Eloise Mumford

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Eloise Mumford
Eloise Mumford.jpg
Mumford in 2010
Born (1986-09-24) September 24, 1986 (age 33)
Years active2008–present

Eloise Mumford (born September 24, 1986)[1] is an American actress known for her roles on the television series Lone Star, The River, and the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.

Life and career[edit]

Mumford, the middle child of parents Tom Mumford and Nancy Smith, was born and raised in Olympia, Washington, where she was home-schooled through fifth grade. After homeschooling, she attended Nova Middle School. She later attended Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, Washington, and Capital High School in Olympia.[1] She has an older sister, Anna, and a younger brother, Kai. Mumford, inspired at age seven by a local production of South Pacific, performed in high-school plays and at Olympia's Capital Playhouse.[1]

She graduated in 2009 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts,[1] She also is an alumnus of the Atlantic Acting School[2] While in college, Mumford starred with Jesse Eisenberg in director Maggie Kiley's well-received short film "Some Boys Don't Leave".[1] She understudied Elisabeth Moss in the Broadway production of Speed the Plow.[3]

Mumford starred as Lena Landry on the ABC paranormal series The River in 2012[4] and on the Fox series Lone Star in 2010, which she was cast in during her first pilot season after graduating college.[5][6] She was the female lead in the Blumhouse Productions feature Not Safe For Work for Universal Pictures.[7] and was the female lead in the indy Drones alongside Matt O'Leary, directed by Rick Rosenthal.[8]

In February 2012, Mumford was cast to play the female lead in an ABC drama pilot titled Reckless.[9] She played Anastasia Steele's roommate, Kate Kavanagh, in the Fifty Shades of Grey film (2015), and reprised the role in the sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Crash Megan Emory 4 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vanessa Episode: "Sugar"
Mercy Hannah Episode: "Some of Us Have Been to the Desert"
2010 Lone Star Lindsay Holloway 5 episodes
2012 The River Lena Landry 8 episodes
Christmas with Holly[11] Maggie Television film (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
2015 Just in Time for Christmas Lindsay
2017 Chicago Fire Hope Jacquinot Recurring role
2018 A Veteran's Christmas Captain Grace Garland Television (Hallmark)


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Some Boys Don't Leave The Girl Short film
2012 So Undercover Sasha Stolezinsky/ Suzy Walters Direct-to-video
2013 Drones Sue Lawson
2014 Not Safe for Work Anna
In the Blood Sandy Grant
2015 The Night Is Young Sid
Fifty Shades of Grey Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh
2017 Fifty Shades Darker
2018 Fifty Shades Freed


  1. ^ a b c d e Sailor, Craig (September 19, 2010). "Eloise Mumford: Olympia native leaps from local stages to Fox show". The Olympian. Olympia, Washington. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2013-12-29. Mumford, 23,...
  2. ^ "Featured Alumni". Atlantic Acting School. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "The River: Cancelled; No Season Two on ABC". Tvseriesfinale.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-06-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Meet 'Lone Star's' Midland Maiden, Eloise Mumford". YouTube. 2010-09-16. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  7. ^ Trumbore, Dave. "NOT SAFE FOR WORK Hires Max Minghella and Eloise Mumford; Rafe Spall in I GIVE IT A YEAR". Collider. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  8. ^ "Matt O'Leary, Eloise Mumford Set For 'Drones'". Killermovies.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2013-02-19). "Mandy Moore To Co-Star In ABC Pilot 'Pulling', Eloise Mumford In 'Reckless'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 22, 2013). "'Fifty Shades': Eloise Mumford Tapped to Play Anastasia Steele's Roommate". Variety. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  11. ^ "Christmas With Holly Cast / Bios > Eloise Mumford". Hallmark Channel. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.

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