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Overview (3)

Born in Malibu, California, USA
Birth NameDominique Ariane Swain
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dominique Swain was born Dominique Ariane Swain on August 12, 1980 and raised in Malibu, California, USA. The second of three daughters of mother Cindy and father David an electrical engineer, her sisters makeup artist Alexis and actress Chelse. She debuted her film career in the controversial remake of Vladimir Nabokov's novel and Stanley Kubrick's film Lolita by director Adrian Lyne. It was a powerful first performance by the young actress, Lyne had seen her performance on a videotape audition she put together with a friend while she was between agents, selecting her from a pool of more than 2500 actresses vying for the role. Lyne was charmed by her and her reading directly from the novel as opposed to the script. Upon getting the role, Rosalinda, a long time imaginary friend, was the first to get the news from Dominique. Rosalinda gave Dominique the 'Okay' to do the film. Despite a phenomenal performance opposite Jeremy Irons as Humbert and Melanie Griffith as Lolita's mother, the film faced a great deal of controversy due to its subject matter as networks pulled away from backing wide theatrical release. After some delays, it was eventually premiered to US audiences on the Showtime network followed by a limited theatrical release.

Since then she has gone on to act and star in close to 50 other films, including Face/Off, Girl and Alpha Dog. Recently she has also ventured into writing, co-writing the animated feature Magik with Stephen Wallis.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hawk

Family (2)

Parents Cindy Swain
David Swain
Relatives Chelse Swain (sibling)
Alexis Swain (sibling)

Trivia (9)

She was a 15-year-old Malibu High School sophomore when she made her film debut in Lolita (1997). She was selected after a six month search from more than 2,500 girls considered for the role.
Auditioned for the role of "Claudia" in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994).
Sister of Chelse Swain and Alexis Swain.
Is a spokesperson for P.E.T.A.
Ranked #79 in (2002) Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World".
Attended the opening night screening of "Towards the Moon with Fellini" at the 2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival where Mikhail Vartanov and Doris Roberts were also present.
Appearing on the cover of Stuff Magazine's Feb. 2007 issue. [January 2007]
Born on the same date as Maggie Lawson.
Of Clan Macqueen.

Personal Quotes (3)

"Everybody thinks people who promote PETA don't eat meat, but I think animals were made to be eaten. I take my part in the food chain very seriously. I eat meat, the rarer the better. I just don't think animals should be slaughtered for their fur." (Stuff Magazine, Feb. 2007)
People have asked me if I consider any animal on Earth equal to, or greater than, human beings in terms of intelligence. On some counts, I believe animals are actually smarter than humans. Let's put it this way - how many animals have you seen drink booze, smoke, gamble, or take drugs?
[2012 interview, on Lolita (1997)] I revere the novel, I've read it six times. Whenever there were scenes in the film, I would refer immediately back to the book for more information. One thing I wrote to Adrian Lyne on my audition tape that I initially sent, is that Lolita didn't have a point of view, she was third person. I told him I know who she is, and I can give her a point of view. That's all I wrote, and that's what I felt. When you're a kid, you have balls of steel.

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