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Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Weinstein laments rushing 'August: Osage County' into festival

Weinstein laments rushing 'August: Osage County' into festival

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Producer Harvey Weinstein says he did his movie "August: Osage County" a disservice by insisting it be ready for the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.
Meryl Streep to co-star with Carey Mulligan in 'The Suffragette'

Meryl Streep to co-star with Carey Mulligan in 'The Suffragette'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Triple Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to play U.S. political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the women's rights drama "Suffragette," TheWrap.com reported.
Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, Bono and Jared Leto attended the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.
Vanessa Hudgens left starstruck after Meryl Streep meeting [VIDEO]

Vanessa Hudgens left starstruck after Meryl Streep meeting [VIDEO]

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The former "High School Musical" star met Meryl Streep backstage on "Ellen."
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Abigail Breslin: Working with Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep was like 'acting school'

Abigail Breslin: Working with Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep was like 'acting school'

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Abigail Breslin learned a lot while shooting her latest film August: Osage County.
Veronica Linares
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals says British actress Helen Mirren will be the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award.
'Gravity,' 'Hustle' each earn 10 Oscar nominations

'Gravity,' 'Hustle' each earn 10 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field with 10 nods apiece when Oscar nominations were announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Harvey Weinstein: Anne Hathaway pulled out of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Harvey Weinstein: Anne Hathaway pulled out of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Oscar-winning film could have starred Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg.
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Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles Wednesday, ABC announced.
Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 71st Golden Globes Awards ceremony is under way in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serving as co-hosts for the second consecutive year.
Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney, lauds Emma Thompson in epic NBR Awards speech

Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney, lauds Emma Thompson in epic NBR Awards speech

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The "August: Osage County" actress stole the show at Tuesday night's National Board of Review Awards with a lengthy speech that was part glowing praise of Emma Thompson and part condemnation of "bigoted" Hollywood filmmaker Walt Disney.
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Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Steve McQueen win at Palm Springs Gala

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- More than 2,100 people showed up for the Palm Springs Gala in California to see Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and others receive awards.
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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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