Summer Glau

Actress, Dancer
Summer Glau was considered the Farrah Fawcett of the sci-fi world; a poster girl for die-hard fans of graphic novels, superheroes, and cyborgs. Playing erratic and troubled child prodigy River Tam in both the cult ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1981 in San Antonio, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Arrow 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knights of Badassdom 2014 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Help for the Holidays 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alphas 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Legend of Hell's Gate 2012 (Movie)

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The Cape 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Chuck 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadly Honeymoon 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Dollhouse 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 4400 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Unit 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Mammoth 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Sci Fi Inside: Serenity 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Firefly 2002 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

River (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sleepover 2004 (Movie)

Ticket Girl (Actor)

Cold Case 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Initiation of Sarah (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Summer Glau was considered the Farrah Fawcett of the sci-fi world; a poster girl for die-hard fans of graphic novels, superheroes, and cyborgs. Playing erratic and troubled child prodigy River Tam in both the cult televison series "Firefly" (2002-03), about a renegade spaceship crew, as well as its big screen sequel, "Serenity" (2005) became the actress' breakout role. In 2008, Glau took sci-fi leading lady to the next level, as female Terminator Cameron Phillips/Allison Young on the FOX series, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (2008-09). Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christian Bale may have been the stars of the blockbuster film series, but on the small screen, Glau kicked and punched her way to proving she was one of the more viable female action stars of the medium.

Relationships

Christie Glau

Sister

Kaitlin Glau

Sister

EDUCATION

Received a scholarship to a ballet company, but a serious ankle injury ended her dancing career

Home schooled from grades 3 to 12

Milestones

2009

Joined the cast of FOX's "Dollhouse" playing Bennett, a Dollhouse employee who shares a past with Echo (Eliza Dushku)

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure

2008

Cast as Cameron Phillips, a Terminator infiltration unit sent back to protect John Connor and Sarah Connor in the FOX series, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"

2006

Appeared in several episodes of "The Unit" (CBS) as a soldiers' girlfriend

2005

Reprised her role as River in Joss Whedon's movie spin-off, "Serenity"

2005

Had a recurring role as Tess Doerner, a paranoid schizophrenic, in the CBS series "The 4400"

2004

Played a small role in her film debut, "Sleepover"

2002

Made her TV debut guest starring on a Joss Whedon directed episode of "Angel" (WB)

2002

Series regular debut on Joss Whedon's short-lived FOX series "Firefly" as River Tam

Began dancing professionally at the age of 12

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue dancing and acting career

Bonus Trivia

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Glau has been involved with a number of organizations throughout her career, including B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, as well as Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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