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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 18 times, and has won it three times. Born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, Meryl's early performing ambitions leaned toward the opera. She became interested in acting while a student at Vassar and ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 120 wins & 171 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Hope Springs
Kay
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mrs. Fox (voice)
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Donna
 2006 The Ant Bully
Queen (voice)
 2006 The Music of Regret (Short)
The Woman
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Angel Australia / ...
- Part 2 Perestroika (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Angel Australia
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Margaret Chase Smith / Mother Jones / Mary Easty / ...
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Mother Jones
- Liberty for All (2003) ... Mary Easty
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Aunt Esme Dauterive
- A Beer Can Named Desire (1999) ... Aunt Esme Dauterive (voice)
 1999 Chrysanthemum (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Jessica Lovejoy
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... Jessica Lovejoy (voice)
 1988 The Tailor of Gloucester (Video)
Narrator
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie)
Alice
 1981 Kiss Me, Petruchio (TV Movie)
Katherine
 1977-1979 Great Performances (TV Series)
Leilah / Edith Varney
- Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) ... Leilah
 1979 Manhattan
Jill
 1977 Julia
Anne Marie
 1977 The Deadliest Season (TV Movie)
Sharon Miller
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 6 (voice)
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Other Works:

Happy End (1977). Musical. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. Original German play by Elisabeth Hauptmann. Book adapted by Michael Feingold. Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold. Musical Director: Roland Gagnon. Assistant Musical Director: David Krane. Chelsea Theater Center Production newly conceived by Robert Kalfin... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 41 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 31 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1994, on career choices] What affects your career choices are the three interesting scripts you get in a year, two of which you're wrong for, one you think you might want to do if you're real lucky. You can't possibly plot what's going to be available, what's going to be written, who's going to think of it, and if it will come to you or not. See more »

Trivia:

Her performance as "Karen Silkwood" in Silkwood (1983) is ranked #71 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006). See more »

Trademark:

She frequently plays real-life characters: Julia Child, Ethel Rosenberg, Karen Silkwood, Karen Blixen, Roberta Guasppari, Lindy Chamberlain, Susan Orlean and Margaret Thatcher. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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