Francie Swift
Name Frances Doretta Swift
Birthplace Amarillo, Texas
Date of Birth March 27, 1969 (age 49)
Role on Gossip Girl

Anne Archibald

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. Her character was brought back towards the end of 2010.



Movie Role Year Notes
Vamp Dominique 1986
Chill Factor Pool Babe 1989
Ambition 1991 Short film
Scent of a Woman Flight Attendant 1992
The Cowboy Way Desk Clerk at Waldorf Astoria 1994
Fall Robin 1997
Lifebreath Chrystie Devoe 1997
A Day in Black and White 2001
World Traveler Joanie 2001
Two Weeks Notice Lauren Wade 2002
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 Santa's Wife 2002 Video
Heavens Fall Belle Leibowitz 2006
Descent Clair 2007
Cop Out Pam 2010
Brief Reunion Gitta 2011
Thoroughbreds 2017


Show Role Year(s) Notes
Law & Order Megan Nelson/Bobby/Nancy 1995 Episode: "Switch"
The Wright Verdicts 1995 Episode: "Unlucky Star"
Kiss & Tell Kelly Kreiger 1996 TV film
Liberty! Baroness von Riesdesel 1997 TV miniseries
Homicide: Life on the Street Helen Montgomery 1998 Episode: "Strangled, Not Stirred"
Soldier of Fortune, Inc Roxanne Mitchell 1998 Episode: "Spyder's Web"
Due South Luanne Russell 1999 Episode: "A Likely Story"
Law & Order Mercedes Garrison 1999 Episode: "Merger"
The Great Gatsby Jordan Baker 2000 TV film
A Nero Wolfe Mystery Sarah Dacos

Margot Dickey

Margot Dickey

Neya Tormic

Helen Weltz

2001-02 "The Doorbell Rang"

"Door to Death"

"Christmas Party"

"Over My Dead Body"

"The Next Witness"

Hack Jennifer Holt 2003 Episode: "Presumed Guilty"
NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 2004 TV film
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Nelda Carlson 2004 Episode: "Semi-Detached"
CSI: Miami Laura Gannon 2005 Episode: "Blood in the Water"
Six Degrees Olivia Keeling 2007 Episode: "Objects in the Mirror"
Damages Holly Frobisher 2007 Episodes: "Jesus, Mary, and Joe", "Sort of Like a Family"
Gossip Girl Anne Archibald 2007-2011 Recurring role; 10 episodes
Law & Order Caroline Reeves 2009 Episode: "The Drowned and the Saved"
The Good Wife Kya Poole 2009-2010 Recurring role; 5 episodes
Gravity Amanda 2010 Episodes: "Cold Swim Away", "Damn Skippy"
White Collar Renee Simmons 2010 Episode: "Withdrawal"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Sherri West 2010-11 Recurring role; 5 episodes
Person of Interest Sabrina Drake 2012 Episode: "Til Death"
House of Cards Felicity Holburn 2013 Episodes: "Chapter 1", "Chapter 4", "Chapter 5", "Chapter 6"
Elementary Katie Sutter 2013 Episode: "Risk Management"
Hostages Nina Carlisle 2013 Recurring role; 4 episodes
Sleepy Hollow Beth Lancaster 2014 Episode: "Where I Send Thee"
Outsiders Haylie Grimes 2016 Recurring role; 11 episodes
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