Summer Bishil Biography
Summer Yasmine Bishil is an American actress. She first came to prominence for her roles as Jasira in the 2007 film Towelhead and as Taslima in the 2009 film Crossing Over. She became popularly known for her role as Margo Hanson on the Syfy fantasy drama series The Magicians.
Summer Bishil Age
She was born on 17th 1988 in Pasadena, California, U.S. She is 31 years old.
Summer Bishil Height
She has a standing height of 1.6 m tall.
Summer Bishil Family
She is the youngest of three children. Her American mother is of Mexican and Caucasian descent and her father is of Indian descent. Her brother and her brother attended British and American schools after they had moved to Saudi Arabia in Bahrain. September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks prompted her family to return to the United States. They moved to a Mormon community in San Diego where she attended a regular public high school for a week. Due to the post-tension in the U.S, she was not welcomed well especially with her school mate where she stated that the return was not that easy: “I hated it. I was called a whore on the first day of school, and somebody said they thought my dad funded terrorism. I just knew that nobody was ever going to want to be my friend there. I had panic attacks during the first year of my life here.”. The family later shifted to Arcadia, where her mother homeschooled her. She took classes at Citrus College in Glendora, California.
Summer Bishil Relationship
We have no records of past relationships for Summer Bishil.
Summer Bishil Education
She attebded British and American schools. After moving to a Mormon community in San Diego, she attended a regular public high school for a week. She later took her classes at Citrus College in Glendora, California.
Summer Bishil Career
She started acting lessons at age 14 and Within a year, she was signed to a contract with a manager and agency. Her first role was on the short-lived Nickelodeon television show Just for Kicks, followed by appearances in several other children’s shows. Her breakthrough performance came as the lead in Alan Ball’s film, Towelhead in 2006, an adaptation of the novel of the same name. Slate critic Dana Stevens said that “Her performance is the truest thing in a movie that, for all its good intentions, feels thoroughly phony and mildly embarrassing, like an extended PSA about inappropriate touching.”Bob Strauss, who writes for several Los Angeles newspapers, states that Bishil, “…is one of the finest natural film actresses to emerge in years.”she filmed Wayne Kramer’s project, Crossing Over, starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd a portrayal that received some favorable notice from Associated Press’s Jay Reiner in 2009. She was chosen to portray Azula in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 film The Last Airbender and was planned to be the focus of the planned but never-produced sequel. was cast as Samira one of the lead roles on the short-lived ABC drama Lucky 7 in 2013.
Summer Bishil Net Worth
she has an estimated net worth of $300,000.
Summer Bishil Movies and TV Shows
|2009||Crossing Over||Taslima Jahangir|
|2010||The Last Airbender||Azula|
|2018||Under the Silver Lake||The Girlfriend|
|2005||Days of Our Lives||Stacey||Episode #1.10164|
|2006||Just for Kicks||Stacey||Episode: “Premiere Episode: Part 2”|
|2006||Drake & Josh||Tabitha||Episode: “Josh Runs Into Oprah”|
|2006||Hannah Montana||Rachel||Episode: “Good Golly, Miss Dolly”|
|2006||Return to Halloweentown||Aneesa||Television film|
|2009||Three Rivers||Karen Rollins||Episode: “Good Intentions”|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Michelle Penner||Episode: “Young Love”|
|2011||90210||Leila Shirazi||4 episodes|
|2013||Lucky 7||Samira||Main role|
|2013||Blast Vegas||Serena||Television film|
|2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Heba Salim||Episode: “Criminal Stories”|
|2015||iZombie||Eliza Marquette||Episode: “Flight of the Living Dead”|
|2015–present||The Magicians||Margo||Main role|
Summer Bishil Married David Murphy
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Summer Bishil teases new romance in ‘Magicians’ Season 4
“They’re definitely a thing,” Summer Bishil told Page Six of her character, Margo, and Trevor Einhorn’s character, Josh. “I was not sure how I felt about it, but by the end of episode 10 I was like, ‘I love this and I ship it.’”
She continued, “The way she falls in love is really comical and so unique to her. Like I wish I was as strong as Margo. And that’s why I’m so protective of her because she’s this thing that I think that I’ve helped create that’s so strong.
Bishil, 30, also teased that Margo would have to make some type of “decision” regarding Josh and Eliot (Hale Appleman), with whom she’s had a long complicated relationship over the past three seasons.
“It was such a painful decision for her and it should be a painful decision for her,” the actress said. “And I guess it was really hard for me too.”
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For most of the show, Bishil has been working alongside Appleman. She told us it’s been “refreshing” to be paired with Einhorn for Season 4.
“We loved working with each other. We just got along really well, it was very effortless and days with him were really easy,” she said. “You have a new love interest you’re like, ‘Oh God, is there going to be chemistry?’ There can be a tendency to overwork it or try too hard and we didn’t feel like we had to try, it was just easy.”
However, Bishil compared acting alongside Appleman to “home.”
She explained, “I feel completely safe. I feel I can take any risks. I can look as stupid as I want. It’s working with one of my closest friends.”
Season 4 of “The Magicians” premieres Jan. 23 on Syfy.
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Interview with ‘The Magicians’ Summer Bishil: Spotlight on Margo’s transformation
“The Magicians’ actress Summer Bishil chats about the creative process into making her character what she is today, and why it is important to be genuine when playing her character of Margo. This witty and inciteful actress loves cardio, swimming, and finding isolated getaways to write. Margo has changed so much since season one that Summer barely recognizes her. Get to know the talent and passion behind those glorious eyepatches!
Tell your fans about the transformation of your character Margo Hanson of since season one.
SB: It’s really incredible how much they’ve developed my character. It’s been amazing to play her and I would have never seen it coming. From season one to now, I wouldn’t even recognize her. I mean literally–she’s got an eye patch! I think John McNamara loves it too. I don’t think it’s going anywhere. Guidasci has a great time decorating them.
CB: Those eye patches are wicked cool.
SB: They’re not your run of the mill eye patch.
CB: Tell us more about how your character has changed. You’re a totally different character now.
SB: It’s really insane. When I’m in it and you’re filming the season, I’m not necessarily analyzing the material in a meta way or trying to decern how my character’s evolution is going to be seen. I’m just reacting the way she would in the scenarios that she’s put in. And then when I sort of step back after the season has wrapped and I watch the show, I’m like wow. OK, so that makes sense, and it comes full circle for me when I’ve wrapped and I’ve watched it because I’m in the middle of it, it’s hard to analyze the material that way. Sometimes you don’t have time to overthink it too much.
It’s really incredible how much she’s changed and I think it’s because of the circumstances that she’s put in. I think that they’re exceptional circumstances that are very trying of her character, and she could have gone either way. She could have become a bully and I think she evolved into a much more mindful leader. I love that. It’s been amazing to play that.
SB: You play such a badass female character. Is that empowering?
SB: It is. I remember in season two when they put me in the throne room and I was just happy to be doing something different. I had a little more meat and I really wanted her to be strong, but I didn’t want to be what happens sometimes when (someone) wants to make the character badass, and they are trying to be badass all the time. I wanted it to be authentic and I think what makes her badass is she’s not necessarily busting down doors, or physically confronting people all the time, she just makes very tough decisions that others are afraid to make. She trusts her instincts and I think that’s what truly makes her so strong.
CB: That’s what we love about Margo is that she will say and do what needs to be done where others are afraid to.
SB: That’s what I wanted for her. There are other ways to be strong other than strong physically.
CB: Do you ever get the chance to have some input into Margo’s character?
SB: I would say a lot of people have asked me about the creative process and it really has been them just kind of letting me make my choices. I’ve very rarely been talked out of something. In Season two I sort of just experimented and I was waiting for somebody to pull me aside and said you know like we really appreciate it but that’s completely out there. You’re not doing that. But nobody ever did. I figured they were liking it and I just kept making crazier and crazier choices. Nobody ever reeled me in.
I feel like I pretty much have creative freedom on who she is in the scene in any given moment. It’s very rare that I’ve been directed, and when I have been directed it’s more of a reminder of who Margo is. It’s usually towards the tail end of the season when I’m like (funny voice) I want to crawl out of the skin and be another character today, and I forgot I’m on the Magicians and I’m Margo. They have reminded me by episode 13 by telling me to do the Margo thing, which is really whatever I wanted to be, so it’s actually been really great. There’s not a lot of control.
CB: What’s it like playing opposite Eliot? He’s such an amazing character.
SB: He is. It’s amazing working with Hale Appleman. I haven’t worked with him as much in the last couple of years, but I always relish the opportunity to be paired with him again. It’s sort of like coming home at this point. We just understand each others process and we understand how important performance is to each other. It’s a very respectful, very serious environment with Hale, and also fun. It’s nice to work with an actor that cares as much about the outcome of the performance as you do. It’s not always the case, and I think I’ll definitely look back in like five years and say wow, I was so lucky to work with him.
CB: Do you have any other projects in the works that you’re allowed to talk about?
SB: I wrapped “Under the Silver Lake” like a while back and I don’t think it’s been released yet. I was pretty excited about that. It was a really great cast and be a really interesting film. I had a lot of fun working on that. When you’re a series for a while, sometimes it’s hard to work out your dates and there are definitely some projects that have come up that I haven’t been able to do because I’m on “The Magicians.” I’m just happy to have this job.
CB: Do you have any ambitions in writing or directing?
SB: I definitely have ambitions to be a writer. I’ve been writing a screenplay for a while now, but I’ve only just started getting really serious about it; outlining it and thinking of a title. I don’t want to be a director at this point, but if I ever got something I wrote and produced, maybe I would be such a control freak that I would want to direct. (laughs).
CB: Tell me a little bit about what you do in your free time. Anything quirky?
SB: I think I’m a bit of a cardio freak. Like I do 90 minutes of cardio a day a lot of time. People are surprised to learn that. I love cardio. I’m one of those rare beasts. I love the high afterward. It relaxes me and I sleep so deeply.
CB: Any hobbies? Sports?
SB: I was a figure skater when I was a child and I still love doing that for recreation. I’m pretty athletic and I like sports. I live for swimming. I like taking little trips. I especially love going to Oregon. When were filming “The Magicians” I like to sneak away a couple of times during production and hold up somewhere really isolated and just write. That’s really what I do to unwind during production.