Facts, Trivia & Favourites

Facts

Full name: Summer Lyn Glau

Date of birth: 24th July 1981

Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Current residence: Los Angeles

Starsign: Leo

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Brown

Height: 5’6” (1.73 m)

Shoes size: 7

Parents: Mark & Mari Glau

Children: Daughter Milena Jo

Siblings: Christie (born 1983) & Kaitlin (born 1986)

Trivia

Did you know that Summer…

… was a prima balerina, but had to stop because of an injury.

… used to teach dance classes.

… had her first role in Joss Whedon’s Angel.

… is a big fan of science fiction movies.

… thought back a lot on her own childhood to play River Tam in Firefly & Serenity.

… her dream role was to be in a Medieval period piece which she fulfilled by starring in Knights of Badassdom.

… has done several commercials before started acting

… her favorite movie growing up was Camelot

… is right handed but lefty as a dancer.

… if she were to be an animal, she’d be a pony.

… if she wasn’t acting, she would go back to theater.

… spent 9 month preparing for Serenity (6 month of fight training & 3 month in a fightcamp).

… hurt herself on the arm while performing a stunt in Serenity.

… blew a line at the end of a particularly long and difficult scene on the TV series Firefly and as a result, the cast made a running gag of shouting her name if they forgot their lines during a scene (this continued while they were shooting Serenity).

… is a huge fan of Salsa music.

… injured herself by staying to close to shooting range while shooting-practicing for The Sarah Connor Chronicles, earning herself a small scar on her face that is showing on the serie.

… appeared on-screen with her then real-life boyfriend Daniel Wisler on The Unit.

… was supposed to play the part of Lilly Moore on The 4400, but had to cancel because of conflicting schedules with Serenity.

… has a gun permit, but does not possess a weapon.

… auditioned for the pink Power Ranger (that was her first big audition).

… almost played the love interest for Hiro in NBC’s sci-fi drama Heroes. (in the end it didn’t work due to timing conflicts)

… auditioned for the role of Kitty Pride in X-Men 3 (but the role went to Ellen Page).

… had never danced the part of Giselle before doing it on Angel.

… is very shy around other celebrities, and often gets her boyfriend to go up to them.

… her favorite costume to wear in Firefly was the pink dress and shawl in Objects in Space, and her least favourite was the body suit in Serenity. She had campaigned Joss to get her to wear something else, but he had nothing of it.

… and Fran Kranz got into a bit of trouble while working on the Dollhouse set- they seemed to get up to a bit of mischief!

… is a huge fan of the Rocky films.

… has a dog named Stanley.

… describes herself as a terrible baker.

… is afraid of Whales.

… her spiritual animal would be a horse.

… met her husband Val on the set of Hawaii Five-O.

… wore her own clother in the music video for Long Hot Summer (it was a last minute job).

Favourites

Favourite book: “Wuthering Heights”.

Favourite music: Country, blues, everything Latin

Favourite musical: West Side Story

Favourite musician: George Strait

Favourite author: C.S. Lewis.

Favourite film: “Camelot”.

Favourite TV Shows: “Will & Grace” and “The West Wing”.

Favourite Sience Fiction TV Shows: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.

Favourite TV Shows as a kid: “Little Mermaid” and “The Last Unicorn”.

Favourite director: Joss Whedon.

Favourite dessert: apple pie and peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Favourite dish: Ribs

Favourite snacks: Chips and salsa

Favourite food to serve Mexican

Favourite cake: spice cake with cream cheese icing.

Favourite drink: hot tea.

Favourite drink (alcoholic) : Tequila

Favourite colour: peach.

Favourite flower: Gardenia

Favourite computer: Mac

Favourite Firefly episode: Objects In Space.

Favourite Serenity scene: The Funeral scene.

The Bernard Pivot Quiz

What profession would you least like to try?

Anything involving planes.

What’s your favorite curse word?

Shucks – really.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Pretty good – try again.