Serinda Swan is a Canadian actress. She starred as Erica Reed in the series Breakout Kings for two seasons from 2011 to 2012. She then starred as DEA Special Agent Paige Arkin in the USA Network series Graceland, which premiered in the summer of 2013 and concluded September 2015. Swan also guest starred in one episode of Hawaii Five-0 and in four episodes of the NBC drama Chicago Fire as Brittany Baker.

She portrays Anne Bancroft in the first season of Feud.

Early Life

Swan was born in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her father, Scott Swan, is a Canadian theatre director and actor who runs an acting studio on the north shore.


She was featured in the "Theory of a Deadman" video So Happy released in April 2008. She appeared twice on the television series Smallville (in the episodes "Hex" and "Warrior") as Zatanna Zatara. She had the role of the pagan god Veritas in a season 6 episode of the TV series Supernatural. Swan began her big-screen acting career in 2009 in the rom-com The Break-Up Artist.

From 2011 to 2012, Swan starred as Erica Reed in the A&E television series, Breakout Kings. She shared that many of the prison scenes of Breakout Kings were shot in actual prisons, while real convicts are also there behind bars. Breakout Kings was canceled on May 17, 2012.

Swan portrays Zera in upcoming Brent Ryan Green film The Veil. In March 2017, it was announced that Swan would portray Medusa in the ABC and Marvel Television series Inhumans.

Swan works with different charities including the Somaly Mam Foundation, United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets, and Heifer International.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Neal 'n' Nikki Amanda
2009 The Break-Up Artist Ashley
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Aphrodite
2010 Tron: Legacy Siren #2
2011 Recoil Darcy
2011 Creature Emily
2012 Wake Alex Short film
2012 Baytown Outlaws Jez
2014 Jinn Jasmine Walker
2014 Sister Melissa
2015 The Veil Zera Post-production
2015 Sentient Heather Short film, post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Exes and Ohs Lucianne "What Goes Around"
2008 Loch Ness Terror Caroleena TV film
2008 Psych Eileen Mazwell "Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?"
2009 Desperate Escape Melissa TV film
2009 Hostile Makeover Amanda Manville TV film
2009 Trust Tiffany TV film
2009–2010 Smalleville Zatanna Zatara "Hex", "Warrior", "Icarus"
2010 Supernatural Veritas / Ashley Frank "You Can't Handle the Truth"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Alana "Ho'ohuli Na'au"
2011–2012 Breakout Kings Erica Reed Main role
2013 Republic of Doyle Patti Middlebrooks "Missing"
2013–2015 Graceland Paige Arkin Main role
2014 The Tomorrow People Cassandra Smythe "Things Fall Apart", "Endgame"
2014 Chicago Fire Brittany Baker Recurring role
2017 Inhumans Medusa Lead role
2017 Feud: Bette and Joan Anne Bancroft "And The Winner Is... (The Oscars of 1963)"


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