Clare Kramer

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Clare Kramer
Clare Kramer in Philly.jpg
Kramer in 2005
Born Clare Elizabeth Kramer
(1974-09-03) September 3, 1974 (age 43)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Brian Keathley (m. 2005)
Children 4

Clare Elizabeth Kramer (born September 3, 1974) is an American actress best known for her starring role of Glory, the Big Bad of season 5 of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is also known for her role as Courtney in Bring It On. She is a co-founder of GeekNation and hosts the podcast Take Five with Clare Kramer.

Personal life[edit]

Clare Elizabeth Kramer was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a kindergarten teacher mother and a petroleum geologist father.[1] and spent most of her childhood in Delaware, Ohio. She is of British and German descent. She has a younger sister named Callie; their parents are Terry and Sandy. After graduating from high school, she attended New York University and received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.[2] She moved to Los Angeles in December 1999.

Kramer married producer Brian Keathley in October 29, 2005. They have four children: daughters Gavin (born 2008) and River Marie (born 2010) and sons Hart (born 2012) and Sky Lynlee (born 2013).[3][4]


Kramer speaking at WonderCon 2017.

As a child, she was a spokesman and mascot for Wendy's, donning the trademark pigtails accentuated in the company logo.[5]

Kramer's film roles include: The Thirst (as a vampire, this time a former drug-addict); The Skulls III (as a competitive swimmer who follows in her brother's footsteps by joining the title organization); Roger Avary's adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel The Rules of Attraction; and Jessica Bendinger's cheerleading comedy Bring It On. The latter co-starred real-life former cheerleader Kirsten Dunst, and fellow Buffy alumna Eliza Dushku.

Kramer has appeared in guest roles in theater and TV shows, including Tru Calling, which starred Eliza Dushku, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, in which she portrayed fictional movie star and shoplifter Babette Storm.

She is also co-founder of GeekNation, a producer of podcasts and TV shows that services geek culture such as comic books, video games and sci-fi/fantasy movies and TV shows.[6] She hosts Take Five with Clare Kramer, in which she talks with guests about their lives, current events and current projects, and Five by Five, an interview show co-hosted by Roddenberry Entertainment executive Tory Mell.

On June 28, 2012, Kramer participated in a Reddit ask me anything (or AMA) in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer subreddit,[7] with most of the questions centered around her time on the show and her role on the show.

Kramer won the 2012 Pollygrind Underground Film Festival's Best Actress award for her portrayal of spree killer, "Caitlin Shattuck", in the rock fantasy feature, Road To Hell.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 In & Out Student
2000 Ropewalk Liza
2000 Bring It On Courtney
2002 Mallory Effect, TheThe Mallory Effect Robin
2002 Rules of Attraction, TheThe Rules of Attraction Candice
2003 D.E.B.S. Lucy in the Sky / Lucinda Reynolds Short film
2004 Scare Hole, TheThe Scare Hole Sarah
2004 Skulls III, TheThe Skulls III Taylor Brooks Video
2004 L.A. D.J. Flyer Girl
2005 Guy in Row Five Rose
2006 Gravedancers, TheThe Gravedancers Allison Mitchell
2006 Thirst, TheThe Thirst Lisa
2008 Grift, TheThe Grift Grace Armstrong
2008 Road to Hell Caitlin
2010 Endure Daphne Mayton
2011 Dead Ones, TheThe Dead Ones Ms. Persephone
2011 Hard Love Kelly
2013 Big Ass Spider! Lt. Karly Brant
2015 Tales of Halloween Lt. Brandt-Mathis Segment: "Sweet Tooth"
2015 Lost Tree, TheThe Lost Tree Emma
2017 Zer0-Tolerance Patrica Spencer Filming
TBA Griddle House, TheThe Griddle House Francis Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Vig Heather TV film
1999 Outreach Casey Shaw TV series
1999 Dodge's City Witch TV film
2000-2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Glory Recurring role, 13 episodes
2002 Random Years, TheThe Random Years Melissa "Don't Make Me Have Sex in the Hamptons"
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Babette Storm "Free Sabrina"
2004 Tru Calling Alex Reynolds "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
2006 House Caren Krause "Meaning"
2011 Goodnight Burbank Terri Blake Recurring role
2012-2015 Film Pigs Herself / Various Recurring role
2014 Monster School Animation Clare Kramer TV series
2016 Strange Ones Det. Karen Barnes TV series, pre-production
2016 The Wrong House Rebecca Lassiter TV film

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Star Trek Continues Commander Diana Garrett Web series


  1. ^ "Clare Kramer Biography (1974-)". 
  2. ^ Llama Mama (2010-07-20). Our "Where Are the Action Chicks?" Comic-Con Panel Lost Luci and Gained Goddess Glory. Action Flick Chick. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  3. ^ "Clare Kramer". 
  4. ^ "Clare Kramer". 
  5. ^ "Glory Days: A Conversation with Clare Kramer | Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict". Retrieved 2017-01-07. 
  6. ^ "COMIC-CON 2012: Clare Kramer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Star and Founder of". Comics Grinder. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  7. ^ "AMA Clare Kramer from Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Reddit. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 

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