The female counterpart of both Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson and Creator/PhilLaMarr.

Summer's voice-acting career began in 1983 when she was cast as the voice of niece Penny on the original cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. Her unique, throaty voice was instantly recognizable to casting agents (as well as viewers even today), who began frequently casting her in animated programs.

In all, Summer has voiced over 100 animated characters since 1983, many of them African-American girls (she herself is half-white, a quarter African American, and a quarter Native American. In fact, her name "Cree" is the name of one of the largest American and Canadian Indian groups in North America), though she has voiced her fair share of white girls, such as Elmyra Duff from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' ([[AndZoidberg and the infamously bad]] ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain'') and Penny from ''Inspector Gadget''[[note]]she also auditioned to voice Meg Griffin on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', but show creator Creator/SethMacFarlane thought it would be in poor taste to have a black woman voice a white girl, despite that Cree Summer has done it before and there hasn't been any outrage over it[[/note]]. These have spanned the realm of video games, cartoon television series, animated films and commercials.

Fun fact: her father is Jazz musician [[WesternAnimation/RockAndRule Don]] [[WesternAnimation/XMen Francks]] and her younger brother is [[Series/StargateAtlantis Rainbow Sun Francks]]. There was a time where she was credited as "Cree Summer Francks," but she dropped the last part, as she felt that name made her sound like a brand of hot dogs.
!!Notable roles:
* Miss Green from Advertising/MAndMs commercials

* Herself in ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''
* Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (her first major role in an animated film)
* Mena in ''[[Disney/{{Bambi}} Bambi II]]''
* Penelope in ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''
* One of the talking seagulls in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater''

!!!Live-Action TV
* Freddy in ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' (her only significant ''live-action'' role)

!!!Video Games
* Alison Crestmere/Magma in ''VideoGame/XMenLegends''
* Archangel Auriel in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''
* Belgemine and young Tidus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''
* Calli and Lenne in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''
* Evil Cynder from the first ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' game
* Dr. Penelope Young in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''
* Lynette in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}''
* Medusa in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''
* Mindy in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''
* Dr. Sinclair in ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}''
* Protoss Executor Selendis in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII''

!!!Western Animation
* Aka Pella in ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''
* Bethanie Ravencroft in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''
* Blackarachnia in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* Catnip in ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater''
* Chilly Cooper in ''Slimer! and WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''
* Chloe in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''
* Cleo in ''Literature/CliffordTheBigRedDog''
* [[spoiler: [=Cookie BaBoom=], the Mayor's deranged "exotic dancer" ex-girlfriend]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' (episode - "Flight as a Feather")
* Dulcy the Dragon in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''
* Elmyra Duff and Mary Melody in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''
* Foxxy Love in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''
* Frightwig in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
* Granny May from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''
* Hyena in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* Princess Kitana in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm''
* Princess Kneesaa in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'' (season 1)
* Prince Louie in the later episodes of ''WesternAnimation/JungleCubs''
* Lady Macbeth in ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker''
* Madame Xanadu and Aquagirl in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
* Maxine Gibson in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
* Miranda in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''
* Nebula in ''WesternAnimation/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''
* Nefertina in ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive!''
* Numbuh 5/Abigail Lincoln and her sister [[TheDanza Cree]] Lincoln in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
* The offscreen singer for the [[Disney/TheLionKing "Tiger Prince"]] episode in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''
* Panthera in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}''
* Penny in early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''
* Pilgrim the dog, Kermit's star, and Kermit's mother in ''Film/KermitsSwampYears''
* ComicBook/SheHulk in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' (season 2)
* Spitfire in ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster''
* ComicBook/{{Storm}} in ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* Susie Carmichael in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''
* [[BetaBitch Tiff]] on ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''
* Valerie Gray in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
* Wuya in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles''