Planned on starting a career as a Foreign Service Officer after graduating from the University of Virginia in 2001; decided to further her education and study acting after the encouragement of theater teachers.
In 2006, made her Broadway debut in High Fidelity, based on the Nick Hornby novel and the 2000 film of the same name.
Made her big-screen debut playing Brandi in The Lucky Ones (2008), a dramedy about three wounded soldiers who return to the U.S. from Iraq and unexpectedly wind up together on a cross-country road trip.
Has performed in a New York-based cabaret group, Jac 'N Swallow, with fellow songstress Jaclyn Huberman.
Jo Swallow — Mother
Gary Swallow — Father
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States (BA in Middle Eastern Studies, 2001); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Acting, 2004)