Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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Jun. 22nd, 1949
Born in
Summit, New Jersey, USA
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 - The Giver
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009 - Julie & Julia
2009 - It's Complicated
2009 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
2008 - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
2008 - Mamma Mia!
2008 - Doubt
2007 - Lions for Lambs
2007 - Rendition
2007 - Evening
2006 - Hurricane on the Bayou
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - The Devil Wears Prada
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2005 - Prime
2004 - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate
2003 - Stuck on You
2002 - The Hours
2002 - Adaptation.
2001 - Artificial Intelligence: AI
1999 - Music of the Heart
1998 - Dancing at Lughnasa
1996 - Before and After
1996 - Marvin's Room
1995 - The Living Sea
1995 - The Bridges Of Madison County
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 - Out of Africa
1985 - Plenty
1983 - Silkwood
1982 - Still of the Night
1982 - Sophie's Choice
1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman
1979 - Manhattan
1979 - The Seduction of Joe Tynan
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1978 - The Deer Hunter
1977 - Julia

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Inga Helms Weiss
Herself (segment "The Many Meryls")
Herself (Voiced)
Camilla Bowner
Herself - Celebrity traveller
Lila Ross
Herself - Guest
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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 " matter what happens, my work will stand..."

  • Currently holds the record for most Oscar nominations for acting (15 total), including both actors and actresses.
  • Was a cheerleader and homecoming queen in high school.
  • Son 'Henry Gummer' (qv) is an actor, filmmaker and co-founder of a rock band. Daughter Mary Willa, whose stage name is 'Mamie Gummer' (qv), is an off-Broadway actress.
  • Born at 8:05 a.m. EDT.
  • Has a deviated septum, which she refuses to have fixed. Directors work around it by avoiding straight-on close-ups.
  • Drives a Toyota Prius (September 2006).
  • 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.
  • Was nominated 15 times for the Academy Award, twelve times as Best Actress and three times as Best Supporting Actress, winning twice (Best Supporting Actress for _Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)_ (qv) and 'Best Actress' for _Sophie's Choice (1982)_ (qv). Her 10 nominations in the top acting category is equaled by 'Bette Davis' (qv) (ten Best Actress nominations) and surpassed by the legendary 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) with 12 Best Actress nods.

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