Summer Bishil was born in Pasadena, California. When she was three, her family moved to Saudi Arabia and, two years later, relocated to the small island Kingdom of Bahrain. There, Bishil and her brother attended The British School of Bahrain and the U.S. Department of Defense School, where she trained intensely on the school swim team with professional coaches. In 2003 Bishil's family returned to Southern California.
Immediately upon returning, Bishil began pursuing her dream of becoming an actress by enrolling in acting class. A few years later, in 2006, she was selected after an arduous audition process to play the lead role in Alan Ball's Towelhead, the film adaptation of the novel by the same name. Her performance garnered a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Actress category.
In the years following, Bishil has appeared in many films, including: Wayne Kramer's Crossing Over, alongside Harrison Ford and Ashley Judd; M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender and Mooz-lum, opposite Danny Glover and Evan Ross. Bishil also made an appearance in the television series 90210 and Lucky 7.
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