season-long arc in the HBO series’ Ballers, playing Dwayne Johnson’s new love interest. Swan was most recently the female lead in Marvel’s Inhumans for ABC. She played Medusa, the queen of the Inhumans opposite Anson Mount and Iwan Rheon.
Outside of acting, Swan’s true passion is activism. In 2011 she became an official ambassador of Friends to Mankind, an organization that partners with non-profits to raise awareness and funds through educational campaigns. Swan has cycled across Cambodia, installed nets in Africa, and skydived from 18,000 ft., the highest jump in North America, in hopes of encouraging others to take a stand and make a difference. She has helped raise over one million dollars to date for various charities and causes close to her heart. Swan is the CEO and Co-Founder of the education technology company, Deedly. Her belief is that education should be free, and through their specific month long curriculum they educate students about world issues and the charities that strive to fix them. Deedly will be in more 1000 schools by the end of the year.
Swan currently resides in Los Angeles, California.