Summer Glau

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Summer Glau
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Birth name Summer Lyn Glau
Born July 24, 1981 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Notable Roles Firefly: River Tam
Notable Episodes
Awards None for TV
Other Awards: 1 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Film Saturn Award, USA; 1 SFX Award, UK

Summer Glau is an American actress best known for her role as River Tam in Firefly.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Firefly River Tam 2002 1
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cameron 2008–2009 1 2
The Cape (2011) Orwell 2011 1
Sequestered Anna 2014 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Angel Prima Ballerina 3x13 - Waiting in the Wings February 4, 2002
Cold Case Paige Pratt 1x06 - Love Conquers Al November 9, 2003
CSI Mandy Cooper 5x06 - What's Eating Gilbert Grissom? November 4, 2004
The 4400 Tess Doerner 2x01/02 - Wake-Up Call June 5, 2005
The 4400 Tess Doerner 3x09 - The Ballad of Kevin and Tess July 30, 2006
The 4400 Tess Doerner 3x12 - Terrible Swift Sword August 20, 2006
The 4400 Tess Doerner 3x13 - Fifty-Fifty August 27, 2006
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x02 - Extreme Rendition September 26, 2006
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x05 - Force Majeure October 17, 2006
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x09 - Report by Exception November 21, 2006
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x12 - The Broom Cupboard January 16, 2007
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x14 - Johnny B. Good February 6, 2007
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x15 - The Water Is Wide February 13, 2007
The Unit Crystal Burns 2x19 - Outsiders April 3, 2007
The 4400 Tess Doerner 4x01 - The Wrath of Graham June 17, 2007
The 4400 Tess Doerner 4x09 - Daddy's Little Girl August 12, 2007
The 4400 Tess Doerner (voice, uncredited) 4x11 - Ghost in the Machine August 26, 2007
The 4400 Tess Doerner 4x12 - Tiny Machines September 9, 2007
The Big Bang Theory Summer Glau 2x17 - The Terminator Decoupling March 9, 2009
Dollhouse Bennett Halverson 2x05 - The Public Eye (1) December 4, 2009
Dollhouse Bennett Halverson 2x06 - The Left Hand (2) December 4, 2009
Dollhouse Bennett Halverson 2x11 - Getting Closer January 8, 2010
Dollhouse Bennett Halverson 2x12 - The Hollow Men January 15, 2010
Dollhouse Bennett Halverson 2x13 - Epitaph Two: Return January 22, 2010
Chuck Greta 4x08 - Chuck Versus the Fear of Death November 15, 2010
Grey's Anatomy Nurse Emily Kovach 8x16 - If Only You Were Lonely February 23, 2012
Grey's Anatomy Nurse Emily Kovach 8x17 - One Step Too Far March 15, 2012
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) Maggie Hoapili 3x16 - Kekoa February 11, 2013
Castle Kendall Frost 8x14 - The G.D.S. March 7, 2016

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Sci Fi Inside: Serenity Herself September 27, 2005
Mammoth Jack April 22, 2006 SCI FI Pictures
The Initiation of Sarah Lindsey Goodwin October 22, 2006
Deadly Honeymoon Lindsey Forrest April 25, 2010

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Serenity River Tam September 30, 2005

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Best Guest Actor or Actress in a Drama Series (2005-06)
The 4400 - 2x01 - Wake-Up Call (1) and 2x02 - Wake-Up Call (2)

Other Awards

  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Film Saturn Awards, USA
    • Won: Best Supporting Actress (2005) - Serenity
  • SFX Awards, UK