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Meryl Streep


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 ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 167 wins & 346 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Out of Africa
(1985)
August: Osage County
August: Osage County Violet Weston
(2013)
The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly
(2006)
Into the Woods
(2014)

Filmography

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 2017 The Post (completed)
Kay Graham
 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins
Florence Foster Jenkins
 2016 The Guardian Brothers
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2015 Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
 2015 Ricki and the Flash
Ricki
 2014 Into the Woods
Witch
 2014 The Giver
Chief Elder
 2014 The Homesman
Altha Carter
 2013 August: Osage County
Violet Weston
 2012 Hope Springs
Kay
 2012 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Camilla Bowner
- Blindsides and Backslides (2012) ... Camilla Bowner
- Getting It Straight (2012) ... Camilla Bowner
 2011 The Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher
 2010 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Camilla Bowner
- Reverse Psychology (2010) ... Camilla Bowner
- Healing Touch (2010) ... Camilla Bowner
- Aversion Therapy (2010) ... Camilla Bowner
 2010 Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (Video short)
Jennie (voice)
 2009 It's Complicated
Jane Adler
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mrs. Fox (voice)
 2009 Julie & Julia
Julia Child
 2008/I Doubt
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Donna
 2008 Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Donna (uncredited)
 2007 Lions for Lambs
Janine Roth
 2007 Rendition
Corrine Whitman
 2007 Evening
Lila Ross
 2007/I Dark Matter
Joanna Silver
 2006 The Ant Bully
Queen (voice)
 2006 The Devil Wears Prada
Miranda Priestly
 2006 The Music of Regret (Short)
The Woman
 2006 A Prairie Home Companion
Yolanda Johnson
 2005 Prime
Lisa Metzger
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Aunt Josephine
 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
Eleanor Shaw
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi / ...
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
- Perestroika (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Angel Australia
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
 2003 Stuck on You
Meryl Streep (uncredited)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Margaret Chase Smith / Mother Jones / Mary Easty / ...
- Democracy and Struggles (2003) ... Margaret Chase Smith
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Mother Jones
- Liberty for All (2003) ... Mary Easty
- Independence (2003) ... Abigail Adams
 2002 The Hours
Clarissa Vaughan
 2002 Adaptation.
Susan Orlean
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Blue Mecha (voice)
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Aunt Esme Dauterive
- A Beer Can Named Desire (1999) ... Aunt Esme Dauterive (voice)
 1999 Music of the Heart
Roberta Guaspari
 1999 Chrysanthemum (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 One True Thing
Kate Gulden
 1998 Dancing at Lughnasa
Kate Mundy
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie)
Lori Reimuller
 1996 Marvin's Room
Lee
 1996 Before and After
Dr. Carolyn Ryan
 1995 The Bridges of Madison County
Francesca Johnson
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Jessica Lovejoy
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... Jessica Lovejoy (voice)
 1994 The River Wild
Gail Hartman
 1992 Death Becomes Her
Madeline Ashton
 1991 Defending Your Life
Julia
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Suzanne Vale
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Concerned Citizen
 1989 Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife (Video short)
Storyteller
 1989 She-Devil
Mary Fisher
 1988 The Tailor of Gloucester (Video)
Narrator
 1988 A Cry in the Dark
Lindy
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1987 Ironweed
Helen
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1986 Heartburn
Rachel
 1985 Out of Africa
Karen
 1985 Plenty
Susan
 1984 Falling in Love
Molly Gilmore
 1983 Silkwood
Karen Silkwood
 1982 Sophie's Choice
Sophie
 1982 Still of the Night
Brooke Reynolds
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie)
Alice
 1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman
Sarah Woodruff / Anna
 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
Joanna Kramer
 1979 The Seduction of Joe Tynan
Karen Traynor
 1977-1979 Great Performances (TV Series)
Leilah / Edith Varney
- Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) ... Leilah
- Secret Service (1977) ... Edith Varney
 1979 Manhattan
Jill
 1978 The Deer Hunter
Linda
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Inga Helms Weiss
- Part 4 (1978) ... Inga Helms Weiss
- Part 2 (1978) ... Inga Helms Weiss
- Part I: The Gathering Darkness (1978) ... Inga Helms Weiss
 1977 Julia
Anne Marie
 1977 The Deadliest Season (TV Movie)
Sharon Miller
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 6 (voice)
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Her credits at New York's Public Theater include: Katherine in Shakespeare's "Henry V", Isabella in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" (1976), the title role in Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" opposite Raul Julia (1978), the title role in the musical "Alice In Concert" which was broadcast as Alice at the Palace (1982) ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 53 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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It took a lot out of me, but it was a privilege to play her (Margaret Thatcher), it really was. I still don't agree with a lot of her policies. But I feel she believed in them and that they came from an honest conviction, and that she wasn't a cosmetic politician just changing make-up to suit the times. See more »

Trivia:

Named Best Modern Actress in an Entertainment Weekly online poll, substantially beating out runner-up Michelle Pfeiffer. See more »

Trademark:

Known for her ability to master almost any accent See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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