Meryl Streep

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Meryl was born under the official name Streep, Mary Louise on June 22nd, 1949. She has been a credited actor since the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.

Meryl Streep is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. She has starred in nineteen films including the 2013 drama film August: Osage County as the character Violet Weston, the 2012 comedy movie Hope Springs playing Kay and the 2011 biography release The Iron Lady cast as Margaret Thatcher.

Meryl has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in thirteen films including: the 2014 drama film The Giver as the character Chief Elder, the 2009 adventure movie Fantastic Mr. Fox playing Mrs. Fox and the 2008 comedy release Mamma Mia! cast as Donna.

Meryl Streep has earned salaries up to $7,000,000 for her acting and also participates in back end. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 2008 comedy film Mamma Mia!, which brought in $144,000,000 at the box office.

Meryl is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least thirty-one magazines, captured in more than ten pictorials, interviewed in over eleven publications and featured in forty-two magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least four books.

As an actor Meryl Streep has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on eighteen occasions. Her first Oscar was for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her portrayal of Joanna Kramer in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer. Meryl Streep also won the Oscar for Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Sophie in the 1982 movie Sophie's Choice and Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 movie The Iron Lady .

Meryl Streep was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Linda in the 1978 movie The Deer Hunter , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Sara Woodruff/Anna in the 1981 movie The French Lieutenant's Woman , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Karen Silkwood in the 1983 movie Silkwood , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Karen in the 1985 movie Out of Africa , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Helen in the 1987 movie Ironweed , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Lindy in the 1988 movie A Cry in the Dark , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Suzanne Vale in the 1990 movie Postcards from the Edge , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Francesca Johnson in the 1995 movie The Bridges of Madison County , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Kate Gulden in the 1998 movie One True Thing , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Roberta Guaspari in the 1999 movie Music of the Heart , Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Susan Orlean in the 2002 movie Adaptation , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Miranda Priestly in the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in the 2008 movie Doubt , Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Julia Child in the 2009 movie Julie & Julia and Best Actress In A Leading Role for her role as Violet Weston in the 2013 movie August: Osage County .

Quotes

" If you've been married for a long time you love without looking.

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Educated at Yale University. Studied Drama.
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