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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 20 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 163 wins & 338 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly
(2006)
Doubt
Doubt Sister Aloysius Beauvier
(2008)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009)
Julie & Julia
Julie & Julia Julia Child
(2009)

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 2018 Mary Poppins Returns (filming)
Topsy
 2016 Xiao men shen
Narrator (English version, voice)
 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 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:

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 | 53 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on life as a young actress] When I was 20 I busked to afford accommodation. One night I hadn't earned enough, I actually slept in the open in Green Park [in London]. The view was of the Ritz Hotel and I vowed I'd stay there one day. And I have. See more »

Trivia:

The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is five years, between Postcards from the Edge (1990) and The Bridges of Madison County (1995). See more »

Trademark:

Known for being a perfectionist when preparing for roles See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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