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Overview (3)

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameClare Elizabeth Kramer
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Clare earned her BFA in just three years.

While in New York, Clare appeared in numerous stage plays including one turn as Helen Keller in the stage version of "The Miracle Worker", the lead role in "Light Up the Sky" at the acclaimed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, "Beyond Therapy" at the John Houseman Theater, and "Beginnings" at Circle in the Square. She began appearing in small and bit parts in films like In & Out (1997) and Vig (1998).

Clare first rose to attention as the hard-nosed cheerleader "Courtney" in the blockbuster hit Bring It On (2000) appearing alongside Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku.

Immediately following, Clare was cast in a recurring role as "Glory", the vain hell-goddess on the television hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) which gained Clare additional acclaim as one of Buffy's most popular adversaries.

Clare has worked in both major studio and independent films, the most notable being Roger Avary's feature adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction (2002), as well as the villainous lesbian seductress "Lucy In the Sky" in the film D.E.B.S. (2003). She was also cast in lead roles in The Skulls III (2004), the independent film Mummy an' the Armadillo (2004), and an amusing small part in L.A. D.J. (2004) that she shot with good friend, Thomas Ian Nicholas.

She also appeared on television in a few guest appearances on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996), The Random Years (2002), and Tru Calling (2003). She continues to work for both stage and movie roles, most recently with the horror flick The Gravedancers (2006).

Clare is also active in various charities dating back to 1992 when she helped the Ohio's Recreation Unlimited and in 1993 when she served as a summer camp counselor at a YMCA camp for children with physical disabilities. During summer months from 1992 to 1997, she taught young adults with development disabilities at the Young Adult Institute in New York. She worked during the summer of 2000 at LA's Camp Laurel and participated in a 2002 bicycle race to raise money for Children International. Also in 2002, Clare rode her bicycle in the annual AIDS Ride, whereas participants ride over a seven day period that takes them from San Francisco to Los Angeles. In 2006, while on a trip to Australia and New Zealand with her husband, film producer Brian R. Keathley, Clare delivered school supplies to the small village of Tufi, Papua New Guinea.

Inspired by her trip to Papua New Guinea, Clare is in the process of launching her own charity (2012), named Giver (named after her two girls Gavin + River). Giver will focus specifically on kids living in impoverished nations. Clare is currently the official spokesperson for Kids 4 Kids, an organization that provides financial aid and toys for kids surviving with cancer.

Clare resides in Sherman Oaks with her husband and four children and has recently begun a career in directing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Defiance-Ent

Spouse (1)

Brian R. Keathley (29 October 2005 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Known for playing the perfect bitch
Known by her friends and fans as being the perfect sweetheart

Trivia (32)

Graduate of Delaware Hayes High School. Earned degree in acting from New York University. She credits her father, in whose office she worked, with teaching her the intricacies of business. She maintains a journal to keep her performances consistent.
Has a younger sister, Callie.
She enjoys boxing.
She lives in Los Angeles.
She keeps a diary of her characters when she is filming.
When she was a child she dreamt of becoming a ballerina.
She is afraid of the dark.
Enjoys shooting pool and reading.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up near Columbus, Ohio.
Mother, Sandy; father, Terry.
Each Christmas, she goes to the church with her family then wanders in the city admiring the lights. She and her little sister still hide in the stairs to see her parents putting the gifts under the tree. In the morning they all have a big breakfast together when they choose what they eat and when they open their presents. They then play cards.
While shooting The Mallory Effect (2002), she played pool with director Dustin Guy Defa and beat him.
When she was a child, she was Wendy's Mascot.
Her two cats are called Zoey and Waker.
Her stunt double on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) was Lisa Hoyle.
She is a triathlete.
There is a Trivial Pursuit question about "Courtney", her character from Bring It On (2000).
She has trading cards and two action figures designed after her character, "Glory", from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
In the online diary that was kept by Roger Avary during the shooting of The Rules of Attraction (2002), Roger wrote "Clare Kramer, I love that girl, she's as quick as a whip".
Co-owner, with her husband Brian R. Keathley, of Element, El Scorpion, and La Cantina.
She has her own ringtone with the voice of "Courtney", her character from Bring It On (2000).
Was dropped from her high-school cheerleading squad for refusing to sell hot dogs as part of a fundraiser (because Kramer is a staunch vegetarian).
Good friend of Eliza Dushku.
Her company, "Defiance Entertainment", co-produced Tyson (2008). "Tyson" is a documentary, directed by James Toback, that covers the life of notorious World Champion boxer Mike Tyson.
May be reprising her role as Glory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) for season 7, according to the show's creator Joss Whedon. [September 2002]
Just finished filming The Gravedancers (2006) in Greensboro, North Carolina. [April 2005]
Just starting to shoot The Fallen (2011) in Tennessee. [August 2005]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Gavin Keathley on February 4, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Brian R. Keathley.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter River Marie Keathley on February 21, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Brian R. Keathley.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 37, a son Hart Keathley in May 2012. Child's father is her husband, Brian R. Keathley.
Gave birth to her 4th child at age 39, a son Sky LynLee Keathley on December 11, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Brian R. Keathley.
Her son Sky's middle name LynLee given after her sister-in-law Stacey Lyn Keathley who died on September 8, 2013, 3 months before her nephew was born.

Personal Quotes (4)

If you can't do the business side, you can't do your art. People have all these misconceptions -- that it's all about connections or luck or looks. No, you have to make it happen for yourself. The window of opportunity isn't very big; you have to get through it before it closes.
Unlike life, acting requires no social conditioning. I feel free to let my character do whatever it has to do. Besides. I never think of them as negative, they all have their own worthwhile motives.
If you can learn to accept the worst possible things that can happen in life, it tends to free you from worrying about everything else. (when asked about her good attitude on life)
[on the bathtub scene on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] It was a little chilly in there but I was glad the minions were blindfolded, since they were kneeling right beside me. I had on a little tube stocking that just covered my upper chest down to right above my knees, so not a whole lot.

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