Meryl Streep

American actress Meryl Streep

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented film actresses of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia.
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Birthday
22 June 1949
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Kobe Bryant draws the most attention inside the Oscar nominees luncheon - Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles Times Kobe Bryant draws the most attention inside the Oscar nominees luncheon Los Angeles Times Allison Janney, left, nominated for supporting actress for "I, Tonya," with Kobe Bryant, nominated for animated short film "Dear Basketball." (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times). 1 / 12. The ballroom was stuffed with Hollywood's elite: Meryl Streep, Steven ... Patton Oswalt's got hilarious tips for the stars at the Oscar nominees' luncheonUSA TODAY High Fives and a black eye: Scenes from Oscar Nominees LunchWashington Post Oscar Luncheon Brings Out Nominees And Good Vibes, While AMPAS President Reinforces A Changing AcademyDeadline Vanity Fair -FOXSports.com -BuzzFeed News -WPXI Pittsburgh all 65 news articles »
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Meryl Streep wants to trademark her own name
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep, the most celebrated actress of her generation, has filed an application to trademark her name.
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Actress Meryl Streep to join HBO's 'Big Little Lies'
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HBO announced that Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep will be joining the star-studded cast of 'Big Little Lies' in the second season. Lisa Keddie reports.
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Meryl Streep Joins the Cast of ‘Big Little Lies’
NYTimes - 26 days
Ms. Streep will play the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character in the second series of the HBO series, which also stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
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Meryl Streep Breaks Her Own Oscar Record, Because Of Course She Did
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The actress scored her 21st career nomination for "The Post."
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Babe Turns a Movement Into a Racket - The Atlantic
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The Atlantic Babe Turns a Movement Into a Racket The Atlantic Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Fifteen years ago, Hollywood's glittering superstars—among them Meryl Streep— were on their feet cheering for Roman Polanski, the convicted child rapist and ... How to date in 2018CNN Ashleigh Banfield Doubles Down On Aziz Ansari Accusations: “Sloppy & Reckless”Deadline Whoa, wait a minute. Ansari is a victim now? Don't think so.Sacramento Bee (blog) Slate Magazine -New York Times -Bustle -WBUR all 196 news articles »
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Opinion: I joined Meryl Streep because when women unite, we're unstoppable
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Sunday night I attended the Golden Globes as one of eight activists invited by actresses affiliated with Time's Up, an initiative of 300 prominent women in Hollywood working to bring an end to sexual harassment and assault across all industries. It was a rare pairing -- activists and artists seeking to elevate the stories of domestic workers, restaurant workers, farmworkers and survivors of gender-based violence.
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Meryl Streep jokes Mariah Carey 'stole' her Globes seat
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The Golden Globes were way more interesting than we knew.
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Costuming Meryl Streep's socialite-turned-executive at the speed of light for 'The Post'
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Costume designer Ann Roth is legendary in the film industry for her successful and long association with Meryl Streep, who stars in “The Post” as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of the Washington Post. Equal parts intellectual and artist, Roth is known to build wardrobes with a precision...
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Trump White House Asks to Screen Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter
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TIME Trump White House Asks to Screen Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' (Exclusive) Hollywood Reporter The period drama about 'The Washington Post' stars two of Trump's Hollywood critics, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. This weekend, filmmaker Steven Spielberg's The Post expands into additional theaters — including the White House. President Donald Trump's ... Watch these 6 must-see movies to prep for the 2018 Oscars raceUSA TODAY The Post Is an Urgent Reminder of How Much Journalism Matters. Especially NowTIME Trump's White House reportedly asks to screen Spielberg's The PostEW.com Washington Post -Daily Beast -CBS News -The Boston Globe all 135 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Meryl Streep
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 66
    Streep gave a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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    In March 2016 Streep, among others, signed a letter asking for gender equality throughout the world, in observance of International Women's Day; this was also organized by the ONE Campaign.
    In July 2016, it was reported that Streep was in talks to re-team with Rob Marshall and Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns where she would play the title character's cousin Topsy.
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    In February 2016, Streep served in her first appearance as president of the main competition jury at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • 2015
    Age 65
    Also in 2015, Streep sent each member of the U.S. Congress a letter supporting the Equal Rights Amendment.
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    In 2015, Streep signed an open letter for which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women as they served as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa respectively, which was set to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 to establish new development goals for the generation.
    In April 2015, it was announced that Streep had funded a screenwriters lab for female screenwriters over forty years old, called the Writers Lab, to be run by New York Women in Film & Television and the collective IRIS.
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    Streep, when asked in a 2015 interview by Time Out magazine if she was a feminist, answered, "I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance."
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    In 2015, Streep starred in Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash, playing a grocery store checkout worker by day who is a rock musician at night, and who has one last chance to reconnect with her estranged family.
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  • 2014
    Age 64
    In July 2014, it was announced that Streep would portray Maria Callas in Master Class, but the project was pulled after director Mike Nichols's death in November of the same year.
    Her final film of 2014 was the Disney film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall.
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    Streep's first film of 2014 was the motion picture adaptation of the young adult novel The Giver.
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  • 2013
    Age 63
    At the National Board of Review Awards in 2013, Streep labeled Walt Disney as "anti-semitic" and a "gender bigot."
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    In 2013, Streep starred alongside Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, and others in the black comedy drama August: Osage County about a dysfunctional family that reunites into the familial house when their patriarch suddenly disappears.
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  • 2012
    Age 62
    In 2012, Streep reunited with Prada director David Frankel on the set of the comedy-drama film Hope Springs, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.
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  • 2010
    Age 60
    President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts and in 2014 the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    In 2009, Streep played chef Julia Child in Nora Ephron's Julie & Julia, co-starring Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci. (Tucci and Streep had worked together earlier in Devil Wears Prada.) The first major motion picture based on a blog, Julie and Julia contrasts the life of Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell (Adams), who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child's cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
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  • 2008
    Age 58
    In 2008, Streep was nominated for a Grammy Award (her fifth nomination) for her work on the Mamma Mia! soundtrack.
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    Streep's other film of 2008 was Doubt featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis.
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    In 2008, Streep found major commercial success when she starred in Phyllida Lloyd's Mamma Mia!, a film adaptation of the musical of the same name, based on the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA.
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  • 2007
    Age 57
    Streep's last film of 2007 was Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs, a film about the connection between a platoon of United States soldiers in Afghanistan, a U.S. senator, a reporter, and a California college professor.
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    Also in 2007, Streep had a short role alongside Vanessa Redgrave, Glenn Close and her eldest daughter Mamie Gummer in Lajos Koltai's drama film Evening, based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Susan Minot.
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    In 2007, Streep was cast in four films.
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  • 2006
    Age 56
    Also in 2006, Streep, along with Lily Tomlin, portrayed the last two members of what was once a popular family country music act in Robert Altman's final film A Prairie Home Companion.
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    In August and September 2006, Streep starred onstage at The Public Theater's production of Mother Courage and Her Children at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.
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  • 2005
    Age 55
    Streep was next cast in the 2005 comedy film Prime, directed by Ben Younger.
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  • 2004
    Age 54
    In 2004, Streep was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award by the board of directors of the American Film Institute.
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  • 2003
    Age 53
    In 2003, Streep had a cameo as herself in the Farrelly brothers comedy Stuck on You (2003) and reunited with Mike Nichols to star with Al Pacino and Emma Thompson in the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner's six-hour play Angels in America, the story of two couples whose relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan Era politics.
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  • 2002
    Age 52
    In 2002 Streep appeared alongside Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore in Stephen Daldry's The Hours, based on the 1999 novel by Michael Cunningham.
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  • 2001
    Age 51
    In 2001, Streep returned to the stage for the first time in more than twenty years, playing Arkadina in The Public Theater's revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Kevin Kline, Natalie Portman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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    The same year, Streep co-hosted the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert concert with Liam Neeson which was held in Oslo, Norway, on December 11, 2001, in honour of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the United Nations and Kofi Annan.
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 49
    In 1999, Streep portrayed Roberta Guaspari, a real-life New Yorker who found passion and enlightenment teaching violin to the inner-city kids of East Harlem, in the music drama Music of the Heart.
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  • 1998
    Age 48
    In 1998, Streep played an Irishwoman opposite Michael Gambon and Catherine McCormack in Pat O'Connor's Dancing at Lughnasa, which was entered into the Venice Film Festival of 1998.
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  • 1996
    Age 46
    In 1996, Streep played the estranged sister of Bessie (Diane Keaton), a woman battling leukemia, in Marvin's Room, an adaptation of the play by Scott McPherson.
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  • 1995
    Age 45
    Streep's most successful film of the decade came in the 1995 romance The Bridges of Madison County from director Clint Eastwood, who adapted the film from Robert James Waller's novel of the same name.
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  • 1993
    Age 43
    In 1993, Streep appeared with Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close and Winona Ryder in The House of the Spirits, set during the military dictatorship of Chile.
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  • 1990
    Age 40
    At the Screen Actor's Guild National Women's Conference in 1990, Streep keynoted the first national event, emphasizing the decline in women's work opportunities, pay parity, and role models within the film industry.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 39
    In 1989, Streep lobbied to play the lead role in Oliver Stone's adaption of the play Evita, but two months before filming was due to commence she dropped out, citing "exhaustion" initially, although it was later revealed that there was a dispute over her salary.
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  • 1983
    Age 33
    The year 1983 saw Streep play her first non-fictional character, the nuclear whistleblower and labor union activist Karen Silkwood who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant, in Mike Nichols's biographical film Silkwood.
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  • 1982
    Age 32
    Greater success came later in 1982, when Streep starred in the drama Sophie's Choice (1982), portraying a Polish holocaust survivor caught in a love triangle between a young naive writer (Peter MacNicol) and a Jewish intellectual (Kevin Kline).
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  • 1980
    Age 30
    By 1980, Streep had progressed to leading roles in films.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 29
    In 1979, Streep began workshopping Alice in Concert, a musical version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with writer and composer Elizabeth Swados and director Joseph Papp; the show was put on at New York's Public Theater from December 1980.
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    For Kramer vs. Kramer, Streep won both the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Academy Award, which she famously left in the ladies room after giving her speech. She was also awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her collective work in her three film releases of 1979.
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  • 1978
    Age 28
    Upon her return, Streep found that Cazale's illness had progressed, and she nursed him until his death on March 12, 1978.
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    In the 1978 miniseries Holocaust, Streep played the leading role of a German woman married to a Jewish artist in Nazi era Germany.
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  • 1977
    Age 27
    Streep's first feature film role came opposite Jane Fonda in the 1977 film Julia, in which she had a small role during a flashback sequence.
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    She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia.
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  • 1976
    Age 26
    She continued to work on Broadway, appearing in the 1976 double bill of Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Arthur Miller's A Memory of Two Mondays.
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  • 1975
    Age 25
    Streep moved to New York City in 1975, and was cast by Joseph Papp in a production of Trelawny of the Wells at the Public Theater, opposite Mandy Patinkin and John Lithgow.
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    She received her MFA from Yale in 1975.
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  • 1971
    Age 21
    She received her BA cum laude from the college in 1971, before applying for an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
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    She made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    Although in high school Streep appeared in numerous school plays, she was uninterested in serious theatre until acting in the play Miss Julie at Vassar College in 1969, in which she gained attention across the campus.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Mary Louise Streep was born on June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf Wilkinson (1915–2001), a commercial artist and art editor; and Harry William Streep Jr. (1910–2003), a pharmaceutical executive.
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