Grace Gummer

Grace Gummer

Highest Rated: 93% Frances Ha (2012)

Lowest Rated: 25% Beast of Burden (2018)

Birthday: May 9, 1986

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Her name may not ring any bells that connect her with Hollywood royalty, but the face certainly did. Daughter of acclaimed actress Meryl Streep, Grace Gummer proven herself to be far removed from the character she played in TeenNick's "Gigantic" (2010-11), an in-the-spotlight daughter of a famous acting couple. With meaty theater roles under her belt, including a run in Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia," and a series of low-key parts in film and television series, Gummer paid her dues like any unknown rather than stepping into starring roles and giant productions on the strength of her mother's name. The third of Streep's four children with her husband Don Gummer, a sculptor, Gummer's original ambitions did not originally include acting. Growing up in such a talented and creative family (in addition to her parents, her sister Mamie was also an actress and her brother Henry was an actor and musician), it could not have been easy to find her own way. As a child, she appeared in "The House of the Spirits" (1993) billed as Jane Gray (Gummer's middle name is Jane), playing the child Clara del Valle Trueba, who was portrayed as an adult by Streep. Aside from this foray into the film world, however, Gummer grew up with her siblings far from the glitz of Hollywood in a small Connecticut town. Despite dabbling in acting and costume design as a student at Vassar College, she had no particular ambition to return to the screen. The swim team captain in college, she once dreamed of Olympic gold in her chosen sport, and after graduating with a major in art history and Italian, headed to Rome with aspirations to become a clothing designer. But in 2008, when the director of the play "The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents" asked her if she was interested in designing costumes for his production, Gummer flew back home to the United States and found that she wanted to be something other than a behind-the-scenes crew member, winning a part after several auditions. From good notices in the play, Gummer was offered her next professional job, a role in the crime film "Meskada" (2010), and she has continued to work steadily in theater, film and television. She landed a small part in the Tom Hanks-directed "Larry Crowne" (2011), which starred Julia Roberts, and made appearances in television shows including a starring role on the web series "Paloma" (2013), written and directed by Julia Stiles, and a guest appearance on the Aaron Sorkin HBO drama "The Newsroom" (2012-14), in which she played the daughter of Mitt Romney. Gummer's breakout came on the science fiction drama "Extant" (CBS 2014-15), followed by other strong supporting roles on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" (FX 2014-15) and dystopian thriller "Mr. Robot" (USA 2015- ). During this period she also co-starred in the romantic comedy-drama "Learning To Drive" (2015) opposite Patricia Clarkson and appeared in streaming drama "Good Girls Revolt" (Amazon 2016) as young reporter Nora Ephron.

Highest rated movies

Frances Ha
Standing Up, Falling Down
Margin Call
Confirmation
The Homesman
The Long Dumb Road
Learning to Drive
Larry Crowne

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 86% Standing Up, Falling Down Megan (Character) - 2019
75% 51% The Long Dumb Road Nina (Character) $4.7K 2018
25% 8% Beast of Burden Jen (Character) - 2018
83% 73% Confirmation Ricki Seidman (Character) - 2016
25% 34% Jenny's Wedding Anne (Character) $2.3K 2015
67% 58% Learning to Drive Tasha (Character) $3.4M 2014
80% 53% The Homesman Arabella Sours (Character) $2.4M 2014
93% 77% Frances Ha Rachel (Character) $4.1M 2012
87% 74% Margin Call Lucy (Character) $5.4M 2011
37% 41% Larry Crowne Natalie (Character) $35.6M 2011
33% 29% Meskada Nat Collins (Character) - 2010

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let the Right One In Claire (Character) 2022
92% 85% Dr. Death Kim Morgan (Character) 2021
94% 93% Mr. Robot Dominique "Dom" DiPierro (Character) 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
71% 95% Good Girls Revolt Nora Ephron (Character) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
77% 61% Extant Julie Gelineau (Character) 2014-2015
77% 70% American Horror Story Penny (Guest Star) 2013-2015
58% 91% The Newsroom Hailie Shea (Guest Star) 2013-2014
42% 40% Zero Hour FBI Agent Paige Willis (Guest Star) 2013
68% 79% Smash Unknown (Guest Star) 2012-2013