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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameGrace Jane Gummer
Nickname Gracie
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Grace Jane Gummer (born May 9, 1986) is an American actress. She received a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 2011 revival of Arcadia. Her television work includes recurring roles in The Newsroom (2012) and American Horror Story (2011): Freak Show, and regular roles in Extant and Mr. Robot. Gummer was born in New York City. The daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer, she grew up in Los Angeles and Connecticut, with her older siblings, musician Henry Gummer and actress Mamie Gummer, and younger sister, model Louisa Gummer.

Gummer (billed as Jane Grey) appeared with Streep in the 1993 film The House of the Spirits, as the younger version of her mother's character, Clara del Valle. After graduating from her mother's alma mater Vassar College with a degree in Art History and Italian, she made her stage debut in 2008 in Lukas Bärfuss's The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents. From 2010-11, she starred as Anna Moore on the TeenNick show Gigantic, which premiered October 8, 2010.

Gummer appeared in the 2010 film Meskada, in which she played the role of Nat Collins, before playing Abby in Bashert (2010) with Paulo Costanzo. She also had a small role as a student in Julia Roberts' class in Larry Crowne (2011), which was directed by Tom Hanks.

In the spring of 2011, she performed the role of Chloe Coverly in the revival of Arcadia by Tom Stoppard at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York.

Gummer appeared as Katie Rand on the NBC television series Smash on March 26, 2012, in the episode entitled "The Coup". The character Katie Rand is a humanitarian attempting to bring peace to her divorcing parents, including mother played by Anjelica Huston.

Gummer had a recurring role on the 2013 television series Zero Hour and joined the cast of the HBO series The Newsroom beginning in its second season, which premiered on July 14, 2013.

In 2014 and 2015, Gummer starred alongside Halle Berry on both seasons of the CBS show Extant.

On January 29, 2016, it was announced that Gummer had joined the cast of the USA Network series Mr. Robot as a series regular in the role of FBI field agent Dominique "Dom" DiPierro. She will also co-star opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Laurence Fishburne in the action-thriller Beast of Burden.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Spouse (1)

Tay Strathairn (10 July 2019 - present) ( filed for divorce)

Trivia (15)

Daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer.
Graduated from Vassar College in 2008, majoring in Italian and art history.
Was the swimmer-captain of her swim team in high school.
Worked as a design intern at Zac Posen.
Her mother Meryl Streep was pregnant with her while filming Heartburn (1986).
She has 3 siblings: Henry Gummer (b. 1979), Mamie Gummer (b. 1983) and Louisa Jacobson (b. 1991).
Her film debut was in The House of the Spirits (1993) where she played the child version of Meryl Streep, her mother in real life.
Her father is of Norwegian, English, and some French, descent. Her mother has German, Swiss-German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and remote French, ancestry.
She stars as Nora Ephron in Good Girls Revolt (2015). Her mother, Meryl Streep, starred in three films written by Ephron: Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986) and Julie & Julia (2009). Meryl's character in Heartburn was essentially a stand-in for Nora Ephron, meaning both mother and daughter have played Ephron.
She appeared as a series regular on Mr. Robot alongside Rami Malek.
She earned a degree in Italian and Art History from Vassar College.
Her father is sculptor Don Gummer. Her mother is Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, and her older sister Mamie is also an actress. Her brother Henry Wolfe Gummer is a musician. Her younger sister Louisa is a model.
(March 23, 2020) Filed for divorce from husband of 8 months Tay Strathairn citing irreconcilable differences. She listed August 21, 2019 as their date of separation, just a month after their wedding.
Mother Meryl Streep and father-in-law David Strathairn played husband and wife in The River Wild (1994).

Personal Quotes (11)

I'm 23, so I'm not done with my life. But acting, definitely, out of what I've done so far, makes me feel the most alive and is very invigorating and thrilling. So I figured I might as well try it for a while.
I wanted to be an Olympic swimmer when I was growing up.
The arts have always been in and around my life.
I've been told that I'm good at impersonating people.
There's something magical about theater. You can live the character every single day to the point where you become that person.
I'm just lucky to have great parents. My sister's an actress. My brother's a musician. I found it hard growing up in such a... creatively driven family. I wanted to have this thing to create, myself.
I love shawls!
I spent my summers in Connecticut scooping ice cream and babysitting.
I played lacrosse for a hot second, but I was mainly a swimmer - captain of my swim team.
I'm never not nervous before going onstage. Like... what if I fall on my face?
My dad's great. He's an amazing artist. A sculptor. He's wonderful and supportive. I love going to museums with him - we talk about... everything.

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