Birth Name: Cree Summer Francks Date Of Birth: July 07, 1969 (Age 47) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Cree Summer is as interesting as her name. Born in 1969, she grew up in an entertainment-based family. She is the daughter of actor, vocalist and musician Don Francks, who is widely known for his role as Walter in USA Network’s “La Femme Nikita.” Summer also has one brother, Rainbow Francks, who is an actor too. Her first breakthrough role was on a well-known cartoon; she originated the voice of Penny in the ‘80s hit cartoon “Inspector Gadget.” Those who didn’t tune into the famous cartoon, probably caught Summer on TV in the 1980s. After a few years as a voice artist, Summer scored a part in the hit series “A Different World,” as Winifred “Freddie” Brooks. During filming, she entered a long-term relationship with co-star Kadeem Hardison, but it did not last. Not only is Summer a popular actress, but she’s also a talented voice artist who has made it big in the voice-over industry. From Penny in “Inspector Gadget” to Miranda in “As Told by Ginger” to Susie Carmichael on “Rugrats” to Elmyra on “Tiny Toon Adventures,” she is no stranger to the cartoon world. She has voiced over 100 characters, including the famous Green M&M. Today, she still does voices. She truly loves her job and once said, “I am very blessed in the world of voice-over. It is an amazing job that children really love so it keeps me young too.” Not only can fans hear Summer on TV and in movies, but they can also hear her belt out songs. As a musician, Summer has worked on several music projects, including her solo album, Street Faerie. Friend and fellow music artist Lenny Kravitz produced the album. Despite the album’s lack of success, in 1999, Summer was lucky enough to tour with Kravitz as his opening act. In addition to all of her accomplishments, Summer is happily married with two daughters, Brave New Littlewing and Hero Peregrine.