Serinda Swan rose out from anonymity to become one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities to watch out for in a span of a few short years. This Canadian-born actress established her career as a commercial model in her native country before making her mark in the United States. This head-turning vixen is not just a pretty face but a woman with exceptional talent and passion for acting.
Serinda was born in West Vancouver, British Columbia on July 11, 1984 but was raised on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Serinda is of Spanish, Irish, Scottish and English descent. She is the younger sister of two daughters who has always been an avid fan of Archie comics.
Serinda was exposed to the world of acting at a very early age when her parents let her tag along to movie sets. Her mother was as actress while her father was a director and acting coach. It was here where Serinda first caught a glimpse of what it was like to be on set, which further triggered Serinda’s love for acting.
Aside from a developed love for acting, Serinda was involved in a lot of sports with gymnastics being her favorite. Fortunately, her heavy involvement in the sport helped Serinda later in life as she landed plenty of roles in action films. Thankfully, Serinda was already a fitness buff, and that made it easy for her to do stunts herself.
Serinda started off as a commercial model appearing in various commercial ads including Macy’s and Milky Way. She also had endorsements for Guess and the Much Music Channel. However, Serinda wanted to do more than just pose in front of the camera as acting was really her passion.
Swan made her mainstream acting debut in 2006 with “Blood Ties”, a fantasy drama series about a female private investigator who befriends a vampire. It was her guest–starring role on “Blood Ties” that allowed Serinda to take on more TV roles. By 2007, she had minor roles in a bunch of TV series including “Psych” and “Reaper”.
Serinda took on many supporting roles for a multitude of TV shows and feature films. Some of these include “Smallville” as the heroine Zatanna and a guest starring role on the drama thriller “Supernatural”. It was also on the set of “Supernatural” where Swan had the opportunity to act alongside her childhood crush, Jensen Ackles.
However, what really put Serinda into the spotlight was when she portrayed the Greek goddess Aphrodite in the action film “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”. Not long after, Swan was cast in another big screen action blockbuster “Tron: Legacy”. Here, she had a supporting role in the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi hit that starred Jeff Bridges and Garret Hedlund.
Just after a year, Serinda proved herself once more with her scene-stealing performance on “Breakout Kings”, an action-packed drama series. It was here where Serinda elevated to new heights as she continued to take on projects that showed her talent and versatility. Serinda played Erica Reed, an ex-bounty hunter who was put in prison for killing five people that were involved in the murder of her father.
After establishing herself as a versatile actress, Serinda continued to bag lead roles with the supernatural thriller “Jin” and another thriller called “Creature”. In 2012, her movie “The Baytown Disco” is set to be released with her role as Jez. Undoubtedly, Serinda Swan will continue to be one of the most sought after female leads that Hollywood should watch out for.