Got it from their mama! Star sisters Mamie and Grace Gummer walked a red carpet together in New York City on Monday, April 27, and stunned at the event, looking just like their mother Meryl Streep at a young age.
The gorgeous pair attended the New York screening of the upcoming Far From the Madding Crowd, mingling with fellow celebs at Manhattan’s Paris Theatre. While neither actress has a role in the drama, they supported the film’s stars, such as Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, and Matthias Schoenaerts.
The look-alike sisters inherited some seriously good genes from mom Streep, now 65, and father Don Gummer, 68. The legendary Oscar winner has been married to sculptor Gummer since 1987 and they share four kids together.
Mamie, 31, got an early start as a child actress (at age 2!) in her mother’s 1986 movie Heartburn, also making a quick cameo in Streep’s The Devil Wears Prada. The Northwestern graduate has spread her wings as an independent actress, booking theatrical gigs on Broadway, movie roles, and coveted parts in shows like The Good Wife, the since-canceled Emily Owens, M.D., and Elementary.
The star’s younger sister Grace, 28, is also working on her own acting career. A graduate of her mother’s alma mater Vassar College, the rising star has made TV appearances in Smash andAmerican Horror Story: Freak Show and big-screen turns in Frances Ha, Larry Crowne, and the upcoming comedy Learning to Drive.
The one son in the family, 35-year-old Henry Gummer, is a musician who also carries on his mother’s trade as an actor on the side. Model Louisa Gummer, 23, rounds out the family foursome, posing for campaigns with fashion houses and editorial shoots with magazines.
Streep spoke about her brood and their time in the spotlight in a 2008 interview with Good Housekeeping, discussing her priorities and values.
“Motherhood, marriage, it’s a balancing act,” she told the mag. “Especially when you have a job that you consider rewarding. It’s a challenge but the best kind of challenge… Robert Redford taught me that when they were babies [to keep them out of the public eye]. ‘They are not your props.’ I really admired the way he protected his family. It’s something I consciously emulated.”
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