Grace Gummer was born on 9 May 1986 in New York City, New York, USA. She is the daughter of actress Meryl Streep and sculptor Don Gummer. She is an actress, known for Frances Ha (2012), Margin Call (2011) and The House of the Spirits (1993).
Grace graduated from Vassar College in 2008, majoring in Italian and art history.
She appeared in her first credited film role in 1993, playing a younger version of her mother’s character, Clara del Valle Trueba, in The House of the Spirits. As a high school student, Gummer pursued athletics over theater, playing lacrosse and serving as captain of the swim team. She attended Vassar College, where she studied art history and Italian and dabbled in acting. Gummer appeared in her first major play in 2008, quickly adding additional roles in films, television shows and Broadway productions to her resume. Film roles continued for Gummer following Meskada. After appearing in the short film Bashert (2010), she earned a small role in the Tom Hanks romantic comedy Larry Crowne (2011) and a part in the indie film Frances Ha (2012). She also continued to work as a stage actress. In 2011, Gummer played Chloe Coverly in the New York revival of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. She then joined the cast of The Columnist in 2012, co-starring with John Lithgow.
Gummer has also continued to work as a TV actress. In 2012, she appeared on the NBC show Smash, playing Anjelica Huston’s daughter. She 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.
Her latest movis is The Homesman which she took part with Hilary Swank.