Summer Glau



  • Birth Name: Summer Lyn Glau
  • Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/24/1981, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; ballet dancer
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Summer Glau Fast Facts:
  • Her father is a general contractor and her mother is a school teacher.
  • Is the oldest of three daughters.
  • Was home schooled as a child so that she could focus on her training to become a ballet dancer.
  • Performed as a ballerina at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio in such productions as Le Bourgeios Gentilhomme, The Merry Widow, Peer Gynt, and Paint Your Wagon.
  • After a leg injury ended her career as ballerina, she decided to try out acting.
  • Her big break came when she was cast in a supporting role as a ballerina in an episode of Angel.  Creator Joss Whedon was so impressed by her performance that he then cast her as one of the lead characters in his next television show, Firefly.
  • Summer Glau Relationships:
  • Daniel Wisler - Ex-significant Other
  • Cooper Reynolds Gross - Ex-significant Other
  • Val Morrison - FiancĂ©


Top Chef
"I haven't missed one episode. I love food. I started out as a ballet dancer and food was kind of my enemy. When I stopped dancing, I realized I can eat and it's OK. I wish I could be a better cook. "

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