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Summer Glau

Summer Glau was born in San Antonio, TX, where she was raised by her contractor father and school teacher mother. Throughout her teenage years, Glau trained and performed as a dancer until a serious injury forced her to take time to heal. During this time, she discovered a love for acting and made the decision to move to Los Angeles to begin working steadily as an actor and dancer.

Glau's first television credit was a guest role as a ballerina on the television series Angel, produced by Joss Whedon. Whedon was so impressed with the young actress' debut performance that he later cast her in the lead role of River in his series Firefly and subsequently in the feature film Serenity.

Since Firefly, Glau has worked on various television series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Case. She also played recurring roles in the The 4400 and on The Unit. In addition to her television accomplishments, Glau also starred in the films Mammoth and The Initiation of Sarah.

Glau lives in Los Angeles

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Summer Glau Facts

Birth Name Summer Lyn Glau
BirthdayJuly 24, 1981 (39)
BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Summer Glau compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Superman/Batman Apocalypse
Firefly: The Complete Series
Knights of Badassdom
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 1
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Season 2
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