Tara Summers

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Tara Summers
Born (1979-12-19) 19 December 1979 (age 40)
London, England, UK
Years active2003–present
RelativesFritzi Gordon (grandmother)

Tara Summers (born 19 December 1979) is an English actress.

Summers was educated at Heathfield St Mary's School, in Berkshire.[1] She later attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in history in 2001.[2] Her grandmother was Fritzi Gordon, an Austrian-born WBF World Grand Master bridge player with four world titles.[3]

Summers has written and starred in a one-woman theatrical show, Gypsy of Chelsea.[4] The play is the story of her childhood, charting her mother's turbulent journey from cocaine addiction to recovery.[5]

In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal.

Summers starred as the director in the video for Snow Patrol's 2011 single "Called Out in the Dark".[6] She also appeared in the first half of the first season of The CW's mystery drama series Ringer.[citation needed] In 2014, she appeared as Leanne Zander in the Fox dramedy series Rake.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 What a Girl Wants Noelle
2004 Alfie Carol
2005 The Jacket Nurse Nina
2005 Vado a messa Frances Short film
2006 Rabbit Fever Ally
2006 Factory Girl Brigid Polk
2008 Love Lies Bleeding Det. Alice Sands Video
2010 Luster Rachel
2010 Stephany + Me Video short
2010 Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis Short film
2010 The Lake Effect Natalie
2012 Here Comes the Night Simone
2012 Hitchcock Rita Riggs
2017 Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
2018 Driven Molly Gibson


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Fooling Hitler TV film
2006 The 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 Monday Mornings Allison McDaniels Episodes: "Pilot", "Deus Ex Machina"
2014 Rake (US) Leanne Zander Regular cast member
2014 Stalker Tracy Wright Recurring Role
2015 You're the Worst Lexi Episode: "LCD Soundsystem"
2016–2017 Mercy Street Anne Hastings
2016 Lucifer Anne Episode: "Pops"
2016 Madam Secretary Sophie Adams Episode: "Tectonic Shift"
2017 Master of None Emily
2018 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Laura Trail Episode: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
2019 Elementary Nurse Episode: "The Further Adventures"
2020 Evil Nurse Linda Bloch Episode: "Room 320"


  1. ^ Macdonald, Marianne (10 December 2009). "Julian Rhind-Tutt - the Wing man". London Evening Standard.
  2. ^ Hitchcock's Tara Summers talks scary roles, Shatner and more
  3. ^ "My mother, the cocaine addict"; retrieved 15 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Parent Trap", Samantha Conti, December 12, 2005, WWD.com
  5. ^ Bio at TV Guide
  6. ^ "Video for Snow Patrol's Called Out In The Dark"

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