Meryl Streep is an American actress. Ever since her debut in the 1970s, she has been ruling the stage and big screen alike with her tremendous performance and top class acting capability. Her ability to bring to life the characters and the panache with which she deals with each of them is commendable. Streep’s outstanding ability is profoundly visible from the fact that she has 17 nominations at Academy Awards (winning three) and 27 nominations at Golden Globe Awards (winning eight), which is the highest ever recorded nominations by an actor in the history of both the awards.

Birth Name

Mary Louise Streep

Nickname

Meryl

Profession

Actress

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Meryl Streep was born on the 22th of June 1949, in Summit, New Jersey, United States.

Age

She’s currently 70 years old.

Residence

Connecticut, United States

Sun Sign

Cancer

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Agnostic

Education

Meryl attended Cedar Hill Elementary School and the Oak Street School, which was a Junior High school back then.  In 1963, the family moved to Bernardsville, New Jersey, where she attended Bernards High School. She then got admission at the Vassar College from where she graduated in 1971 with BA cum laude. In 1975, she completed her MFA studies from Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She also studied at the Dartmouth College as a visiting student and in 1981 received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Harry William Streep Jr. (Pharmaceutical Executive)
  • Mother – Mary Wolf Wilkinson (Commercial Artist and Art Editor)
  • Siblings – Dana David Streep (Younger Brother) (Actor), Harry William III (Younger Brother) (Actor and Producer)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Meryl Streep has dated –

  • John Cazale (1975-1978) – Meryl Streep first met actor John Cazale during an audition for New York City’s famed show Shakespeare in the Park and they grew close while working on the show. She remained with him even after he was diagnosed with lung cancer and until his death in March 1978.

  • Don Gummer (1978-Present) – Meryl Streep met sculptor Don Gummer through her brother, who was Gummer’s close friend. Apparently, Gummer had come with her brother to help her pack up the apartment, she shared with Cazale. Soon after they started dating and she moved in with him. About six months after Cazale’s untimely death, Meryl had got married to Gummer. The couple has 4 children, son Henry (b. 1979), daughters Mamie (b. 1983), Grace (b. 1986) and Louisa (b. 1991).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 73 kg
  • In Pounds – 161 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 38-30-39
  • Bust – 38 inches
  • Waist – 30 inches
  • Hip – 39 inches
  • Bra Size – 36B

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Green

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 12 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Starring in critically acclaimed movies like The Bridges of Madison County (1995) and Music of the Heart (1999).

Stage Debut

In 1975, Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells.

Film Debut

In 1977, Meryl made her film debut drama film Julia in the role of Anne Marie.

Television Debut

In 1977, she made her screen debut in the television film The Deadliest Season.

Brand Endorsements

In 1990, Meryl starred in a TV commercial for Amercian Express Credit Card.

Awards & Nominations

AwardsYearCategoryNominationsResult
AACTA Awards1989Best Actress in a Leading RoleEvil AngelsWon
AACTA International Awards2012Best ActressThe Iron LadyWon
2014August: Osage CountyNominated
2015Best Supporting ActressInto the WoodsNominated
AARP’s Movies for Grown-Ups Awards2003Best ActressAdaptationWon
2005The Manchurian CandidateRunner-up
Breakaway PerformanceStuck on YouRunner-up
2007Best ActressThe Devil Wears PradaRunner-up
2008Lions for LambsRunner-up
2009DoubtWon
Best Grown-Up Love StoryMeryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan for Mamma Mia!Runner-up
2010Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci for Julie & JuliaWon
Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin for It’s ComplicatedRunner-up
Best ActressJulie & JuliaRunner-up
It’s ComplicatedRunner-up
2012The Iron LadyRunner-up
Best Grown-Up Love StoryJim Broadbent for The Iron LadyWon
2013Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones for Hope SpringsRunner-up
Best ActressHope SpringsRunner-up
2014August: Osage CountyRunner-up
2016Florence Foster JenkinsRunner-up
Best Grown-Up Love StoryMeryl Streep and Hugh Grant for Florence Foster JenkinsRunner-up
2017Best ActressThe PostRunner-up
Academy Awards1979Best Supporting ActressThe Deer HunterNominated
1980Kramer vs. KramerWon
1982Best ActressThe French Lieutenant’s WomanNominated
1983Sophie’s ChoiceWon
1984SilkwoodNominated
1986Out of AfricaNominated
1988IronweedNominated
1989A Cry in the DarkNominated
1991Postcards from the EdgeNominated
1996The Bridges of Madison CountyNominated
1999One True ThingNominated
2000Music of the HeartNominated
2003Best Supporting ActressAdaptationNominated
2007Best ActressThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
2009DoubtNominated
2010Julie & JuliaNominated
2012The Iron LadyWon
2014August: Osage CountyNominated
2015Best Supporting ActressInto the WoodsNominated
2017Best ActressFlorence Foster JenkinsNominated
The PostNominated
Aftonbladet TV Prize1986Female Foreign TV Personality of the YearMeryl StreepWon
Alliance of Women Film Journalists2006Best Actress in a Comedic PerformanceThe Devil Wears PradaWon
Actress Defying Age and AgeismMeryl StreepNominated
2008Best ActressDoubtNominated
Mamma Mia!Nominated
Lifetime Achievement AwardMeryl StreepNominated
Women’s Image AwardNominated
2009Best Animated FemaleFantastic Mr. FoxNominated
Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionMeryl Streep and Alec Baldwin for It’s ComplicatedWon
Actress Defying Age and AgeismIt’s Complicated and Julie & JuliaWon
Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film IndustryNominated
Best ActressJulie & JuliaNominated
Lifetime Achievement AwardMeryl StreepNominated
Women’s Image AwardNominated
2011Best ActressThe Iron LadyNominated
Female Icon AwardNominated
Actress Defying Age and AgeismNominated
2013August: Osage CountyNominated
2014Into the WoodsNominated
American Academy of Arts and Letters2010Honorary MemberMeryl StreepWon
American Comedy Awards1991Funniest Actress in a Motion PicturePostcards from the EdgeWon
1993Death Becomes HerNominated
American Film Institute2004AFI Life Achievement AwardMeryl StreepWon
American Movie Awards1980Best Supporting ActressThe Deer HunterWon
Berlin International Film Festival1999Berlinale CameraMeryl StreepWon
2003Silver Bear for Best ActressThe HoursWon
2012Honorary Golden BearMeryl StreepWon
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996Favorite Actress – Drama (Theatrical)The Bridges of Madison CountyNominated
Boston Society of Film Critics1982Best ActressSophie’s ChoiceWon
2006Best Supporting ActressThe Devil Wears PradaRunner-up
2009Best ActressJulie & JuliaWon
2011The Iron LadyRunner-up
Britannia Awards2015Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in FilmMeryl StreepWon
British Academy Film Award1980Best Actress in a Leading RoleThe Deer HunterNominated
Best Actress in a Supporting RoleManhattanNominated
1981Best Actress in a Leading RoleKramer vs. KramerNominated
1982The French Lieutenant’s WomanWon
1984Sophie’s ChoiceNominated
1985SilkwoodNominated
1987Out of AfricaNominated
2003Best Actress in a Supporting RoleAdaptationNominated
Best Actress in a Leading RoleThe HoursNominated
2005Best Actress in a Supporting RoleThe Manchurian CandidateNominated
2007Best Actress in a Leading RoleThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
2009DoubtNominated
2010Julie & JuliaNominated
2012The Iron LadyWon
Florence Foster JenkinsNominated
British Independent Film Awards2012Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent FilmThe Iron LadyNominated
Cannes Film Festival1989Best ActressA Cry in the DarkWon
Capri Hollywood International Film Festival2013Best ActressAugust: Osage CountyWon
Best Ensemble CastThe cast of August: Osage CountyWon
César Awards2003Honorary CésarMeryl StreepWon
Chicago Film Critics Association1995Best ActressThe Bridges of Madison CountyNominated
2002Best Supporting ActressAdaptationWon
2006Best ActressThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
DoubtNominated
2009Julie & JuliaNominated
2011The Iron LadyNominated
2013August: Osage CountyNominated
Costume Designers Guild2017Distinguished Collaborator AwardMeryl StreepWon
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards2003Best Supporting ActressAdaptationNominated
Best Acting EnsembleThe cast of The HoursNominated
2007Best ActressThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
The cast of A Prairie Home CompanionNominated
2009DoubtNominated
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2010Julie & JuliaWon
2012The Iron LadyNominated
2014August: Osage CountyNominated
Best Acting EnsembleThe cast of August: Osage CountyNominated
2015Best Supporting ActressInto the WoodsNominated
Best Acting EnsembleThe cast of Into the WoodsNominated
2016Best Actress in a ComedyFlorence Foster JenkinsWon
2017Best ActressThe PostNominated
Best Acting EnsembleThe cast of The PostNominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association2002Best Supporting ActressAdaptationRunner-up
2004The Manchurian Candidate5th place
2006Best ActressThe Devil Wears Prada3rd place
2008DoubtRunner-up
2009Julie & JuliaRunner-up
The Iron Lady3rd place
August: Osage County4th place
2017The Post5th place
1982Best Foreign ActressThe French Lieutenant’s WomanNominated
Sophie’s ChoiceNominated
1985Falling in LoveWon
1986Out of AfricaWon
Detroit Film Critics Society2008Best ActressDoubtNominated
2009Julie & JuliaNominated
2011The Iron LadyNominated
2013August: Osage CountyNominated
Best EnsembleThe cast of August: Osage CountyNominated
2014Into the WoodsNominated
2017The PostWon
Dorian Awards2012Film Performance of the YearThe Iron LadyWon
2018Timeless StarMeryl StreepWon
Drama Desk Award1976Outstanding Actress in a PlaySecret Service, A Memory of Two Mondays, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Trelawny of the “Wells”Nominated
1977Outstanding Featured Actress in a PlayThe Cherry OrchardNominated
Outstanding Actress in a MusicalHappy EndNominated
2002Outstanding Actress in a PlayThe SeagullNominated
2007Mother Courage and Her ChildrenNominated
2006Best Supporting ActressThe Devil Wears Prada3rd place
Best ActressDoubt5th place
2012Best ActressThe Iron LadyNominated
2014Performance in a Feature FilmAugust: Osage CountyNominated
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center2014Monte Cristo AwardMeryl StreepWon
2008Chaplin Award Gala TributeMeryl StreepWon
2002Best Supporting ActressAdaptationWon
1999George Eastman AwardMeryl StreepWon
2014Fellowship AwardWon
2003Best Supporting ActressAdaptationWon
The HoursNominated
Best Ensemble CastThe cast of AdaptationNominated
The cast of The HoursWon
2004Best TV Movie/Mini Lead ActressAngels in AmericaWon
2007Best Ensemble CastThe cast of A Prairie Home CompanionNominated
Best Leading ActressThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
2009TV Movie/Mini Actress of the DecadeAngels in AmericaWon
Best Leading ActressDoubtWon
Best Ensemble CastThe cast of DoubtWon
2010Best Supporting Actress of the DecadeAdaptatNominated
Best Performer of the DecadeMeryl StreepWon
Best Leading ActressJulie & JuliaWon
2012The Iron LadyWon
2014Best Ensemble CastThe cast of August: Osage CountyNominated
2015The cast of Into the WoodsNominated
Best Supporting ActressInto the WoodsNominated
2018Best Leading ActressThe PostNominated
1979Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureThe Deer HunterNominated
Kramer vs. KramerWon
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaThe French Lieutenant’s WomanWon
Sophie’s ChoiceWon
SilkwoodNominated
Out of AfricaNominated
A Cry in the DarkNominated
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or MusicalShe-DevilNominated
Postcards from the EdgeNominated
Death Becomes HerNominated
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaThe River WildNominated
The Bridges of Madison CountyNominated
Marvin’s RoomNominated
Best Actress – Mini-Series or Television Film…First Do No HarmNominated
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaOne True ThingNominated
Music of the HeartNominated
Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureAdaptationWon
The HoursNominated
2004Best Actress – Mini-Series or Television FilmAngels in AmericaWon
Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureThe Manchurian CandidateNominated
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or MusicalThe Devil Wears PradaWon
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaDoubtNominated
Mamma Mia!Nominated
2010It’s ComplicatedNominated
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2012Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaThe Iron LadyWon
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or MusicalHope SpringsNominated
August: Osage CountyNominated
Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureInto the WoodsNominated
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or MusicalFlorence Foster JenkinsNominated
Meryl StreepWon
2018Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaThe PostNominated
2002Best Supporting Actress of the YearAdaptationNominated
Best Actress of the YearDoubtNominated
Julie & JuliaNominated
2009Best Actress – InternationalMeryl StreepWon
1999Career TributeWon
2006Best Ensemble CastThe cast of A Prairie Home CompanionNominated
2005Individual Achievement Award – Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama SpecialAngels in AmericaWon
1986Best Album for ChildrenThe Velveteen RabbitNominated
1989The Tailor of GloucesterNominated
The Tale of Peter RabbitNominated
2008Best Spoken Word Album for ChildrenThe One and Only Shrek!Nominated
2009Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual MediaMamma Mia!Nominated
Guinness World Records2012Most Golden Globes Won by an ActressMeryl StreepWon
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2017Most Golden Globes Nominations for an ActressWon
2018Most Oscar Nominations for an ActressWon
Hasty Pudding Theatricals1980Woman of the YearMeryl StreepWon
2013Hollywood Ensemble AwardThe cast of August: Osage CountyWon
2008Best ActressDoubtNominated
The cast of DoubtWon
2009Best ActressJulie & JuliaNominated
2011
August: Osage CountyNominated
2014Best Movie Supporting ActressInto the WoodsNominated
2006Best Supporting PerformanceA Prairie Home Companion8th place
The Devil Wears Prada7th place
2009Julie & Julia8th place[p]
2007Best Supporting ActressA Prairie Home CompanionRunner-up
Best ActressJulie & JuliaNominated
2011Best Actress of the DecadeThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
The cast of DoubtNominated
Best Actress in a Leading RoleDoubtNominated
2012The Iron LadyNominated
1999Best ActressDancing at LughnasaNominated
Best International ActressMamma Mia!Won
It’s ComplicatedWon
The Iron LadyNominated
2013Best International ActressHope SpringsNominated
August: Osage CountyNominated
Into the WoodsNominated
Florence Foster JenkinsNominated
2004Actress of the YearAdaptationNominated
The Devil Wears PradaWon
DoubtNominated
Julie & JuliaNominated
The Iron LadyWon
1979Best Supporting ActressKramer vs. Kramer, Manhattan and The Seduction of Joe TynanWon
Best ActressThe French Lieutenant’s WomanWon
Sophie’s ChoiceWon
Out of AfricaWon
2004Stanislavsky AwardMeryl StreepWon
2007Best VillainThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
Into the WoodsWon
1984Best Foreign ActressSilkwoodNominated
Out of AfricaNominated
1979Best Supporting ActressKramer vs. Kramer, Manhattan and The Seduction of Joe TynanWon
Best ActressSophie’s ChoiceWon
2008Best Acting by an EnsembleThe cast of DoubtWon
The cast of It’s ComplicatedWon
Best ActressThe PostWon
2008Best Performance – FemaleMamma Mia!Won
1978Best Supporting ActressThe Deer HunterWon
Kramer vs. Kramer, Manhattan and The Seduction of Joe TynanWon
Best ActressSophie’s ChoiceWon
The Bridges of Madison County3rd place
Best Supporting ActressThe Devil Wears Prada and A Prairie Home CompanionWon
Best ActressJulie & Julia and Fantastic Mr. FoxRunner-up
The Iron Lady3rd place
New York Film Critics Circle1978Best Supporting ActressThe Deer Hunter3rd place
1979Kramer vs. Kramer and The Seduction of Joe TynanWon
1982Best ActressSophie’s ChoiceWon
1988A Cry in the DarkWon
2006The Devil Wears PradaRunner-up
2009Julie & JuliaWon
2011The Iron LadyWon
New York Film Critics Online2009Best ActressJulie & JuliaWon
2011The Iron LadyWon
New York Women in Film & Television1983Muse AwardMeryl StreepWon
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards2015Favorite VillainInto the WoodsNominated
Obie Award1981Distinguished Performance by an ActressAlice in ConcertWon
Online Film Critics Society2002Best Supporting ActressAdaptationNominated
The cast of AdaptationNominated
2006Best ActressThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
2008DoubtNominated
2009Julie & JuliaNominated
2011The Iron LadyNominated
Outer Critics Circle Award1976Outstanding PerformanceA Memory of Two Mondays and 27 Wagons Full of CottonWon
Outfest2003Screen Idol AwardsThe HoursWon
Palm Springs International Film Festival2014Icon AwardMeryl StreepWon
2019Ensemble Cast AwardThe cast of Mary Poppins ReturnsWon
People’s Choice Awards1984Favorite Motion Picture Supporting ActressMeryl StreepWon
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1987Favorite Motion Picture ActressWon
1989Favorite Actress in a Dramatic Motion PictureWon
1990World-Favorite Motion Picture ActressWon
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2009Favorite CastMamma Mia!Nominated
“Mamma Mia”Won
2013Favorite Movie IconMeryl StreepWon
Nominated
2015Nominated
Favorite Movie ActressNominated
Primetime Emmy Awards1978Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television MovieHolocaustWon
1997…First Do No HarmNominated
2004Angels in AmericaWon
2017Outstanding NarratorFive Came BackWon
Rembrandt Award2007Best Foreign ActressThe Devil Wears PradaWon
Mamma Mia!Won
The Iron LadyWon
Rome Film Festival2009Golden Marc’Aurelio Acting AwardJulie & JuliaWon
Rungstedlund Foundation1993Rungstedlund AwardOut of Africa, based on a memoir written by Karen BlixenWon
Russian National Movie Awards2007Best Foreign ActressThe Ant Bully, The Devil Wears Prada and A Prairie Home CompanionWon
2009Mamma Mia!Won
2010Doubt and Julie & JuliaNominated
2014Best Foreign Actress of the DecadeMeryl StreepNominated
San Diego Film Critics Society2017Best EnsembleThe cast of The PostNominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle2009Best ActressJulie & JuliaWon
August: Osage CountyNominated
San Sebastián International Film Festival2008Donostia AwardMeryl StreepWon
Satellite Awards1998Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV…First Do No HarmNominated
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaOne True ThingNominated
The HoursNominated
AdaptationNominated
2004Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TVAngels in AmericaWon
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or MusicalThe Devil Wears PradaWon
Mamma Mia!Nominated
DoubtNominated
2009Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or MusicalJulie & JuliaWon
Best Actress in a Motion PictureThe Iron LadyNominated
August: Osage CountyNominated
Best Ensemble – Motion PictureThe cast of Into the WoodsWon
Best Actress in a Motion PictureFlorence Foster JenkinsNominated
Saturn Award1992Best ActressDefending Your LifeNominated
Death Becomes HerNominated
Best Supporting ActressThe Manchurian CandidateNominated
2015Into the WoodsNominated
Screen Actors Guild Award1995Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleThe River WildNominated
1996The Bridges of Madison CountyNominated
1997Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe cast of Marvin’s RoomNominated
1999Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleOne True ThingNominated
Music of the HeartNominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe cast of AdaptationNominated
Nominated
2004Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Mini-Series or Television MovieAngels in AmericaWon
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
DoubtWon
The cast of DoubtNominated
2010Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleJulie & JuliaNominated
The Iron LadyNominated
August: Osage CountyNominated
The cast of August: Osage CountyNominated
2015Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleInto the WoodsNominated
2017Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleFlorence Foster JenkinsNominated
Seattle Film Critics Society2017Best Ensemble CastThe cast of The PostNominated
Best ActressThe PostNominated
Society of Operating Cameramen2018President’s AwardMeryl StreepWon
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association2011Best ActressThe Iron LadyRunner-up
August: Osage CountyRunner-up
2017The PostNominated
Teen Choice Awards2006Choice Movie: ChemistryMeryl Streep and Anne Hathaway for The Devil Wears PradaNominated
Choice Movie: SleazebagThe Devil Wears PradaNominated
Telluride Film Festival1998Silver MedallionMeryl StreepWon
Theatre World Award1976Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway DebutsSecret ServiceWon
Tony Awards1976Best Featured Actress in a Play27 Wagons Full of CottonNominated
Toronto Film Critics Association2008Best ActressDoubtNominated
2009Julie & JuliaNominated
2011The Iron LadyNominated
Valladolid International Film Festival1986Best ActressHeartburnWon
Vancouver Film Critics Circle2008Best ActressDoubtNominated
2009Julie & JuliaNominated
2011The Iron LadyNominated
Village Voice Film Poll2009Best ActressJulie & Julia5th place
2011The Iron Lady8th place
2017The Post18th place
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association2008Best Acting EnsembleThe cast of DoubtWon
Best ActressDoubtWon
2009Julie & JuliaNominated
2011The Iron LadyNominated
2013August: Osage CountyNominated
Best Acting EnsembleThe cast of August: Osage CountyNominated
2014The cast of Into the WoodsNominated
2017The PostNominated
Best ActressNominated
Women Film Critics Circle2006Best Comedic PerformanceThe Devil Wears PradaWon
2008Lifetime Achievement AwardMeryl StreepWon
Best Comedic ActressMamma Mia!Won
2009Julie & JuliaWon
2011Best ActressThe Iron LadyNominated
Best Screen CoupleNominated
2014Woman’s Work/Best EnsembleThe cast of The HomesmanWon
2015The cast of SuffragetteWon
Women in Film and Television International1998Crystal AwardsMeryl StreepWon

Meryl Streep Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Robert De Niro
  • Favorite Actress – Judi Dench
  • Favorite Movie – Titanic
  • Favorite Food – Pasta

Meryl Streep Net worth

Meryl Streep has a estimated net worth of $90 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Meryl does not have any social media account.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Meryl Streep

  • Instead of getting enrolled at the Yale to study drama, she wanted to get admission at the law school. However, she missed her interview because she slept till late that morning.
  • She wasn’t too keen on playing the role of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, which helped her win the third Oscar. Streep didn’t agree with certain policies of her rule.
  • She is the only actor to have most Golden Globe nominations till date with 29 nominations.
  • In 2004, Streep was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award by the board of directors of the American Film Institute.
  • In 2009, Streep played chef Julia Child in Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, co-starring with Stanley Tucci, and again with Amy Adams.
  • In 2010, she was honored with the National Medal of Arts by then US President Barack Obama, who also awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.
  • In 2013, Streep starred alongside Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor in the black comedy drama August: Osage County about a dysfunctional family that re-unites into the familial house when their patriarch suddenly disappears.
  • In 24 November 2014, She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
  • In 2015, Streep starred in Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash, playing a grocery store checkout worker by day who is a rock musician at night, and who has one last chance to reconnect with her estranged family.
  • In April 2015, it was announced that Streep had funded a screenwriters lab for female screenwriters over forty years old, called the Writers Lab, to be run by New York Women in Film & Television and the collective IRIS.
  • In January 8, 2017, Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Golden Globes, during which she delivered a highly political speech that implicitly criticized then-President-elect Donald Trump.
  • In 2018, Streep briefly reprised the role of Donna Sheridan in the musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
  • In 2018, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up the Time’s Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination.
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