December 18 is actress Emily Swallow’s birthday. She is best known for her roles on The Mentalists and Supernatural.
In Supernatural Season 11, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) battled a new entity that they had released. It was called The Darkness.
But actress Emily Swallow shined bright as The Darkness. Known as Amara, she was God’s (Rob Benedict) sister. She and her brother had epic family issues that threatened to tear the universe apart. As played by Swallow, viewers could almost sympathize with Amara. She had felt betrayed by her brother, who had locked her away. The Darkness wanted God to answer for his actions. Amara wrecked havoc (creating a deadly virus) in order for God to “Hear me.” Her brother’s appearance during the final episodes of Supernatural allowed for a sibling confrontation. Fortunately, Dean was able to play a counselor of sorts and God and The Darkness reconciled. Now, they are making up for lost time…somewhere.
After leaving Supernatural, Emily Swallow appeared on the hit ABC drama How To Get Away With Murder as Lisa Cameron, a woman with ties to the murderous Frank.
She has also become a welcome addition at Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural Conventions.
Emily Swallow has shown that she’s up to the challenge of playing any role she takes to perfection. So on this December 18 your birthday, Emily I wish you continued success and happiness.
Here is a poem by The Nerdy Girl Express poet and writer Tracy Diane Miller:
Your performances on Supernatural
Your fans you delight.
As Amara you are God’s sister
So full of mystery,
Destruction and wrath,
Became Amara’s vengeful history.
But who is Emily?
She is a lady of compassion and talent,
Infectious in her generous spirit,
Giving of laughter and a smile,
Her positivity on social media,
Brings joy for quite awhile.
You came to us as The Darkness,
Yet there is no mistake,
You fill out hearts with light,
With the choices that you make.
For a poet who craves the words,
A verse so born that longs to be heard,
With guidance from my Muse
I will convey,
My best wishes to you Emily
on this your birthday.
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