Meryl Streep

Actress Meryl Streep
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Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Widely considered the greatest actress of her generation, if not all time, Streep has won three Academy Awards of 21 nominations, a record for number of nominations. She has also received 31 Golden Globe nominations, with eight wins, both more than any other actor in history.

Streep won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), and Best Actress for her roles in Sophie's Choice (1982) and for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011).

In addition to these roles, other notable roles include The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Out of Africa (1985), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Adaptation (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013), Into the Woods (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), and The Post (2017).

Streep is particularly renowned for her ability to impersonate various accents with a high degree of accuracy, including Polish, Australian-New Zealand and British.

Born: June 22, 1949
Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, USA
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1978-09-30 Actress Meryl Streep (29) weds sculptor Don Gummer (31) in Mason's Island, Connecticut

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