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Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 20 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep, Jr., a pharmaceutical executive. Her father was of German and Swiss-German descent, and her mother had English, Irish, and German ancestry. 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 decade in great films like Silkwood (1983); Out of Africa (1985); Ironweed (1987); and A Cry in the Dark (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..."  See full bio on IMDb »

Adam Rippon Wants Meryl Streep to Play Him In Movie!

Adam Rippon
If I Get a Movie ... Meryl Streep Should Play Me!

He's got one helluva story ... and if Adam Rippon ever gets the "I, Tonya" movie treatment, he wants Meryl Streep to play him on screen!  "She's the most accomplished and ready for the… READ MORE >

Harvey Weinstein Angry with Lawyer for Using Streep & Lawrence in His Defense

Harvey Weinstein
Repudiates Civil Lawyer For Using Streep & Lawrence in His Defense

Harvey Weinstein realizes the enormous misstep his civil lawyer made when he filed legal docs suggesting Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow have no problem with him, because he's… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Jennifer Lawrence Blasts Harvey Weinstein, 'This is What Predators Do'

Jennifer Lawrence
Blasts Harvey Weinstein 'This is What Predators Do'

Jennifer Lawrence has joined the chorus blasting Harvey Weinstein for suggesting she's fine with his conduct, at least toward her. Weinstein filed legal docs Wednesday trying to dismiss a class… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Meryl Streep Blasts Harvey Weinstein for Using Her in Defense of Sexual Misconduct Suit

Meryl Streep
To Harvey Weinstein ... You're Pathetic!!!

Meryl Streep's pissed Harvey Weinstein used her for his defense in one of the class action lawsuits against him ... and she's not having any of it. The Oscar-winning actress says just because… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Harvey Weinstein Uses Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence in Lawsuit Defense

Harvey Weinstein
J Law & Gwyneth Prove It ... Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

Harvey Weinstein wants one of the class action lawsuits against him dismissed, and says Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence prove the case has some major holes. Weinstein filed docs responding… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Meryl Streep Files Trademark Application for Use of Her Name

Meryl Streep
I Want a Monopoly On My Name

Meryl Streep is getting territorial at 68, because she's just applied for legal protection so no one can use her name to hawk anything entertainment related. Streep filed an application with the… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Mariah Carey Explains Stealing Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Seat

Mariah Carey
Yeah, I Stole Meryl Streep's Seat at the Globes, But ...

Mariah Carey had a huge "oops" moment at the Golden Globes ... and no one was more understanding than Meryl Streep. We got Mariah leaving Poppy in WeHo Sunday night and asked her about… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Golden Globes 2018 Draped in Black for 'Time's Up' Movement

Golden Globes 2018
Draped in Black For 'Time's Up' Movement

Lots of women in Hollywood are showing up in solidarity for the 75th Golden Globe Awards -- dressed in all black ... and appearing with activists, including the founder of #MeToo. Scores of… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Golden Globes Actresses No Stranger to Black Dresses

Golden Globes
Actresses No Stranger to Black Dresses

The Golden Globes solidarity movement for Sunday night's show is clearly strong ... but judging from last year, wearing black to the Globes is also simply a fashion statement embraced by a bunch… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Meryl Streep Calls Out Melania & Ivanka Trump for Their Silence During #MeToo Movement

Meryl Streep
Who Cares About My Silence? What About Melania & Ivanka?!

Meryl Streep's taken a lot of heat in Hollywood for allegedly staying silent about Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct, but she thinks the criticism should be aimed elsewhere ... to 2 women… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
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