Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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Age
66
Birthday
Jun. 22nd, 1949
Born in
Summit, New Jersey, USA
Height
5' 6

Meryl Streep's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Simpsons TV Show
The Simpsons
Angels in America TV Show
Angels in America
At the Movies (AU) TV Show
At the Movies (AU)
The Directors TV Show
The Directors
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Ricki And The Flash
2014 - The Giver
2014 - Into the Woods
2014 - The Homesman
2013 - August: Osage County
2013 - Girl Rising
2012 - Hope Springs
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
2009 - Julie & Julia
2009 - It's Complicated
2008 - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
2008 - Doubt
2008 - Mamma Mia!
2007 - Lions for Lambs
2007 - Rendition
2007 - Evening
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - Hurricane on the Bayou
2006 - The Devil Wears Prada
2005 - Prime
2005 - Stolen Childhoods
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate
2004 - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
2003 - Stuck on You
2002 - Adaptation.
2002 - The Hours
2001 - Artificial Intelligence: AI
1999 - Music of the Heart
1998 - Dancing at Lughnasa
1998 - One True Thing
1996 - Marvin's Room
1996 - Before and After
1995 - The Living Sea
1993 - The House of the Spirits
1992 - Death Becomes Her
1991 - Defending Your Life
1990 - Postcards from the Edge
1989 - She-Devil
1987 - Ironweed
1986 - Heartburn
1985 - Plenty
1985 - Out of Africa
1983 - Silkwood
1982 - Sophie's Choice
1982 - Still of the Night
1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman
1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman
1979 - Manhattan
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 - The Seduction of Joe Tynan
1978 - The Deer Hunter
1977 - Julia

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Narrator (Voiced)
3
Inga Helms Weiss
3
Herself (segment "The Many Meryls")
3
Herself - Guest
3
Camilla Bowner
2
Herself - Guest
2
Herself - Guest
2
Herself - Guest
1
Herself - Guest
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Considered by many movie reviewers to be the greatest living film actress, 'Meryl Streep' has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 15 times, and has won it twice. Born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, Meryl's early performing ambitions leaned toward the opera. She became interested in acting while a student at Vassar and upon graduation she enrolled in the Yale School of Drama. She gave an outstanding performance in her first film role, Julia (1977), and the next year she was nominated for her first Oscar for her role in The Deer Hunter (1978). She went on to win the Academy Award for her performances in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Sophie's Choice (1982), in which she gave a heart-wrenching portrayal of an inmate mother in a Nazi death camp.

A perfectionist in her craft and meticulous and painstaking in her preparation for her roles, Meryl turned out a string of highly acclaimed performances over the next 10 years in great films like Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), and Evil Angels (1988). Her career declined slightly in the early 1990s as a result of her inability to find suitable parts, but she shot back to the top in 1995 with her performance as Clint Eastwood's married lover in The Bridges of Madison County (1995) and as the prodigal daughter in Marvin's Room (1996). In 1998 she made her first venture into the area of producing, and was the executive producer for the moving ...First Do No Harm (1997). A realist when she talks about her future years in film, she remarked that "...no matter what happens, my work will stand..."


TRIVIA:
  • Uses music, most often Classical, to get into character.
  • 'Christine Estabrook' (qv) was a fellow classmate at Yale Drama School.
  • 'Tennessee Williams' (qv) wanted her for a film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in the 1980s. When Streep proved unavailable, the project was refashioned for television and the role of Blanche given to 'Ann-Margret' (qv).
  • Her accumulation of 12 Oscar nominations (2 wins) was accomplished over a period of only 21 years, with an additional 2 nominations by 2007 (11 leads/3 support). 'Bette Davis' (qv) scored 10 nominations (2 wins) over 28 years (all leading roles). 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) garnered 12 nominations (4 wins) after a relatively lengthy 48 years (all leading roles).
  • Spent a year as a transfer student at Dartmouth College where she participated in theater.
  • Her character Karen Silkwood from her 1983 film _Silkwood (1983)_ (qv) was ranked #47 on the American Film Institute Heroes list of the 100 years of The Greatest Screen Heroes and Villians.
  • She is the role model of 'Emily Blunt' (qv) , 'Anne Hathaway (I)' (qv) and 'Claire Danes' (qv).
  • Good friends with 'Nicole Kidman' (qv).


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