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Summer Glau Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

How rich is Summer Glau?

Summer Glau net worth:
$4 Million

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Summer Glau Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Summer Glau was born in San Antonio, Texas USA, on 24 July 1981, of Scottish, Irish, and German ancestry. She is an actress, probably best known as River Tam from the sci-fi TV show “Firefly” and its spin-off movie “Serenity”.

So just how rich is Summer Glau? Sources estimate that Summer’s net worth is over $4 million, accumulated during her career in the entertainment industry which began in 2002. Her assets include a ranch house in Fair Oaks, another San Antonio home, and a condo in Studio City, California.

Summer Glau Net Worth $4 million

Summer Glau was raised in San Antonio; her father was a general contractor, and her mother was a school teacher. As a young child, she was an aspiring professional ballet dancer, and received a scholarship to a ballet company; she was home schooled up to grade 12 to keep up with her training schedules. However, a broken toe ended her professional dancing dreams, and she turned to acting instead, flying to Los Angeles to audition for acting roles. One of her earlier auditions was actually for the role of a Power Ranger in “Power Rangers Wild Force”.

Interestingly enough, Summer’s first on-screen role was acting as a ballet dancer for an episode in the 2002 hit TV series “Angel”. Apparently, her acting skills even as a beginner impressed director/producer Joss Whedon so much that she was cast in Whedon’s new sci-fi TV series “Firefly”. This was where Summer started to establish her net worth – “Firefly” only ran for 14 episodes, but continued into the movie “Serenity” because of a strong push from its fan base, so Summer was becoming an increasingly recognizable face in Hollywood, and she was soon cast in other projects.

Although “Firefly” and “Serenity” were her two most popular roles, Summer’s net worth can also be credited to other sources. She is a voice actress – she provided the voice for Supergirl in the animated cartoon “Superman/ Batman: Apocalypse”, and has acted in numerous recurring roles in TV series such as “Cold Case”, “CSI”, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, “The Cape”, “Arrow”, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Castle”, in total over 30 TV and film titles. Currently, Summer is on a break from the entertainment industry, and does not have any projects publicly lined up for 2017.

In her personal life, Summer is married to actor Val Morrison, and their daughter, Milena, was born in 2015. Summer is involved in numerous charities and causes. One is the B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Center, where she and other celebrities signed bears which were put up for a charity auction. She is also a passionate animal lover and has been involved with charity efforts for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She likes being active and takes part in martial arts such as Kung Fu and Kickboxing. She also dances in her spare time, not just ballet but also Tango and Flamenco.

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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castle2016TV SeriesKendall Frost
Con Man2015TV SeriesMartina / Make-Up Lady
Dead End2015/VIShort
Sequestered2014TV SeriesAnna Brandt
Arrow2013-2014TV SeriesIsabel Rochev
Knights of Badassdom2013Gwen
NTSF:SD:SUV2013TV SeriesOlivia Frampton
Peter Panzerfaust2013TV SeriesWendy
Inside the Box2013ShortSophie
Hawaii Five-02013TV SeriesMaggie Hoapili
Help for the Holidays2012TV MovieChristine
Alphas2011-2012TV SeriesSkylar Adams
Grey's Anatomy2012TV SeriesEmily Kovach
Scent of the Missing2012TV MovieSedona
The Human Preservation Project2011Natalia Suttinger
The Cape2011TV SeriesOrwell
The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy2011Maggie Moon
Good Morning Rabbit2010TV SeriesLucy
Chuck2010TV SeriesGreta
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse2010VideoKara (voice)
Deadly Honeymoon2010TV MovieLindsey Ross Forrest
Dollhouse2009-2010TV SeriesBennett Halverson
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008-2009TV SeriesCameron Phillips / Allison Young
The Big Bang Theory2009TV SeriesSummer Glau
The 44002005-2007TV SeriesTess Doerner
The Unit2006-2007TV SeriesCrystal Burns
The Initiation of Sarah2006TV MovieLindsey Goodwin
Mammoth2006TV MovieJack Abernathy
Serenity2005River
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV SeriesMandy Cooper
Sleepover2004Ticket Girl
Cold Case2003TV SeriesPaige Pratt
Firefly2002-2003TV SeriesRiver Tam
Angel2002TV SeriesPrima Ballerina

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Help for the Holidays2012TV Movie performer: "Deck the Halls", "Jingle Bells" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins2015TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
How We Covered It2013DocumentaryHerself
Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite2012TV MovieHerself
Crashing the Fest2011TV SeriesHerself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Actor, 'The Cape'
A First Look at Superman/Batman: Apocalypse2010Video documentary shortHerself
Blood and Metal2009Video shortHerself
Cameron vs. Rosie: Fight Rehearsal2009Video shortHerself
Designing Destruction2009Video shortHerself
Motivations2009Video shortHerself
War Stories2009Video shortHerself
Scream Awards 20082008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Creating the Chronicles2008Video documentary shortHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHerself
A Filmmaker's Journey2006Video documentary shortHerself
Re-Lighting the Firefly2005Video documentary shortHerself
Film '722005TV SeriesHerself
Sci Fi Inside: 'Serenity'2005TV MovieHerself
Here's How It Was: The Making of 'Firefly'2003Video short documentaryHerself
Serenity: The 10th Character2003Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dollhouse2010TV SeriesBennett Halverson

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Festival AwardNortheast Film Festival, USBest Actress in a Short FilmInside the Box (2013)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressSerenity (2005)
2005SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActressSerenity (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in TelevisionTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2008Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActressTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Action AdventureTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star FemaleTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)


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#Fact
1Has appeared in four canceled TV shows: Firefly (2002), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), Dollhouse (2009), and The Cape (2010).
2Expecting her first child in January 2015 with boyfriend Val Morrison.
3Ranked # 63 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list (2014).
4Is a big fan of DC Comics and voiced Supergirl in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010).
5Loves science fiction movies.
6Her ancestry includes German, Swiss-German, English, Scottish, and Welsh.
7Auditioned for, and received a supporting role for the film Black Swan (2010). However, the character was eventually cut from the story during pre-production stages.
8Ranked #26 in the 2010 FHM UK list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
9Ranked #37 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
10Revealed in a 2005 interview that she originally auditioned for the role of Alyssa in Power Rangers Wild Force (2002), and was the casting directors' second choice for the role.
11Ranked #8 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
12She had not actually seen the Terminator movies, before being cast in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008).
13Auditioned for the role of "Kitty Pryde" in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and had even asked Joss Whedon (who was writing Marvel's Astonishing X-Men comic book at the time and whose ideas contributed to the plot of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)) for assistance in preparing for the part. Ultimately, the role went to Ellen Page.
14She is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.
15She loves to watch cooking shows.
16Her favorite television show is Brothers & Sisters (2006).
17Summer appeared at the Armageddon Pulp Expo in Auckland, New Zealand in October 2006.

#Quote
1You know, I've always just made the choices on my characters based on my connection to them, and I've made decisions that maybe other people haven't understood; why I passed on something, for instance.
2There's this certain caliber of dancing I was striving for when I was younger, and it's very hard for me to go back and just do it for fun. But I take all other kinds of classes: I take jazz classes, modern classes, and I love doing that instead of going to the gym. The gym is not very much fun.
3When I was little, I had a feeling that I was going to end up being an actress. I spent a lot of time alone, I was a very shy girl, and I would pretend I was telling someone about this new role that I got.
4I've done other things, but it always seems like my sci-fi projects have been what people respond to the most, because those fans are extraordinary, so passionate.
5When I stopped doing ballet, I started training in the pool. I would do my barre exercises in the water, because that prevents injuries.
6I worked on [Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)] even longer than Firefly (2002). And I always remembered how generous everyone was to me when I didn't know what to do, and I didn't know the rules, and I didn't know camera angles, and I didn't know lighting.
7The number one thing I look for in a man is integrity. A man who does what he says he's going to do.
8I still dance, probably three times a week, unless I'm working on a crazy job, and then I just don't have any free time at all.
9I was always the kid on scholarship, I was a soloist with my company, I'd been working with the symphony since I was 14.
10I love it if a man makes an effort to get to know my parents and sisters. Getting to know the people who matter to me goes a long way.
11Lying about anything is the cruelest thing in the world you could ever do. Be who you are. Don't try to be someone you're not. It never works.
12I like pretty conservative guys, good guys. I always look for the qualities I find in my father.
13I'm very physical. It's an important part of being a woman - feeling good about yourself and really being in tune with your personality.
14As I've gotten older, I've come to realize how important it is to vary your workouts.
15I'm definitely one of those actresses who comes to a set knowing how I want to do a scene, and I definitely love input from my directors and my writers. I know that there's some actors who like to be left alone, they like to be very independent, but I actually really enjoy the teamwork.
16After doing Firefly (2002) and moving on, I always wanted to be part of a series again. I love doing films, too, but there's just something special about being part of the team and feeling like you're actually a part of the family, and I always look to re-create that.
17For breakfast, I always have eggs - whole eggs. I think the fats are really important. I also like turkey bacon and really hearty whole-grain bread. I'm very picky about it. You need bread that's high in fiber and low in carbs. It's hard to find, but it's worth it.
18Sometimes when I get home after a long day, I'll turn on music--I love Latin, disco, and pop--and do my own workout, even if it's a short one. Know a good song to work out to? "I Will Survive".
19I always look for roles that make me feel good about being a girl. I have to say that there are a lot of roles out there that make me feel really bad about being a girl. You can imagine what the things are and I shall not go into detail.
20My favorite thing about River [her character on Firefly (2002)] is that she gets to be barefoot so much of the time. I don't like shoes very much. The more things I mention the more things she ends up doing, I remember in the first episode I was thinking, "I really think River needs a gun", and then by episode 10 she got one. I'm working my way up to captain.

#Trademark
1Often goes barefoot
2Often works her skills as a dancer into roles
3Often plays crazed or mentally disturbed characters
4Thin build

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