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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 155 wins & 306 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Hope Springs
Kay
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mrs. Fox (voice)
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Donna
 2008 Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Donna (uncredited)
 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 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)
Narrator
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie)
Alice
 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:

Stage Play: Trelawny of the "Wells." Comedy (revival). Written by Arthur Wing Pinero. Scenic Design by David Mitchell. Directed by A.J. Anton. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 15 Oct 1975- 23 Nov 1975 (47 performances + 14 previews). Cast: Walter Abel (as "Vice Chancellor Sir William Gower") [final Broadway role], K.T. Baumann (as "Sarah"), Tom ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 46 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 35 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Someone once said that sometimes studio heads don't want to cast films with the image of their first wife in the role. It's just rather unpleasant for them. So they like the idea of the new one. See more »

Trivia:

In September 1999, named Best Modern Actress in an Entertainment Weekly online poll, substantially beating out runner-up Michelle Pfeiffer. 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 »

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Cancer

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