Mickey Sumner

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Mickey Sumner
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Sumner in 2021
Brigitte Michael Sumner

(1984-01-19) 19 January 1984 (age 39)
West End, London, England
Years active2006–present
Chris Kantrowitz
(m. 2017)
Trudie Styler

Brigitte Michael "Mickey" Sumner (born 19 January 1984) is an English actress best known for her film roles as Sophie Levee in Frances Ha (2012) and Farrah in The Mend (2014) and her television roles as Katia on Low Winter Sun (2013) and Bess Till on Snowpiercer (2020). She also portrayed Patti Smith in CBGB (2013).

Sumner is the daughter of actress Trudie Styler and rock musician Sting.

Early life[edit]

Sumner was born at Portland Hospital in London, the oldest daughter of musician Sting (born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) and actress Trudie Styler.[1] Sumner is the older sister of musician Eliot Sumner and the younger half-sister of musician Joe Sumner.


Sumner began her acting career in 2006 with roles in a series of short films. In 2011, she landed the role of Francesca on the Showtime series The Borgias appearing in four episodes. Sumner garnered significant attention for her role as Sophie Levee, starring opposite Greta Gerwig, in 2012's Frances Ha.[2]

In 2013, Sumner portrayed Patti Smith in CBGB.[3] She also made her official off-Broadway debut opposite Carol Kane in the Atlantic Theater Company's The Lying Lesson in April 2013.[4]

Sumner was featured as Katia on the AMC Network series Low Winter Sun. In 2013, Sumner acted in a series of films including Half the Perfect World, The Mend and Anesthesia.

Sumner starred in the independent film The Mend, alongside Josh Lucas and Stephen Plunkett. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March 2014.[5][6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

She became engaged to Chris Kantrowitz in June 2016, and they married in Tuscany in July 2017.[9] As of 2019 they have one son, Akira Rogue Kantrowitz (born 31 December 2016). As of 2022, they are formally separated. [10]


Sumner in 2012


Year Title Role Note
2008 Last Chance Harvey Friend of the Bride
2009 Black Water Transit Attractive Hotel Receptionist
2012 Missed Connections Lucy Foster
Frances Ha Sophie
Girl Most Likely Hannah
2013 CBGB Patti Smith
2014 The Mend Farrah
The End of the Tour Betsy
Half the Perfect World
2015 Mistress America Fake Brooke
This is Happening Megan
Anesthesia Nicole
2016 All At Once Bridget
Half The Perfect World Bridget
Two for One Short
2017 Freak Show Dr. Veronica Vickers
Caught Julie
The Meyerowitz Stories Woman at Bard
American Made North's Aide Fawn Hall
Battle of The Sexes Valerie Ziegenfuss
2019 Marriage Story Theater Actor
Now Is Everything Caroline
2021 With/In: Volume 2


Year Title Role Note
2011 The Borgias Francesca
2013 Low Winter Sun Katia
2020–Present Snowpiercer Bess Till


  1. ^ "Mickey Sumner". Interview Magazine. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  2. ^ One to Watch: Mickey Sumner. Gotham Magazine, 2013
  3. ^ Exclusive: Mickey Sumner at Nonoo on Playing Patti Smith in 'CBGB'. Elle, 7 September 2013
  4. ^ Sting’s daughter earns rave reviews in new movie. Classic Rock, 23 May 2013
  5. ^ The Mend: SXSW Review. The Hollywood Reporter, 15 March 2014
  6. ^ SXSW 2014: Austin’s Silver Screen Winners. Time, 14 March 2014
  7. ^ SXSW ’14: Jesse Klein’s Wrap-Up. Hammer to Nail – What to Watch, 16 March 2014
  8. ^ The Mend: Review – SXSW. The Script Lab, 14 March 2014
  9. ^ "The best summer weddings of 2017, according to Instagram".
  10. ^ Mason (10 December 2019). "Mickey Sumner | Married, Husband, Children, Net Worth, Wedding, Chris Kantrowitz, Son Hearing, Bess Till, Snowpiercer, Kids, Sting Daughter, Parents, Sisters, Siblings, Brother". Retrieved 19 April 2021.

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