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

2014 - Into the Woods
2014 - The Giver
2014 - The Homesman
2013 - Girl Rising
2013 - August: Osage County
2012 - Hope Springs
2009 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008 - Doubt
2008 - Mamma Mia!
2008 - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
2007 - Lions for Lambs
2007 - Rendition
2007 - Evening
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - The Devil Wears Prada
2006 - Hurricane on the Bayou
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2005 - Prime
2005 - Stolen Childhoods
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate
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 - 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 - Still of the Night
1979 - Manhattan
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 - The Seduction of Joe Tynan
1978 - The Deer Hunter
1977 - Julia

Guest TV Roles

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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:
  • She gained as much as 15 pounds while filming the _Julie & Julia (2009)_ (qv) movie.
  • (September 1999) Named Best Modern Actress in an Entertainment Weekly on-line poll, substantially beating out runner-up 'Michelle Pfeiffer' (qv).
  • Presented 'Paul McCartney' (qv) with the 1990 Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Attended 'The Beatles' (qv) concert at Shea Stadium in 1965 with an "I love Paul" sign, which she mentioned when presenting the award to McCartney.
  • As a young actor, she performed at the Yale Repertory Theater with 'Christopher Lloyd (I)' (qv).
  • Nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for "The One and Only Shrek" (Best Spoken Word Album For Children).
  • Early in her career, Streep received a letter from 'Bette Davis' (qv), whom most critics and cinema historians ranks as the greatest American movie actress ever. Davis told Streep that she felt that she was her successor as the premier American actress. Davis, a double winner who was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award, all of them Best Actress nods, set the record for most acting nominations with her tenth in 1963 for _What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)_ (qv), a record later surpassed by 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) with her 11th nomination (and 3rd win) for _The Lion in Winter (1968)_ (qv). Hepburn extended her record with her 12th nomination (and fourth win) for _On Golden Pond (1981)_ (qv), a record ironically eclipsed by by Streep--the actress anointed Davis' successor--with her own 13th nod for _Adaptation. (2002)_ (qv).
  • She often works with Academy award-winning director 'Mike Nichols (I)' (qv).
  • She attended Harding Township Middle School, in Harding, New Jersey for 1 or 2 years


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