Alexa Swinton is an American actress, singer and writer with Canadian, Scottish and Russian-Jewish heritage. She is known for her roles in television, film and theater.
Swinton began her professional acting career performing at age 3 in Matthew Barney's River of Fundament, where she performed opposite Paul Giamatti and Elaine Stritch. She made her television debut playing the younger version of the lead character Claire in Starz's Flesh and Bone and acted opposite Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff in Showtime's Billions as Eva Rhoades. Swinton has appeared in a range of broadcast TV shows including Manifest, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show,Today and The View.
Swinton has appeared in numerous short films, including the multi-award-winning short Nettles, written and directed by Raven Jackson, with the director of photography Jomo Fray.
Swinton has appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions including Annie Warbucks and Madeline's Christmas. She originated the role of Addie in Make Believe, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Jackson Gay at the Hartford Stage. She also originated the role of Young Inna in the world premiere of Kooky Spook, written by Inna Swinton and directed by Maria Smushkovich, at the New York New Works Theatre Festival.
Swinton was born in New York City and lives in New Jersey. Her father, Rolfe Swinton, is a technology and data entrepreneur. Her mother, Inna Swinton, is an actress, lawyer and author. Swinton has two siblings, Maxim and Ava, who are also performers.