Alexa Swinton (aka Alexa Skye 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. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.
Alexa will be appearing as “Piper” in the upcoming series “Emergence” on ABC premiering September 24, 2019.
Alexa begun her professional acting career performing at age three 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 has acted opposite Paul Giamatti and Maggie Siff in Showtime’s Billions as Eva Rhoades. Alexa appeared in a range of broadcast TV shows including Manifest, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show,Today, and The View.
Alexa 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.
Alexa has appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions including Annie Warbucks and Madeline’s Christmas. Alexa originated the role of Addie in Make Believe, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Jackson Gay at the Hartford Stage. Alexa 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.
Alexa 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. She has two siblings, Maxim and Ava who are also performers.