Austin Swift

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Austin Swift
Born
Austin Kingsley Swift

(1992-03-11) March 11, 1992 (age 30)
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
OccupationActor, Producer
Years active2016–present
Relatives

Austin Kingsley Swift (born March 11, 1992)[1] is an American actor and producer who has been in films such as Live by Night (2016) and I.T. (2016). He is the younger brother of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and has appeared in or produced her music videos. Swift currently manages Taylor's film projects and music licensing.[2]

Early life[edit]

Austin Kingsley Swift was born on March 11, 1992, at Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania. His father, Scott Archie Swift, is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, and his mother, Andrea Gardner Swift (née Finlay), is a former homemaker who had previously worked as a mutual fund marketing executive. His older sister, Taylor Swift, is a singer-songwriter.[3] His maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, was an opera singer.[4] Swift's paternal great-great-grandfather was an Italian immigrant entrepreneur and community leader who opened several businesses in Philadelphia in the 1800s.[5][6] Swift moved from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, to Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his family at a young age.[7]

Education and career[edit]

Swift graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015,[8] where he studied film and had roles in plays such as Dead Man's Cell Phone and Six Characters in Search of an Author. During college, he transferred to Vanderbilt University, but eventually transferred back to University of Notre Dame for the completion of his studies.[9] He interned at Lionsgate, where his responsibilities included making and sending out screeners.[10] He made his film debut in the 2016 thriller I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan. Swift has also appeared in Live by Night, Megyn Kelly's political drama Embeds,[11] sitcom Still the King,[12] and Todd Berger's Cover Versions.[10] In 2019, he starred in the indie movie Braking for Whales, originally titled Whaling, written by Tammin Sursok and her husband Sean McEwen,[13][14][15] and in the horror thriller We Summon the Darkness, directed by Marc Meyers.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 I.T. Lance
2016 Live by Night Mayweather
2018 Cover Versions Kirk
2019 Braking for Whales J.T.
2019 We Summon the Darkness Ivan Co-producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Embeds Colin 2 episodes
2017 Still the King Tyler Episode: "Showcase Showdown"

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Role Note(s) Ref.
2009 "The Best Day" Taylor Swift Himself [17]
2019 "Christmas Tree Farm" [18]
2021 "The Best Day (Taylor's Version)" [19]
"I Bet You Think About Me" Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton N/A As producer; directed by Blake Lively [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kile, Meredith B. (March 11, 2016). "Taylor Swift Wishes Brother Austin Happy 24th Birthday With Adorable Throwback Pic". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "How a Kid Flick Got Taylor Swift to Remake a Previously Off-Limits Song". Billboard.
  3. ^ Jepson, Louisa (2013). Taylor Swift. Simon and Schuster. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-4711-3087-8. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Taylor Swift stammt aus dem Freistaat". BR24 (in German). September 17, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2021.
  5. ^ Vadala, Nick. "Taylor Swift ancestor's home added to Philly Register of Historic Places". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "Taylor Swift's Great-Great-Grandfather's Philly Home Gets Historic Landmark Status". AP NEWS. July 25, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  7. ^ Diu, Nisha Lilia (April 3, 2011). "Taylor Swift: 'I won't do sexy shoots'". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on May 6, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Chiu, Melody (September 23, 2016). "Austin Swift on Big Sis Taylor's Rise to Stardom and Finding Support at Notre Dame After Their Mom's Cancer Diagnosis". People. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  9. ^ "Who is Austin Swift? 5 Things to Know About Taylor Swift's Brother". April 10, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Duboff, Josh (June 1, 2017). "Austin Swift (Yes, Brother of Taylor) Is Finding His Own Path to the Limelight". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Duboff, Josh (January 18, 2017). "Austin Swift, Taylor's Brother, Gets Political in Megyn Kelly's New Television Series". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Bailey, Alyssa (July 21, 2017). "Watch Austin Swift Shut Down Miley Cyrus's Dad on 'Still the King'". Elle. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Weiss, Suzannah (August 6, 2017). "Taylor Swift's Brother Austin Swift Is Starring in the Movie "Whaling"". Teen Vogue. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  14. ^ Reilly, Kaitlin (August 7, 2017). "Taylor Swift's Brother Austin Just Scored A Movie Role". Refinery29. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Gajewski, Ryan (August 4, 2017). "Taylor Swift's Brother Austin Swift Joins 'Pretty Little Liars' Star's Road-Trip Comedy 'Whaling' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  16. ^ Kit, Borys (September 5, 2018). "Alexandra Daddario, Keean Johnson to Star in Horror Thriller 'We Summon the Darkness' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  17. ^ Taylor Swift - The Best Day, retrieved March 18, 2021
  18. ^ Taylor Swift - Christmas Tree Farm, retrieved March 18, 2021
  19. ^ Taylor Swift - The Best Day, retrieved March 18, 2021
  20. ^ Feller, Madison; Bailey, Alyssa (November 15, 2021). "Taylor Swift's 'I Bet You Think About Me' Music Video Easter Eggs, Broken Down". Elle. Retrieved November 20, 2021.

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