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Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Serinda Swan

The actress takes our Q&A!

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What's your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

A picture of my grandparents at a party from the 1950s.

When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Usually its a Moscow mule or a tequila on the rocks (If they have jalapeño then I add that with some lime for kick... it's amazing).

What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

Maybe, absolutely, or amazing? I'm more of an overused sentence kinda girl.

What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

How to tile a bathroom.

Who is the last person that called or texted you?

Seriously? OK let me check... it was my mother... haha.

What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

A week ago, the director and AD of a promo shoot for Graceland came to see me in my trailer for a meeting. Buddha, my French bulldog (who is known to get a little gassy), was having one of his bad days and let out something terrible. The director and AD continued to talk as if nothing had happened but the trailer was increasingly becoming harder and harder to bare, and they had several awkward glances to each other trying to figure out who it was. They ended the conversation and as the two of them were walking out the door, the director turned around and said, "I hope you know that wasn't me." I started laughing and explained it was my dog.

When is the last time you went to a theater?

Three weeks ago. I went to see A Raisin in the Sun with Denzel Washington. It was absolutely amazing.

What TV show should everyone should be watching?

Graceland... obviously (but if not that then House of Cards).

And what is your TV guilty pleasure?

Cooking and renovation shows (i.e., the googling of "how to tile a bathroom").

What's the first CD you bought?

Either DMX or Spice Girls... I got range (but for people over 25 it was a tape, and mine was LL Cool J's "Momma Said Knock You Out."

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Potato chips. They're my Kryptonite.

What music are you currently listening to?

That's a good question... I'm liking Alt J at the moment mixed in with some B Tribe.

What movie makes you laugh the most?


What drives you absolutely crazy?

Slurpers and loud talkers.

Pick one: kittens or puppies?


New York or Los Angeles?

I wanna say L.A., but I've been in New York lately and it's starting to win me over.

Comedy or drama?


Bacon or Nutella?


'80s or '90s?


And finally: Tell us a secret.

When I was 13 I used to stuff my bra with bean bags…

Graceland airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on USA.