Clare Kramer, Glory, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Coming to Tulsa Comic Con!
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|Born in Atlanta, Georgia, but raised in the town of Delaware just north of Columbus, Ohio since the age of four, Clare Kramer first became interested in acting after being asked to represent the Wendy’s fast food chain, as “Wendy,” at the age of 14. Upon graduating from Delaware Hayes High School, Clare moved to New York City to study at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, earning a BFA degree. Clare moved to Los Angeles, California shortly thereafter to pursue her acting career there.|
While in New York, she appeared in numerous stage plays including one turn as Helen Keller in the stage version of “The Miracle Worker,” the lead role in “Light Up the Sky” at the acclaimed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, “Beyond Therapy” at the John Houseman Theater, and “Beginnings” at Circle in the Square. She began appearing in small and bit parts in films like In & Out (1997) and Vig (1998) (TV).
Clare first rose to attention in 2000 in the cheer leading comedy Bring It On (2000) appearing alongside Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in playing the hard-nosed cheerleader “Courtney”. At the same time, she was cast in a recurring role as “Glory,” the vain hell-goddess on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997) which also gained her some acclaim on television as one of Buffy’s most popular adversaries.
Clare has worked in both major studio and independent films, the most notable being the independent feature Ropewalk (2000) and a supporting part in The Mallory Effect (2002). She had a minor part in Roger Avary’s feature adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ The Rules of Attraction (2002), as well as the villainous lesbian seductress “Lucy In the Sky” in the short film D.E.B.S. (2003). She was also cast in lead roles in The Skulls III (2003) (V), the independent film Mummy an’ the Armadillo (2004), and Guy in Row Five (2005). She had an amusing small part in L.A. D.J. (2004).
Clare also appeared on television in a few guest appearances on “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” (1996), “The Random Years” (2002), and “Tru Calling” (2003). She continues to work for both stage and movie roles, most recently with the horror flick The Gravedancers (2006).
She is also active in various charity functions first working in Central Ohio’s Recreation Unlimited back in 1992 and as a summer camp counselor in 1993 at a YMCA camp for children with physical disabilities. During summer months from 1992 to 1997, she taught young adults with development disabilities at the Young Adult Institute in New York. She worked during the summer of 2000 at LA’s Camp Laurel and participated in a 2002 bicycle race to raise money for Children International. Clare is also the official spokesperson for Kids 4 Kids, an organization that provides financial aid and toys for kids battling cancer.