Tara Summers

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Tara Summers
Born (1979-12-19) 19 December 1979 (age 38)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

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]

Brown University University in Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, it is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.

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

Cocaine chemical compound

Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug. It is commonly snorted, inhaled as smoke, or dissolved and injected into a vein. Mental effects may include loss of contact with reality, an intense feeling of happiness, or agitation. Physical symptoms may include a fast heart rate, sweating, and large pupils. High doses can result in very high blood pressure or body temperature. Effects begin within seconds to minutes of use and last between five and ninety minutes. Cocaine has a small number of accepted medical uses such as numbing and decreasing bleeding during nasal surgery.

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

<i>Boston Legal</i> US-American legal dramedy

Boston Legal is an American legal comedy-drama television series created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004 to December 8, 2008. The series starred James Spader, William Shatner, and Candice Bergen.

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 .

Snow Patrol British rock band

Snow Patrol are a rock band from Northern Ireland, formed in 1994, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn (drums), and Johnny McDaid. Initially an indie rock band, the band rose to prominence in the early-mid 2000s as part of the post-Britpop movement.

Called Out in the Dark 2011 single by Snow Patrol

"Called Out in the Dark" is a song by Northern Irish rock band Snow Patrol. The track was released as the first single from the band's sixth studio album Fallen Empires on 2 September 2011. It was made available both independently and on an EP with three other tracks from Fallen Empires. "Called Out in the Dark" was shortlisted for Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2011. A version of the track also exists which is remixed by Norman Cook.

<i>Ringer</i> (TV series) television series

Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011, to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. On May 13, 2011, it was reported that the project had been picked up to series by The CW. On October 12, 2011, The CW ordered a full first season of 22 episodes.



2003 What a Girl Wants Noelle
2004 Alfie Carol
2005 The Jacket Nurse Nina
2005Vado a messaFrancesShort film
2006Rabbit FeverAlly
2006 Factory Girl Brigid Polk
2008 Love Lies Bleeding Det. Alice SandsVideo
2010Stephany + MeVideo short
2010Inspired by Bret Easton EllisShort film
2010The Lake EffectNatalie
2012Here Comes the NightSimone
2012 Hitchcock Rita Riggs


2004Fooling HitlerTV film
2006 The Wedding Album Milla CavendishTV pilot
2006Living the QuakeLucy FisherTV film
2007 Dirt AbbyEpisodes: "The Secret Lives of Altar Girls", "Come Together", "The Sexxx Issue"
2007–2008 Boston Legal Katie LloydMain role (33 episodes)
2010 Damages Alex BenjaminRecurring role (5 episodes)
201015 MinutesKaren JamesTV film
2011 Private Practice Janel ChaseEpisode: "If You Don't Know Me By Now"
2011 Ringer Gemma ButlerRecurring role (8 episodes)
2012 CSI: NY Dr. Carly EmersonEpisode: "Clue: SI"
2012 Sons of Anarchy Karen DunhillEpisodes: "Crucifixed", "To Thine Own Self"
2013 Monday Mornings Allison McDanielsEpisodes: "Pilot", "Deus Ex Machina"
2014 Rake Leanne ZanderRegular cast member
2014 Stalker Tracy WrightRecurring Role
2015 You're the Worst LexiEpisode: "LCD Soundsystem"
2016 - present Mercy Street Anne Hastings
2016 Lucifer AnneEpisode: "Pops"
2016 Madam Secretary Sophie AdamsEpisode: "Tectonic Shift"
2017 Master of None Emily

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  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. "Parent Trap", Samantha Conti, December 12, 2005, WWD.com
  4. Bio at TV Guide
  5. Awards for Summers at IMDb
  6. "Video for Snow Patrol's Called Out In The Dark"
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