Eloise Mumford is an American actress best known for her starring role as Lena Landry in the paranormal horror television series The River, in 2012.
Mumford was born and raised in the state of Washington, where she developed a love for the wilderness through a childhood spent on local beaches and mountains.
The acting bug bit her at a young age, though, so she split her summers between local productions of musicals and adventuring in the outdoors.
After deferring admission to college, Mumford spent five months teaching English in a Transylvanian village before heading to New York to pursue an acting career.
At NYU's Tisch School of Arts, Mumford excelled both academically and theatrically, studying with The Atlantic Theater Company and receiving The Founders Day Award for Academic Excellence and The J.S. Seidman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama.
Before graduating, she made her Broadway debut in Speed the Plow, understudying Elisabeth Moss, then moved into the television world with the role of Megan Emory in the spin-off of the Oscar-winning film, Crash.
After graduation, Mumford made her film debut starring in the 2009 AFI Award-winning short film, Some Boys Don't Leave, opposite Jessie Eisenberg. From there she went on to roles on the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Mercy.
Mumford embarked on her first series regular role as Lindsay on the critically acclaimed but short-lived series Lone Star.
She currently resides in Los Angeles.