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Tara Summers
Tara Summers appears as attorney Katie Lloyd on the series.
Personal Information
Born: (1979-12-19) December 19, 1979 (age 44)
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Years active: 2001-present
Character information
Appeared on: Boston Legal
Character played: Katie Lloyd
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Tara Summers (born December 19, 1979 in London, England) is an English actress who appears as Katie Lloyd, an attorney and associate with Crane, Poole & Schmidt Law on Boston Legal in Seasons 4 and 5.

Early life and education[]

The granddaughter of bridge player Fritzi Gordon, Tara was educated at Heathfield St Mary's School, in Berkshire, England. An alumna of Brown University (class '01), where she graduated with a B.A. in history;[1] the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (class '03); and the National Theatre Institute.


Summers has written and starred in her own one-woman theatrical show, Gypsy of Chelsea.[2] The play is the story of her own childhood, charting her mother's turbulent journey from cocaine addiction to recovery.[3]

In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal,[4] for which she was nominated, with her cast-mates, for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award in the category of Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and again in 2009.[5]

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



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 Template:Sortname Natalie
2012 Here Comes the Night Simone
2012 Hitchcock Rita Riggs


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Fooling Hitler TV film
2006 The Wedding Album (TV series)}} 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 Episode: "1.1"
2013 Monday Mornings Allison McDaniels Episodes: "Pilot", "Deus Ex Machina"


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