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TCHS graduate to appear on 'The Beast'

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By The Staff

A Taylor County High School graduate and the daughter of Campbellsville residents Dr. Terry and Cinda Swan will appear on tonight's episode of A&E's "The Beast."

"The Beast" depicts the life of seasoned FBI veteran Charles Barker, played by Patrick Swayze.

Eva Swan will portray Amanda Taylor, who she describes as a "widowed and pregnant, weepy and frightened, clueless and somewhat desperate" character.

The appearance marks Swan's television acting debut. The episode will air at 10 p.m.

Swan said her character cries in the episode and it was difficult to cry on command.

"My tear ducts were swollen afterward," she said in an e-mail. "I cried for almost two and a half hours straight. But it was a fabulous experience to work with the one and only P. Swayze."

The show was filmed in Chicago, Ill., where Swan now lives.

She has spent the past several years living in Chicago pursuing her dream of becoming an actress.

After attending Taylor County High School, Swan moved from Campbellsville in 1998 to Huntington, Ind. to pursue a degree in theater/vocal music from Huntington University.

She graduated from Huntington in 2002 and attended a year of graduate school in the acting/fine arts department at the University of Louisville. She moved to Chicago a year later and has since continued to pursue acting.

Swan got a small role in "The Skin Of Our Teeth" with the nonprofit Chicago acting company Backstage Theater. She stuck with the company and has also performed in "Zombies from the Beyond" and "Bloody Bess: A Tale of Piracy and Revenge."

She filmed her first professional movie, "The Intruder," last February.

For more information about "The Beast," visit www.aetv.com/the-beast.