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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 19 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 161 wins & 322 nominations. See more awards »

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The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly
Doubt Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Fantastic Mr. Fox
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Julie & Julia Julia Child


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 2016 The Guardian Brothers
Mel the Storyteller (English version, voice)
 2013 Paul McCartney: Queenie Eye (Video short)
Meryl Streep (uncredited)
 2012 Hope Springs
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mrs. Fox (voice)
 2008 Mamma Mia!
 2008 Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Donna (uncredited)
 2006 The Ant Bully
Queen (voice)
 2006 The Music of Regret (Short)
The Woman
 2003 Stuck on You
Meryl Streep (uncredited)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Margaret Chase Smith / Mother Jones / Mary Easty / ...
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Mother Jones
 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)
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie)
 1977-1979 Great Performances (TV Series)
Leilah / Edith Varney
- Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) ... Leilah
 1979 Manhattan
 1977 Julia
Anne Marie
 1977 The Deadliest Season (TV Movie)
Sharon Miller
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 6 (voice)
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While a student at Yale, her credits at Yale Repertory Theatre included: "Shearwater" by William Hauptman, "The Royal Pardon" by John Arden, Shaw's "Major Barbara", Gorky's "Lower Depths" (1972), Marlowe's "Edward II", "The Brothers Karamazov" based on the novel by Dostoevsky, "The Balcony" by Jean Genet, "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy" ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 48 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I thought it was really fun, you've got to understand, but I didn't think it was a serious way to conduct your life. You know, I had a sense of mission. I was a true child of the '60s. [on her view of acting back in college] See more »


Claimed to have had a photographic memory when she was younger, which allowed her to memorize her lines after one reading. See more »


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 »

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