Raising their family in Connecticut, Streep and her husband, sculptor Don Gummer, shielded their four children from the paparazzi-addled life of Hollywood. "We grew up outside of the fray," Gummer says.
Jacket, $2,890, Tom Ford.
"I got wise to the fact that we were different when we got to cut the lines at Disney World," she says.
Jacket, $2,100, Pants, $890, Bottega Veneta.
"It only became an issue when we were traveling and people would bother us all the time," Gummer recalls. "As a kid it's very invasive and not always fun. I'll grant Disney World was awesome, but just trying to have dinner at a restaurant? Not so much."
Top, $380, Limi Feu; Skirt, price upon request, Balmain; Wallet Chain (worn on skirt), $1,250, Hoorsenbuhs.
Gummer's first love is the theater. It was on stage that she met fiancé Benjamin Walker, star of last year's hit Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (both off- and on Broadway), and it's there that she'll always feel at home.
Coat, $2,695, Michael Kors.
While she admits to being seduced by the sunny hills of L.A., "All I really want to do is plays — and that's a New York thing."
Sweater, $745, Maison Martin Margiela; Jeans, $330, Isabel Marant Etoile.
If her latest role as Dr. Mina Minard on ABC's jungle medical drama Off the Map hasn't quite made her a household name, she's perfectly happy with that. "That's never been my goal," she states.
Jacket, $1,073, Dries Van Noten.
Gummer is now facing the common fear of daughters everywhere: turning into her mother. "It's already happening," she says. "You catch yourself saying something in a certain way, and you recognize it immediately."
Tank, $360, Balmain; Pants, $785, Maison Martin Margiela; Ring, $125, Kora.
"Our parents have by far the greatest influence on shaping who we are and how we deal with the world."
Jacket, price upon request, Leggings, $2,250, Balmain.