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Meryl Streep


Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep, Jr., a pharmaceutical executive. Her ... See full bio »

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 2018 Big Little Lies (TV Series)
Mary Louise Wright
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... Mary Louise Wright
 2017 Pentagon Papers
Kay Graham
 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins
Florence Foster Jenkins
 2016 The Guardian Brothers
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2015 Les suffragettes
Emmeline Pankhurst
 2015 Ricki and the Flash
Ricki
 2014 The Giver
Chief Elder
 2014 The Homesman
Altha Carter
 2013 Un été à Osage County
Violet Weston
 2012 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Camilla Bowner
- Blindsides and Backslides (2012) ... Camilla Bowner
- Getting It Straight (2012) ... Camilla Bowner
 2011 La dame de fer
Margaret Thatcher
 2010 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Camilla Bowner
- Reverse Psychology (2010) ... Camilla Bowner
- Healing Touch (2010) ... Camilla Bowner
- Aversion Therapy (2010) ... Camilla Bowner
 2010 Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (Video short)
Jennie (voice)
 2009 Pas si simple
Jane Adler
 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Mrs. Fox (voice)
 2009 Julie & Julia
Julia Child
 2008/I Doute
Sister Aloysius Beauvier
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Donna
 2008 Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Donna (uncredited)
 2007 Lions et agneaux
Janine Roth
 2007 Détention secrète
Corrine Whitman
 2007 Evening
Lila Ross
 2007/I Dark Matter
Joanna Silver
 2006 Lucas, fourmi malgré lui
Queen (voice)
 2006 Le diable s'habille en Prada
Miranda Priestly
 2006 The Music of Regret (Short)
The Woman
 2006 The Last Show
Yolanda Johnson
 2005 Petites confidences (à ma psy)
Lisa Metzger
 2004 Un crime dans la tête
Eleanor Shaw
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi / ...
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
- Perestroika (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Angel Australia
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Hannah Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / The Rabbi
 2003 Deux en un
Meryl Streep (uncredited)
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Margaret Chase Smith / Mother Jones / Mary Easty / ...
- Democracy and Struggles (2003) ... Margaret Chase Smith
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Mother Jones
- Liberty for All (2003) ... Mary Easty
- Independence (2003) ... Abigail Adams
 2002 The Hours
Clarissa Vaughan
 2002 Adaptation.
Susan Orlean
 2001 A.I. intelligence artificielle
Blue Mecha (voice)
 1999 Les rois du Texas (TV Series)
Aunt Esme Dauterive
- A Beer Can Named Desire (1999) ... Aunt Esme Dauterive (voice)
 1999 La musique de mon coeur
Roberta Guaspari
 1999 Chrysanthemum (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 Contre-jour
Kate Gulden
 1998 Les moissons d'Irlande
Kate Mundy
 1997 Au risque de te perdre (TV Movie)
Lori Reimuller
 1996 Simples secrets
Lee
 1996 Le poids du déshonneur
Carolyn Ryan
 1995 Sur la route de Madison
Francesca Johnson
 1994 Les Simpson (TV Series)
Jessica Lovejoy
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... Jessica Lovejoy (voice)
 1994 La rivière sauvage
Gail Hartman
 1993 La maison aux esprits
Clara
 1992 La mort vous va si bien
Madeline Ashton
 1991 Rendez-vous au paradis
Julia
 1990 Bons baisers d'Hollywood
Suzanne Vale
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Concerned Citizen
 1989 Rabbit Ears: The Fisherman and His Wife (Video short)
Storyteller
 1989 La diable
Mary Fisher
 1988 The Tailor of Gloucester (Video)
Narrator
 1988 Un cri dans la nuit
Lindy
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1987 Rabbit Ears: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Video short)
Storyteller (voice)
 1986 La brûlure
Rachel
 1985 Plenty
Susan
 1984 Falling in Love
Molly Gilmore
 1983 Le mystère Silkwood
Karen Silkwood
 1982 Le choix de Sophie
Sophie
 1982 La mort aux enchères
Brooke Reynolds
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie)
Alice
 1979 Kramer contre Kramer
Joanna Kramer
 1979 La vie privée d'un sénateur
Karen Traynor
 1977-1979 Great Performances (TV Series)
Leilah / Edith Varney
- Uncommon Women... and Others (1979) ... Leilah
- Secret Service (1977) ... Edith Varney
 1979 Manhattan
Jill
 1978 Holocauste (TV Mini-Series)
Inga Helms Weiss
- Part 4 (1978) ... Inga Helms Weiss
- Part 2 (1978) ... Inga Helms Weiss
- Part I: The Gathering Darkness (1978) ... Inga Helms Weiss
 1977 Julia
Anne Marie
 1977 Ombres sur le stade (TV Movie)
Sharon Miller
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 6 (voice)
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Stage Play: Trelawny of the "Wells." Comedy (revival). Written by Arthur Wing Pinero. Scenic Design by David Mitchell. Directed by A.J. Anton. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 15 Oct 1975- 23 Nov 1975 (47 performances + 14 previews). Cast: Walter Abel (as "Vice Chancellor Sir William Gower") [final Broadway role], K.T. Baumann (as "Sarah"), Tom ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 55 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 38 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on her Lifetime Achievement Award from the AFI] I don't want to spit in the eye of good fortune, but it was weird. I felt like I'd butted in line in front of Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn. Hello? How did this happen? I was only the sixth woman to receive it, but they found 26 men to give it to. I thought that was embarrassing. See more »

Trivia:

She won an Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher in La dame de fer (2011), making her one of 18 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Des hommes sont nés (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. ... See more »

Trademark:

Known for her ability to master almost any accent See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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