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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 168 wins & 259 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)
 1979 Manhattan
Jill
 1977 Julia
Anne Marie
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 6 (voice)
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Played in "The Playboy of Seville" by Tirso de Molina - Cubiculo Theatre, New York City (1971). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 41 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 31 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[responding to those who have criticized the emphasis placed on Margaret Thatcher's frail and confused old age] Some people have said it's shameful to portray this part of a life. But the corollary of that is that, if you think that debility, delicacy, dementia are shameful, if you think that the ebbing of a life is something that should be shut away, if you think that people need to be defended ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2013, she presented the Best Actor Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln (2012). The previous year, she had received her third Oscar (second for Best Actress) for The Iron Lady (2011), and she give Lewis his third Best Actor Oscar. Both won their third Oscar for playing a Head of Government of a different nationality: Streep was an American actress playing a British Prime Minister, while ... See more »

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

Star Sign:

Cancer

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