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Summer Glau

Highest Rated:   82% Serenity (2005)
Lowest Rated:   15% Sleepover (2004)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
58% 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 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Initiation of Sarah
  • Lindsey
2006
No Score Yet Mammoth
  • Jack Abernathy
2006
82% Serenity
  • River Tam
$25.4M 2005
15% Sleepover
  • Ticket Girl
$8.1M 2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Castle
2009-2016
  • Kendall Frost
  • 2016
97% Arrow
2012
  • Isabel Isabel Rochev
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Maggie Hoapili
  • 2013
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Nurse Emily Nurse
  • 2012
86% Alphas
2011-2012
  • Skylar Skylar Adams
  • 2012
  • 2011
45% The Cape
2011
  • Orwell
  • 2011
87% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Greta
  • 2010
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Bennett Bennett Halverson
  • 2010
  • 2009
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Guest
  • Herself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
  • Cameron
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Mandy Cooper
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Paige
  • 2003
83% Firefly
2002-2003
  • River Tam
  • 2003
  • 2002

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