Aug. 3rd, 1983
New York City, New York
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Mamie Gummer is the daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, and Salisbury, Connecticut, with her older brother, Henry Wolfe Gummer and younger sisters, actress Grace Gummer and Louisa.
As a young child, she appeared with her mother in Heartburn (credited under the name Natalie Stern to avoid press scrutiny); 3 years old at the time of filming, she received a positive review in the New York Times. She attended Miss Porter's School and graduated from the Kent School in Kent CT before continuing her studies in theatre and communications at Northwestern University, graduating in 2005. Later that year, she made her off-Broadway debut alongside Michael C. Hall in the premiere of Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade, for which she won a Theatre World Award. In 2007, she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for her performance in Theresa Rebeck's The Water's Edge.
Gummer made her adult motion-picture debut with a minor role in Lasse Hallström's The Hoax, starring Richard Gere. In 2007, she starred with her mother in Michael Cunningham's film adaptation of Susan Minot's novel Evening, playing her mother as a young woman. The film, directed by Lajos Koltai, featured Vanessa Redgrave, Glenn Close, and Claire Danes.
She portrayed Sally Adams in the 2008 HBO mini series John Adams which details the life of the second President of the United States. She made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-nominated revival of Les liaisons dangereuses in 2008, for which she received critical praise. She also guest-starred on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife in the season 1 episode "Bad" portraying Nancy Crozier. Her character returned again on season 2 episode "Cleaning House".
In 2010 she played Ruth Lowell in "The Lightkeepers," which also starred Richard Dreyfuss, Tom Wisdom, Blythe Danner and Bruce Dern.
Starting in 2011, she starred in the ABC medical show Off the Map with Zach Gilford and Valerie Cruz. The show was created by Jenna Bans and Shonda Rhimes.citation needed]
In April 2011, she starred with Hamish Linklater and Alison Fraser, in the Off-Broadway production of The School For Lies written by David Ives, directed by Walter Bobbie, and produced by Classic Stage Company.
Gummer became engaged to actor Ben Walker in 2009, and they were married in 2011 on her parents' estate in Connecticut.
Named after her maternal grandmother.
Married Benjamin Walker at her parents' home in Connecticut before 150 guests, wearing her maternal grandmother's wedding gown. Her guests included Claire Danes, Laura Linney and Tracey Ullman, and her two sisters Grace Gummer and Louisa Gummer were her bridesmaids.
Separated from her husband of 20 months Benjamin Walker.