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Also Known As: Natalie Stern Died:
Born: August 3, 1983 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United States Profession:

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A star of the stage and screen, Mamie Gummer was literally born with the acting gene. Her mother was Hollywood royalty Meryl Streep, one of the most acclaimed and beloved actors in the entertainment industry. Gummer began acting as a child, often taking on minor roles in feature films that starred her mother, before carving out her own career as a theater performer. She starred in numerous stage productions as a student at Northwestern University and then as a Broadway actress. Gummer took on challenging roles onscreen, from portraying a Revolutionary War-era figure in "John Adams" (HBO, 2008), to playing the assistant of the man who organized the most famous music festival in history in "Taking Woodstock" (2009). After establishing herself as a promising young actress in vehicles like the medical comedy-drama "Emily Owens, M.D." (ABC 2012-13), Gummer reunited with her mother in Jonathan Demme's comedy-drama "Ricki and the Flash" (2015).Mary Willa Gummer was born on Aug. 3, 1983 to renowned sculptor Don Gummer and Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep. In fact, her mother was pregnant with the future star when she accepted her Best Actress Oscar for "Sophie's Choice" (1982). A child of...

A star of the stage and screen, Mamie Gummer was literally born with the acting gene. Her mother was Hollywood royalty Meryl Streep, one of the most acclaimed and beloved actors in the entertainment industry. Gummer began acting as a child, often taking on minor roles in feature films that starred her mother, before carving out her own career as a theater performer. She starred in numerous stage productions as a student at Northwestern University and then as a Broadway actress. Gummer took on challenging roles onscreen, from portraying a Revolutionary War-era figure in "John Adams" (HBO, 2008), to playing the assistant of the man who organized the most famous music festival in history in "Taking Woodstock" (2009). After establishing herself as a promising young actress in vehicles like the medical comedy-drama "Emily Owens, M.D." (ABC 2012-13), Gummer reunited with her mother in Jonathan Demme's comedy-drama "Ricki and the Flash" (2015).

Mary Willa Gummer was born on Aug. 3, 1983 to renowned sculptor Don Gummer and Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep. In fact, her mother was pregnant with the future star when she accepted her Best Actress Oscar for "Sophie's Choice" (1982). A child of privilege, Gummer was raised in Los Angeles and Connecticut along with three siblings, which included fellow actress Grace. As a child of a prolific actress, Gummer inevitably made her screen debut at the age of three with a minor appearance opposite her mother and Jack Nicholson in the drama "Heartburn" (1986). Later, Gummer studied theatre and communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she acted in stage productions of "The Laramie Project" (2002) and "The House of Blue Leaves" (PBS, 1987). After graduating from Northwestern in 2005, Gummer made her professional stage debut that year in the play "Mr. Marmalade," a starring role that earned the budding actress a Theatre World Award. She finally hit the Broadway stage in 2008, playing the naïve music student Cecile de Volanges in the Tony-nominated revival of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses."

Concentrating on her studies and theatre work did not deter Gummer from pursuing an onscreen acting career. Bearing a resemblance to her famous mother, Gummer sometimes landed roles where she played the same character as Streep, but at a younger age, including "The House of the Spirits" (1983) and "Evening" (2007). Yet even though she had an A-list parent, Gummer was determined to establish her own distinct career. She impressed critics with a supporting role in the war drama "Stop-Loss" (2008) and gave a riveting portrayal of President John Adams' daughter-in-law Sally Smith in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries, "John Adams." Gummer also shined as a supporting player in various feature films, from the Tennessee Williams-written romance "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" (2008) to the Ang Lee-directed "Taking Woodstock" (2009), about the true story of a family-run motel in Bethel, NY that set the wheels in motion for the historic 1969 Woodstock festival. Gummer next starred opposite Amber Heard in John Carpenter's psychological thriller "The Ward" (2010). In 2011, Gummer landed a starring role on the medical drama "Off the Map" (ABC 2011). The series, following a group of medical professionals working in a remote South American village, lasted only a single season. Gummer followed this with her first series lead in the title role of the medical comedy-drama "Emily Owens, M.D." (ABC 2012-13), which was also canceled after its initial season. Following her TV sojourns, Gummer returned to the big screen in Steven Soderbergh's medical thriller "Side Effects" (2013). Following a supporting role in the acclaimed indie drama "Cake" (2014), Gummer co-starred in Jonathan Demme's "Ricki and the Flash" (2015), a comedy-drama in which she played the estranged daughter of a faded rock singer (played by Streep) who had abandoned her family at the start of her career.

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 Echo Park (2014)
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 Cake (2014)
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 Side Effects (2013)
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 Ward, The (2011)
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 Twelve Thirty (2010)
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 Coach (2010)
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1986:
Made onscreen debut at age three with minor appearance opposite her mother and Jack Nicholson in drama "Heartburn"
2005:
Made professional stage debut with starring role in play "Mr. Marmalade"; won a Theatre World Award
2008:
Debuted on Broadway, playing naïve music student Cecile de Volanges in Tony-nominated revival of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
2007:
Cast as the younger version of her mother's character in ensemble drama "Evening"
2008:
Played supporting role in war drama "Stop-Loss," starring Ryan Phillippe and Channing Tatum
2011:
Landed lead role on ABC medical drama "Off the Map"
2009:
Co-starred with Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner in romantic comedy "The Lightkeepers."
2010:
Co-starred opposite Amber Heard in John Carpenter's horror film "The Ward"
2014:
Co-starred in indie drama "Cake" with Jennifer Aniston and Anna Kendrick
2015:
Had a recurring role on historical drama "Manhattan"
2018:
Reprised "Good Wife" role on "The Good Fight"
2019:
Appeared on the third season of "True Detective"
2008:
Portrayed President John Adams' daughter-in-law Sally Smith in critically acclaimed miniseries "John Adams" (HBO)
2010:
Cast in recurring guest role on "The Good Wife" (CBS)
2012:
Played title character on CW comedy-drama series "Emily Owens, M.D."
2013:
Cast opposite Channing Tatum and Jude Law in Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller "Side Effects"
2015:
Co-starred opposite her mother in Jonathan Demme's "Ricki and the Flash"
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Education

Northwestern University: Evanston, Illinois -

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