Meryl Streep Biography

Birthday: 1949-06-22
Place of Birth: Summit, New Jersey USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Considered by many movie reviewers to be the greatest living film actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 17 times, and has won it three times. 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 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) (TV). A realist when she talks about her future years in film, she remarked that "...no matter what happens, my work will stand..."

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Julia 1977 Drama
Angels in America Ethel Rosenberg 2003 - Drama
Faces of America With Henry Louis Gates Jr 2010 History
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010
Marvin, Marvin Lee 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Uncommon Women and Others 1978
The Deer Hunter Linda 1978 0
Holocaust 1978 Drama, History, Romance
Kramer vs. Kramer Joanna Kramer 1979
Manhattan Jill 1979
The Seduction of Joe Tynan 1979 Drama
Still of the Night Brooke Reynolds 1982 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Silkwood Karen Silkwood 1983 Drama, Thriller
Falling in Love Molly Gilmore 1984
Plenty 1985 Drama
Out of Africa 1985 Adventure, Drama
Heartburn Rachel Samstat 1986 Comedy, Drama
Ironweed 1987
A Cry in the Dark Lindy Chamberlain 1988 Drama
She-Devil Mary Fisher 1989
Postcards from the Edge Suzanne Vale 1990 0
Death Becomes Her Madeline Ashton 1992 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The House of the Spirits Clara del Valle Trueba 1994 Drama, Romance
The River Wild Gail Hartman 1994 Action, Adventure, Crime
The Living Sea 1995
The Bridges of Madison County Francesca Johnson 1995 Drama, Romance
Marvin's Room Lee 1996
Before and After 1996 Drama, Thriller
One True Thing Kate Gulden 1998 Drama
Dancing at Lughnasa 1998 Drama
Ginevra's Story: Solving the Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's First Known Portrait Narrator 1999 Biography
Music of the Heart Roberta Guaspari 1999 0
Adaptation Susan Orlean 2003 Comedy, Crime, Drama
The Hours Clarissa Vaughan 2003 Drama
Angels in America Ethel Rosenberg 2003 Drama, Fantasy
Prime Lisa Metzger 2005 Biography, 0
Hurricane on the Bayou 2006
The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly 2006
A Prairie Home Companion Yolanda Johnson 2006 Comedy, Drama, Music
The Ant Bully Queen 2006 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Rendition Corrine Whitman 2007 0
Lions for Lambs Janine Roth 2007 0, 0, 0, Game Show
Theater of War 2008
The Fantastic Mr. Fox Mrs. Fox 2008
It's Complicated Jane 2008
Mamma Mia! Donna 2008 Biography, 0
Doubt Sister Aloysius Beauvier 2008 Game Show
Julia 2008 0
Dark Matter Joanna Silver 2008 Drama
Fantastic Mr. Fox Mrs. Fox 2009 0, Drama, 0
Julie & Julia Julia Child 2009 0
The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher 2012 Drama
Hope Springs Kay 2012 Comedy, Drama, Romance
August: Osage County Violet Weston 2013 0, 0
The Homesman Altha Carter 2014 Drama
The Giver Chief Elder 2014 Drama, Fantasy
Into the Woods The Witch 2014 Fantasy, Musical
Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst 2015 Drama
Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 0