In The CW’s new drama series Emily Owens, M.D., Mamie Gummer stars as Emily Owens, a first-year surgical intern at Denver Memorial Hospital, who is ready to put her high school days behind her. However, Emily quickly discovers that the hospital is just like high school and that it may be hard to shake her geeky-girl ways, especially in the presence of her high school nemesis and med-school crush.
A native New Yorker, Gummer graduated from Northwestern University and also studied theater at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts.
She subsequently made her New York stage debut in 2005, starring in the Roundabout Theatre production of Mr. Marmalade, for which she earned a Theatre World Award. Gummer’s other Off-Broadway credits include: Theresa Rebeck’s The Water’s Edge, Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden and Uncle Vanya. Her Broadway debut was in Christopher Hampton’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses. She recently received great acclaim for her performance in The School for Lies.
Gummer has previously appeared on-screen in Taking Woodstock, Lasse Hallström’s The Hoax, Evening, Stop Loss, Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, from a screenplay by Tennessee Williams, and in Will Frears’ Coach. Her recent film credits include The Lightkeepers and Jeff Lipsky’s Twelve Thirty.
On the small screen, Gummer has been seen in Tom Hooper’s Emmy Award-winning miniseries John Adams, The Good Wife, The Big C and Off the Map.