June 22, 1949
71 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
38-30-39 in | 96.5-76-99 cm
73 kg | 161 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey, United States, on June 22, 1949, is an American actress.
Young Meryl Streep first started performing in her junior high school theatrical productions.
She got her stage debut in a play "The Family Upstairs" in role as Louise Heller.
She appeared in over a dozen stage productions during her years at the Yale School of Drama.
She began her professional acting career on stage in New York City in 1975.
She made her debut in a play "Trelawny of the Wells" (1975) in role as Miss Imogen Parrott, at Vivian Beaumont Theater.
She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her roles as Patricia / Flora Meighan in "A Memory of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton", at Playhouse Theatre, in 1976.
She made her big screen debut in historical period drama movie Julia (1977) in role as Anne Marie, opposite Jane Fonda.
Her breakthrough performance came as Linda in epic war drama movie The Deer Hunter (1978), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Let Them All Talk (2020) comedy in role as Alice Hughes, directed by Steven Soderbergh
The Prom (2020) comedy drama musical in role as Dee Dee Allen, opposite Nicole Kidman and Andrew Rannells
Little Women (2019) coming-of-age period drama in role as Aunt March, with Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh
The Laundromat (2019) biographical comedy drama in role as Ellen Martin, opposite Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas
She won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Joanna Kramer in legal drama movie Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
She won the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her roles in movies:
Sophie's Choice (1982) drama in role as Zofia "Sophie" Zawistowski
The Iron Lady (2011) biographical drama in role as Margaret Thatcher
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Susan Orlean in comedy drama metafilm Adaptation (2002), directed by Spike Jonze.
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role as Julia Child in comedy drama movie Julie & Julia (2009).
Out of Africa (1985) epic romantic drama opposite Robert Redford
Manhattan (1979) romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) comedy with Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) romantic drama opposite Clint Eastwood
Marvin's Room (1996) drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) political thriller with Denzel Washington
August: Osage County (2013) comedy drama opposite Julia Roberts
Into the Woods (2014) musical fantasy directed by Rob Marshall
Ricki and the Flash (2015) comedy drama with Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer
Adaptation (2002) drama crime with Nicolas Cage
Silkwood (1983) biographical drama with Kurt Russel and Cher
Postcards from the Edge (1990) comedy drama opposite Shirley MacLain and Gene Hackman
Mamma Mia! (2008) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) musical comedy opposite Amanda Seyfried
The Post (2017) historical political thriller opposite Tom Hanks
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Inga Helms Weiss in four part television miniseries Holocaust (1978).
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi / The Angel Australia in HBO miniseries Angels in America (2003).
She guest starred as Camilla Bowner in improvised online series Web Therapy (2010–2012).
She played Mary Louise Wright in drama television series Big Little Lies (2019).
She was a high school cheerleader and homecoming queen in the Bernards High School Mountaineers.
Received her Master of Fine Arts from Yale (1975).
She is known for being a perfectionist when preparing for roles.
Has two younger brothers.
She received 21 Academy Award nominations and 31 Golden Globe nominations.
She was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2017.
Was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama 24 November 2014.
Friends with actresses Jill Clayburgh, Diane Keaton and Viola Davis.
Fan of actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004.
Spokesperson for the National Women's History Museum.
Lives in New York City and Salisbury, Connecticut.
She dated John Cazale (1976-1978).
She married sculptor Don Gummer on September 30, 1978, they have four children.