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Here’s What You Should Know About Taylor Swift’s Brother, Austin Swift

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By Jordan White

Did you know Taylor Swift had a brother? If you’re a die-hard fan of T-Swift, you probably did.

Austin Swift, 28, is Swift's younger brother. And they're very close. Today, she shared a picture of the two in honor of National Sibling Day.

She wrote, ‘It’s National Siblings Day! My brother @austinkingsleyswift is one of my best pals, and I’m really proud of him because he’s in a film that came out today called We Summon The Darkness (which he also co-produced). Photo by Gigi. My facial expression by 3 glasses of wine.’

But who exactly is Austin Swift?

He Studied Film In College

Austin Swift
Austin Swift/Instagram

Swift graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a degree in film. While in school he appeared in a few plays. Swift even interned at Lionsgate which might explain why he already has such a good career barely five years after graduating.

His first role was in the thriller, 'I.T.', which starred Pierce Brosman. He also appeared in the movies, 'Live by Night,' 'Still the King,' and 'Cover Versions.'

And as you can tell from his sister’s IG, you can watch him in the just-released horror move, ‘We Summon The Darkness.’

He Didn't Have Many Friends Growing Up

Austin Swift
Austin Swift/Instagram

Growing up, Swift admitted to not having that much of a social life. The rising actor weighed 250 pounds and ‘didn’t have a lot of friends.’ That said, he always felt better when he went to the movies.

‘I would go to the movies, and Daniel Craig was my friend, and Christian Bale was my friend, and Clive Owen was my friend, and Viggo Mortensen was my friend,’ Swift told Vanity Fair.

And from there, his love for the cinema grew.

He Learned Respect From Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift/Instagram

According to Swift, his sister always knew exactly what she wanted to do.

‘She found singing, and I knew from very early on that that was her direction. She was never going to quit; that was her thing, that was her life...and I was always a little bit, you know, doing this, doing that,’ the 28-year-old shared.

And from watching his sister, Swift learned the importance of respect.

“You just respect everyone’s time, everyone that you’re working with. They’re all there, it’s all their lives, and you need to put the work in to be worth that,’ he explained.

He Loves His Sister

Austin and Taylor Swift
Austin Swift/Instagram

On several occasions, Swift has discussed his admiration for his sister.

For her 29th birthday, he shared a throwback picture with the caption:

‘It is a singularly beautiful thing to see magic right in front of your eyes. After nearly three decades of that happening time and time again, the effect hasn’t worn off. I have always had a best friend, a role model, and a caring, tireless, dedicated champion in my corner. You have pulled me out of fires and carried me up mountains. The gift of getting to witness you become the wonderful person you are today has been the greatest privilege and honor of my life. Happy 29th Birthday @taylorswift.’

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