Meryl Streep

Biography: Meryl Streep is considered by many film critics to be the best living actress of all time and her fourteen Academy Award nominations (2 wins), 21 Golden Globe nominations (6 wins) and 3 Primetime Emmy nominations (2 wins) certainly credit this.

Born as Mary Louise Streep in Summit, New Jersey, USA, Meryl's first role was in the Academy Award winning movie Julia in 1977, playing a small yet pivotal part. Her next film role was alongside Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter (1978). Meryl won critical acclaim for her role and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her first Academy Award win however followed the next year for Kramer vs. Kramer in the form of a Supporting Actress. She continued to receive critical acclaim and in 1982 won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her heart-wrenching portrayal of a Holocaust survivor torn between two lovers in Sophie's Choice. In 2003, with an Academy Award nomination for Adaptation,
Meryl Streep is considered by many film critics to be the best living actress of all time and her fourteen Academy Award nominations (2 wins), 21 Golden Globe nominations (6 wins) and 3 Primetime Emmy nominations (2 wins) certainly credit this.

Born as Mary Louise Streep in Summit, New Jersey, USA, Meryl's first role was in the Academy Award winning movie Julia in 1977, playing a small yet pivotal part. Her next film role was alongside Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter (1978). Meryl won critical acclaim for her role and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her first Academy Award win however followed the next year for Kramer vs. Kramer in the form of a Supporting Actress. She continued to receive critical acclaim and in 1982 won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her heart-wrenching portrayal of a Holocaust survivor torn between two lovers in Sophie's Choice.

In 2003, with an Academy Award nomination for Adaptation, she surpassed Katherine Hepburn, who ironically despised her, as the most nominated ever Academy Award actress. The box-office hit, The Devil Wears Prada is the highest grossing film of her career. It also earned Meryl the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical in a Motion Picture and her 14th Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

Meryl has had an equally successful career in the medium of television and has won two Primetime Emmy awards for Holocaust and Angels in America, in which she played the roles of four people.

Meryl is the sister of Harry Streep and has been married to Don Gummer, a sculptor, since September, 1978. They have four children - Henry (Harry) Gummer (born 1979), Mary Willa (Mamie) Gummer (1983), Grace Jane Gummer (1986), and Louisa Jacobson Gummer (1991).
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Meryl Streep's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 63
Highest Metascore: 88 Everything Is Copy
Lowest Metascore: 45 Evening
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
41 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
54 Ricki and the Flash Aug 7, 2015 Cast / Ricki / Ricki 6.5
47 The Giver Aug 15, 2014 Chief Elder / Chief Elder 6.2
58 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Violet Weston / Violet Weston 7.1
59 Girl Rising Mar 7, 2013 Narration / Narrator 8.2
52 A Fierce Green Fire Mar 1, 2013 Narrator tbd
48 To the Arctic Apr 20, 2012 Narrator / Narrator 6.3
54 The Iron Lady Dec 30, 2011 Margaret Thatcher 6.1
57 It's Complicated Dec 25, 2009 Jane / Jane Adler 5.5
51 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Donna Sheridan 6.9
49 Dark Matter Apr 11, 2008 Joanna Silver 5.9
47 Lions for Lambs Nov 9, 2007 Janine Roth 5.0
55 Rendition Oct 19, 2007 Corrine Whitman 7.1
45 Evening Jun 29, 2007 Lila Ross 4.8
59 The Ant Bully Jul 28, 2006 Queen 5.4
58 Prime Oct 28, 2005 Lisa Metzger 6.4
54 Music of the Heart Oct 29, 1999 Roberta Guaspari 8.7

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