Grace Gummer

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Grace Gummer
Born Grace Jane Gummer
(1986-05-09) May 9, 1986 (age 28)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Parents Don Gummer
Meryl Streep
Relatives Mamie 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.

Career[edit]

After graduating from 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]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Meskada Nat Collins
2010 Bashert Abby Short film
2011 Larry Crowne Natalie Calimeris
2012 Frances Ha Rachel
2013 The Homesman Arabella Sours
2014 Jenny's Wedding Anne Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Gigantic Anna Moore 18 episodes
2012–2013 Smash Katie Rand 2 episodes
2013 Zero Hour FBI Agent Paige Willis 6 episodes
2013–2014 The Newsroom Hallie Shea 10 episodes
2013 American Horror Story: Coven Millie Episode: "The Axeman Cometh"
2014–present Extant Julie Gelineau 6 episodes
2014 American Horror Story: Freak Show Penny the Candy Striper

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