Who is Alexa Swinton?
Alexa Jaqueline Swinton was born on 5 September 2009, in New York City, USA. She’s a young American actress who’s been making waves in the entertainment industry since she made her debut in 2018. Despite her young age, Alexa has already appeared in more than 20 films and TV series, and many predict that she has a bright future ahead of her in Hollywood.
Family and education
Alexa was born to Inna and Rolfe Swinton; her mother is originally from Latvia and has Russian and Jewish heritage, while her father is Canadian-born. Alexa is also a distant relative of the famous American actress, Tilda Swinton.
Alexa took interest in the world of acting and theater at a young age. She began taking acting classes when she was only five years old, and soon discovered her passion for the craft. Her parents recognized her talent, and started taking her to auditions.
Despite her early success as an actress, Alexa takes her education seriously. She attends a private school in New York City, and maintains a healthy balance between her work and her studies.
Roles in TV series
Alexa made her TV series debut in 2012, appearing in four episodes of the drama “Mythos”, which starred Miriam Pultro and Tyler Herwick. Her next role was in an episode of the critically-acclaimed drama “Flesh and Bone” (2015), centered on an ambitious ballet dancer (played by Sarah Hey) who finds herself entangled in the cutthroat world of competitive dancing. In the following year, she appeared in the comedy sketch “Saturday Night Live”, playing the daughter of a big family.
Also in 2016, Alexa joined the cast of the Showtime drama “Billions”, created by Brian Koppelman, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and David Levien. The show is set in the high-stakes world of finance and law, and revolves around the conflict between two powerful and ambitious men: the ruthless hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, and the tenacious US Attorney Chuck Rhoades, played by Paul Giamatti.
Alexa remained a cast member until the show’s fifth season, playing the role of Elise, the daughter of Chuck’s wife Wendy Rhoades, who is a psychotherapist and performance coach for Axe Capital. “Billions” has been critically acclaimed for its intricate storytelling, strong performances, and stylish direction, and has won the prestigious Satellite Award for Best Drama Series in 2023.
In 2019, Alexa landed her first leading TV role as Piper in the sci-fi mystery drama “Emergence”. The show was created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, who previously worked on “Marvel’s Agent Carte” series; the plot revolves around Jo Evans, a police chief played by Allison Tolman, who takes in a young girl named Piper, after she is found at the scene of a mysterious plane crash. As Jo investigates the crash, she begins to uncover a conspiracy involving government agencies and a powerful technology company.
“Emergence” was well-received by both critics and audiences for its intriguing premise, strong performances, and suspenseful storytelling. Despite the positive reception, the show was canceled after one season due to low ratings. Nonetheless, Alexa’s role in the series earned critical acclaim, and cemented her as one of Hollywood’s most promising young actresses.
Another major TV series role for Alexa is in the “Sex and the City” spin-off series “And Just Like That…”, in which she plays the role of Rose Goldenblatt, the daughter of Charlotte and Harry Goldenblatt. The series premiered in 2021, but was canceled after its second season, however, if another spin-off happens, Alexa is likely to reprise her role of Rose.
Roles in movies
Alexa made her film debut in 2014, in the indie musical drama “River of Fundament”, written and directed by Matthew Barney. She appeared in several short films in the following years, including “Rest in Peace” (2016), “The Speed of Light” (2017), and “Little Brain Surgeries” (2018).
In 2021, Alexa returned to feature films with a role in the romantic drama “Sometime Other Than Now”, in which she played the daughter of Donal Louge and Kate Walsh. In the same year, she appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological horror thriller “Old”; the movie is based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle” by Pierre Oscar Lévy and Frederik Peeters, and follows a family, along with several other vacationers, as they find themselves trapped on a secluded beach that causes them to rapidly age, reducing their entire lives to a single day.
In the movie, Alexa plays the role of Maddox, the young daughter of the film’s main characters, Guy (Gael García Bernal) and Prisca (Vicky Krieps). As the family and the other guests at the beach begin to age at an alarming rate, Maddox becomes increasingly terrified and desperate for answers. Despite mixed reviews from critics, “Old” has become a commercial success, grossing over $80 million worldwide, and amassing a cult-like fan base online.
Alexa’s most recent movie role was in the 2022 short comedy “Love’s Baby Short”, directed by Lanie Zipoy.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Aside from acting, Alexa enjoys a variety of hobbies in her spare time. She’s an avid reader, and enjoys books on history, science and politics. She’s also a big fan of “Harry Potter”, and has read all the books multiple times. In addition, she enjoys writing short stories, and hopes to publish a book one day.
Despite her young age, Alexa is passionate about social justice and environmental causes. She has been actively involved in various charitable organizations and has used her platform to raise awareness about issues such as climate change and animal rights.
Alexa is fluent in Spanish, and has taken classes to improve her language skills.
Alexa also enjoys singing and dancing, and has taken dance classes since she was three years old, and performed in several musical theater productions.
Despite her young age, she has already amassed a considerable fortune through her work in the entertainment industry. As of April 2023, Alexa’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.