Summer Bishil

Actress
With an uncanny ability to portray emotionally tragic characters, Summer Bishil was one Hollywood ingnue who stood out among a sea of cookie-cutter starlets. Bishil's stellar performance in "Towelhead" (2008) as Jasira ... Read more »
Born: 07/17/1988 in Pasadena, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

The Magicians 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

iZombie 2015 (Tv Show)

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Lucky 7 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Blast Vegas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Pop Star 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Mooz-lum 2011 (Movie)

Iman (Actor)

The Last Airbender 2010 (Movie)

Azula (Actor)

Crossing Over 2009 (Movie)

Taslima Jahangir (Actor)

Three Rivers 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Towelhead 2008 (Movie)

Jasira Maroun (Actor)

Hannah Montana 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just for Kicks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Return to Halloweentown (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With an uncanny ability to portray emotionally tragic characters, Summer Bishil was one Hollywood ingénue who stood out among a sea of cookie-cutter starlets. Bishil's stellar performance in "Towelhead" (2008) as Jasira Maroun, a biracial 13-year-old who gets caught up in a twisted affair and eventually raped by an adult male, was so unsettling, critics everywhere took notice. Like her film character, Bishil was a unique cultural blend - part Indian, part Hispanic and part Caucasian. It was no surprise when Variety chose the exotic beauty as one of the "10 Actors to Watch" in 2007. She also appeared in the L.A. immigrant narrative "Crossing Over" (2008) with Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd - yet another milestone for a young actress on the rise.

EDUCATION

After returning to the US she completed an independent study program for high school

US Department of Defense School

Milestones

2008

Portrayed a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl in Alan Ball's "Towelhead"

2008

Nominated for the 2008 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead ("Towelhead")

2006

Featured in episode’s of "Hannah Montana" (Disney) and "Drake and Josh" (Nickelodeon)

2006

Appeared in the Disney channel movie, "Return to Halloweentown"

2005

First role was on the short-lived Nickelodeon show, "Just for Kicks"

2002

Began taking acting classes at age 14

2001

Returned to the US with family after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

1991

Moved with family to Saudi Arabia and then to the Kingdom of Bahrain

Will star in Wayne Kramer's ensemble film "Crossing Over" (lensed 2008)

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