Ryan Jamaal Swain (born 13 March 1994) is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Damon Richards-Evangelista, a homeless gay dancer, in the FX television series Pose.
Ryan Jamaal Swain. Actor: Pose. Ryan Jamaal Swain was born in Birmingham, Alabama and spent much of his childhood training at local theatre and dance companies. As a writer, in 2014, Swain wrote and starred in A Negro Writer, a one-man show about Langston Hughes and his life.In 2017, Swain was cast as Damon Richards in Ryan Murphy's FX television series Pose.
May 15, 2021 · Ryan Jamaal Swain essays the character of Damon since the show’s beginning and has been a main cast member for the first two seasons putting in a mesmerizing performance as the young dancer. Damon’s storyline came to an abrupt ending after Ryan Jamaal Swain decided to step away from the series while production on the final season was ongoing.
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May 5, 2021 · Here's Why Ryan Jamaal Swain Isn't In The Final Season Of "Pose" ... Canals implied Swain departed from the show after his sister's death, sharing, "As one of our family members, ...
May 3, 2021 · In July 2020, reports surfaced that Ryan Jamaal Swain, who played Damon on the show, had lost a close family member. His sister had been fatally shot in Birmingham, Alabama at age 24.
Jan 20, 2023 · About Ryan Jamaal Swain. A breakout star of FX's "Pose," Swain plays a homeless teenage dancer who finds a new family in New York's queer ballroom scene. The frequent off-Broadway actor is now ...