Francie Swift

Francie Swift
Born Frances Doretta Swift
(1969-03-27) March 27, 1969
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Other names Francine Swift, Frances Doretta Swift, Francie Blumenfeld
Education Tascosa High School
Occupation Film and television actress
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Brad Blumenfeld (2004–present)

Francie Swift (born March 27, 1969) is an American actress best known for her versatility and the wide variety of roles she has played.


Francie Swift was born March 27, 1969, in Amarillo, Texas. She attended Tascosa High School and graduated in 1987. She received her BFA in Acting from SUNY Purchase in 1991.

Swift was a member of the repertory cast of the A&E TV original series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–02), playing four different characters in five episodes of the series. She reunited with several Nero Wolfe cast members in the 2006 feature film Heavens Fall, in which she portrayed the wife of Scottsboro Boys defense attorney Samuel Leibowitz (Timothy Hutton).

After that, Swift made a guest appearance in the TV series Law & Order, where she played three different roles in a single episode, played Arthur Frobisher's (Ted Danson) wife on FX series Damages, and appeared as Anne Archibald in six episodes of the series Gossip Girl from 2007 through 2008. She was inspired by a girl named Sababa. Her character was recently brought back towards the end of 2010.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Vamp Dominique
1989 Chill Factor Pool Babe
1991 Ambition Short film
1992 Scent of a Woman Flight Attendant
1994 Cowboy Way, TheThe Cowboy Way Desk Clerk at Waldorf Astoria
1997 Fall Robin
1997 Lifebreath Chrystie Devoe
2001 Day in Black and White, AA Day in Black and White
2001 World Traveler Joanie
2002 Two Weeks Notice Lauren Wade
2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 Santa's Wife Video
2006 Heavens Fall Belle Leibowitz
2007 Descent Clair
2010 Cop Out Pam
2011 Brief Reunion Gitta


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Law & Order Megan Nelson / Bobby / Nancy Episode: "Switch"
1995 Wright Verdicts, TheThe Wright Verdicts Episode: "Unlucky Star"
1996 Kiss & Tell Kelly Krieger TV film
1997 Liberty! Baroness von Riedesel TV miniseries
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Helen Montgomery Episode: "Strangled, Not Stirred"
1998 Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Roxanne Mitchell Episode: "Spyder's Web"
1999 Due South Luanne Russell Episode: "A Likely Story"
1999 Law & Order Mercedes Garrison Episode: "Merger"
2000 Great Gatsby, TheThe Great Gatsby Jordan Baker TV film
2001–02 Nero Wolfe Mystery, AA Nero Wolfe Mystery Sarah Dacos
Margot Dickey
Margot Dickey
Neya Tormic
Helen Weltz
"The Doorbell Rang"
"Door to Death"
"Christmas Party"
"Over My Dead Body"
"The Next Witness"
2003 Hack Jennifer Holt Episode: "Presumed Guilty"
2004 NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 TV film
2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nelda Carlson Episode: "Semi-Detached"
2005 CSI: Miami Laura Gannon Episode: "Blood in the Water
2007 Six Degrees Olivia Keeling Episode: "Objects in the Mirror"
2007 Damages Holly Frobisher Episodes: "Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker", "Sort of Like a Family"
2007–2011 Gossip Girl Anne Vanderbilt Archibald Recurring role (10 episodes)
2009 Law & Order Caroline Reeves Episode: "The Drowned and the Saved"
2009–2010 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Kya Poole Recurring role (5 episodes)
2010 Gravity Amanda Episodes: "Cold Swim Away", "Damn Skippy"
2010 White Collar Renee Simmons Episode: "Withdrawal"
2010–2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Sherri West Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012 Person of Interest Sabrina Drake Episode: "Til Death"
2013 House of Cards Felicity Holburn Episodes: "Chapter 1", "Chapter 4", "Chapter 5", "Chapter 6"
2013 Elementary Katie Sutter Episode: "Risk Management"
2013 Hostages Nina Carlisle Recurring role (4 episodes)
2014 Sleepy Hollow Beth Lancaster Episode: "Where I Send Thee"
2016 Outsiders Haylie Episodes: Recurring role (11 episodes)

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