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:
62 Stolen Childhoods May 20, 2005 Herself - Narrator 10
66 The Bridges of Madison County Jun 2, 1995 Francesca Johnson 8.9
54 Music of the Heart Oct 29, 1999 Roberta Guaspari 8.8
68 Marvin's Room Dec 18, 1996 Lee 8.7
77 Kramer vs. Kramer Dec 19, 1979 Joanna Kramer 8.7
64 Silkwood Dec 14, 1983 Karen Silkwood 8.7
63 One True Thing Sep 18, 1998 Kate Gulden 8.5
81 The Hours Dec 27, 2002 Clarissa Vaughan 8.5
82 Manhattan Mar 14, 1979 Jill 8.3
59 Girl Rising Mar 7, 2013 Narration / Narrator 8.3
83 Fantastic Mr. Fox Nov 13, 2009 Mrs. Fox 8.2
68 Sophie's Choice Dec 8, 1982 Sophie / Sophie Zawistowski 8.1
83 Adaptation. Dec 6, 2002 Susan Orlean 8.0
68 Theater of War Dec 24, 2008 Herself 8.0
68 Doubt Dec 12, 2008 Sister Aloysius Beauvier 7.8
88 Everything Is Copy Mar 11, 2016 Herself 7.7
62 The Devil Wears Prada Jun 30, 2006 Miranda Priestly 7.5
71 Postcards from the Edge Sep 12, 1990 Suzanne Vale 7.4
66 Julie & Julia Aug 7, 2009 Julia Child 7.3
73 The Deer Hunter Dec 8, 1978 Linda 7.2
55 Rendition Oct 19, 2007 Corrine Whitman 7.1
58 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Violet Weston / Violet Weston 7.0
51 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Donna Sheridan 6.9
tbd Hurricane on the Bayou Sep 8, 2006 Narrator 6.7
62 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Dec 17, 2004 Aunt Josephine 6.7
65 Hope Springs Aug 8, 2012 Maeve Soames / Kay / Kay Soames 6.6
54 Ricki and the Flash Aug 7, 2015 Cast / Ricki / Ricki 6.6
68 The Homesman Nov 14, 2014 Altha Carter 6.5
67 Suffragette Oct 23, 2015 Emmeline Pankhurst 6.5
58 Prime Oct 28, 2005 Lisa Metzger 6.4

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