With you, Louisa Jacobson, the youngest daughter of Meryl Streep that we will see in the new Downton Abbey

With you, Louisa Jacobson, the youngest daughter of Meryl Streep that we will see in the new Downton Abbey

Having Meryl Streep (72) as a mother and wanting to dedicate yourself to the world of acting is a challenge. Her youngest daughter, Luisa Jacobson, has decided to follow in the actress's footsteps and at 30 she will make her television debut thanks to her role as Marian Brook in the fiction The Gilded Age, a series from the creators of Downton Abbey, which will be broadcast by HBO Max from January and where he shares the screen with Cynthia Nixon, one of the protagonists of Sex in New York.

For the daughter of the Oscar winner (and candidate for the Academy Award up to 21 times) Meryl Streep this will be her first major leading role internationally, although she has a long history in the world of theater. Her stage debut was as Mary Dalton in the Yale Repertory Theater production Native Son. In 2018 she participated in the Theater Festival with the play Member of the Wedding, directed by Taylor Gaye Upchurch, and a year later she gave life to Juliet in Romeo and Juliet with the professional theater company The Old Globe in San Diego. California. She then she has had small roles in The Sitcom Trials, a kind of comedy club with small skits that viewers vote to choose the one they liked the most, and The Ultimate Truth.

In addition to acting, Louisa has also worked as a model for some years and she even signed for the IMG Models agency and starred in campaigns for firms such as Dior and editorials for magazines such as Vanity Fair USA. With no known partner, Louisa prefers to spend time with her lifelong friends, with whom she likes to spend nights chatting and playing board games.

Two sisters actresses and a brother musician

Louisa is the youngest daughter of Streep and sculptor Don Gummer. She has three older brothers: Henry Wolfe Gummer, who is a 41-year-old musician; and Mamie, 38, and Grace Gummer -35-, the two actresses. She was born in Los Angeles and attended Poly Prep Country Day School. She later graduated from Vassar College and majored in Psychology. Her passion for her interpretation came to her from a very young age and her mother always instilled in her a love for theater and cinema. She taught acting at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford (UK) and obtained a further advanced degree from the Yale School of Drama, located in New Haven, Connecticut, with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Meryl Streep and her husband were married in 1978 just six months after their first date. They are one of the most stable marriages in Hollywood since then and their children have never wanted to succeed in their professions thanks to their mother's last name, so they all use their father's. The oldest never thought of being an actor and he started playing with an indie band called Bravo Silva very young. ”For me, music is what fills me every day. I don't need to be preparing a project to rehearse and try new things all the time. My greatest satisfaction is finishing songs that I don't know if I will ever play them in public, ”Herny said in an interview with the New York Daily News.

She has already released a few singles and acknowledges that having Streep as a mother can overshadow anyone. "I would like to be known for myself, although obviously I am delighted that my mother is part of my story," she said. Henry has been married to Tamryn Gummer since 2019 and they have a daughter, Ida June, who was born in the middle of last year.

Mamie first appeared in a movie when she was just 20 months old. She was on her mother's Heartburn tape and her name was not even used there and she appeared in the credits as Natalie Stern. She was at the age of 20 when she made her film debut in the movie The Hoax with Richard Gere and in 2007 she appeared in Evening, giving life to the young Lila Wittenborn, a character played by her mother in adulthood. In recent times we have seen her in two very successful series: in The good wife as Nancy Crozier and in True Detective as Lucy Purcell.

Mamie was married to actor Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), from whom she separated in 2013 after two years of marriage. In 2018, six months after getting engaged to producer Mehar Sethi, she welcomed her first child.

Meryl Streep's other actress daughter, Grace, has already made inroads in numerous movies and series, such as in House of Spirits (1993), where she played the character of her mother in her younger years. She later has participated in Smash, The Newsroom and in two seasons of American Horror Story. In 2019, her separation from musician Tay Strathairn became known just 42 days after her wedding. Last summer she announced that she had married DJ / songwriter Mark Ronson.

A debut in style

In The Gilded Age, set in the 19th century and created by Julian Fellowes, one of the architects of Downton Abbey, Louisa takes the role of Marian Brook, a young orphan from a conservative family who moved from rural Pennsylvania to prosperous New York after the death of his father. There she will live with her wealthy aunts, Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon) and, accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer looking for a new beginning, Marian inadvertently becomes involved in a social war between one of his aunts, a wealthy heiress, and her wildly wealthy neighbors, with a ruthless railroad mogul and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon). The series will premiere on January 24, 2022 on HBO Max.