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 - The Giver
2014 - Into the Woods
2014 - The Homesman
2009 - It's Complicated
2009 - I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
2009 - Julie & Julia
2009 - Fantastic Mr. Fox
2008 - Mamma Mia!
2008 - Doubt
2008 - Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
2007 - Rendition
2007 - Lions for Lambs
2007 - Evening
2006 - The Devil Wears Prada
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - A Prairie Home Companion
2006 - Hurricane on the Bayou
2005 - Prime
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate
2004 - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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
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 - The Seduction of Joe Tynan
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 - Manhattan
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
Aunt Esme Dauterive (Voiced)
1
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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:
  • Originally applied to Law School but slept in on the morning of her interview and took it as a sign she was destined for other things.
  • She is the role model of 'Emily Blunt' (qv) , 'Anne Hathaway (I)' (qv) and 'Claire Danes' (qv).
  • Currently holds the record for most Oscar nominations for acting (15 total), including both actors and actresses.
  • The children's TV series _"Sesame Street" (1969)_ (qv) has featured a character named "Meryl Sheep" in her honor.
  • 'Robert De Niro' (qv) said she is his favorite actress to work with.
  • Spent a year as a transfer student at Dartmouth College where she participated in theater.
  • Her father was a drug company exec; her mother, an artist-turned-housewife who kept an art studio behind the house. Her father loved to play the piano and her mother to sing. Meryl was given singing lessons at a young age. Her mother died in 2001 and her father in 2004.
  • Her performance as "Karen Silkwood" in _Silkwood (1983)_ (qv) is ranked #71 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).


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