Emily Swallow is an LA and NYC-based stage, television, film, video game and voiceover actress. On television, she is best known for smiting and smoldering her way through season 11 of SUPERNATURAL as The Darkness. Fans were relieved when she finally stopped her flirtation with Dean and left with Chuck for some family therapy.
After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Emily decided against a career in foreign affairs and went to New York to pursue her MFA in Acting at NYU (because acting like a spy is safer than actually being one). Since then, she has enjoyed diverse experiences on stage and screen. Emily has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in numerous regional theaters, starring with with Mark Rylance (Nice Fish, Guthrie Theatre), Michael Stuhlbarg (Measure for Pleasure, Public Theatre), and Blythe Danner and Scott Foley (The Country House, Geffen Theatre).
On television, Emily first appeared on Guiding Light in a recurring role; she then went on to such shows as Southland, Flight of the Conchords, Medium, NCIS and The Good Wife until she landed the role of series regular Michelle Robidaux in the David E. Kelley & Sanjay Gupta series Monday Mornings on TNT. She then showed up during the 5th season of The Mentalist as Kim Fischer, where she succeeded in tricking the trickster (Patrick Jane) himself, pretending to be a lonely international traveler only to recruit him to work with her at the FBI. Since then, she has been shown up on How to Get Away With Murder, The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Man with a Plan and, of course, Supernatural.
You can currently see Emily in The Games We Play, a short film making the festival circuit, in the upcoming film Forget Me Not, and the comedy series Adoptable. She can currently be heard voicing ‘Lisa Tepes,’ Dracula’s wife, on Netflix’s hit animated series Castlevania.
When she's not playing dress-up, Emily volunteers on the Executive Committee of the Surfrider Foundation in Los Angeles.