Eloise Mumford (born September 24, 1986) is an American actress known for her roles on the television series Lone Star and The River.
Life and career
Mumford, the middle child of parents Tom Mumford and Nancy Smith, was raised in Olympia, Washington, where she was home-schooled through fifth grade and later attended the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington, and Capital High School in Olympia. She has an older sister, Anna, and a younger brother, Kai. Mumford, inspired at age seven by a local production of South Pacific, performed in high-school plays and at Olympia's Capital Playhouse.
She graduated in 2009 from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, She also is an alumnus of the Atlantic Acting School. While in college, Mumford starred with Jesse Eisenberg in director Maggie Kiley's well-received short film "Some Boys Don't Leave". She understudied Elisabeth Moss in the Broadway production of Speed the Plow.
Mumford starred as Lena Landry on the ABC paranormal series The River in 2012 and on the Fox series Lone Star in 2010, which she was cast in during her first pilot season after graduating college. She was the female lead in the Blumhouse Productions feature Not Safe For Work for Universal Pictures, and was the female lead in the indy Drones alongside Matt O'Leary, directed by Rick Rosenthal.
In February 2012, Mumford was cast to play the female lead in an ABC drama pilot titled Reckless. In November that year, she was cast as Anastasia Steele's roommate, Kate Kavanagh in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie.