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Meryl Streep Bio

Born 1949meryl

64 Years Old

Alive

American

Actress

 

1949- born on June 22nd in Summit, New Jersey

1977- year of her first role in Julia

1978- had supporting role in The Deer Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

1979- played lead in Kramer vs. Kramer, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

1981- received an Academy Award nomination for work in The French Lieutenant’s woman

1982- starred in Sophie’s Choice, for which she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress

1983- starred in Silkwood, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1985- starred in Best Picture winner Out of Africa alongside Robert Redford, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1987- starred in Ironweed, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1988- starred in A Cry in the Dark, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1990- starred in Postcards from the Edge, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1992- dark comedy Death Becomes Her featured Streep in this Robert Zemeckis film

1995- starred in The Bridges of Madison County, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

1998- starred in One True Thing, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

2002- played real life American Journalist Susan Orlean in Adaptation alongside Nic Cage and Chris Cooper, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

2004- played female lead in remake The Manchurian Candidate alongside Denzel Washington

2006- played Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, based on bestselling novel of the same name, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

2008- starred in Doubt alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

2009-played real life author and chef Julia Childs in Julie and Julia, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

2011- played former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, for which she earned her second Oscar for Best Actress and a total of three Academy Award wins

2013- starred in ensemble August: Osage County, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress

 

Meryl Streep is the single most nominated actress for both the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. She has received a total of 18 Oscar nominations, including 3 wins (2 for Actress, 1 for Supporting Actress) and a whopping 28 nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, winning an incredible 8. She continues to break her own records each year she is nominated. In total she has won 119 awards from 172 nominations.

 

Streep is also an award winning singer, especially for her work in musical film Momma Mia!, based on ABBA’s music from the hit stage musical. Her version of the title track earned her a Grammy Award nomination, her fifth to date.

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