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Jane Fonda receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Jane Fonda receives AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --The American Film Institute honored Jane Fonda with the 42nd Life Achievement Award on Thursday evening.
Annie Martin
Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep face off in new trailer for 'The Giver'

Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep face off in new trailer for 'The Giver'

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) --Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Benton Thwaites star in a dramatic new trailer for "The Giver," an adaptation of Lois Lowry's 1993 novel of the same name.
Annie Martin
Cee Lo Green recorded Pharrell's 'Happy,' but his team passed on it

Cee Lo Green recorded Pharrell's 'Happy,' but his team passed on it

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams says Cee Lo Green recorded a better version of "Happy."
Kate Stanton
Jennifer Lawrence dissed by Lindsay Lohan in Kode interview

Jennifer Lawrence dissed by Lindsay Lohan in Kode interview

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Quotes taken from Lindsay Lohan's controversial interview with Kode state the actress had some mean things to say about Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.
Veronica Linares
'The Giver' trailer released: Meryl Streep stars as villain in thriller

'The Giver' trailer released: Meryl Streep stars as villain in thriller

March 19 (UPI) -- The first trailer for the film adaption of the the dystopian thriller The Giver by Lois Lowry has been released starring, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.
Aileen Graef
John Ridley denies feud with Steve McQueen

John Ridley denies feud with Steve McQueen

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley has denied rumors of a feud between himself and the film's director, Steve McQueen.
Annie Martin
Rare mimic octopus captured in Thailand

Rare mimic octopus captured in Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand, March 7 (UPI) -- After capturing a mimic octopus in the Gulf of Thailand, scientists have gotten an up-close appreciation of the animal's unique talents of deception.
Brooks Hays
Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Kate Stanton
Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie -- now the most retweeted image ever -- seems to have everyone who's anyone in it.
Gabrielle Levy
Degeneres' star-studded selfie breaks Twitter record

Degeneres' star-studded selfie breaks Twitter record

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres set a Twitter record when her star-studded selfie taken at the ceremony was retweeted more than 2 million times.
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," the story of a free man sold into slavery and his fight to regain his freedom, took the top prize at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams managed to get Hollywood's leading ladies on their feet for an Oscars rendition of "Happy."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
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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
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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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