Having mastered the art of ballet, Summer Glau utilized that skill in her early work, catching the eye of Joss Whedon, who would employ the young actress in her first screen gig (the “Waiting in the Wings” episode of “Angel”) following a move to Hollywood from her native San Antonio in 2002. Anticipating a career in entertainment while learning ballet growing up, Summer cited Juliette Binoche as her favorite actress. She collaborated with Whedon a year later on the short-lived sci-fi series, “Firefly,” and reprised the role one more time for the show’s big-screen adventure, “Serenity,” in 2005.
During her time between projects, Summer kept busy with roles on shows like “Cold Case” and “The Unit,” as well as an appearance as Ticket Girl in the tween comedy “Sleepover.” It was her move to television in the later part of the 2000s, though, that established Summer Glau as a rising, promising actress capable of fitting in nicely in sci-fi, slightly dark roles – particularly as Cameron Philips on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Steadily gaining exposure as the decade winds down, Summer found herself ranked #8 on Wizard’s magazine “Sexiest Women of TV” list in early 2008.
Summer Glau on "The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Summer on the Web
Summer’s ultimate web resource.
Partial biography, photos and a general bio.
TV Guide Summer Glau
Video clips, photos and news.
Short bio and complete filmography.
“The oldest and ultimate fan’s resource.”
Summer Glau Central
Elegant fan site with up to date news.
Career-spanning interview on Summer’s career, particularly her “Terminator” gig.
Summer on her work for Joss Whedon in “Serenity.”
Sexy Summer in killer video from Esquire
Summer on Video
See Summer frolick on the beach! The little white bikini is cute.
Summer on the Screen
She’s one of Joss Whedon’s favorites, including a one-off role in an episode of “Angel” and as “River Tam” on “Firefly” and “Serenity.” She’s Cameron Philips on “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” Tess on 8 episodes of “The 4400,” and Crystal Burns on “The Unit.” A couple of TV movies in 2006 (“The Initiation of Sarah” and “Mammoth”) were preceded by “Sleepover,” the 2004 disaster from Joe Nussbaum, the once-promising director of “George Lucas in Love.”
Summer on Video
Serenity con 07
Short interview at the 2007 Serenity con.
Summer on the KTLA Morning Show discussing “The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”
My Fox Interview
Summer and Thomas Dexter interviewed.
Summer’s gaining ground with fans and others alike with a second season of “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” on FOX.
On “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”:
“It's the most difficult acting I've ever done. Very, very demanding, and I wanted to do my best because many people don't get a script like that, especially in TV. It's just a really special script and it's definitely my favorite.”