Swatek, the daughter of Bill and Lana Swatek of Birmingham, was a competitive figure skater as a child before switching to singing and acting at the age of 12. She attended the University of Arizona and Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated with a film degree.
Her first major role was a major part in the 2001 mockumentary On Edge with Jason Alexander and Wendie Malick in which she got to showcase her ice-skating skills. In 2000 she began appearing in the recurring role of "Cheryl" in 7th Heaven.
Her brother, Dax, is a Republican strategist.
- Power Rangers Turbo (1997)
- Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
- On Edge (2001)
- The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
- Barret Swatek at the Internet Movie Database