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.

'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.
By United Press International

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.
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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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