Mamie Gummer was so good in ‘Ricki and the Flash,’ we just have to know more about her! Far more than just Meryl Streep’s daughter, Mamie is getting her due with her starring role in one of the summer’s best movies. Here are five important things to know about her!
Mamie Gummer, 32, is following in Meryl Streep‘s, 66, footsteps and becoming an amazing actress — totally apparent in Ricki and the Flash. We can’t get enough of Mamie, and really wanted to know more about her. Click through to find out five things we love!
Ricki and the Flash isn’t the first time she’s worked with her mom
Mamie was just a baby when she made her acting debut as Meryl’s daughter in 1986’s Heartburn. Meryl, a frazzled new mother, tries to comfort her baby girl screaming during a long flight. Mamie was credited under the name “Natalie Stern” to avoid press focus.
She loves fashion, and names Cate Blanchett as her style icon
She’s got another famous actress she’d rather model her style after — Cate Blanchett! Cate is effortlessly chic when it comes to red carpets and her street style. Mamie shared with The Edit that her own fashion choices are a little more lax: “something that vaguely resembles pajamas, but in the chicest way. Maybe with a hat. I have way too many hats.” Plus — those amazing boots Ricki rocks in the film are actually Mamie’s!
She battles sexism in Hollywood
Mamie took part in the #MakeItFair campaign, which aims to establish “gender equality in the stories we tell, the wages we earn, and the future we shape.” Along with other famous ladies, Mamie used satire, speech and even song to raise awareness for just how far the scales are tipped in favor of men in the creative industries. Good for her!
She’s had an impressive career on the stage
Mamie’s true love is theater. She earned her graduate degree at Northwestern University’s prestigious theater school, and went on to greatness on the stage. She made her off-Broadway debut with Michael C. Hall in 2005 with “Mr. Marmalade,” and even won a World Theatre Award! She made her Broadway debut in 2008 with “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” which grabbed her a Tony nomination!
She starred in her own CW show
If Mamie looks familiar, you may have watched her short-lived 2012 CW sitcom, Emily Owens, M.D. Though it only lasted a season, Mamie still made a name for herself with the role. She starred as a doctor trying to advance her career and figure out her love life at the same time. We just know after Ricki that Mamie’s going to be offered so many more roles.
HollywoodLifers, are you going to see Ricki and the Flash?
— Samantha Wilson