Famous as :Actress
Birth Name :Mary Louise Streep
Birth Date :June 22, 1949
Birth Place :Summit, New Jersey, USA
Spouse :Donald J. Gummer (sculptor, since 30-Sept-78)
Claim to fame :As Linda in "The Deer Hunter" (1978)
With numerous prestigious honors she has received throughout her prolific yet remarkable career, Meryl Streep indeed has proven her superiority among other movie stars to really deserve the title of one of the greatest living film actresses in the history of American filmmaking. A daughter of a pharmaceutical executive of Dutch descent, Harry Streep Jr., and a commercial artist named Mary, this extremely gifted thespian was born Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey as the oldest of three children in the family. Mainly raised in the states' affluent township of Bernardsville, the girl originally took interest in opera and even once was trained under the guidance of noted vocal coach Estelle Liebling, but later eagerly shifted into acting upon finding greater excitement in performing during her study at Bernardsville High School. Nurturing this new fondness, she ambitiously provided herself with the knowledge and skills on the field, first entering Vassar College to take major in English and drama then going to Yale School of Drama where she satisfyingly obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama by 1975.