Fan-boy favorite Summer Glau reprises her guest role as a reclusive super-genius punk rocker on a new episode of Alphas. Fans of Glau know her television appearances tend to be unpredictable and subject to cancellation, so we have to get our fix where we can. Itching for a taste right now? This bio-gallery should help.
Glau hails from San Antonio.
She was accepted into a ballet company at a young age and was home-schooled from third grade through the end of high school to accommodate her dancing career.
A broken toe ended her dancing days, prompting Glau to move to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career.
One of her first acting jobs was a small role on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Angel. She caught the attention of producer Joss Whedon while on set, who cast her in his series Firefly.
Her starring role in Firefly propelled Glau to sci-fi fame, and while the show was cancelled after just one season, it retained a massive cult following. She went on to reprise the role in the film Serenity, which picked up where the series left off.
In 2008, Glau began starring in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles as a terminator unit sent back in time to protect John Connor. The show gained a decent following, but was cancelled after two seasons.
She then went on to star in NBC's The Cape, which was cancelled before the end of the first season. Seeing a pattern here? The universe isn't fair.
Fortunately for Glau fans, she looks to be making a transition to film, having snagged a lead role in the upcoming star-studded comedy-horror film Knights of Badassdom. See you in line.