Who is Dominique Swain?

American actress and producer Dominique Swain was born in Malibu, California USA on 12 August 1980, making Leo her zodiac sign. She has 108 acting credits but is probably still known best for portraying the lead character Dolores ‘Lolita’ Haze in the 1997 romantic movie “Lolita”, which also starred Jeremy Irons and Melanie Griffith, and was directed by Adrian Lyne. It follows a professor of English language who’s fallen for a minor, and the film won two of its six award nominations. Dominique was 15 while shooting for the movie.

She’s today shooting for eight upcoming films, which include “Holy Masquerade”, “The Condition” and “State of Desolation”.

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Education and early life

Dominique was raised in Malibu, California alongside her sisters Alexis and Chelse, by their father David Swain Sr. who was an electrical engineer, and mother Cindy (nee Fitzgerald) who was a housewife; Chelse’s today also a popular actress, and is perhaps known best for portraying Bonnie Lisbon in the 1999 romantic movie “The Virgin Suicides”.

Dominique spent a lot of her spare time watching movies and TV series while growing up, and thus fell in love with acting at a very early age. She studied at Malibu High School and was 16 when she made her debut film appearance, portraying Jamie Archer in the 1997 action crime science fiction movie “Face/Off”, and she’s been active in the film industry ever since.

Dominique matriculated in 1988 and then chose not to enroll at college.

Roles in movies

Dominique starred as Andrea Marr in the popular 1998 musical comedy “Girl”, which also starred Sean Patrick Flanery and Summer Phoenix, and was directed by Jonathan Kahn. It follows a straight-A teenage girl who’s fallen in love with rock ‘n’ roll, and the movie won only a single award. The remainder of the ‘90s saw Dominique appear in the music video “Shawn Mullins: Lullaby”, the 2000 comedy “Intern” and the 2000 thriller “The Smokers”.

The year 2002 saw her play Jeanine Kryszinsky in the romantic comedy “Pumpkin”, which starred Hank Harris and Christina Ricci, and was directed by Anthony Abrams and Adam Larson Broder. It follows a sorority girl who’s fallen in love with a mentally-challenged man, and the movie was nominated for three awards. Dominique was then cast to appear in several hit movies, such as the 2002 mystery thriller “New Best Friend”, the 2003 crime action “The Job” and the 2005 drama “Journeyman”.

She portrayed Susan Hartunian in the evergreen 2006 biographical crime drama “Alpha Dog”, which starred Emile Hirsch and Justin Timberlake, and was written and directed by Nick Cassavetes. It follows Johnny and his friends as they’ve kidnapped 15 years old boy Zach, while they’ve now taken him partying with them; the movie won three of its 10 award nominations. Some of Dominique’s notable performances in the remainder of the decade were in the 2007 horror thriller “Fall Down Dead”, the 2008 crime action “Stiletto” and the 2010 romantic thriller “Road to Nowhere”.

She portrayed The Suited Woman in the 2015 mystery thriller “The Mourning”, which starred Michael Rene Walton and Louis Mandylor, and was written and directed by Marc Clebanoff; it follows soldier Aaron who went missing during Desert Storm, and has now, after 20 years returned home without having aged a day.

Some of Dominique’s most recent film roles have been in the 2022 action adventure fantasy “4 Horsemen: Apocalypse”, the 2022 action “Shadow Master” and the 2023 action horror “End Times”.

Roles in TV series

Dominique’s appeared in only two TV series.

She portrayed Lieutenant Eve Sorrens in the 2005 episode “The Sixth Juror” of the popular crime action “JAG”, which starred Patrick Labyorteaux and David James Elliott, and which Donald P. Bellisario created. It follows the life and work of US Navy lawyer Harmon Rabb, the series aired from 1995 through 2005 and won 12 of the 19 awards for which it was nominated.

In 2006, Dominique played Stacy Chase in the episode “Friendly Neighborhood Ghost” of the critically acclaimed fantasy “Ghost Whisperer”, which starred David Conrad and Jennifer Love Hewitt, and which John Gray created. It follows a woman who’s become caught between the living and the dead, the series aired from 2005 through 2010 and won five of its 30 award nominations.

Other credits

Dominique produced the 2007 horror thriller movie “Fall Down Dead” and the 2018 horror comedy film “Rottentail”; she also worked as an assistant director on the 2015 short film “Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever”.

Her most recent talk-show appearance was in “Celebrity Ghost Stories” in 2014.

Awards and nominations

Dominique’s won seven of her 17 award nominations.

Some of her wins include a 1999 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie – Leading Young Actress for “Lolita”, a 2007 Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival Prize for Best Actress, for “The Pacific and Eddy”, and a 2013 Atlantic City Cinefest Lifesaver Achievement Award.

Love life and boyfriend

Dominique prefers to keep her love life away from media, but we still know about a couple of men whom she’s dated.

In 1997 and 1998, she dated her high school sweetheart Charlie Bambrook.

From 2001 through 2003, Dominique was in a relationship with Dean Paraskevopoulos, an American actor, producer and director who’s perhaps still known best for portraying Danny Reilly in the 1998 romantic comedy film “Too Smooth”.

In 2006 and 2007, Dominique dated American artist Justin Strock.

In 2012 and 2013, she was in a relationship with Marc Clebanoff, a popular American screenwriter, producer and director who’s cast Dominique in most of the movies that he’s directed.

Since 2019, Dominique’s been in a relationship with Jamie Harr, an American actor who’s only recently launched his acting career, and has thus appeared in only three movies: the 2018 fantasy horror “Krampus: Origins”, the 2020 action science fiction “Meteor Moon” and the 2022 action “Shadow Master”.

Dominque’s in a relationship with Jamie Harr as of August 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Dominique’s a huge lover of animals and supports the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); she was 21 when she posed nude for their 2001 campaign ‘I’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur’.

There were more than 2,500 girls auditioning for the role of Lolita in the eponymous 1997 movie, and the search lasted for half a year.

She unsuccessfully auditioned for a role in the hit 1994 fantasy horror movie “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles”, which starred Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Antonio Banderas, and won 24 of its 58 award nominations.

The magazine “Stuff” ranked Dominique #79 on their 2002 list ‘102 Sexiest Women in the World’.

Dominique’s followed by over 25,000 people on Instagram and has posted more than 260 pictures and videos; most of her content shows her spending time with her pet dogs and cats.

One of her favorite actresses is Julia Stiles, and some of her favorite movies include “10 Things I Hate About You”, “Save the Last Dance”, and “Orphan: First Kill”.

Appearances and wealth

Dominique’s age is 43. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (61kgs).

Dominique’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of August 2023.

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