Summer Glau

Full Name: Summer Lyn Glau

Conference: The ANGEL Conference, 1st seed

Status: Eliminated by Jewel Staite in Round 4!


Birthday: July 24, 1981 (age 31) | Height: 5’6″

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

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Summer Glau is a dancer and actress who currently stars in SyFy’s Alphas and appears this summer on the big screen in Knights of Badassdom. Having been called, “The Queen of SciFi,” when her ballet career was cut short due to an injury, Joss Whedon cast her in a small role (as a ballerina) in Angel which later helped her get her most well remembered role as River Tam in Firefly and the film, Serinity. She has gone on to play major roles in many of my favorite television shows including, The 4400, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, The Cape, and Alphas. She also has had guest spots on The Big Bang Theory and Hawaii Five-0.

Summer grew up with two younger sisters and was home-schooled through high school in order to accommodate her ballet career. She has trained in several forms of martial arts. She is also a big supporter of the ASPCA.

Check out her interview at ECCC 2012!

Summer Glau as River Tam in Serinity