'Miss Sunshine' gets SAG nominations

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The indie comedy film "Little Miss Sunshine" scored three major nods for Screen Actors Guild Awards announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

'Departed' named best movie in Boston

BOSTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- After being stiffed by the American Film Institute, Martin Scorcese's "The Departed" was named best movie of 2006 by Boston film critics.

Streep: Studio heads avoid older females

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep says the difficulty facing many older women in Hollywood is based in part on male film studio heads.

Meryl Streep joins cast of 'Rendition'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep has joined the cast of "Rendition," the upcoming political thriller which is currently filming in Los Angeles.

Midler's NYRP holds online auction

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project is conducting an impressive online auction and will coincide with the Hulaween Gala in New York City on Oct. 31.

Pacino picked for AFI achievement award

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has selected veteran U.S. actor Al Pacino as the recipient of its annual Life Achievement Award.

Streep to take the stage with 'Courage'

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep is set to take on the title role in the Delacorte Theater's performance of German playwright Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage" in New York.

Streep adds to busy summer with 'Courage'

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep is adding a New York stage production to her busy summer movie schedule, with a starring role in "Mother Courage and Her Children."

Success of 'Prada' breaks summer mold

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- A novel promotion campaign for the film "The Devil Wears Prada," has produced the highest-grossing film ever for Fox 2000, it was reported in Hollywood.

Kline replaces Walken in 'Mother Courage'

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Kevin Kline will replace Christopher Walken, playing opposite Meryl Streep in New York City's Central Park production of "Mother Courage and Her Children."

Experts:'Prada' movie gets fashion wrong

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Fashion industry insiders who attended advance screenings of "The Devil Wears Prada" said its portrayal of a New York fashion magazine office was unrealistic.

Oscar race just warming up

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- With 2006 at the halfway point, this year's Oscars race is just getting started, Daily Variety said Thursday.

Anne Hathaway no slave to fashion

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Anne Hathaway, who stars in "The Devil Wears Prada," said at the film's Los Angeles premiere that she cares more about craft than couture.

Streep antithesis of Prada maven she plays

HOLLYWOOD, June 28 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep plays Miranda Priestly, editor of a U.S. fashion magazine in the film, "The Devil Wears Prada," but in real life, she is quite down to earth. Both Streep and Anne Hathaway, 23, who plays Priestly's assistant in the comedy, are so tired of bei

Streep: 'Prada' character not Anna Wintour

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep says she based the boss-from-hell character she plays in "The Devil Wears Prada" on powerful men she knows -- not on Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
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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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