Taylor Swift is undoubtedly one of the most famous and influential artists in the world. Known for her chart-topping music, poetic songwriting, and captivating performances, Swift has amassed an army of dedicated fans around the globe.
However, there is more to her life than meets the eye. In this article, we'll introduce you to Taylor Swift's lesser-known sibling, her younger brother, Austin Swift.
Who Is Austin Swift?
Austin Swift, born on March 11, 1992, to parents Andrea and Scott Swift, grew up alongside the Grammy winner on their family's Christmas tree farm in rural Pennsylvania. They moved to Nashville when Taylor was just 9 years old to pursue his developing music career.
Austin studied at the University of Notre Dame before becoming an actor and producer. In 2010, he enrolled in an Indiana school.
Despite transferring to Vanderbilt University the next year, he finally returned to the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a bachelor's degree in film studies in 2015.
Austin appeared in collegiate plays such as “Dead Man's Cell Phone” and “Six Characters in Search of an Author.” Taylor reportedly skipped the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards to see her brother play in “Six Characters in Search of an Author.”
According to E! News, she also attended his graduation and shared her delight at Austin's significant milestone by posting videos from the ceremony on Instagram.
Austin Swift's Acting Career
Austin Swift's interest in film led him to try his hand at acting and production. He has appeared in a few films, including a role in the 2016 movie “Live by Night,” directed by Ben Affleck.
His experience in the industry has allowed him to explore different facets of storytelling and filmmaking.
Austin made his cinematic debut in the 2016 thriller “I.T.” alongside Pierce Brosnan. The legendary actor is most remembered for his role as James Bond in the film “GoldenEye,” which Austin described as one of his favorite films of all time.
Since his appearance in “I.T.,” Austin has appeared in the films “Live by Night,” “Cover Versions,” and “Braking for Whales.” He also appeared in the TV shows “Embeds” and “Still the King” and acted in and coproduced the horror movie “We Summon the Darkness.”
Taylor and Austin Swift's Close Sibling Relationship
Taylor and Austin have often demonstrated that they have each other's backs. He's been there for her during her travels, and she's publicly praised his efforts on several times. She even skipped the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2014 to see Austin in a play at the University of Notre Dame.
In 2020, the “Anti-Hero” singer posted a romantic film photo of herself and Austin (taken by close friend Gigi Hadid) on Instagram to commemorate National Siblings Day and the release of his film We Summon the Darkness.
Along with the shot, she called her brother “one of my best pals” and said she was “really proud of him” for his work on the film.
Austin, for his part, has expressed countless heartfelt tributes to his big sister on social media throughout the years. When Austin initially broke her political silence in 2018, she quickly uploaded her message, (in which she backed Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.
“Just when you thought you couldn't respect your best friend anymore.” “And then you do,” he captioned the photo.
A few months later, in honor of Taylor's 29th birthday, he uploaded a lovely flashback photo of the pair as children, along with a sweet comment about their everlasting relationship.
“In my corner has always been a best friend, a role model, and a caring, tireless, dedicated champion.” You've rescued me from fires and carried me up mountains.
“The gift of witnessing you grow into the wonderful person you are today has been the greatest privilege and honor of my life,” he wrote.
Who Is Austin Swift's Dating?
Austin Swift has now dating model Sydney Ness for at least a year. According to People, the couple initially sparked dating rumors in September 2022 when they were caught holding hands while walking around New York City. The suspected pair was most recently seen cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs with Taylor at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 1.