Grace Gummer

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Grace Gummer
BornGrace Jane Gummer
(1986-05-09) May 9, 1986 (age 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materVassar College (2008)
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present
ParentsDon Gummer
Meryl Streep
RelativesMamie Gummer (sister)
Henry Wolfe Gummer (brother)
 
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Grace Gummer
BornGrace Jane Gummer
(1986-05-09) May 9, 1986 (age 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materVassar College (2008)
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present
ParentsDon Gummer
Meryl Streep
RelativesMamie Gummer (sister)
Henry Wolfe Gummer (brother)

Grace Jane Gummer (born May 9, 1986) is an American actress. She is one of Meryl Streep's daughters.

Early life[edit]

Gummer was born in New York City, New York.[1] The daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer, Gummer grew up in Los Angeles and Connecticut with older brother Henry Wolfe Gummer, older sister Mamie Gummer and younger sister Louisa Gummer.

Career[edit]

After graduating from her mother's alma mater Vassar College with a degree in Art History and Italian, Gummer made her stage debut in 2008 in Lukas Bärfuss's The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents.[2][3] She starred as Anna Moore on the TeenNick show Gigantic,[4] which premiered October 8, 2010.

Gummer made her feature film debut in the 2010 film Meskada, in which she played the role of Nat Collins, before playing Abby in Bashert with Paulo Costanzo. Grace Gummer also had a small role as a student in Julia Roberts' class in Larry Crowne, which was directed by Tom Hanks.[5]

In the spring of 2011 she performed the role of Chloe Coverly in the revival of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York.

Gummer appeared as Katie Rand on the hit NBC television series Smash on March 26, 2012, in the episode entitled "The Coup". The character Katie Rand is a humanitarian attempting to bring peace to her divorcing parents, including mother played by Anjelica Huston.

Gummer had a recurring role on the 2013 television series Zero Hour and joined the cast of the HBO series The Newsroom beginning in its second season, which premiered on July 14, 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010MeskadaNat Collins
2010BashertAbbyShort film
2011Larry CrowneNatalie Calimeris
2012Frances HaRachel
2013The HomesmanArabella Sours
2014Jenny's WeddingAnneFilming
2014Learning to Drive

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010–2011GiganticAnna Moore18 episodes
2012–2013SmashKatie Rand2 episodes
2013Zero HourFBI Agent Paige Willis6 episodes
2013–2014The NewsroomHallie Shea10 episodes
2013–presentAmerican Horror StoryMillieEpisode: "The Axeman Cometh" (Coven)
Penny the Candy Striper3 episodes (Freak Show)
2014–presentExtantJulie Gelineau11 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hadden, B.; Luce, H.R. (1986). "Time" 127. Time Incorporated. ISSN 0040-781X. LCCN 25011669. "BORN. To Meryl Streep, 36. two-time Oscar-winning actress, and her husband Don Gummer, 39, sculptor: their third child, second daughter; in New York City." 
  2. ^ "The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents". NYTheatre.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Saltz, Rachel (November 14, 2008). "Sex Without the Shame, but Not Without the Consequences". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Grace Gummer Confirms Her Role In Tom Hanks' Larry Crowne". CinemaBlend.com. April 27, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 

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