Austin Swift

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Austin Swift
Austin Kingsley Swift

(1992-03-11) March 11, 1992 (age 28)
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
Years active2016–present

Austin Kingsley Swift (born March 11, 1992)[1] is an American actor. He is the younger brother of American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

Early life[edit]

Swift was born on March 11, 1992 at Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pennsylvania. His father, Scott Kingsley 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.[2] He is the younger brother of singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Swift relocated from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania to Hendersonville, Tennessee with his family at a young age for his sister to pursue her music career in Nashville.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Swift graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015,[4] where he studied film and had roles in plays such as Dead Man's Cell Phone and Six Characters in Search of an Author. He interned at Lionsgate, where his responsibilities included making and sending out screeners.[5] 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,[6] sitcom Still the King,[7] and Todd Berger's Cover Versions.[5] He also starred in the 2019 indie movie Braking for Whales, originally titled Whaling, written by Tammin Sursok and her husband Sean McEwen.[8][9][10] In September 2018, it was announced that Swift was cast in the horror thriller We Summon the Darkness.[11]



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 Also co-producer


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 Ref.
2019 "Christmas Tree Farm" Taylor Swift Himself


  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. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Bailey, Alyssa (July 21, 2017). "Watch Austin Swift Shut Down Miley Cyrus's Dad on 'Still the King'". Elle. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Weiss, Suzannah (August 6, 2017). "Taylor Swift's Brother Austin Swift Is Starring in the Movie "Whaling"". Teen Vogue. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  9. ^ Reilly, Kaitlin (August 7, 2017). "Taylor Swift's Brother Austin Just Scored A Movie Role". Refinery29. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.

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