Who is Mamie Gummer?

American actress Mary Willa ‘Mamie’ Gummer was born in New York City USA, on 3 August 1983, making Leo her zodiac sign. She has 41 acting credits and is perhaps known best for portraying the lead character Mel in the 2013 romantic movie “The Lifeguard”, which starred Kristen Bell and Martin Starr, and was written and directed by Liz W. Garcia. It follows a journalist from New York City who’s quit her job and moved to Connecticut, where she’s now working as a lifeguard; the film was nominated for two awards.

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Education and early life

Mamie was raised in Salisbury, Connecticut alongside her brother Henry Wolfe Gummer and sisters Louisa Jacobson and Grace Gummer, by their Oscar-winning actress mother Mary Louise ‘Meryl’ Streep, and sculptor father Don Gummer; all of Mamie’s siblings are today also successful actors.

She was only three when her mother arranged for her to play Annie in the 1986 comedy movie “Heartburn”, which won one of its three award nominations, and Mamie had no roles in the following 17 years. She studied at Miss Porter’s School prior to progressing to Kent School, from which she matriculated in 2001; Mamie continued her education at Northwestern University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2005.

Roles in movies

Mamie played Hostess in the 2003 romantic sports comedy “Reservations”, and the year 2006 saw her appear as Dana in the biographical comedy “The Hoax”, which starred Alfred Molina and Richard Gere, and was directed by Lasse Hallstrom. It follows the selling of Howard Hughes’ biography to a publishing house in the first half of the ‘70s, and the film won one of its four award nominations.

The remainder of the 2000s saw Mamie appear in the 2007 romantic drama “Evening”, and in 2008  the war drama “Stop-Loss” and the romantic drama “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond”.

The year 2013 saw her play Kayla in the popular crime mystery “Side Effects”, which starred Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum, and was directed by Steven Soderbergh. It follows a young woman who’s begun taking a medication prescribed by her psychiatrist, and has now begun experiencing its side effects; the film was nominated for five awards.

Mamie’s also known for playing Julie in the 2015 biographical drama “The End of the Tour”, which starred Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, and was directed by James Ponsoldt. It covers the five-day interview between novelist David Foster Wallace and reporter David Lipsky, and the movie won four of its 22 award nominations.

Some of Mamie’s most recent film roles have been in 2018 in the comedy “An Actor Prepares” and the crime mystery “Out of Blue”, and the 2021 mystery horror “Separation”.

Roles in TV series

Mamie’s debut TV series role was playing Sally Smith Adams in three episodes of the 2008 biographical historical mini-series “John Adams”, which starred Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, and follows the life of second US President John Adams.

In 2011, Mamie portrayed Dr. Mina Minard in all 13 episodes of the action adventure “Off the Map”, which starred Jonathan Castellanos and Valerie Cruz, and was created by Jenna Bans. It follows a group of American doctors who’s travelled to a clinic in the South American tropics, and the series was nominated for two awards. Mamie could then have been seen appearing in an episode or two of the fantasy “A Gifted Man”, and the comedy “The Big C”.

In 2012 and 2013, she portrayed the lead character Dr. Emily Owens in all 13 episodes of the romantic comedy “Emily Owens M. D.”, which also starred Justin Hartley and Aja Naomi King, and was created by Jennie Snyder Urman; it follows a young doctor who’s started an internship at a big hospital, and the series won one of its two award nominations. Mamie was then cast to play supporting characters in the crime mystery “Elementary”, the comedy “The Walker”, and the crime mystery “The Good Wife”.

In 2019, she played Lucy Purcell in six episodes of the hit crime mystery “True Detective”, which stars Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, and was created by Nic Pizzolatto. It follows a group of detectives and the cases they’re working on, the series has been airing since 2014, and has won 30 of its 123 award nominations.

Mamie’s three most recent TV series roles have been in two episodes of the 2020 historical drama “The Right Stuff”, the 2021 episode “And the Clerk Had a Firm…” of the crime drama “The Good Fight”, and the 2022 episode “Good Luck” of the action adventure mini-series “DMZ”.

Other credits

Mamie received special thanks for the 2009 short documentary movie “Peace, Love and Cinema”.

She sang the song “Itsy Bitsy Spider” in the 1986 movie “Heartburn” and the song “Boom, Boom, Ain’t it Great To Be Crazy?” in the 2010 movie “The Ward”.

Some of Mamie’s most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Today”, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden”.

Love life and marriages

Mamie’s married twice. She dated American actor and comedian Benjamin Walker Scodelario-Davis for a year and a half, prior to them becoming engaged in October 2009; the two exchanged vows at Mamie’s parents’ home in July 2011, lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City, but the two separated in March 2013, and their divorce was finalized by the end of the year.

In August 2018, Mamie became engaged to author Meharban Singh ‘Mehar’ Sethi; she announced her pregnancy in December 2018 and gave birth to their son in February 2019, while she and Mehar also married in the same month. In 2021, Mamie gave birth to their daughter; the names of Mamie’s children haven’t been disclosed, as she and Mehar want to keep them away from media.

There are no other men whom Mamie’s been with, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Meharban Singh ‘Mehar’ Sethi as of July 2023, and they have two children together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Mamie’s a philanthropist and has worked with charity organization Nomi Network and Women’s Refugee Commission.

She and her mother portrayed the same character but at different ages in the 2007 romantic movie “Evening”.

Meryl was pregnant with Mamie when she accepted her Oscar for Best Actress, for her performance in the 1982 movie “Sophie’s Choice”.

Mamie wore her grandmother’s wedding gown when she married her first husband.

She played a barista in a scene from the critically acclaimed 2006 movie “The Devil Wears Prada”, but it was cut from the final edit.

She was nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards for her performance in off-Broadway plays “The Water’s Edge” and “Uncle Vanya”.

Mamie’s favorite actress isn’t her mother Meryl, but rather Cate Blanchett; some of her favorite movies include “Elizabeth”, “Notes on a Scandal” and “I’m Not There”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Mamie’s age is 39. She has blue eyes and blonde hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 140lbs (65kgs).

Mamie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million, as of July 2023.

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