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Meryl Streep

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Biography

Streep in the late 1970s

Source: Wikipedia

Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep; June 22, 1949) is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received the first of her 19 Academy Award nominations for The Deer Hunter. Streep has more Academy Award nominations than any actor or actress in history, winning Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Best Actress for Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).

Fact file

  • Born: Mary Louise Streep June 22, 1949 (age 66) Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Alma mater: Vassar College Dartmouth College Yale University
  • Occupation: Actress, voice actress, singer, film producer, spokesperson
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Spouse(s): Don Gummer (m. 1978)
  • Partner(s): John Cazale (1976–78); his death
  • Children: Henry, Mamie, Grace, and Louisa
  • Website: merylstreeponline.net

Read more about Meryl Streep at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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Variety, 2019-01-07 04:49:01
WASHINGTON — This year at the Golden Globes, there was no Meryl Streep calling out Donald Trump for his attacks on journalists and mocking of the disabled. There was no Oprah Winfrey, offering up an inspirational contrast to the rhetoric coming out of the White House. In fact, there weren’t ...

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Variety, 2019-01-03 10:30:12
Nordisk Film is developing “The Lioness,” an international feature film and a mini-series about Karen Blixen, the Danish author best known for her autobiographical novel “Out of Africa” which Sydney Pollack adapted into the 1985 pic with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The feature film and mini-series will be written ...

Simon Helberg trades ‘Big Bang’ for George Bailey and a twist on ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-12-15 18:00:00
It’s a typical arc for a Hollywood actor: Land a part in the longest-running multicamera comedy in TV history, star in a movie opposite Meryl Streep and then, at the pinnacle of your glory, play George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Pasadena Playhouse. ...

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