Who is Emily Swallow?
Emily was born in Washington DC, USA on 18 December 1979, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and she holding American nationality; she follows the Christian religion. She is best known for her acting career, especially for her role of Kim Fischer in “The Mentalist” TV series.
Early life and education
Emily spent most of her childhood in Jacksonville, Florida with her parents Gary and Jo Swallow, but who she never talks about, nor mentions any siblings, which makes people believe that she is an only child. She attended Stanton College Preparatory School, and where she began acting in numerous college theatres. She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies, and got her MFA in acting at the Tisch School of Arts, in New York University.
Emily’s career began in Broadway theatres, acting in several plays including “High Fidelity”, “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” while she also appeared in some off-Broadway shows such as “Romantic Poetry” and “Measure for Pleasure”. Her first TV role was as Regina in the “Guiding Light” TV series in 2006, which led to 2007 appearances in “Jericho”, “Flight of the Conchords” and “Journeyman”. She landed her first movie role the next year in “The Lucky Ones”.
In 2012, Emily and Jac Huberman, singer and a comedian, launched the stage show named “Jac N Swallow”, performing it in Laurie Beeckam Theater and Joe’s Pub. It is a comedy show about the two of them as they go through various life challenges, and are now developing a TV series based on their characters.
In 2013, Emily won the role for which she is famous today – the lead role of FBI agent Kim Fischer in “The Mentalist” TV series, appeared in a total of 14 episode until the season ended in 2014. Her next notable appearance was in 2015 through 2016 in the “Supernatural” series, in which she played a character named Amara in 12 episodes – she also lent her voice for “The Order: 1886” game during the same year, and will voice Emily in the up-coming game “The Last of Us Part II”.
Emily has appeared in several more movies and TV series to this day, while she is currently working on “The Mandalorian” TV series and “Forget Me Not” short film.
Personal life and likes
Emily never talks about her love life, and hasn’t given any hints to the public from which they might conclude anything – she was rumored to have a boyfriend back in February 2016, but Emily never confirmed it. Then, on 26 August 2018 and out of the blue, Emily married Chad Kimball, a Tony-nominated American theatre actor. They don’t have any kids yet, as they are focused on their acting careers.
Besides acting and volunteering, Emily loves to surf when she has free time, and is very good at it – she and her husband also love going out for walks with their six months old Frenchton puppy named Norma Jean Meatballs Kimball.
Hey #SPNNJ! I'm comin' at ya! I'll be there Saturday for photo ops and autographs and a LOT of tomfoolery…. Thanks, @CreationEnt! #whogetsabirthdaypinatathisyear #SPNfamily #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/dWvYZ4srGR
— emily swallow (@bigEswallz) September 27, 2018
Chad was born on 2 September 1976 which makes him three years older than Emily. He spent his childhood in Seattle, Washington State, and graduated from Boston Conservatory in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in acting. He soon moved to New York City, and landed a role in the Broadway musical called “The Civil War”, but just three weeks before the show was closed. He went on to appear in the off-Broadway play “Godspell” in 2000, the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” in 2002, and in “Lennon” and “Good Vibrations” in 2005. The role which helped him get recognized was the lead in the musical entitled “Memphis” in 2008, starring in the role until late 2011, being nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Since 2018, Chad has been appearing on Broadway musical “Come from Away”.
Emily is a noted philanthropist, and she spends a lot of her time working as a volunteer for the a non-profit environmental organization Los Angeles/Malibu Chapter of The Surfrider Foundation, with the goal of protecting oceans, waves and beaches. She also participated in the fundraising event for the Jacmel Children’s Center.
Appearance and net worth
Emily is currently 39 years old, has long brown hair which she sometimes dyes blonde, brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs around 128lbs (58kg), and her vital statistics are 37-25-37. She wears shoes size nine, and dress size eight.
According to authoritative sources, Emily’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million while she charges around $30,000 for each episode in TV series which she appears in.
Emily won the Falstaff Award for best Female Performer in 2010 for her portrayal of Kate in “The Taming of the Shrew” theatre play, at the Old Globe event in San Diego.
Social media presence
Emily is very active on her social media accounts – she launched her Twitter account back in July 2009, and has so far gathered more than 50,000 followers and tweeted over 4,000 times. On Instagram Emily has so far amassed more than 55,000 followers and posted around 800 times – she also has a Facebook page which is followed by nearly 7,000 people.