Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected movie actors of the modern era. She made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, and her screen debut came in 1977's made-for-television movie, The Deadliest Season. Streep made her film debut in Julia (1977), starring opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave.
Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter, with Robert De Niro and John Cazale, and Kramer vs. Kramer, with Dustin Hoffman, the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. Streep's work has earned her two Academy Awards, a Cannes award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), three New York Film Critics Circle Awards, four Grammy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, a BAFTA award, and a Tony Award nomination. She has received 15 Academy Award nominations, more than any other actor or actress in the history of the awards, and is tied with Angela Lansbury and Jack Nicholson for most Golden Globe Award wins, with six each.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Actress Meryl Streep can add an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University to her collection that includes three Academy Awards.
University President Michael McRobbie presented the honorary degree to Streep during a ceremony Wednesday. Streep was visiting ...
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One of the most popular was about Oscar night: What type of pizza was it?
"That's a question for Don Gummer. He ate my piece and his," Streep said of ...
LOWELL -- Lowell welcomed legendary actress Meryl Streep with a thunderous applause and a standing ovation.
"Oh, thank you," she said to the audience as she graced the stage of the Tsongas Center.
Streep chatted with author Andre Dubus III, a ...
Lowell was host to Tinseltown royalty last night, as three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep dazzled several thousand fans at the Tsongas Center.
The 64-year-old actress flew in for the Chancellor's Speaker Series at UMass Lowell from the set ...