Summer Payton is a multi-hyphenate entertainer from Chicago, Illinois. Growing up Summer was encouraged to explore her creativity and thus she found a love for multiple artistic expressions and it inspired her to pursue a career in the arts. Her journey led her to New York University, Tisch School of the Arts’ Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music where she has grown and fully developed her artistry. Musically, Summer is an r&b singer, songwriter, producer, and musician. As an actress, she has been in school plays, done background work, been featured in commercials including the promo for the latest season of Grownish on Freeform, and continues to pursue independent films while taking acting classes. In production, she was a production assistant on BET’s upcoming music competition series, The Next Big Thing and served as the first assistant director for a fellow NYU grad’s 6- episode web series titled “NAPS”. As a highly motivated innovator fueled by a love of music she is committed to perfecting her talents and is dedicated to leaving her mark on the entertainment industry.