Meryl Streep

BirthDay:

22 Jun 1949

BirthPlace:

Summit, New Jersey, USA

BirthName:

Mary Louise Streep

Bio:

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 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 "...no matter what happens, my work will stand..."
Filmography

Actor ( 180 credits )

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Topsy
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Florence Foster Jenkins
The Guardian Brothers (2016) (voice)
Starring Austin Pendleton (2016) Herself
Everything Is Copy (2015) Herself
Suffragette (2015) Emmeline Pankhurst
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself - Hosting Trainer (1 episode, 2015)
The Seventies (2015)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Into the Woods (2014) The Witch
The Homesman (2014) Altha Carter
The Giver (2014) Chief Elder
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)  Eleanor Roosevelt (7 episodes, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
August: Osage County (2013) Violet Weston
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (2013) Herself
Girl Rising (2013) Narrator - Ethiopia (voice)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Radioman (2012) Herself
Hope Springs (2012) Kay
To the Arctic 3D (2012) Narrator (voice)
Encontro com Fátima Bernardes (2012)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
A Fierce Green Fire (2012) Narrator
The Iron Lady (2011) Margaret Thatcher
Web Therapy (2011)  Camilla Bowner (2 episodes, 2012)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories (2011)  Himself - Award Winning Actress (archive footage) (2 e
Disneynature: Wings of Life (2011) Narrator (voice)
Sky Island (2010) (voice)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012)
America: The Story of Us (2010)  Herself (3 episodes, 2010)
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010)  Herself (4 episodes, 2010)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
It's Complicated (2009) Jane Adler
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Mrs. Fox (voice)
Julie & Julia (2009) Julia Child
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) Herself
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Doubt (2008) Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) Herself (archive footage)
Mamma Mia! (2008) Donna
Ribbon of Sand (2008) Rachel Carson
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008) Herself (archive footage)
Web Therapy (2008)  Camilla Bowner (3 episodes, 2010)
Huckabee (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
VTV Interviews (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Theater of War (2008) Herself
In the Company of Actors (2007) Herself
Lions for Lambs (2007) Janine Roth
Rendition (2007) Corrine Whitman
Evening (2007) Lila Ross
Dark Matter (2007) Joanna Silver
Banda sonora (2007)  Karen / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2012)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Herself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ocean Voyagers (2007) Narrator (voice)
Hurricane on the Bayou (2006) Narrator
The Ant Bully (2006) Queen (voice)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Miranda Priestly
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Karen (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Music of Regret (2006) The Woman
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Yolanda Johnson
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
History in Focus (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner (2006) Herself
Prime (2005) Lisa Metzger
Stolen Childhoods (2005) Herself - Narrator (voice)
Unscripted (2005)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005)
Sexes (2005)  Francesca Johnson (1 episode, 2005)
80s (2005)  Joanna Kramer / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 200
L'hebdo cinéma (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Aunt Josephine
Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny (2004) Narrator
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Eleanor Shaw
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004) (archive footage)
At the Movies (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself - Into the Woods (1 episode, 2014)
A Terrible Tragedy: Alarming Evidence from the Making of the Film - Costumes and Other Suspicious Disguises (2004) Herself / Aunt Josephine
Stuck on You (2003) Herself (uncredited)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself - Guest (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself (2008)
Freedom: A History of Us (2003)  Abigail Adams / ... (4 episodes, 2003)
Famous (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Hours (2002) Clarissa Vaughan
Adaptation. (2002) Susan Orlean
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Blue Mecha (voice)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
RTL Boulevard (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Papp Project (2001) Herself
Rove Live (2000)  Lila Ross (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Music of the Heart (1999) Roberta Guaspari
Chrysanthemum (1999) Narrator (voice)
Ginevra's Story: Solving the Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's First Known Portrait (1999) Narrator
The Directors (1999)  Herself (4 episodes, 1999-2005)
Eternal Memory: Voices from the Great Terror (1998) Narrator
One True Thing (1998) Kate Gulden
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998) Kate Mundy
King of the Hill (1997)  Aunt Esme Dauterive (1 episode, 1999)
The View (1997)  Herself - Guest (4 episodes, 2004-2013)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Assignment: Rescue (1997) Narrator (voice)
Marvin's Room (1996) Lee
Before and After (1996) Dr. Carolyn Ryan
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1999)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007)
Magacine (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Francesca Johnson
The Living Sea (1995) Narrator (voice)
A Century of Cinema (1994) Herself
The River Wild (1994) Gail Hartman
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1998)
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The House of the Spirits (1993) Clara
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 2006-2008)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
The Making of 'Death Becomes Her' (1992) Herself
Death Becomes Her (1992) Madeline Ashton
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2009)
Getaway (1992)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
To the Contrary (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself - It's complicated / ... (2 episodes, 2008-201
Defending Your Life (1991) Julia
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2012)
Postcards from the Edge (1990) Suzanne Vale
Race to Save the Planet (1990)  Hostess
She-Devil (1989) Mary Fisher
The Simpsons (1989)  Jessica Lovejoy (1 episode, 1994)
A Cry in the Dark (1988) Lindy
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
This Morning (1988)  Herself - Guest / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (2 episodes, 2015)
Ironweed (1987) Helen Archer
Biography (1987)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Herself - Guest (4 episodes, 1988-1996)
Heartburn (1986) Rachel Samstat
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2002)
Out of Africa (1985) Karen
Plenty (1985) Susan Traherne
American Masters (1985)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2012)
Falling in Love (1984) Molly Gilmore
In Our Hands (1984) Herself
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Silkwood (1983) Karen Silkwood
Sophie's Choice (1982) Sophie
Still of the Night (1982) Brooke Reynolds
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) Sarah / Anna
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (32 episodes, 2007-2010)
Omnibus (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 1980)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Joanna Kramer
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) Karen Traynor
Manhattan (1979) Jill
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Friday Night, Saturday Morning (1979)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1980)
The Deer Hunter (1978) Linda
Julia (1977) Anne Marie
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Tetsuko's Room (1976)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Herself (1 episode, 1983)
Everybody Rides the Carousel (1975) Stage 6 (voice)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (3 episodes, 1990-2013)
Fantástico (1973)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Canada A.M. (1972)  Herself (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Great Performances (1971)  Edith Varney / ... (3 episodes, 1977-1992)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
60 Minutes (1968)  Herself (segment "The Many Meryls") / ... (3 episodes,
Omnibus (1967)  Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 199
Today (1952)  Herself - Guest (5 episodes, 1980-2008)

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