Dominique Swain

Actor
From the 2500 would-be teen-temptresses that auditioned for the role, 15-year-old Malibu High School sophomore Dominique Swain was cast by director Adrian Lyne as his "Lolita" (1997). The film met with numerous ... Read more »
Born: 08/11/1980

Filmography

Actor (34)

6 Ways to Die 2015 (Movie)

Steph Garcia (Actor)

Fatal Flip 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Capers 2014 (Movie)

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Devour 2014 (Movie)

Dakota (Actor)

The Mourning 2014 (Movie)

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The Whole Banana 2014 (Movie)

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Toxic 2014 (Movie)

Nadia (Actor)

The Girl From the Naked Eye 2012 (Movie)

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Road to Nowhere 2011 (Movie)

Nathalie Post (Actor)

The Brooklyn Heist 2009 (Movie)

Mercy (Actor)

The Ocean 2009 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Fall Down Dead 2008 (Movie)

Christie Wallace (Actor)

Stiletto 2008 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Alpha Dog 2007 (Movie)

Susan Hartunian (Actor)

All In 2006 (Movie)

Ace (Actor)

The Pacific and Eddy 2006 (Movie)

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JAG 2005 (Tv Show)

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Out of Season 2003 (Movie)

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New Best Friend 2002 (Movie)

Sidney (Actor)

Plain Dirty 2002 (Movie)

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Pumpkin 2002 (Movie)

Jeanine Kryszinsky (Actor)

The Job 2002 (Movie)

Emily Robin (Actor)

Dead in the Water 2001 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Happy Campers 2001 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Mean People Suck 2001 (Movie)

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Tart 2001 (Movie)

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Intern 2000 (Movie)

Jocelyn (Actor)

The Smokers 1999 (Movie)

Jefferson (Actor)

Girl 1998 (Movie)

Andrea Marr (Actor)

Lolita 1998 (Movie)

Lolita Haze (Actor)

Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

Jamie Archer (Actor)

Prairie Fever (TV Show)

Actor

Totally Awesome (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From the 2500 would-be teen-temptresses that auditioned for the role, 15-year-old Malibu High School sophomore Dominique Swain was cast by director Adrian Lyne as his "Lolita" (1997). The film met with numerous controversies and was released only in Europe (no American distributor would touch the film because of its subject matter). Initial reviews for the fledgling actress were mixed with some feeling she was more bratty and less sensual than Sue Lyon in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 version while others praised her for bringing a contemporary edge to the role of a pre-teen manipulator. Her prior professional experience amounted to stunt double work on "The Good Son" (1993), but since playing the nymphet, Swain acted a part closer to herself, a typical high school girl, the daughter of Joan Allen and John Travolta, in John Woo's "Face/Off" (1997). She also completed filming "Girl" (lensed in 1997), starring opposite Summer Phoenix as a young woman who leaves the suburbs behind to fall in with Portland's underground rock scene searching for sex and true love.

Relationships

Charlie Bambrook

Companion
dating in 1998

Chelsea Swain

Sister
born c. 1984

EDUCATION

Malibu High School

Malibu , California
was a sophomore when Adrian Lyne cast her in the title role of "Lolita"

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer; Nick Cassavetes wrote and directed

2004

Co-starred in the CBS TV-movie "The Madam's Family: The Truth About the Canal Street Brothel"

2002

Played a a sorority girl in the dark comedy "Pumpkin"

2000

Starred in the satirical comedy "The Intern" about the shallow world of fashion magazines

1999

Co-starred with Summer Phoenix in "Girl"

1997

Played Jamie Archer, the daughter of John Travolta and Joan Allen, in John Woo's "Face/Off"

1995

Cast in title role of Adrian Lyne's "Lolita" (film released in Europe in 1997)

1993

Worked as a stunt double on "The Good Son"

Bonus Trivia

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"I was really a failure at going through the motions of sex. My hips were moving, but I didn't know what I was doing. It didn't look realistic. They kept moving the camera back because I was just . . . terrible! But Adrian said it actually added to the scene, because Lolita wasn't supposed to be that experienced sexually."---Dominique Swain on her role in "Lolita" to MOVIELINE, June 1997.

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At the age of 21, she became the youngest model to pose nude for PETA.

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