I know how to be a lot of things, but I don't know how to be a movie starStreep not used to 'movie star' role Nov 30, 2008
We're conflicted about women in power. We saw it in Hillary's campaign. We see it in Sarah PalinStreep not used to 'movie star' role Nov 30, 2008
When I was a little girl growing up in New Jersey, one of my goals was to marry the Prince of WalesPrince Charles captivates New York Jan 30, 2007
I know the book was based on an assistant's eye-view of Anna Wintour, but it didn't interest me to do a documentary on Anna WintourStreep: 'Prada' character not Anna Wintour Jun 26, 2006
It's much more fun for me to make the uber-boss out of my own pastiche of experienceStreep: 'Prada' character not Anna Wintour Jun 26, 2006
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.