December 19, 1979 |
London, England, UK
Tara Summers (born December 19, 1979, London) is an English actress.
Early life and education
Summers later attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in history in 2001. In 2003, she graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and later attended the National Theatre Institute.
Summers has written and starred in her own one-woman theatrical show, Gypsy of Chelsea. The play is the story of her own childhood, charting her mother's turbulent journey from cocaine addiction to recovery.
In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal, for which she was nominated, with her cast-mates, for a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and again in 2009.
More recently, Summers starred as the director in the video for Snow Patrol's new single "Called Out in the Dark", released on YouTube on 17 August 2011, alongside Jack Davenport and Gary Lightbody. She also appeared in the first half of the first season of The CW's mystery drama series Ringer.
|2003||What a Girl Wants||Noelle|
|2005||Jacket, TheThe Jacket||Nurse Nina|
|2005||Vado a messa||Frances||Short film|
|2006||Factory Girl||Brigid Polk|
|2008||Love Lies Bleeding||Det. Alice Sands||Video|
|2010||Stephany + Me||Video short|
|2010||Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis||Short film|
|2010||Lake Effect, TheThe Lake Effect||Natalie|
|2012||Here Comes the Night||Simone|
|2004||Fooling Hitler||TV film|
|2006||Wedding Album, TheThe Wedding Album||Milla Cavendish||TV pilot|
|2006||Living the Quake||Lucy Fisher||TV film|
|2007||Dirt||Abby||Episodes: "The Secret Lives of Altar Girls", "Come Together", "The Sexxx Issue"|
|2007–2008||Boston Legal||Katie Lloyd||Main role (33 episodes)|
|2010||Damages||Alex Benjamin||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2010||15 Minutes||Karen James||TV film|
|2011||Private Practice||Janel Chase||Episode: "If You Don't Know Me By Now"|
|2011||Ringer||Gemma Butler||Recurring role (8 episodes)|
|2012||CSI: NY||Dr. Carly Emerson||Episode: "Clue: SI"|
|2012||Sons of Anarchy||Karen Dunhill||Episodes: "Crucifixed", "To Thine Own Self"|
|2013||Rake||Leanne Zander||Regular cast member|
|2013||Monday Mornings||Allison McDaniels||Episodes: "Pilot", "Deus Ex Machina"|
- Macdonald, Marianne (10 December 2009). "Julian Rhind-Tutt - the Wing man". London Evening Standard.
- Hitchcock's Tara Summers talks scary roles, Shatner and more
- "Parent Trap", Samantha Conti, December 12, 2005, WWD.com
- Bio at TV Guide
- "Dirty Tara Summers joins Boston Legal", Beyond Hollywood.com
- Awards for Summers at IMDb
- "Video for Snow Patrol's Called Out In The Dark"
- Tara Summers at the Internet Movie Database
- Forder, Rachel (2005-12-19). "My mother, the cocaine addict". Daily Telegraph.