Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

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Age
65
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:
  • 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.
  • Before making it big, she was a waitress at The Hotel Somerset in Somerville, New Jersey, USA.
  • The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is five years, between _Postcards from the Edge (1990)_ (qv) and _The Bridges of Madison County (1995)_ (qv).
  • Graduated from Vassar College in 1971.
  • Drives a Toyota Prius (September 2006).
  • With the announcement of the 66th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations and receiving two nominations, the actress surpassed Jack Lemmon's count of 22 nominations and is now, besides holding the record for most Oscar nominations, the actor with the most Golden Globe nominations of all time with a total of 23 nominations.
  • Back at the Drama school, she and 'Sigourney Weaver' (qv) appeared in a play staged in a swimming pool together. The play is called 'The Frogs.'.
  • 'Robert De Niro' (qv) said she is his favorite actress to work with.


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