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Summer Glau
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Character Tess Doerner
Date of birth 24 July 1981
Origin San Antonio, Texas, USA
Gender Female
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Summer Glau portrays Tess Doerner.


Also known for playing River Tam in the science fiction series Firefly and follow-up film Serenity, for playing Skylar in Alphas, and for playing Cameron in the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

In 2008, she received the Best Supporting Television Actress award at the 34th Saturn Awards for her performance as Cameron Phillips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Personal Life

Summer Glau has been involved in a number of charities, such as B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre.

Glau is an animal lover and has shown support to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, where she hand-painted a decorative pet bowl that was later sold on eBay to raise funds.

She became a vegetarian in 1995, but, in 2005 she stated that "[...] by the end of shooting (the same year film Serenity) I was eating steaks."

Glau has trained in multiple forms of martial arts, including Kung Fu and kickboxing, all of which benefitted from her background and training as a ballerina. That base talent can be seen in her first Joss Whedon project, the Angel Season 3 episode "Waiting in the wings".

  Season Four Cast edit

Jenni BairdBilly CampbellConchita CampbellMegalyn EchikunwokeChad FaustPatrick FluegerJoel GretschJacqueline McKenzie


Jeffrey CombsChilton CraneSean DevineGraeme DuffySummer GlauTristin LefflerRichard KahanKavan SmithJennifer Spence

See Also: Guest CastSeason One CastSeason Two CastSeason Three CastCrewCharacters