Meryl Streep is an American actress known for her versatility and is widely considered one of the greatest actors of all time. She has been nominated for the Academy Award a record number of 21 times and has won three times for her roles in “The Iron Lady” (2011), “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), and “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979).

 

Streep began her career in the late 1970s and has since starred in a wide range of films, including “The Deer Hunter” (1978), “Manhattan” (1979), “Out of Africa” (1985), “A Cry in the Dark” (1988), “Postcards from the Edge” (1990), “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995), “Adaptation” (2002), “Doubt” (2008) and “August: Osage County” (2013). In addition to her film work, Streep has also appeared in numerous stage productions and has lent her voice to animated films.

Throughout her career, Streep has received numerous awards and accolades for her performances, including multiple Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Emmy Awards. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Meryl Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey, on June 22, 1949. She is the daughter of Mary Wolf Wilkinson, a commercial artist and art editor, and Harry William Streep Jr., a pharmaceutical executive. She has two brothers, Harry and Dana. Streep graduated from Bernards High School in Bernardsville, New Jersey, in 1967. She went on to study drama at Vassar College and later at the Yale School of Drama.

Streep married sculptor Don Gummer in 1978 and the couple has four children together: Henry, Mamie, Grace, and Louisa.

Meryl Streep is known for her philanthropy, she has been involved with several charitable organizations over the years, such as the Rainforest Foundation, which was founded by her friend Sting and his wife Trudie Styler. She is also a member of the board of trustees of the public theater in New York City and has been involved in various other arts organizations, such as the American Film Institute, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Streep is also a supporter of the Democratic Party and has been involved in political activism throughout her career. She has spoken out on various issues, including women’s rights and environmentalism. In addition to her acting and philanthropic work, she is also a talented singer and has performed on stage and in films.