Quintessa Swindell (Tabitha in Trinkets) identifies as non-binary and gender-nonconforming. Their pronouns are they/them/theirs, and to get to the place where they are today, took a lot of courage, self-reflection, and finding oneself. Their journey was not easy, but after finding themselves and their crowd, Quintessa is firmly planting their feet in Hollywood.
They only started to appear in TV shows in 2019 with the Netflix show Trinkets. Their IMDb page lacks a long list of credit, but don't let that fool you. Their work is confident, representative, and sound for the current times. So, here are five interesting facts you should know about Quintessa Swindell.
Quintessa Swindell Plays Tabitha Foster in the Netflix Series Trinkets
Trinkets was Netflix's new teen-targeted series about kleptomaniacs. The show was about three girls who find themselves in each others' lives after a SA meeting. The half-hour 10-episode series was released in 2019 to lukewarm critical and moderately-positive viewer reaction. Now, Netflix is bringing back the show for a second and final season in 2020.
Trinkets follows three girls who find friendship while attending the Shoplifters Anonymous group. All three girls realize they have shoplifting habits and keep their friendship on the down-low while in school. And while forming a deep bond, they also help each other with their own familial messes and school teenage troubles.
Quintessa Swindell plays Tabitha in the Netflix series Trinkets.
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Quintessa Swindell plays Tabitha Foster in the Netflix series Trinkets. Tabitha comes from a well-off family, and she is the queen bee of her high school, but there is more than meets the eye. Tabitha is dealing with high expectations and what everyone around her wants her to be. But Tabitha finds solace in her two new friends who make her make sense of everything.
Netflix is releasing the second season of Trinkets on 25 August 2020. Trinkets cast includes Brianna Hildebrand as Elodie Davis, Kiana Madeira as Moe Truax, Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha Foster, Brandon Butler as Brady Finch, Odiseas Georgiadis as Noah Simos, Larry Sullivan as Doug Davis, and Danna Green as Jenna.
Quintessa Swindell Identifies as Non-Binary
Quintessa Swindell says they are non-binary and gender-nonconforming. In an interview with GLAAD, Quintessa said sometimes they do not feel like a girl, and it was hard to come to terms with. They also mentioned how getting out of their small town was the only way Quintessa became who they were meant to be.
They said finding their crowd in queer community was freeing. "In my experience, if I had not moved out of my small town and found a way to be surrounded by queer peoples, I would not be who and where I am today," they said. Quintessa is also fighting for representation of queer and non-binary characters in Hollywood productions.
Quintessa said it is crucial to bring awareness to the queer and non-binary communities so others coming after them can be who they want to be without feeling lost within themselves. Tabitha performer also said they are looking forward to playing a non-binary character in a TV show or movie if the opportunity arises in the future.
Quintessa Would Like to Play Angela Davis in a Biopic
Angela Davis is a Marxist and former member of the Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA). She was involved in the protest against the United States war in Vietnam, she also advocated for socialist agendas and extreme far-left ideologies. Angela Davis is now a respected professor and political figure in the US.
Her work during and after the 60s is what inspired Quintessa Swindell. They said that playing her in a biopic would be a major honor for Quintessa. "If she would allow it, I would deeply love to play Angela Davis in a biopic about her life and struggles during the 70s Civil Rights movement," Quintessa mentioned about her dream role.
Quintessa Swindell is in a Relationship with Their Boyfriend Jakob Hetzer
Quintessa Swindell is currently in a relationship with their boyfriend Jakob Hetzer.
Quintessa Swindell is currently in a relationship with their boyfriend, Jakob Hetzer. They met for the first time a while ago and have been in a relationship for over two years now. Quintessa said explaining their gender identity to Jakob was comfortable, and he was receptive and even kind of guessed it.
They said their boyfriend Jakob was happy to know for sure, and he was welcoming and loving towards her gender identity. Quintessa said the comfort they felt with Jakob was the reason the coming-out moment was a positive moment for them. Both Quintessa and their boyfriend Jakob are currently quarantining together, and their relationship is going smoothly.
Quintessa Swindell is 22 Years Old
Quintessa Swindell was born on 8 February 1997 in the USA. They lived in a small town, which made it hard for Tabitha performer to be real about who they were. They moved away from home, and being surrounded by queer people and others like her, made them who they are today.