Summer Glau Biography

Published On May 29, 2018
Facts of Summer Glau
Date of Birth: 1981 , July-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Summer Glau
Birth Name Summer Lyn Glau
Nick Name Summer
Father Mark Glau
Mother Mari Glau
Nationality Ameircan
Birth Place/City San Antonio, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth estimated $4 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 33-23-33
Weight in KG 54 kg
Famous for Firefly
Married Yes
Married to Val Morisson (M. 2014)
Children Milena Jo and Sunny Isabou
Awards Saturn Award
Online Presence Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Movies Sleepover, Mammoth
TV Show Arrow, Angel
Sisters Kaitlin, Christie
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Summer Lyn Glau is an American actor famous for her roles in science fiction and fantasy television shows such as Firefly (2002), The 4400, Dollhouse, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, etc.

Summer was born on July 24, 1981, in San Antonio, Texas. She was raised in Texas along with her two younger sisters Kaitlin and Christie. She belongs to Scots-Irish and German ancestry. She holds an American nationality and is of White ethnicity.

Summer’s mother is a schoolteacher whereas father is a general contractor. Summer was homeschooled from grade 3 to 12 to accommodate her ballet training after she got a scholarship to a ballet company. Summer studied Tango and Flamenco and was classically trained as a ballet dancer. However, her career in dancing ended after she broke her toe.

In 2002, Summer went to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Her first role was a guest role as a ballerina on the 2002 episode ‘Waiting in the Wings’ of the TV show Angel. She later got a role of River Tam in Firefly. She also auditioned for the Power Rangers Wild Force.

She appeared in the TV series Cold Case in 2003. In 2004, she appeared in a small role in the film Sleepover, where she played the role of a high school senior named Shelly. The same year, she also participated in TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2006, Summer played the role of a paranoid schizophrenic Tess Doerner in the second season premiere of The 4400. She also starred in the horror comedy movie Mammoth.

In 2008, she starred in the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, where she played the role of Cameron Phillips. She starred alongside Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Richard T. Jones, Brian Austin Green, Shirley Manson, Garret Dillahunt, and Leven Rambin. She also guests starred in the 2009 episode ‘The Terminator Decoupling’.

Summer's other movies and television series are Castle, Con Man, Jeff 1000, Hawaii Five-0, The Cape, Grey’s Anatomy, The Human Preservation Project, Good Morning Rabbit, Deadly Honeymoon, NTSF:SD:SUV::.

From 2013 to 2014, Glau appeared in Arrow as Isabel Rochev / Ravager, alongside others like Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Colton Haynes, Josh Segarra, and Manu Bennett.

In 2016, Summer appeared in the TV series Castle as Kendall Frost, alongside Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Tamala Jones, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Molly Quinn. Glau also voiced characters like Kara Zor-El in the Dc Comics original animated movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

Likewise, she has also been nominated for several awards for her works in TV and movies. Summer was nominated for Teen Choice Award and Scream Award. She won Sturn Award in 2006 and 2008 and won the Festival Award at Northeast Film Festival in 2014.

Summer is married to actor Val Morrison since 2014. The couple dated for several years before tying the knot. Glau and husband Val have two daughters together, Milena Jo (B. 2015), and Sunny Isabou (B. 2017). 

Besides this, there is no information about Glau’s past relationships, affairs, boyfriend, and children.

She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (height). Glau has managed to earn an impressive sum of money from her career. Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. However, her exact salary is not revealed. She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well. 

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Born in Texas

1981

Summer was born on July 24, 1981, to Mari Glau and Mark Glau in San Antonio, Texas. She was raised alongside her siblings Kaitlin and Christie. 

Starred in Angel

2002

Summer moved to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue a career in acting. She starred in an episode of Angel as a ballerina. The same year she starred in Firefly as River Tam. 

Appeared in Sleepover

2004

In 2004, Summer starred in the film Sleepover with a small role of a high school senior. She also appeared in TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 

Starred in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

2008

Summer co-starred alongside Lean Headey, Thomas Dekker, Brian Austin Green, Shirley Manson in the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. 

Starred in Arrow

2014

From 2013 to 2014, Glau appeared in Arrow as Isabel Rochev / Ravager alongside Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, Colton Haynes, Josh Segarra, and Manu Bennett.

Starred in Castle

2016

Recently, Summer starred in TV series Castle alongside Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Tamala Jones, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Molly Quinn.

Married her Lover

2014

In 2014, Summer married her longtime boyfriend Val Morrison. The couple has two daughters, Milena Jo and Sunny Isabou together. 

Won Saturn Award

2006

She won Sturn Award in 2006 and 2008 and won the Festival Award at Northeast Film Festival in 2014. She was also nominated for Teen Choice Award and Scream Award. 

Worth Million

2017

Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. Her exact salary is not revealed, but Glau has undoubtedly managed to earn an impressive sum of money from her career.