Summer Glau

Highest Rated: 83% Serenity (2005)
Lowest Rated: 15% Sleepover (2004)
Birthday: Jul 24, 1981
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Summer Glau has been a ballerina from the time she was a small child. While it would be her acting career that would bring her face to face with her largest audience, it was her background as a dancer that would provide her with the chance to do so. After appearing in a few commercials, she appeared on the Joss Whedon series Angel as a ballerina in the episode Waiting in the Wings. Whedon was so impressed with the young actress' debut performance that in 2002, he cast the then-21-year-old in the challenging role of River in his new series Firefly. Despite immediately earning a hardcore cult fan base, Firefly's ratings would prove to be unsatisfactory for Fox, which pulled the plug after only 11 episodes. Glau had made her mark, however, playing a traumatized prodigy running from the interplanetary authorities aboard a cargo ship. She went on to test her acting chops by appearing on shows like CSI and The 4400, before reprising the role of River for 2005's feature film adaptation of Firefly, Serenity. In 2006 she signed on to star alongside Tom Skerritt for the TV movie Mammoth. She was a regular on several short-lived TV series - Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles starting in 2008, and in 2011 she joined the cast of the drama series The Cape. Glau since has made a career out of guest-starring and recurring gigs on genre shows like The Big Bang Theory, Whedon's Dollhouse, Chuck, Alphas and Arrow.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
67% Knights of Badassdom Gwen 2014
No Score Yet Help for the Holidays Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Legend of Hell's Gate Maggie Moon 2012
No Score Yet Deadly Honeymoon Lindsey Forrest 2010
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Initiation of Sarah Lindsey 2006
No Score Yet Mammoth Jack Abernathy 2006
83% Serenity River Tam $25.4M 2005
15% Sleepover Ticket Girl $8.1M 2004

TV

CREDIT
80% Castle
2009-2016
Kendall Frost
  • 2016
85% Arrow
2012
Isabel Isabel Rochev
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Maggie Hoapili
  • 2013
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Nurse Emily Nurse
  • 2012
81% Alphas
2011-2012
Skylar Skylar Adams
  • 2012
  • 2011
41% The Cape
2011
Orwell
  • 2011
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Greta
  • 2010
48% Dollhouse
2009-2010
Bennett Bennett Halverson
  • 2010
  • 2009
76% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
Cameron
  • 2009
  • 2008
80% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Guest Herself
  • 2009
  • 2008
95% The 4400
2004-2007
Tess Doerner
  • 2007
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Crystal Burns Crystal
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mandy Cooper
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Paige
  • 2003
85% Firefly
2002-2003
River Tam
  • 2003
  • 2002
88% Angel
1999-2004
Dancer
  • 2002

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