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Summer Glau

Born July 24, 1981 (1981-07-24) (age 26)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
Years active 2002—present

Summer Glau (born July 24, 1981 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American dancer and actress, best known for her role as River Tam in the short-lived science fiction series Firefly and follow-up movie Serenity. She is of Scotch-Irish and German descent[1]. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... “San Antonio” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... River Tam is a fictional character played by Summer Glau. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Firefly is an American science fiction television series created by writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, under his Mutant Enemy Productions. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction space western/epic film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ...

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Biography

Career

Glau was classically trained as a ballerina and also studied tango and flamenco. A professional dancer since age 12, Glau relocated to Los Angeles in 2002. She appeared in a few television commercials, but Glau's first television credit was a guest role as a ballerina on the 2002 episode "Waiting in the Wings" (episode 3x13) of the television series Angel. There she caught the eye of producer Joss Whedon, who later cast her in Firefly as River Tam. Maya Plisetskaya, prima ballerina of the Bolshoi Ballet from 1943 to 1960 and prima ballerina assoluta from 1960 to 1990. ... A couple dances Argentine Tango. ... Flamenco is a Spanish musical genre. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Waiting in the Wings is episode 13 of season 3 of the television show Angel. ... For the South Korean TV series of the same name, see Angel (2007 TV series). ... Joss Hill Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon[3] on June 23, 1964 in New York) is an Academy Award-nominated American writer, director, executive producer, and creator of the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. ... River Tam is a fictional character played by Summer Glau. ...


Glau appears on the episode "Love Conquers Al" (1x06) of the TV series Cold Case. She has a small role in the film Sleepover, in which she plays a high school senior named Shelly. Summer appeared in the CSI episode "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?", and the second season of The Unit; portraying Crystal Burns, the girlfriend of Jeremy Erhart (Daniel Wisler). A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... For other uses, see Cold case (disambiguation). ... Sleepover is a 2004 American comedy/teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega. ... As part of education in the United States, secondary education usually covers grades 5, 6, or 7 through twelve. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret special forces team and their missions abroad, in addition to the effect their careers have on their home lives, wives and girlfriends. ...


Glau plays Tess Doerner, a paranoid schizophrenic returnee in the second season premiere of The 4400 (episode "Wake-Up Call"), and the season three episodes "The Ballad of Kevin and Tess", "Terrible Swift Sword" and "Fifty-Fifty". Her character has the power to compel people to do whatever she wants. Tess Doerner is a fictional character on the USA Network science fiction television series The 4400. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ... Schizophrenia (from the Greek word σχιζοφρένεια, or shjzofreneja, meaning split mind) is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a mental disorder characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality and by significant social or occupational dysfunction. ... The 4400 is a science fiction television program produced by the USA Network and Sky One. ... Wake Up Call is an episode of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Blink is the ninth episode of season three of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Terrible Swift Sword is an episode of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Fifty Fifty DVD cover Fifty Fifty is a television series from Pakistan which was aired on the national television network PTV during the 1980s. ...


Glau stars in the science fiction film, Mammoth, which was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., and Bucharest, Romania. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Mammoth is a 2006 Sci Fi Channel movie staring Vincent Ventresca, Summer Glau, and Tom Skerritt. ... Nickname: Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coordinates: , Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Government  - Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area  - City  79. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Nickname: Motto: Patria si Dreptul Meu (My Country and My Right) Location of Bucharest within Romania (in red) Coordinates: , Country County Founded 1459 (first official mentioned) Government  - Mayor Adriean Videanu Area  - City 228 km²  (88 sq mi)  - Metro 238 km² (91. ...


Glau was voted Best Actress of 2005 by readers of SFX magazine for her portrayal of River Tam in Serenity. Glau also won a 2006 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Serenity[2] and was runner up for Best Actress/Movie in the SyFy Genre Awards for 2006.[3] SFX is a British science fiction magazine, published every four weeks. ... The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video. ... The SyFy Genre Awards, considered one of the first major virtual entertainment awards, is a product of the science fiction and fantasy Web site SyFy Portal. ...


Glau has been cast in a new TV movie on ABC Family called The Initiation of Sarah. ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Initiation of Sarah is a TV movie produced by ABC Family and MGM, starring Summer Glau, Mika Boorem, Joanna Garcia, Morgan Fairchild, and Jennifer Tilly. ...


In February 2007 it was announced that Glau would be playing the role of Cameron Phillips in The Sarah Connor Chronicles.[4] This character is a Terminator infiltration unit sent back to protect John Connor and Sarah Connor from Skynet.[5] The Sarah Connor Chronicles is an American television series scheduled to debut on the U.S. television network Fox in early 2008[1] in the Sunday 9:00pm ET timeslot. ... Information Portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger Created by James Cameron & Gale Anne Hurd The Terminator is a fictional character portrayed by Arnold Schwarzenegger -- a cyborg[1], initially portrayed as a programmable assassin and military infiltration unit. ... For other persons named John Connor, see John Connor (disambiguation). ... Sarah Connor can mean: Sarah Connor (musician), a German pop music singer Sarah Connor (album), a CD by the German pop singer of the same name Sarah Connor (fictional character), a fictional character in the Terminator movies Category: ... This article is about the fictional artificial intelligence in the Terminator series of films and games. ...


Personal life

Glau revealed in April 2007 that she is in a relationship with American actor Daniel Wisler.[6]


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Angel Prima Ballerina Television episode ("Waiting in the Wings")
2002-2003 Firefly River Tam Television series
2003 Cold Case Paige Pratt Television episode ("Love Conquers Al")
2004 Sleepover Ticket Girl Feature film
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mandy Cooper Television episode ("What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?")
2005 Serenity River Tam Feature film
2006 Mammoth Jack Television film
The Initiation of Sarah Lindsey Goodwin Television film
2006-2007 The Unit Crystal Burns Television episodes ("Extreme Rendition", "Force Majeure", "Report by Exception", "The Broom Cupboard", "Johnny B. Good", "The Water is Wide " and "Outsiders")
The 4400 Tess Doerner Television episodes ("Wake Up Call", "The Ballad of Kevin and Tess", "Terrible Swift Sword", "Fifty-Fifty", "The Wrath of Graham" and "Daddy's Little Girl")
2008 The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cameron Phillips Upcoming television series

For the South Korean TV series of the same name, see Angel (2007 TV series). ... Waiting in the Wings is episode 13 of season 3 of the television show Angel. ... Firefly is an American science fiction television series created by writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, under his Mutant Enemy Productions. ... River Tam is a fictional character played by Summer Glau. ... For other uses, see Cold case (disambiguation). ... This is a episode list for the CBS television series Cold Case There are 23 episodes each in seasons one to three. ... Sleepover is a 2004 teen film directed by Joe Nussbaum and starring Alexa Vega. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Whats Eating Gilbert Grissom? is the sixth episode from the fifth season of the American crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, set in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Serenity is a 2005 science fiction space western/epic film written and directed by Joss Whedon. ... Mammoth is a 2006 Sci Fi Channel movie staring Vincent Ventresca, Summer Glau, and Tom Skerritt. ... The Initiation of Sarah is a TV movie produced by ABC Family and MGM, starring Summer Glau, Mika Boorem, Joanna Garcia, Morgan Fairchild, and Jennifer Tilly. ... The Unit is an American action-drama television series that focuses on a top-secret special forces team and their missions abroad, in addition to the effect their careers have on their home lives, wives and girlfriends. ... Crystal Burns is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Unit. ... Extreme Rendition is the second episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... Force Majeure is the fifth episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... Report by Exception is the ninth episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... The Broom Cupboard is the twelfth episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... Johnny B. Good is the fourteenth episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... The Water is Wide is the fifteenth episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... Outsiders is the nineteenth episode of the second season of the CBS television series The Unit. ... The 4400 is a science fiction television program produced by the USA Network and Sky One. ... Tess Doerner is a fictional character on the USA Network science fiction television series The 4400. ... Wake Up Call is an episode of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Blink is the ninth episode of season three of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Terrible Swift Sword is an episode of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Fifty Fifty DVD cover Fifty Fifty is a television series from Pakistan which was aired on the national television network PTV during the 1980s. ... The Wrath of Graham is the first episode of season four of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... Daddys Little Girl is the ninth episode of season four of the science fiction television series The 4400. ... The Sarah Connor Chronicles is an American television series scheduled to debut on the U.S. television network Fox in early 2008[1] in the Sunday 9:00pm ET timeslot. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.summer-glau.net/int_s-gnet.php
  2. ^ Saturn Awards winners page
  3. ^ SyfyPortal Awards. Retrieved on 2007-02-15.
  4. ^ Serenity Comes to Sarah Conner. Retrieved on 2007-02-15.
  5. ^ A Face From Space To Play Terminator In The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Retrieved on 2007-02-15.
  6. ^ http://www.summer-glau.net/int_s-gnet.php

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Glau, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was classically trained as a ballerina and also studied tango and flamenco.
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