Streep to portray Julia Child in film

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep is set to play culinary icon Julia Child in Nora Ephron's screen adaptation of Julie Powell's book, "Julie & Julia," Variety.com said.

Film Society to honor Meryl Streep

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York has announced plans to honor Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep at a gala tribute next spring.

Beatty gets AFI lifetime achievement nod

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The American Film Institutes's Board of Trustees announced Thursday it plans to honor Warren Beatty with its 36th AFI Life Achievement Award.

Mama Mia hits mi-mi-milestone

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- The feel-good ABBA musical, "Mamma Mia!," Thursday became the 19th longest-running production in Broadway history, Playbill.com has reported.

Streep, daughter both appear in 'Evening'

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Mamie Gummer laughed out loud recently when a journalist in New York asked if she helped get her mother -- Meryl Streep -- a part in her new movie, "Evening."

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Hopkins tapped to play Leo Tolstoy

CANNES, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Academy award winners Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep are set to star in "The Last Station," a Hollywood biopic about the life of Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

Streep, Hoffman on board for 'Doubt'

HOLLYWOOD, April 20 (UPI) -- Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in the film adaptation of "Doubt," scheduled to begin production in New York in December.

SAG trying to restore agent rule

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- A Screen Actors Guild committee authorized meetings across the United States to rally support for the talent agency franchise pact that lapsed five years ago.

Cruise commits to WWII film

HOLLYWOOD, March 21 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise has signed up to star in a Hollywood thriller about the real-history plot by German generals to assassinate Adolf Hitler during World War II.

Prince Charles captivates New York

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Heir to the British throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla wowed school children in New York in a weekend visit.

'Dreamgirls' leads nominees

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The musical "Dreamgirls," amassed eight nominations for the 79th Academy Awards Tuesday but wasn't given the nod for Best Picture.

'Dreamgirls' takes top musical Globe honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- "Dreamgirls," the musical about a Motown girl group, was named best motion picture-comedy or musical in the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

Streep to headline 'Mamma Mia!' film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Academy award winner Meryl Streep has signed on to headline the film adaptation of Swedish pop music group ABBA's musical "Mamma Mia!"

Costume Designers Guild nominees set

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Two queens and a devil were among nominees for the Costume Designers Guild ninth annual awards ceremonies set for Feb. 17 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Meryl Streep
Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role Meryl Streep arrives on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Phil McCarten

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 actresses of the modern era.

Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982).

Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and 25 Golden Globe nominations, winning seven, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. Her work has also earned her two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, four New York Film Critics Circle Awards, five Grammy Award nominations, a BAFTA award, an Australian Film Institute Award and a Tony Award nomination, amongst others. She was awarded the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

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