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Summer Glau

Summer is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She's been a ballerina most of her life. Her debut was in various commercials and a guest appearance on the WB's Angel (1999). She has gone on to star on the TV series Firefly (2002) as well as its follow-up movie Serenity (2005) and the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). See full bio »

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 2015/VI Dead End (Short) (completed)
 2015 Con Man (TV Series)
Martina / Make-Up Lady
- Doll Faced (2015) ... Martina
- Stalled (2015) ... Make-Up Lady
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Olivia Frampton
- Comic Con-Air (2013) ... Olivia Frampton
 2013 Peter Panzerfaust (TV Series)
- Pilot (2013) ... Wendy (voice)
 2013 Inside the Box (Short)
 2013 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Maggie Hoapili
- Kekoa (2013) ... Maggie Hoapili
 2012 Help for the Holidays (TV Movie)
 2011-2012 Alphas (TV Series)
Skylar Adams
- God's Eye (2012) ... Skylar Adams
- Need to Know (2012) ... Skylar Adams
- Alphaville (2012) ... Skylar Adams
 2012 Scent of the Missing (TV Movie)
 2011 The Human Preservation Project
Natalia Suttinger
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
- Endgame (2011) ... Orwell
- Razer (2011) ... Orwell
- The Lich: Part 2 (2011) ... Orwell
- The Lich: Part 1 (2011) ... Orwell
- Goggles and Hicks (2011) ... Orwell
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
- Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) ... Greta
 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Video)
Kara / Supergirl (voice)
 2009 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Summer Glau
- The Terminator Decoupling (2009) ... Summer Glau
 2005-2007 The 4400 (TV Series)
Tess Doerner
- Ghost in the Machine (2007) ... Tess Doerner (voice, uncredited)
- Fifty-Fifty (2006) ... Tess Doerner
 2006 The Initiation of Sarah (TV Movie)
Lindsey Goodwin
 2006 Mammoth (TV Movie)
Jack Abernathy
 2005 Serenity
 2004 Sleepover
Ticket Girl
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series)
Paige Pratt
 2002-2003 Firefly (TV Series)
River Tam
- The Message (2003) ... River Tam
- Trash (2003) ... River Tam
- Heart of Gold (2003) ... River Tam
- Serenity (2002) ... River Tam
 2002 Angel (TV Series)
Prima Ballerina
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in the Keith Urban video "Long Hot Summer".

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1 Interview | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

Lying about anything is the cruelest thing in the world you could ever do. Be who you are. Don't try to be someone you're not. It never works. See more »


Auditioned for the role of "Kitty Pryde" in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and had even asked Joss Whedon (who was writing Marvel's Astonishing X-Men comic book at the time and whose ideas contributed to the plot of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)) for assistance in preparing for the part. Ultimately, the role went to Ellen Page. See more »


Often works her skills as a dancer into roles See more »

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Post-Serenity work that is worth watching lezboyd
Her career seems to be faltering. hardkaneda
Why Doesn't She Take on More Work? caissafan
New lead in a show sarasong101
So Beautiful ivica001
Now that there IS an Audition Remake in the works... trcrock
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