Mamie Gummer

Mamie Gummer Biography

Mary Willa "Mamie" Gummer (born August 3, 1983) is an American actress.

Early life

Gummer was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer. She grew up in Salisbury, Connecticut and also spent five years in Los Angeles, California, 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); 20 months 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, Connecticut before continuing her studies in theater 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 motion-picture debut as an adult 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. 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.

In 2012, she starred in the CW's Emily Owens, M.D.. The series was cancelled early on in its first season but the network continued to air the rest of its 13-episode order.

Personal life

After a year and a half of dating, Gummer became engaged to actor Benjamin Walker in October 2009. They married in July 2011 on her parents' estate in Connecticut, and resided in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City. In March 2013, it was announced that Gummer and Walker have amicably separated and plan to divorce.

She is also involved with charities such as Women's Refugee Commission and the Nomi network.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Heartburn Annie Forman Credited as Natalie Stern
2003 Reservations Hostess Short film
2006 ' Dana
2006 The Devil Wears Prada Starbucks employee Deleted scene
2007 Evening Lila Wittenborn
2007 All Saints Day Lily Short film
2008 Alabama Leaves Short film
2008 Stop-Loss Jeanie
2008 ' Julie
2009 Taking Woodstock Tisha
2009 ' Ruth
2010 Coach Stella
2010 Twelve Thirty Maura
2010 ' Emily
2012 He's Way More Famous Than You Herself
2013 ' Mel
2013 Side Effects Kayla
Year Title Role Notes
2008 John Adams Sally Smith Adams TV miniseries
2010"13 ' Nancy Crozier 5 episodes
2011 Off the Map Dr. Mina Minard 13 episodes
2011 ' Gemma Episode: "In Case of Exposure"
2012 ' Maxine Cooper 3 episodes
2012"2013 Emily Owens, MD Emily Owens Lead role
Year Title Role Notes
2003 ' Northwestern University Theater
2004 12 Volt Heart Northwestern University Theater
2004 ' Northwestern University Theater
2005"2006 Mr. Marmalade Lucy Laura Pels Theatre, NYC
2006 ' Erica Second Stage Theatre, NYC
2007 ' Sophie Tuckerman Williamstown Theatre Festival
2007 Desdemona Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theatre
2008 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Cécile Volanges American Airlines Theatre
2008 Hunting and Gathering Bess Primary Stages, NYC
2009 Uncle Vanya Sonya Classic Stage Company, NYC


  • (2006) Theatre World Award Award
    • Winner: Best Supporting Actress for Mr. Marmalade
  • (2007) Lucille Lortel Award
    • Nomination: Outstanding Featured Actress for The Water's Edge
  • (2009) Lucille Lortel Award
    • Nomination: Outstanding Featured Actress for Uncle Vanyat

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