Summer Lyn Glau was born on July 24, 1981 in San Antonio, Texas. Her life started out in the direction of the stage as she trained as a ballet dancer for most of her childhood. After receiving a scholarship to a ballet company, Glau broke her toe, forcing her to shift her focus to acting.
After moving to LA in 2002, Glau’s first TV role as a ballerina on Angel caught the eye of Joss Whedon. That’s how she ended up getting her big break as River Tam on the sci-fi western, Firefly. Her role as the sexy but deadly cyborg Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles solidified her status as an icon among geekdom.
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