- Full Name Quintessa Swindell
- Occupation Performer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Virginia, U.S.
- Birth Date Feb 07, 1997
- Age 24 Years, 8 Months
- Sexual Orientation Swindell is non-binary and prefers they/them/their pronouns.
"I use they/them/theirs pronouns. I feel as though there is an absolute necessity, given the current political climate, to draw focus to the many queer communities that lack representation on television and in film. Without proper representation for queer communities, people who are exploring their identity can be pushed to the side. In my experience, if I had not moved out of my small town and found a way to be surrounded by queer peoples, I would not be who and where I am today."
Quintessa Swindell | Biography 2021Anna on 'Euphoria'
Non-binary performer Swindell didn’t really find herself in Trinket's Foster – not only due to the character being cisgender but also because of the character’s inclination towards Kleptomania. But later, Swindell says she connected with the character because of few commonalities: artsy Instagram craze, cool style, and a habit of raising a voice against injustice. Just after filming the final season, which is the second season, Swindell perceived they have more resemblance with Foster than they had ever thought. “In the beginning I was like, ‘I’m so not her,’ but I think in retrospect, there are so many [commonalities].”
Quintessa Swindell is an American performer famous for their portrayal of Tabitha Foster in the Netflix teen drama series Trinkets.
Who is Quintessa Swindell?
An American actor famous for her role-play on Trinkets, Tabitha Foster is a non-binary person.
Hailing from Virginia, Swindell made their first debut in the drama series Euphoria. Swindell is also accredited for their role in movies such as Voyagers and Granada Nights. Swindell has also been signed for the movie Black Adam that will be released in July 2022.
Early Life and Education
Swindell was born on 7 February 1997 in Virginia. They grew up in a single-parent family. Swindell started loving entertainment after their father brought a compact television to their home. Their father would allow them to go to Blockbuster to rent up movies. This exposure to movies helped Swindell to shift out of their regular environment to something different.
Swindell did theater at a performing arts high school in Virginia. At that point, they realized that it wasn’t exactly a theater that they adored, but it was a movie.
After Swindell graduated from high school, they headed to New York City to study acting in the BFA program at Marymount Manhattan College. There, they found an unanticipated culture of inclusiveness. Swindell acknowledges their experiences of New York as a student for helping them to embrace their own racial and gender identity.
Swindell made her acting debut in 2019 with the HBO teen drama television series Euphoria.
Swindell portrayed Anna on Euphoria. They made their debut in the 8th episode of the first series named ‘The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed.’ The HBO series Euphoria was first released on 16 June 2019 and later won 3 ‘Primetime Emmys’ awards.
Released on 14 June 2019, Swindell portrayed the role of Tabitha Foster on Netflix’s Trinkets. In the series, their character is wealthy. After getting the role, Swindell didn’t really find herself in Foster – not only due to the character being cisgender but also because of the character’s inclination towards Kleptomania.
But later, Swindell says she connected with the character because of few commonalities: artsy Instagram craze, cool style, and a habit of raising a voice against injustice. Just after filming the final season, which is the second season, Swindell perceived they have more resemblance with Foster than they had ever thought. “In the beginning I was like, ‘I’m so not her,’ but I think in retrospect, there are so many [commonalities].”
Although Swindell’s character Foster belongs to a privileged and wealthy family, her family background doesn’t shield her from racism. In one of the episodes of Season 2, a local store owner racially profiles Foster and asks her to empty her pockets while she’s shopping with her mother.
Swindell relates to the painful experiences that their character Foster encountered. They convey that they have been confronted with a similar situation multiple times. “When we started filming [the scene], I was like, ‘damn, these are still such raw feelings. I still know where this sits in my heart and within my body.’”
Swindle could relate to the search for belonging that has always existed at the heart of Foster’s story. Despite the fact that Foster enters the series as a popular girl—who is pretty much concentrated on keeping up appearances than expressing her authentic self—she eventually finds acceptance in her ex-best friend Moe (Kiana Madeira) and new girl Elodie (Brianna Hilderbrand), two eccentrics she meets in Shoplifters Anonymous, a self-help group for Shoplifters.
Swindle remains very proud that the creators provided them with the opportunity to do something extraordinary and be a part of something they loved. “I’m also proud of myself for just being able to take a hold of this character, be confident in the choices that I was making and just be respectable and to be of service to those that are probably going through something similar around the same age or in the past. I’m super proud of it. When I look back, I’m like, ‘We did that!’”
The movie Granada Nights was released on 28 May 2021. Swindell played Amelia in the film. The movie is about a heartbroken British tourist stuck in Granada, Spain, where he bonds with a group of young foreigners. He then dives out of his comfort zone, trying to reshape his life.
Directed by Neil Burger, Voyagers was released on 19 April 2021. Swindell portrayed Julie in the movie, which is set in the near future that features the odyssey of 30 young males and females who are deployed into space on a multi-generational purpose. They are in search of a new habitat. The crew discovers a disturbing secret about the mission, and everything turns ugly as the crew defy their training and start executing their primitive behaviors and impulses.
Upcoming Projects: ‘Black Adam’
Swindell will portray Maxine Hunkell, aka Cyclone, in New Line’s DC movie Black Adam. Cyclone is a Junior member of the Justice Society with her distinguished power to manipulate sound and wind. The movie revolves around the anti-hero, Black Adam.
The movie features actors such as Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, and Aldis Hodge.
Set to be released on 29 July 2022, Black Adam is a spinoff of the 2019 superhero movie Shazam!.