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: 64
Highest Metascore: 88 Everything Is Copy
Lowest Metascore: 45 Evening
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
50 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Little Women Dec 25, 2019 Aunt March tbd
67 Mary Poppins Returns Dec 19, 2018 Topsy / Topsy tbd
60 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Jul 20, 2018 Donna / Donna 6.7
83 The Post Dec 22, 2017 Kay Graham / Kay Graham 7.0
81 Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Jan 11, 2017 Journals Performed By tbd
71 Florence Foster Jenkins Aug 12, 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins 7.0
88 Everything Is Copy Mar 11, 2016 Herself 7.8
67 Suffragette Oct 23, 2015 Emmeline Pankhurst 6.7
tbd Shout Gladi Gladi Oct 2, 2015 Narrator tbd
54 Ricki and the Flash Aug 7, 2015 Cast / Ricki / Ricki 6.4
69 Into the Woods Dec 25, 2014 The Witch / The Witch / Witch 6.0
68 The Homesman Nov 14, 2014 Altha Carter 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
tbd Disneynature: Wings of Life Apr 5, 2013 Narrator tbd
59 Girl Rising Mar 7, 2013 Narration / Narrator 7.3
52 A Fierce Green Fire Mar 1, 2013 Narrator tbd
65 Hope Springs Aug 8, 2012 Maeve Soames / Kay / Kay Soames 6.5
48 To the Arctic Apr 20, 2012 Narrator / Narrator tbd
54 The Iron Lady Dec 30, 2011 Margaret Thatcher 6.1
57 It's Complicated Dec 25, 2009 Jane / Jane Adler 5.5
83 Fantastic Mr. Fox Nov 13, 2009 Mrs. Fox 8.2
66 Julie & Julia Aug 7, 2009 Julia Child / Julia Child 7.8
68 Theater of War Dec 24, 2008 Herself tbd
68 Doubt Dec 12, 2008 Sister Aloysius Beauvier 7.9
51 Mamma Mia! Jul 18, 2008 Donna Sheridan / Donna Sheridan tbd
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 / Corrine Whitman tbd
45 Evening Jun 29, 2007 Lila Ross 5.0

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