Tara Summers

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Tara Summers
Born(1979-12-19) December 19, 1979 (age 34)
London, England, UK
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Tara Summers
Born(1979-12-19) December 19, 1979 (age 34)
London, England, UK

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

Early life and education[edit]

The granddaughter of bridge player Fritzi Gordon,[citation needed] Summers was educated at Heathfield St Mary's School, in Berkshire.[1]

Summers later attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. in history in 2001.[2] In 2003, she graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and later attended the National Theatre Institute.[citation needed]


Summers has written and starred in her own one-woman theatrical show, Gypsy of Chelsea.[3] The play is the story of her own childhood, charting her mother's turbulent journey from cocaine addiction to recovery.[4]

In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal,[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] She also appeared in the first half of the first season of The CW's mystery drama series Ringer.[citation needed]



2003What a Girl WantsNoelle
2005Jacket, TheThe JacketNurse Nina
2005Vado a messaFrancesShort film
2006Rabbit FeverAlly
2006Factory GirlBrigid Polk
2008Love Lies BleedingDet. Alice SandsVideo
2010Stephany + MeVideo short
2010Inspired by Bret Easton EllisShort film
2010Lake Effect, TheThe Lake EffectNatalie
2012Here Comes the NightSimone
2012HitchcockRita Riggs


2004Fooling HitlerTV film
2006Wedding Album, TheThe Wedding AlbumMilla CavendishTV pilot
2006Living the QuakeLucy FisherTV film
2007DirtAbbyEpisodes: "The Secret Lives of Altar Girls", "Come Together", "The Sexxx Issue"
2007–2008Boston LegalKatie LloydMain role (33 episodes)
2010DamagesAlex BenjaminRecurring role (5 episodes)
201015 MinutesKaren JamesTV film
2011Private PracticeJanel ChaseEpisode: "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
2011RingerGemma ButlerRecurring role (8 episodes)
2012CSI: NYDr. Carly EmersonEpisode: "Clue: SI"
2012Sons of AnarchyKaren DunhillEpisodes: "Crucifixed", "To Thine Own Self"
2013RakeLeanne ZanderRegular cast member
2013Monday MorningsAllison McDanielsEpisodes: "Pilot", "Deus Ex Machina"


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