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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep


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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.

Already compiled impressive theatrical experience she mostly gained through her involvement in Yale Repertory Theatre, Meryl really did not find much difficulty to build her way in the professional world for she quickly encountered her Broadway debut in New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre's presentation of "Trelawny of the Wells" later that year. This was delightfully followed by others, notably that of "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" (1976) which led her to secure a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play category in the same year, making it easier for her to shift into screen productions. Afterwards seen for the first time in film feature through Fred Zinnmann's "Julia" (1977), this charming blonde amazingly only needed less than 2 years to score high in the industry as she wonderfully nabbed best supporting actress nomination at both Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards in 1979 for her fine performance in "The Deer Hunter" (1978).

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Video: Meryl Streep Gets Guitar Lesson From Neil Young for Her Movie Role

August 16, 2015 14:21:56 GMT

said before that she had got a guitar lesson from for her role in the movie "". Now a video capturing their impromptu session at the Jacob Burns Film Center has landed online.

Meryl Streep Funds Lab for Female Screenwriters Over 40

April 21, 2015 03:05:47 GMT

, who has been vocal about ageism in Hollywood, is making a contribution to fund a lab for female screenwriters who are 40 years old or older. The Writers Lab will be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers.

MTV Movie Awards 2015: Winners List Is Revealed, 'Fault in Our Stars' Wins Movie of the Year

April 13, 2015 02:31:12 GMT

The 24th annual MTV Movie Awards came to an end with the announcement of Movie of the Year. "" star Dwayne "" Johnson took the stage to present the top prize to "", bringing a total of three wins for the movie.

Meryl Streep Turns Into Rocker in First 'Ricki and the Flash' Photo

February 05, 2015 07:10:06 GMT

rocks the stage in the first photo from her new movie "". Arriving online via PEOPLE on Wednesday, February 4, the photo shows the 65-year-old actress turning into a rocker. Sporting a bright-colored top, cool necklace and braids, Streep brings along an electric guitar onstage.

Golden Globes 2015: Benedict Cumberbatch Photobombs Meryl Streep and Margaret Cho

January 12, 2015 04:22:00 GMT

completed the first on-air photobomb at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11. Benedict hilariously photobombed and Margaret Cho during a funny skit at the event.

Tina Fey, Meryl Streep and More Hollywood Stars React to Charlie Hebdo Shooting

January 08, 2015 07:57:12 GMT

and were among many celebrities who reacted to the Charlie Hebdo shooting. On Wednesday, January 7, 12 people were killed in an armed attack at the Paris headquarters of the satirical newspaper.

Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick Attend 'Into the Woods' Premiere

December 09, 2014 07:35:52 GMT

and showed up at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on Monday, December 8 for the premiere of their musical flick "". The two actresses were joined by their co-stars such as , and MacKenzie Mauzy among others.

Meryl Streep Says She Used Gwyneth Paltrow's Kitchen on Thanksgiving

December 04, 2014 07:45:35 GMT

shared a story about how saved her Thanksgiving in an interview with and on "" on Wednesday, December 3. Meryl said her oven "didn't work."

President Barack Obama Confesses His Love for Meryl Streep

November 25, 2014 01:52:22 GMT

President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 recipients on Monday afternoon, November 24 in the White House. Among the recipients were , , longtime NBC anchor Tom Brokaw and Ethel Kennedy.

'Into the Woods' Cast Sings in New Featurette

October 24, 2014 03:15:26 GMT

A new featurette of "" bears plenty of never-before-seen scenes including a singing . Portraying the evil witch, the veteran actress sings "Stay With Me" to Rapunzel after finding out that she plans to leave her for the prince.

'Into the Woods' First Looks Unveil Johnny Depp's Wolf

October 23, 2014 02:55:18 GMT

The cast of "" graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine this week. is seen for the first time as the big bad Wolf in the musical fantasy film, sharing the cover with young actress Lilla Crawford who portrays Red Riding Hood.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Tapped for Florence Foster Jenkins Biopic

October 22, 2014 07:17:36 GMT

and are attached to star in "". She will play the title role in a movie about the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite and heiress who pursued her big dream to become an opera singer despite her poor singing skills.

Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes and More Attend 'The Giver' Premiere in NYC

August 12, 2014 06:58:28 GMT

Hollywood stars glittered red carpet at the premiere of "" ahead of its August 15 release in the U.S. , , , and supported the special screening on Monday evening, August 11 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City.

Meryl Streep Will Play Opera Legend Maria Callas in HBO Movie

June 19, 2014 07:40:06 GMT

will once again portray a real-life character in her next project. The Academy Award-winning actress has been tapped to star as opera legend Maria Callas in HBO's TV movie, Page Six reports.

Pics: Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Other Stars Join Philip Seymour Hoffman's Family at Funeral

February 08, 2014 04:12:45 GMT

A private funeral service for was held Friday, February 7, a day after the wake for the late actor took place. Family and friends gathered at St. Ignatius of Loyola church in Manhattan to say goodbye to the "" director, who died February 2 of possible drug overdose.

50 Cent Hangs Out With Meryl Streep at Basketball Game

January 28, 2014 03:43:44 GMT

and were spotted attending the Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks game at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 26. The "" star sat between her husband Don Gummer and the rapper. The unlikely friends were seen having a fun conversation and holding hands at one point.

Meryl Streep and Weinstein Company Plan Anti-NRA Movie 'The Senator's Wife'

January 17, 2014 01:13:15 GMT

The Weinstein Company reveals plan to target NRA, National Rifle Association, in an upcoming movie. The company will team up with who has just got a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars for her role in Weinstein's "".

2014 Oscar Nominees Led by 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity'

January 16, 2014 14:54:51 GMT

The 86th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, January 16 morning. "" joins the usual suspects, "", "" and "", in the Best Picture category which includes also "", "", "", "" and "".

Disney Organization Reacts to Meryl Streep's Gender Bigot and Anti-Semitic Criticisms

January 10, 2014 05:14:43 GMT

The Walt Disney Family Museum issues a statement in defense of its founding father after branded the late animator a sexist and anti-Semite. In a lengthy post, the company explains why Walt Disney was neither and suggests the "" actress to get her facts straight.

Meryl Streep Calls Walt Disney 'Gender Bigot' at National Board of Review Awards

January 09, 2014 01:11:10 GMT

gave a different perspective on the portrayal of Walt Disney as a sugarcoated hero in "" during the National Board of Review Awards Tuesday night, January 7. She ripped the animator when taking the stage to honor as the winner of Best Actress for her role as Mary Poppins' creator P.L. Travers.

Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks Get Awards at Palm Springs Film Festival

January 06, 2014 03:44:25 GMT

A number of Hollywood stars attended the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Saturday evening, January 4 at the convention center in Palm Springs, Calif. , and were among the honorees over the weekend.

Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich in Talks for 'The ExpendaBelles'

October 26, 2013 04:09:26 GMT

"" is aiming high. Millennium Films' chief Avi Lerner tells Bulgarian's press Standart (via Deadline) that he is courting "" witch , "Charlie's Angels" actress and "Resident Evil" star for the project.

Taylor Swift Joins Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Katie Holmes in 'The Giver'

September 28, 2013 01:47:07 GMT

has landed her next big-screen gig. After lending her voice to box office hit animation "" last year, she has now signed a deal to star in "" joining the likes of , and .

First Official Look at Meryl Streep as The Witch in 'Into the Woods'

September 27, 2013 09:27:28 GMT

Three-time Academy Award-winner is playing The Witch in the forthcoming Disney movie musical "". How she looks like in character is now revealed in the first official photo released from the Rob Marshall-directed film, based on the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine Broadway production, which began filming in the U.K. this week.

Meryl Streep to Romance Robert De Niro in 'Good House', Join Jeff Bridges in 'The Giver'

August 07, 2013 03:08:31 GMT

has added two work commitments to her already packed schedule. According to reports from Deadline, the Julia Child depicter in cooking movie "" has landed a role in "" and "", both of which are feature adaptations of novels.

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Quarrel in First 'August: Osage County' Trailer

May 11, 2013 03:22:38 GMT

Building the anticipation before the film's November 8 release, the first trailer for -produced "" has been debuted via ABC News. The video not only boasts the film's star-studded cast ensemble, but also previews a love and hate relationship between a mom and a daughter as portrayed by and .

The Wanted Releases 'Walks Like Rihanna' Teaser

April 27, 2013 03:22:05 GMT

English-Irish boyband may be one man down with taking a leave to undergo throat surgery, but the boys aren't definitely showing any signs of slowing down. Max George, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness, and Siva Kaneswaran, still very much in the thick of their promotional tour, have dropped the teaser to their new single "Walks Like ", a fun pop song inspired by the sexy Barbadian pop/R'n'b singer.

Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Talks to Duet in 'Into the Woods'

April 27, 2013 03:05:57 GMT

Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming project "" might feature the most remarkable leads ever paired up in Hollywood. The studio is reportedly in negotiations with and to have them on board its adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway hit of the same name.

Meryl Streep and Sarah Palin Mourn Margaret Thatcher's Death

April 09, 2013 03:21:31 GMT

who won Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher in movie "" pays tribute to the former U.K. Prime Minister after she died Monday, April 8. The actress remembered the late politician as "a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics."

Emma Watson Gets Her Own Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds

March 27, 2013 04:26:59 GMT

was inducted into Madame Tussauds, following other young popular stars such as , and who have already got their own figurines at the museum. The waxwork of the "Harry Potter" actress was unveiled at the Tussauds gallery in London.

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