History Creator / SummerGlau

9th Dec '15 11:01:29 PM Dravencour
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Her first role (the aforementioned ''Angel'' guest spot) got a standing ovation from the cast and crew after recording [[OneSceneWonder her single scene of dialogue]], and critical reviews for her performance as [[Series/{{Firefly}} River]] [[Film/{{Serenity}} Tam]] and [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron]] have been overwhelmingly positive. However, she has yet to get much mainstream recognition as her roles have largely been reserved to [[CultClassic TV shows and films that failed to perform on the business end]].
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Her first role (the aforementioned ''Angel'' guest spot) got a standing ovation from the cast and crew after recording [[OneSceneWonder her single scene of dialogue]], and critical reviews for her performance as [[Series/{{Firefly}} River]] [[Film/{{Serenity}} Tam]] and [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron]] Cameron Phillips]] have been overwhelmingly positive. However, she has yet to get much mainstream recognition as her roles have largely been reserved to [[CultClassic TV shows and films that failed to perform on the business end]].
13th Nov '15 6:09:52 AM ANTMuddle
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Also in line with being a BadassAdorable.
23rd Sep '15 5:50:06 PM ANTMuddle
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A native of San Antonio, Texas, '''Summer Lyn Glau''' (born July 24, 1981) is a classically trained ballerina who broke into acting in 2002 with a guest spot on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (playing a ballerina). Her career has primarily been composed of [[ActionGirl active women]] and [[BrokenBird damaged girls]] in science fiction and fantasy series.
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A native of San Antonio, Texas, '''Summer Lyn Glau''' (born July 24, 1981) is a classically trained ballerina who broke into acting in 2002 with a guest spot on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (playing a ballerina). Her career has primarily been composed of [[ActionGirl active women]] and [[BrokenBird damaged girls]] (usually combined) in science fiction and fantasy series.
6th Sep '15 6:31:58 PM ANTMuddle
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!!Tropes commonly associated with Summer Glau.
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!!Tropes commonly associated with Summer Glau.* BadassAdorable: Par for the course being a DanceBattler.
1st Sep '15 9:25:41 PM Cindylover1969
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* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 33, but you'd be forgiven for believing she was at best in her early twenties.
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* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 33, 34, but you'd be forgiven for believing she was at best in her early twenties.
30th Apr '15 8:14:29 PM BananaPancakes
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A native of San Antonio, Texas, Summer Glau is a classically trained ballerina who broke into acting in 2002 with a guest spot on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (playing a ballerina). Her career has primarily been composed of [[ActionGirl active women]] and [[BrokenBird damaged girls]] in science fiction and fantasy series.
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A native of San Antonio, Texas, Summer Glau '''Summer Lyn Glau''' (born July 24, 1981) is a classically trained ballerina who broke into acting in 2002 with a guest spot on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (playing a ballerina). Her career has primarily been composed of [[ActionGirl active women]] and [[BrokenBird damaged girls]] in science fiction and fantasy series.

* DoesNotLikeShoes: Summer has tendonitis in her heels and arthritis in her toes[[note]]Not surprising, given her background as a ballerina. Ballet is a strenuous art that can mess up even the toughest feet; see ''Film/BlackSwan'' for a great example.[[/note]], so shoes actually are painful for her to wear. She has said that boots, specifically cowboy boots, are more comfortable for her. --> [[http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=316 "I think the thing I like about River is that she gets to be barefoot so much of the time. I donít like shoes very much".]]
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Summer has tendonitis in her heels and arthritis in her toes[[note]]Not toes,[[note]]Not surprising, given her background as a ballerina. Ballet is a strenuous art that can mess up even the toughest feet; see ''Film/BlackSwan'' for a great example.[[/note]], [[/note]] so shoes are actually are painful for her to wear. She has said that boots, specifically cowboy boots, are more comfortable for her. --> [[http://www.-->[[http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=316 "I think the thing I like about River is that she gets to be barefoot so much of the time. I donít like shoes very much".]]much."]]

-->''I have a scar on my face from when I was shooting. I was at a shooting range and a shell flew back and burned my face, so [director] David Nutter let it show all through the pilot [of Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''], and if you watch you can see it all through the episode. I thought that was great because she is supposed to be human[-like].'' -- from [[http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=2293 IF Magazine]].
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-->''I have a scar on my face from when I was shooting. I was at a shooting range and a shell flew back and burned my face, so [director] David Nutter let it show all through the pilot [of Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''], ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''], and if you watch you can see it all through the episode. I thought that was great because she is supposed to be human[-like].'' -- from [[http://www.''[[http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=2293 IF Magazine]].Magazine]]''.

* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 33, but you'd be forgiven for believing she was at best in her early 20s.
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* OlderThanTheyLook: She's 33, but you'd be forgiven for believing she was at best in her early 20s.twenties.

* OneOfUs: Summer is a big fan of science fiction movies, and is also a DCComics fan. * PhraseCatcher: After an infamous incident of Summer screwing up her lines during the filming of ''Firefly'', the other cast members - most notably Creator/NathanFillion - took to [[UnusualEuphemism yelling her name as an expletive]] whenever anything went wrong. Nathan is rumored to have taken the tradition on to his succeeding shows including ''Drive'' and ''Castle''.
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* OneOfUs: Summer is a big fan of science fiction science-fiction movies, and is also a DCComics Creator/DCComics fan. * PhraseCatcher: After an infamous incident of Summer screwing up her lines during the filming of ''Firefly'', the other cast members - -- most notably Creator/NathanFillion - -- took to [[UnusualEuphemism yelling her name as an expletive]] whenever anything went wrong. Nathan is rumored to have taken the tradition on to his succeeding shows including ''Drive'' ''Series/{{Drive}}'' and ''Castle''.''Series/{{Castle}}''.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** Before she met up with Joss Whedon, she was almost a Power Ranger, saying she was the second choice for ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' [[note]]She claims as the Pink Ranger, but that season had no Pink Ranger, only white with pink highlights.[[/note]] ** She also tried out for the role of Kitty Pryde in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. For her audition, she recited a scene JossWhedon wrote for Kitty during his run on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]''.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen: ** Before she met up with Joss Whedon, Creator/JossWhedon, she was almost a Power Ranger, saying she was the second choice for ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''.[[note]]She claims as the Pink Ranger, but that season had no Pink Ranger, only white with pink highlights.[[/note]] ** She also tried out for the role of Kitty Pryde in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. For her audition, she recited a scene JossWhedon Whedon wrote for Kitty during his run on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]''.

* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': She [[http://xkcd.com/311/ beats up everyone]] and [[http://xkcd.com/581/ beats both Randall Munroe and Nathan Fillion in an electric skateboard race]]
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'': She [[http://xkcd.com/311/ beats up everyone]] and [[http://xkcd.com/581/ beats both Randall Munroe and Nathan Fillion in an electric skateboard race]]race]].

* The {{Western}} ''Legend Of Hell's Gate'' playing a girl named Maggie Moon. * NBC's superhero drama ''Series/TheCape'' in which she plays a cyber-sleuth blogger reporter known as [[ShoutOut Orwell]], who apparently becomes the title hero's sidekick and, like with River and Cameron, [[WaifFu is more dangerous than her size implies]].
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* The {{Western}} ''Legend Of of Hell's Gate'' playing a girl named Maggie Moon. Moon. * NBC's Creator/{{NBC}}'s superhero drama ''Series/TheCape'' in which she plays a cyber-sleuth blogger reporter known as [[ShoutOut Orwell]], who apparently becomes the title hero's sidekick and, like with River and Cameron, [[WaifFu is more dangerous than her size implies]].

* ''{{Series/Chuck}}'' as one of the "Greta" agents. ([[http://seat42f.com/images/stories/tvshows/Chuck/Season4/S0408/Chuck-Versus-The-Fear-Of-Death-Summer-Glau-1.jpg Not surprisingly,]] one of the more AxCrazy Gretas.) * A [[http://www.newsgab.com/attachments/celebrity-pictures/395823d1304453242-summer-glau-79-firebird-glau_01.jpg silver 1979 Pontiac]] [[CoolCar Trans Am]] that she designed the interior of.
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* ''{{Series/Chuck}}'' as one of the "Greta" agents. ([[http://seat42f.com/images/stories/tvshows/Chuck/Season4/S0408/Chuck-Versus-The-Fear-Of-Death-Summer-Glau-1.jpg Not surprisingly,]] surprisingly]], one of the more AxCrazy Gretas.) * A [[http://www.newsgab.com/attachments/celebrity-pictures/395823d1304453242-summer-glau-79-firebird-glau_01.jpg silver 1979 Pontiac]] [[CoolCar Trans Am]] that she designed the whose interior of.she designed.

* Cameoed as a nurse on ''GreysAnatomy''. * ''The Initiation of Sarah (2006)'', where she played [[MagicalGirl Sarah's]] {{Muggle}} sister Lindsay. * A Hallmark Special [[http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/helpfortheholidays Help for the Holidays]], where she plays an elf out to restore a family's Christmas spirit.
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* Cameoed as a nurse on ''GreysAnatomy''. ''Series/GreysAnatomy''. * ''The Initiation of Sarah (2006)'', where she played [[MagicalGirl Sarah's]] Sarah]]'s {{Muggle}} sister Lindsay. * A Hallmark Special [[http://www.''[[http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/helpfortheholidays Help for the Holidays]], where Holidays]]'', wherein she plays an elf out to restore a family's Christmas spirit.
5th Apr '15 9:21:59 AM Morgenthaler
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Her first role (the aforementioned ''Angel'' guest spot) got a standing ovation from the cast and crew after recording [[OneSceneWonder her single scene of dialogue]], and critical reviews for her performance as [[Series/{{Firefly}} River]] [[Film/{{Serenity}} Tam]] and [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron]] have been overwhelmingly positive. However, she has yet to get much mainstream recognition as her roles have largely been reserved to [[CultClassic TV shows and films that failed to perform on the business end]].
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Her first role (the aforementioned ''Angel'' guest spot) got a standing ovation from the cast and crew after recording [[OneSceneWonder her single scene of dialogue]], and critical reviews for her performance as [[Series/{{Firefly}} River]] [[Film/{{Serenity}} Tam]] and [[TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Cameron]] have been overwhelmingly positive. However, she has yet to get much mainstream recognition as her roles have largely been reserved to [[CultClassic TV shows and films that failed to perform on the business end]].

-->''I have a scar on my face from when I was shooting. I was at a shooting range and a shell flew back and burned my face, so [director] David Nutter let it show all through the pilot [of TheSarahConnorChronicles], and if you watch you can see it all through the episode. I thought that was great because she is supposed to be human[-like].'' -- from [[http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=2293 IF Magazine]].
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-->''I have a scar on my face from when I was shooting. I was at a shooting range and a shell flew back and burned my face, so [director] David Nutter let it show all through the pilot [of TheSarahConnorChronicles], Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''], and if you watch you can see it all through the episode. I thought that was great because she is supposed to be human[-like].'' -- from [[http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=2293 IF Magazine]].

* Creator/SciFiChannel original movie ''Mammoth'', which featured a mammoth corpse reanimated by aliens that sucked the life force out of those it encountered. * ''TheUnit''
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* Creator/SciFiChannel original movie SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Mammoth'', which featured a mammoth corpse reanimated by aliens that sucked the life force out of those it encountered. * ''TheUnit''''Series/TheUnit''

* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Notable also for making a ''Terminator'' into a sympathetic character while still going on [[AxCrazy violent, shotgun happy-rampages]]. She also played Allison Young, a not-very crazy, very-not-psychic resistance fighter who nonetheless proved to be as tough as Sarah Connor in terms of sheer {{Determinator}}-ability.
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'': Notable also for making a ''Terminator'' into a sympathetic character while still going on [[AxCrazy violent, shotgun happy-rampages]]. She also played Allison Young, a not-very crazy, very-not-psychic resistance fighter who nonetheless proved to be as tough as Sarah Connor in terms of sheer {{Determinator}}-ability.
13th Mar '15 8:06:07 PM bulmabriefs144
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7th Feb '15 8:14:47 AM Morgenthaler
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** She also tried out for the role of Kitty Pryde in ''XMenTheLastStand''. For her audition, she recited a scene JossWhedon wrote for Kitty during his run on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]''.
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** She also tried out for the role of Kitty Pryde in ''XMenTheLastStand''.''Film/XMenTheLastStand''. For her audition, she recited a scene JossWhedon wrote for Kitty during his run on ''[[Comicbook/XMen Astonishing X-Men]]''.
20th Jan '15 9:51:48 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''{{CSI}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5f_mmpAVTk "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"]]
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* ''{{CSI}}'': ''Series/{{CSI}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5f_mmpAVTk "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"]]

* SciFiChannel original movie ''Mammoth'', which featured a mammoth corpse reanimated by aliens that sucked the life force out of those it encountered.
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* SciFiChannel Creator/SciFiChannel original movie ''Mammoth'', which featured a mammoth corpse reanimated by aliens that sucked the life force out of those it encountered.

* ''{{Terminator}}: TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Notable also for making a ''Terminator'' into a sympathetic character while still going on [[AxCrazy violent, shotgun happy-rampages]]. She also played Allison Young, a not-very crazy, very-not-psychic resistance fighter who nonetheless proved to be as tough as Sarah Connor in terms of sheer {{Determinator}}-ability.
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* ''{{Terminator}}: TheSarahConnorChronicles'': ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}: Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'': Notable also for making a ''Terminator'' into a sympathetic character while still going on [[AxCrazy violent, shotgun happy-rampages]]. She also played Allison Young, a not-very crazy, very-not-psychic resistance fighter who nonetheless proved to be as tough as Sarah Connor in terms of sheer {{Determinator}}-ability.

* ''{{Dollhouse}}'', playing a genius-level Doll programmer named Bennett Halverson who has ... issues.
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* ''{{Dollhouse}}'', ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'', playing a genius-level Doll programmer named Bennett Halverson who has ... issues.

* The voice of {{Supergirl}} in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies installment ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse''.
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* The voice of {{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} in the WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies installment ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanApocalypse''.
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