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.

Mr. Blackwell's worst dressed list

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Fashion critic Richard Blackwell has released the 47th installment of his Worst Dressed celebrity list, with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton at No. 1.

Critics tab 'Labyrinth' as top film

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- At this weekend's annual National Society of Film Critics award ceremony in New York, the media group tabbed "Pan's Labyrinth" as last year's top film.

'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.
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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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