Francie Swift

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Francie Swift
OccupationFilm and television actress
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Brad Blumenfeld [1]

Francie Swift is an American actress best known for her role as Cynthia in Thoroughbreds and her recurring roles as Haylie Grimes on Outsiders and Anne Vanderbilt Archibald on Gossip Girl .


Life and career

Swift was born in Amarillo, Texas. [2] She began acting as a child at the Amarillo Theatre School for Children. [2] Prior to her senior year in high school, Swift left Amarillo to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. [2] Swift then attended State University of New York at Purchase, then settled in New York City. [2]

Swift had roles in several plays from 1997 to 2002. In 1997, Swift starred alongside Amy Ryan and Peter Dinklage in Marking, a black comedy by Patrick Breen. [3] In 1998, Swift had a leading role in Whale Music, a play by Anthony Minghella. [4] In 2000, Swift starred in Tooth, a theater production in New York. [5] In 2002, she starred in Richard Greenberg's play, The Dazzle , alongside Peter Frechette. [6]

On Gossip Girl , Swift had a recurring role as Anne Vanderbilt Archibald, the mother of Nate Archibald. [1] From 2010-2011, Swift played Sherrie West, an assistant district attorney on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit . [7] She had a recurring role as Haylie Grimes in the Outsiders . [8] [9] In 2017, Swift played Cynthia in Thoroughbreds , which was played at Sundance Film Festival. [10]

Personal life

Swift lives in New York City with her husband, Brad Blumenfeld, and their two sons. [2] [1]



1986 Vamp Dominique
1989Chill FactorPool Babe
1992 Scent of a Woman Flight Attendant
1994 The Cowboy Way Desk Clerk at Waldorf Astoria
1997 Fall Robin [11]
1997LifebreathChrystie Devoe [12]
2001A Day in Black and White
2001 World Traveler Joanie
2002 Two Weeks Notice Lauren Wade
2002Stella Shorts 1998-2002Santa's WifeVideo
2006 Heavens Fall Belle Leibowitz
2007 Descent ClairUncredited
2010 Cop Out Pam
2010 All Good Things Kelly Callender
2011 Brief Reunion Gitta [13]
2017 Thoroughbreds Cynthia [14] [15]


1995 Law & Order Megan Nelson / Bobby / NancyEpisode: "Switch"
1995The Wright VerdictsEpisode: "Unlucky Star"
1996 Kiss & Tell Kelly KriegerTV film
1997 Liberty! Baroness von RiedeselTV miniseries [16]
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Helen MontgomeryEpisode: "Strangled, Not Stirred"
1998 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Roxanne MitchellEpisode: "Spyder's Web"
1999 Due South Luanne RussellEpisode: "A Likely Story"
1999 Law & Order Mercedes GarrisonEpisode: "Merger"
2000 The Great Gatsby Jordan BakerTV film
2001–02 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Sarah Dacos"The Doorbell Rang"
Margot Dickey"Door to Death"
"Christmas Party"
Neya Tormic"Over My Dead Body"
Helen Weltz"The Next Witness"
2003 Hack Jennifer HoltEpisode: "Presumed Guilty"
2004NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323TV film
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nelda CarlsonEpisode: "Semi-Detached"
2005 CSI: Miami Laura GannonEpisode: "Blood in the Water
2007 Six Degrees Olivia KeelingEpisode: "Objects in the Mirror"
2007 Damages Holly FrobisherEpisodes: "Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker", "Sort of Like a Family"
2007–2011 Gossip Girl Anne Vanderbilt Archibald Recurring role, 10 episodes [17] [2] [1]
2009 Law & Order Caroline ReevesEpisode: "The Drowned and the Saved"
2009–2010 The Good Wife Kya PooleRecurring role, 5 episodes [2] [18]
2010 Gravity AmandaEpisodes: "Cold Swim Away", "Damn Skippy"
2010 White Collar Renee SimmonsEpisode: "Withdrawal"
2010–2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Sherri WestRecurring role, 5 episodes [7]
2012 Person of Interest Sabrina DrakeEpisode: "Til Death" [19]
2013 House of Cards Felicity HolburnEpisodes: "Chapter 1", "Chapter 4", "Chapter 5", "Chapter 6" [2]
2013 Elementary Katie SutterEpisode: "Risk Management"
2013 Hostages Nina CarlisleRecurring role, 4 episodes [2]
2014 Sleepy Hollow Beth LancasterEpisode: "Where I Send Thee"
2016 Outsiders Haylie GrimesEpisodes: Recurring role, 11 episodes [8] [20]
2019 Bull Dr. Julia MartinEpisode: "Split Hairs" [21]

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