Summer Glau

Summer Glau

  • Highest Rated: 82% Serenity (2005)
  • Lowest Rated: 15% Sleepover (2004)
  • Birthday: Jul 24, 1981
  • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Summer Glau has been a ballerina from the time she was a small child. While it would be her acting career that would bring her face to face with her largest audience, it was her background as a dancer that would provide her with the chance to do so. After appearing in a few commercials, she appeared on the Joss Whedon series Angel as a ballerina in the episode Waiting in the Wings. Whedon was so impressed with the young actress' debut performance that in 2002, he cast the then-21-year-old in the challenging role of River in his new series Firefly. Despite immediately earning a hardcore cult fan base, Firefly's ratings would prove to be unsatisfactory for Fox, which pulled the plug after only 11 episodes. Glau had made her mark, however, playing a traumatized prodigy running from the interplanetary authorities aboard a cargo ship. She went on to test her acting chops by appearing on shows like CSI and The 4400, before reprising the role of River for 2005's feature film adaptation of Firefly, Serenity. In 2006 she signed on to star alongside Tom Skerritt for the TV movie Mammoth. She was a regular on several short-lived TV series - Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles starting in 2008, and in 2011 she joined the cast of the drama series The Cape. Glau since has made a career out of guest-starring and recurring gigs on genre shows like The Big Bang Theory, Whedon's Dollhouse, Chuck, Alphas and Arrow.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

67% Knights of Badassdom Gwen 2014
No Score Yet Help for the Holidays Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Legend of Hell's Gate Maggie Moon 2012
No Score Yet Deadly Honeymoon Lindsey Forrest 2010
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Initiation of Sarah Lindsey 2006
No Score Yet Mammoth Jack Abernathy 2006
82% Serenity River Tam $25.4M 2005
15% Sleepover Ticket Girl $8.1M 2004

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

83% Wu Assassins
2019
  • 2019
80% Castle
2009-2016
Kendall Frost
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sequestered
2014
Anna
  • 2014
86% Arrow
2012
Isabel Isabel Rochev
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Maggie Hoapili
  • 2013
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Nurse Emily Nurse
  • 2012
81% Alphas
2011-2012
Skylar Skylar Adams
  • 2012
  • 2011
41% The Cape
2011
Orwell
  • 2011
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Greta
  • 2010
72% Dollhouse
2009-2010
Bennett Bennett Halverson
  • 2010
  • 2009
77% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008-2009
Cameron
  • 2009
  • 2008
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Herself Guest
  • 2009
  • 2008
95% The 4400
2004-2007
Tess Doerner
  • 2007
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Crystal Burns Crystal
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mandy Cooper
  • 2004
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Paige
  • 2003
85% Firefly
2002-2003
River Tam
  • 2003
  • 2002
88% Angel
1999-2004
Dancer
  • 2002

QUOTES FROM Summer Glau CHARACTERS

Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Set course for Beaumonde, first thing, I want these bod -- (Simon suddenly punches him in the face .)
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Set course for Beaumonde, first thing, I want these bod -- [Simon suddenly punches him in the face]
Kaylee Frye
Simon!
Dr. Simon Tam
You son of a whore!
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
I am a hairs breath from riddling you with holes Doctor!
Dr. Simon Tam
'One simple job! She'll be fine!'
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
She 'is' fine apart from being still crazy she's a picture of health!
Dr. Simon Tam
Never again do yo understand me?
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Seems to me we had a talk about you giving orders on my boat.
Dr. Simon Tam
Well we're off your boat just as soon as River gets her share of the bounty!
Kaylee Frye
Let's not do anything hasty-
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
No shiny! We'll be on Beaumonde ten hours time you can pick up your earnings and be on your merry! Mean time you do your job patch up my crew!
River Tam
He didn't lie down they never lie down.
Dr. Simon Tam
River?!
River Tam
I swallowed a bug!
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Shot me in the back. I haven't.. made you angry, have I?
River Tam
There's a lot of innocent people in the air being killed right now.
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
You have no idea how true that is. I know the secret now. The truth that burned up River Tam's brain and set you after her. And the rest of the 'verse is gonna know it too. 'Cause they need to
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
You have no idea how true that is. I know the secret now. The truth that burned up River Tam's brain and set you after her. And the rest of the 'verse is gonna know it too. 'Cause they need to.
The Operative
You really believe that?
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
I do.
The Operative
You willing to die for that belief?
Capt. Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
I am... .course that ain't excactly plan A!
Kaylee Frye
Don't talk to the barkers talk to the Captain. You look the captain in the eye know who you're dealing with.
Dr. Simon Tam
I wish there was-
Kaylee Frye
You shouldn't aughta be so clean. It's a dead give away you don't belong you always gotta be tidy. Don't pay anybody in advance. And don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine, they fall right out of the sky.
Dr. Simon Tam
Kaylee-
Dr. Simon Tam
River do you want to stay with them?
River Tam
It's not safe.
Dr. Simon Tam
No, I fear it's not safe anymore.
River Tam
For them.
River Tam
They're afraid of me
River Tam
They're afraid of me.
Dr. Simon Tam
I'm sorry.
River Tam
They should be but I'll show them. Oh god.
Dr. Simon Tam
Hey it's okay it's okay
Dr. Simon Tam
Hey it's okay it's okay.
River Tam
Show me off like a dog, old men covered in blood never touched them but there drowning in it. I don't know what I'm saying I never know what I'm saying!
Dr. Simon Tam
In the Maiden Head you said something when you were triggered do you remember? The Captain saw you say something on the feed
Dr. Simon Tam
In the Maiden Head you said something when you were triggered do you remember? The Captain saw you say something on the feed.
River Tam
Miranda
River Tam
Miranda.
Dr. Simon Tam
Miranda?
River Tam
Ask her
River Tam
Ask her.
Dr. Simon Tam
Who is Miranda? Am I talking to Miranda now? ( River gives him a look) No not right, but I think when they triggered you it somehow brought this up this memory
Dr. Simon Tam
Who is Miranda? Am I talking to Miranda now? [River gives him a look] No not right, but I think when they triggered you it somehow brought this up this memory.
River Tam
It isn't mine! The memory it isn't mine and I shouldn't have to carry it it isn't mine! Don't make me sleep again!
Dr. Simon Tam
I won't I won't!
River Tam
Put a bullet to me! Bullet in the brain pan squish!
Dr. Simon Tam
Don't say that not ever! We'll get through this
Dr. Simon Tam
Don't say that not ever! We'll get through this.
River Tam
Things are gonna get much much worse
River Tam
Things are gonna get much much worse.
River Tam
I swallowed a bug.
River Tam
I swallowed a bug...
River Tam
I swallowed a bug.
River Tam
I swallowed a bug.