Alexa Swinton portrays Piper in Emergence. She also appears on a photograph as a young Emily Cox.


Alexa's mother is an actress herself and recognized a star quality in her three-year-old daughter. She put her up on a few acting websites and she soon landed her first part. She and her family live near the set of Emergence and took the opportunity to give cast and crew members tips on local things to do or where to eat.

She has two siblings, both of whom also perform. Her brother is on Little Big Shots and her sister sings. The three Swinton siblings have a YouTube channel together.



  • BeLoved (short) (????)
  • Sometime Other Than Now (2019)
  • Baby (short) (2019)
  • Little Brain Surgeries (short) (2018)
  • Umami (short) (2018)
  • Nettles (short) (2018)
  • The Speed of Light (short) (2017)
  • Rest in Peace (short) (2016)
  • River of Fundament (2014)


  • Emergence (2019)
  • Billions (2016-2019)
  • Manifest (2019)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2018)
  • Saturday Night Live (2016-2017)
  • Flesh and Bone (mini-series) (2015)
  • Mythos (2012)

Notes and Trivia

  • She was one of the first actresses whose tape the producers saw for the role.[1]
  • Her addition to the cast was announced on February 27, 2019, along with Ashley Aufderheide, Clancy Brown, and Robert Bailey Jr..[2]
  • She likes math and she is a big reader. She likes Harry Potter in particular and sci-fi and thrillers in general.
  • She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.
  • She loves Urth Cafe and Porto's Bakery in Los Angeles and has said she wants to go to one of those for breakfast before every audition.
  • She describes herself as the biggest Friends fan alive and would love to get the opportunity to work with the cast one day. She loves the character of Rachel the most. Like Rachel, she likes fashion, dislikes cleaning, and works hard for what she wants.

External Links


  1. Emergency Cast Interview Comic Con 2019
  2. Deadline 'Emergence' NBC Murder Mystery Drama Pilot Cast Its Young Lead, Robert Bailey Jr. & Clancy Brown Among Cast Additions
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