Jul. 7th, 1969
Los Angeles, California, USA
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Cree Summer Francks (born July 7, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, comedian, and singer. She is known for playing Winifred "Freddie" Brooks on the NBC sitcom A Different World. In animation, Summer was the original voice of Penny in the 1983 cartoon Inspector Gadget.
- Is a dual American/Candaian citizen.
- Daughter of actor 'Don Francks' (qv).
- Was in a long-term relationship with actor 'Kadeem Hardison' (qv) during the run of _"A Different World" (1987)_ (qv). She was never bothered by his character's on-screen romance with 'Jasmine Guy' (qv), stating that she and Guy were like sisters in real life, the direct opposites of their characters!.
- Brother, 'Rainbow Francks' (qv), is currently a VJ for "Much Music" (2001).
- She played Princess Kida Kidagakash in _Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)_ (qv). Her brother 'Rainbow Francks' (qv) played Lt. Aiden Ford in _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv).
- Started off in acting, then did some singing, now does mostly voice-over work for TV cartoons such as _"Rugrats" (1991)_ (qv). For those who remember, she originated the voice of Penny in the 1980s cartoon _"Inspector Gadget" (1983)_ (qv).
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