Ryan Jamaal Swain

Ryan Jamaal Swain

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1991-03-13 (31 years old)

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Biography

Ryan Jamaal Swain (born 13 March 1994) is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Damon Richards-Evangelista, a homeless gay dancer, in the FX television series Pose.

Personal Life

Although Swain's family has been largely supportive of his artistic endeavors, he has still experienced his share of adversity. During Swain's childhood, his stepfather became physically and emotionally abusive towards him due to his sexuality. Swain's sister, Raven Lynette Swain, was shot and killed in Birmingham, Alabama on July 28, 2020, which precipitated Swain's desire to exit from Pose and his character being written out of the series after the first episode of the third season. Swain identifies as queer.

Early Life

Ryan Swain was born to a single-mother household in Orlando, Florida on March 13, 1994. He is the eldest of four children and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.Whereas his family members geared towards the healthcare field, Swain showed an affinity for the arts at a young age. He began tap dancing lessons at the age of 4 and expanded his repertoire to include ballet, jazz, modern and hip-hop dancing. During his childhood, Swain worked with the Alabama Dance Academy, Alabama Ballet, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham Children's Theatre and Virginia Samford Theatre.He began catalog modeling at the age of 8, and did not pursue acting until his freshman year of high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. At the time, Swain was initially seeking an internship— as he was training to become a professional tennis player. He would go on to earn his B.F.A. from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and study at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, U.K. Swain relocated to New York City upon completing his studies.

Ratings

Average 6.22
Based on 29.6 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
2018
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Ryan Jamaal Swain
Ryan Jamaal Swain

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Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1991-03-13 (31 years old)

Place of birth
Orlando, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

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Ryan Jamaal Swain
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