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.

'Devil' trailer breaks the mold

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- The trailer for the U.S. film "The Devil Wears Prada" goes against the typical trend of attempting to encapsulate the film into a short compilation of scenes.

Grenier sees link between Entourage, Prada

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Adrian Grenier says his new film, "The Devil Wears Prada," shares a theme with his U.S. TV show, "Entourage" -- young people overwhelmed by glamorous jobs.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2006 with 192 to follow.
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Streep a fan of Lohan's work

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has nothing but kind words to say about Lindsay Lohan, her tabloid-plagued co-star in "A Prairie Home Companion."

Stars sing on 'Prairie Home Companion'

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly and Lily Tomlin will all sing on the soundtrack to the movie "A Prairie Home Companion."

Wendy Wasserstein remembered by friends

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Top performers of stage and screen turned out in New York to remember award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, who died of cancer at age 55.

Robert Altman finally gets his Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin Sunday night presented an honorary Academy Award to writer, director and producer Robert Altman.

List of Oscar presenters grows

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez was added Tuesday to the growing list of presenters for the 78th Academy Awards at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

Val Kilmer joins 'Dark Matter' cast

BERLIN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Myriad Pictures has announced in Berlin that Val Kilmer has signed to star in "Dark Matter" with Meryl Streep and China's Liu Ye.

Theater producer Hambleton dead at 94

BALTIMORE, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- New York theatrical producer T. Edward Hambleton, who founded the Off Broadway Phoenix Theater, has died in Baltimore at age 94.

Dana Reeve says tumor is shrinking

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Christopher Reeve's wife, Dana, said Thursday her lung cancer appears to be responding to treatment.

AFI honors Connery for life achievement

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute Thursday announced Scottish actor Sean Connery as the 2006 recipient of its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Author John Fowles dead at 79

LYME REGIS, England, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- British author John Fowles, best known for "The French Lieutenant's Woman." has died in Lyme Regis at age 79.

Picturehouse gets Keillor flick

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Picturehouse has acquired all North American rights to Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" directed by Robert Altman.
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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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