Mamie Gummer is an American Actress. Born in segregated Mississippi as the child of African Americans, she is a versatile and talented performer who has had a varied career throughout her lifetime. She is best known for her role as Nancy Thompson in the television drama Emily Owens, M.D. She later played the same role in M.S. After watching the first season of The Good Wife, Willa became attached to another popular television program, The Good Fight, playing the recurring role of Nancy Crozier.
The Good Fight was canceled after its third season, but it did go to the series later in the seventies on NBC. When it was revived for a fourth season, it lasted for eleven seasons, making it one of the most popular shows of that time. Following her time on The Good Fight, Mamie Gummer went on to play the role of Estrella Blau portraying the lesbian character named Estrella Coronado. She also appeared on Broadway as herself in the musical Rent. Other notable appearances include the remake of Charlie Brown, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, A Christmas Carol, The Perfect Score, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and finally as a guest star in the last episode of the seventh season of Frasier.
After a successful acting career on Broadway, television shows, and movies, Mamie Gummer has since established a prolific career in the world of screenwriting and producing. Some of her more notable credits include the scripts for the films Flowers, Leave Me Do Not Overture, The Perfect Score, and Edward Scissorhands. Mamie Gummer also wrote a novel entitled Mom and Pop, which was made into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg. She also wrote a novel entitled Nobody Speak and was one of the co-writers for the 2021 movie Edward Scissorhands. Mamie has also developed a career as a producer with some of her work being produced in the U.S. by DreamWorks Pictures and Disney studios.
Mamie Gummer’s other notable voice is that of Professor Wormtongue from the television show Doctor Who. In the episodes involving the Time War, her role was that of the evil Time Lord known as Skarda. The character of Skarda was a loyal ally of the Doctor, who assisted him in fighting the Time Lords. He was also a close friend of the Eleventh Doctor. While some fans were disappointed with the ending of the Eleventh Doctor’s tenure as the Doctor, many were impressed with Gummer’s performance as the evil Skarda and stated that she had the perfect voice for the part.
It wasn’t just her voice though that earned Mamie Gummer an acclaim in the world of theatre and cinema. The role of Gumball in Disney’s Toy Story 3 saw Gummer playing a character whose distinct voice had not been heard before. At first, many people were confused about how such an American accent could be recognized in a toy story about toys and action figures. However, since the release of the movie, American accents have been used by almost every character apart from Emmet in the Toy Story 3.
It was also Gummer, who recently starred alongside Ben Affleck in the critically acclaimed movie arty drama arty Man On The Moon. The movie had a mixture of real life events with a cleverly executed plot to get viewers hooked. Many critics also commented on how affable Gummer was while portraying the character of Ed hardy. Though Gummer failed to land any major roles in Hollywood after that film, she still continued to receive accolades for her roles throughout the rest of her movie career.