Eloise Mumford

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Eloise Mumford
Mumford in 2020
Born (1986-09-24) September 24, 1986 (age 37)
Alma materNew York University (BA)
Years active2008–present

Eloise Mumford (born September 24, 1986)[1] is an American actress known for her roles on the television series Lone Star, The River, The Right Stuff and the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.

Early life and education[edit]

Mumford, the middle child of parents Tom Mumford and Nancy Smith, was born and raised in Olympia, Washington, where she was home-schooled through fifth grade. After homeschooling, she attended Nova Middle School. She later attended Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, Washington and Capital High School in Olympia.[1] She has an older sister, Anna, and a younger brother, Kai. Inspired at age seven by a local production of South Pacific, Mumford performed in high-school plays and at Olympia's Capital Playhouse.[1]

She graduated in 2009 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[1] She also is an alumnus of the Atlantic Acting School.[2] While in college, she starred with Jesse Eisenberg in director Maggie Kiley's well-received short film "Some Boys Don't Leave".[1] She understudied Elisabeth Moss in the Broadway production of Speed the Plow.[3]


Mumford starred as Lena Landry on the ABC paranormal series The River in 2012[4] and on the Fox series Lone Star in 2010, in which she was cast during her first pilot season after college.[5][6] She was the female lead in the Blumhouse Productions feature Not Safe For Work for Universal Pictures,[7] and the female lead in the indy Drones alongside Matt O'Leary, directed by Rick Rosenthal.[8]

In February 2012, she was cast as the female lead in an ABC drama pilot titled Reckless.[9] She played Anastasia Steele's roommate, Kate Kavanagh, in the Fifty Shades of Grey film (2015), and reprised the role in the sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.[10]

She starred alongside Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz in the indy Standing Up, Falling Down (2019).[11] In 2020 she played Trudy Cooper, the female lead in the Disney+ streaming TV series The Right Stuff.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Crash Megan Emory 4 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Vanessa Episode: "Sugar"
Mercy Hannah Episode: "Some of Us Have Been to the Desert"
2010 Lone Star Lindsay Holloway 5 episodes
2012 The River Lena Landry 8 episodes
Christmas with Holly[13] Maggie Television film (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
2015 Just in Time for Christmas Lindsay
2017-2019 Chicago Fire Hope Jacquinot Recurring role; 8 episodes
2018 A Veteran's Christmas Captain Grace Garland Television (Hallmark)
2020 The Right Stuff Trudy Cooper
2021 The Baker's Son Annie McBride Television (Hallmark)
One December Night Quinn Allan Television (Hallmark)
2022 The Presence of Love Joss Television (Hallmark)
2023 Sweeter Than Chocolate Lucy Sweet Television (Hallmark)


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Some Boys Don't Leave The Girl Short film
2012 So Undercover Sasha Stolezinsky/ Suzy Walters Direct-to-video
2013 Drones Sue Lawson
2014 Not Safe for Work Anna
In the Blood Sandy Grant
2015 The Night Is Young Sid
Fifty Shades of Grey Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh
2017 Fifty Shades Darker
2018 Fifty Shades Freed
2019 Standing Up, Falling Down Becky


  1. ^ a b c d e Sailor, Craig (September 19, 2010). "Eloise Mumford: Olympia native leaps from local stages to Fox show". The Olympian. Olympia, Washington. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013. Mumford, 23,...
  2. ^ "Featured Alumni". Atlantic Acting School. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Eloise Mumford – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB".
  4. ^ "The River: Cancelled; No Season Two on ABC". Tvseriesfinale.com. May 12, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Eloise Mumford - the River - ABC.com". Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "Meet 'Lone Star's' Midland Maiden, Eloise Mumford". YouTube. September 16, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Trumbore, Dave (February 14, 2012). "NOT SAFE FOR WORK Hires Max Minghella and Eloise Mumford; Rafe Spall in I GIVE IT A YEAR". Collider. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Matt O'Leary, Eloise Mumford Set For 'Drones'". Killermovies.com. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 19, 2013). "Mandy Moore To Co-Star In ABC Pilot 'Pulling', Eloise Mumford In 'Reckless'". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (November 22, 2013). "'Fifty Shades': Eloise Mumford Tapped to Play Anastasia Steele's Roommate". Variety. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  11. ^ Farber, Stephen (January 13, 2020). "'Standing Up, Falling Down': Film Review | Palm Springs 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  12. ^ "Eloise Mumford Talks Female Empowerment In Disney+ Original Show 'The Right Stuff'". Celebrity Page. October 13, 2020. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  13. ^ "Christmas With Holly Cast / Bios > Eloise Mumford". Hallmark Channel. Archived from the original on December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2013.

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