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), though she has voiced her fair share of white girls, such as Elmyra Duff from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' ([[AndZoidberg and the infamously bad]] ''Pinky, Elymra, and the Brain'') and Penny from ''Inspector Gadget''. 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/{{X-Men}} 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:
* Aka Pella in ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}''
* Alison Crestmere/Magma in ''XMenLegends''
* Archangel Auriel in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''.
* Blackarachnia in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* Catnip, the blue Siamese cat PunchClockVillain, in ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater''
* Cleo the purple poodle, on ''CliffordTheBigRedDog''
* Chilly Cooper in ''Slimer! and WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''
* Chloe in ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries''
* [[spoiler: [=Cookie BaBoom=], the Mayor's deranged "exotic dancer" ex-girlfriend]], from ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' episode "Flight as a Feather"
* Dr. Penelope Young in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''
* Dr. Sinclair in ''{{Freelancer}}''
* Dulcy the Dragon in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''
* Elmyra Duff and Mary Melody (the black girl who looks like So White from ''CoalBlackAndDeSebbenDwarfs'' and is often seen as Furball's master -- if she ever gets screentime at all) in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''
* Evil Cynder from the first ''TheLegendOfSpyro'' game.
* First Citizen Lynette in ''{{VideoGame/Fallout 2}}''
* Foxxy Love in ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''
* Freddy in ''Series/ADifferentWorld'' (her only significant ''live-action'' role)
* Granny May from ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl''.
* The green M&M.
* Herself in ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''
* Hyena in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''
* Lady Macbeth in ''WesternAnimation/ProjectGeeker''
* Madame Xanadu and Aquagirl in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
* Maxine Gibson in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
* Medusa in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''.
* Mindy in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''
* Miranda from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger''
* Nefertina in ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive!''
* Numbuh 5 and her sister [[TheDanza Cree]] Lincoln in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''
* Panthera in ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}''
* Penelope the dragon from ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAsRapunzel''
* Penny in early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''
* Pilgrim the dog, Kermit's star, and Kermit's mother in ''KermitsSwampYears''
* Prince Louie from the later episodes of ''[[Disney/TheJungleBook Jungle Cubs]]''
* Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', her first major role in an animated film
* Princess Kitana in ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm''
* Princess Kneesaa in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}''
* Selendis in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII''
* SheHulk in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'' (season 2)
* {{Storm}} in ''TheSuperHeroSquadShow''
* Susie Carmichael in ''{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''
* Summoner Belgemine, Calli, and young [[CrossDressingVoices Tidus]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''
* Lenne and Calli in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''
* [[BetaBitch Tiff]] on ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''
* Valerie Gray in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
* The offscreen singer for the [[Disney/TheLionKing "Tiger Prince"]] episode from ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* Bethanie Ravencroft in ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''
* Wuya in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles''
* Spitfire in ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster''
* Frightwig in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''