Summer Glau Biography

Summer Glau is an American actress famous for appearing in the critically acclaimed TV series ‘Firefly.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

Quick Facts

Birthday: July 24, 1981

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Leo

Also Known As: Summer Lyn Glau

Born in: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Val Morrison

father: Mark Glau

mother: Mari Glau

siblings: Christie and Kaitlin (sisters)

children: Milena Jo Morrison

City: San Antonio, Texas

U.S. State: Texas

Continue Reading Below

Summer Glau is an American actress famous for appearing as River Tam in the critically acclaimed TV series ‘Firefly’ and as Cameron in the series ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.’ Besides these, she has starred in the TV shows ‘The 4400’, ‘The Unit’, ‘The Cape’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Sequestered’ as well as guest-starred in the programs ‘Angel’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Chuck’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0’. The actress who has acted in films like ‘Serenity’ and ‘Knights of Badassdom’ has also done a number of TV films and short films, such as ‘Mammoth’, ‘The Initiation of Sarah’, ‘Deadly Honeymoon’, ‘Help for the Holidays’, ‘Dead End’ and ‘Inside the Box’, to name a few. Glau has received several honours and awards till date. She was twice included in the ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World’ by FHM and once ranked #8 in ‘Wizard’ magazine's list of ‘Sexiest Women of TV’. The American beauty was also given a place in Maxim’s ‘Hot 100’ list. Coming to her acting accolades, Glau has won ‘SFX Award’ for Best Actress for ‘Serenity.’ Her performance in the film ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ brought her the ‘Saturn Award’ for Best Supporting Actress.

Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:

  • Summer Glau first acted in an episode of the 2002 drama series ‘Angel’. She then appeared in the dramas ‘Firefly’ and ‘Cold Case’. In 2004, she acted in the flick ‘Sleepover’. The following year, the actress was cast as Tess Doerner in the series ‘The 4400’. Soon after this, she played Crystal Burns in the drama series ‘The Unit’ and Jack Abernathy in the television film ‘Mammoth’. Then in 2008, Glau joined the cast of ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’ as Cameron. She then got featured in the dramas ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Dollhouse’.
  • After doing the TV film ‘Deadly Honeymoon’ in 2010, she starred as Jamie Fleming and Skylar Adams in the dramas ‘The Cape’ and ‘Alphas’ respectively. Glau then acted in the short film ‘Inside the Box’ in 2013. The same year, she did episodes of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘NTSF:SD:SUV::’ respectively. She also played the role of Isabel Rochev in the series ‘Arrow’ that year. Soon after this, the American beauty portrayed the character of Anna Brandt in the drama series ‘Sequestered’. Then in 2015, she appeared in the short film ‘Dead End’.
Continue Reading Below
Personal Life
  • Summer Glau was born as Summer Lyn Glau on July 24, 1981 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to parents Mari and Mark. She has two sisters, Christie and Kaitlin. Glau got married to American actor Val Morrison. In 2015, she gave birth to her first daughter, Milena. A couple of years later she had another daughter, Sunny.
  • Talking about the actress’ philanthropic nature, Glau has been associated with a number of charitable organizations including B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre. She is also an animal lover and once hand-painted a pet bowl in support of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Los Angeles). This bowl was later sold to raise funds for the animals.
Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:


1. Serenity (2005)

  (Thriller, Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi)

2. Knights of Badassdom (2013)

  (Horror, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure)

3. Sleepover (2004)

  (Romance, Comedy)

How To Cite

Article Title
- Summer Glau Biography
- Editors,
Last Updated
- November 09, 2017
Summer Glau

People Also Viewed

Brie Larson
Scarlett Johansson
Ariana Grande
Kristen Stewart

Selena Gomez
Bella Thorne
Gina Carano
Blake Lively